This is ridiculous. Not only have these centers been threatened with bombs but there has also been a recent vandalism at a Jewish cemetery.
This needs to stop now. Let’s catch the scum bags responsible.
Jewish community centers in at least six states fielded bomb threats on Monday, continuing a trend of intimidation that has included more than 50 US Jewish centers this year.
Jewish community centers (JCCs) in Alabama, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Texas and Wisconsin were targeted, according to reports, in what is considered the fourth wave of such threats thus far in 2017.
Paul Goldenberg, director of Secure Community Network, said his office, which advises Jewish groups on security issues, “is monitoring the situation.”
“It appears to be the same serial caller” as past incidents, Goldenberg told JTA, adding that “the JCCs are very well-equipped to handle this.”
Goldenberg would not confirm the exact location of the threats. Local news reports, however, indicated that the JCCs that received phoned-in bomb threats on Monday included the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; JCCs in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, according to Buffalo News; the St. Paul Jewish Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune; the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in Houston, Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle; the Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the Alabama Media Group; and the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to KOB-TV.
The Jewish Community Center daycare is being evacuated again after another bomb threat pic.twitter.com/5KDG0gFnyn
— carol robinson (@RobinsonCarol) February 20, 2017
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) February 20, 2017