Experts Call For Active-Shooter Drills Here In Wake Of Paris

Local Jewish institutions ramping up security. ‘This threat is not going away.’

Staff Writer

As 5,000 French police and soldiers fanned out across the country to protect hundreds of Jewish institutions in the wake of last week’s attack at a Paris kosher supermarket, Jewish leaders here scrambled to assess security protocols and ramp up security measures.

France deploys 5000 troops to Jewish sites. Getty Images

50 Years Later, Honoring Slain Freedom Fighters

Jewish and black congregants pay tribute to three activists murdered in 1964.

Special To The Jewish Week

You couldn’t blame the passersby for their extended stares and double takes. It must have seemed a strange scene: a black Baptist minister leading a crowd of Jews and a smattering of African Americans in the singing of “We Shall Overcome” on an Upper West Side street corner, yarmulkes flying every which way in the chilly autumn wind. 

At Freedom Place on the Upper West Side, the Rev. Jacques DeGraff memorializes the three slain volunteers. Michael Doppelt

‘Mainstream’ Response To Met Too Weak

Executive Director

Two articles in your Sept. 26 issue describe the organized efforts of “the right flank of the Jewish community” to stop the Metropolitan Opera presentation of the pro-terrorist opera, “The Death Of Klinghoffer” (“‘Klinghoffer’ Protest Moves Beyond Right Wing” and “Operatic Rage At Met Protest”).

Long Island Comes Together In Solidarity With Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Staff Writer

Political leaders put aside politics and joined with clergy from several denominations in Mineola, L.I., today to raise their voice in a collective call for the release of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers.

LI memorial service

Security Tightens Here

Stepped-up Passover patrols after three killed in Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan.

Staff Writer

Police in the New York area are increasing patrols around Jewish institutions throughout the Passover holiday “out of an abundance of caution” following the killing of three people by a white supremacist at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City Sunday, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

An Overland Park, Kan., police vehicle in front of the Jewish Community Campus of Greater Kansas City. Getty Images

Fox News Honcho In Jest At JCRC

Jewish Week Online Columnist

Roger Ailes, the eminence of Fox News, has been coming to the annual benefit dinner of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) ever since he was guest of honor in 2005. Last week he hobbled into the Pierre Hotel with the aid of a cane, which startled Michael Miller, longtime JCRC executive vice president and CEO.

 Sharri Berg and husband Barry Levine with daughter August. Tim Boxer/JW

Leading The Way On How To Disagree


It is both heartening and sad that the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York has initiated and drafted a statement calling on the community to engage in civil discourse when discussing and debating issues about Israel.

JCRC Urges Civil Debate On Israel


 Jewish leaders in New York issued a statement saying the debate on Israel in the Jewish community must be conducted with respect.

State To Scrutinize Anti-Terror Funding For Nonprofits

New regulations will complicate application process for $13 million federal pool.

Assistant Managing Editor

As local nonprofits gear up to vie for $13 million in federal security funding, some will face an additional pile of paperwork when they are asked to prequalify under regulations imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year.

New procedures set forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo now in place for nonprofits. Getty Images

JCRC Offers $5G Reward For Tips On Knockout Attacks

Security patrols, alerts in Jewish areas after latest attack.

Assistant Managing Editor

Volunteer security patrols are increasing in Orthodox neighborhoods following a new spate of so-called knockout attacks in Brooklyn. And the Jewish Community Relations Council is preparing to offer up to $5,000 for information on perpetrators of the “game” that has whole communities on edge but seems to target mostly Jewish victims here.

A security camera captured an incident in which a Jewish man said he was assulted. Photo via CrownHeights.info
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