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Monday: Bomb threats hit day schools and JCCs across U.S.

The Asheville JCC, one of the over 100 Jewish community centres targeted by bomb threats. FACEBOOK

At least eight Jewish community centres and Jewish day schools across the country received bomb threats on Monday in the latest wave of threats to hit Jewish institutions.

The incidents are the fifth wave of such threats in less than two months.

Among the affected JCCS are Asheville, N.C., and Davie, Fla., both of which were evacuated to local churches, as well as JCCs in York, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Tarrytown, N.Y.; and in Delaware. The upper school of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md. and the David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie also received bomb threats.

Paul Goldenberg, director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), told JTA shortly after reports of the bomb threats began coming in that his organization was working closely with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to identify the perpetrators and stop the threats. SCN is an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America that advises Jewish groups and institutions on security. SCN also is working closely with the Anti-Defamation League, Goldenberg said.


Calling the continued threats “disturbing,” he said they are “impacting the lives of our communities out there.”

Goldenberg also said the Jewish institutions are “behaving in an exemplary manner” in the wake of the threats.

“Our Jewish schools and our JCCs continue to train for this, continue to execute well-placed measures,” he said, going on to praise the staffs of U.S. Jewish institutions as being “vigilant.”

No actual bombs have been found at any of the dozens of institutions that have received bomb threats in recent weeks.

“The goal of these people is to wear us down,” Goldenberg said. “But we are back in our schools, we are back in our JCCs.”

Some 60 JCCs and Jewish schools have received nearly 70 bomb threats since Jan. 9, forcing the evacuation of hundreds, including preschool children, from the buildings.

  • sunni ways

    False flag operations by the left.

  • Canada First

    Bomb threats against Jewish community centres and schools are on the rise in the US since Trump’s election. Yet when a Trump-supporting Orthodox Jewish reporter asked Donald Trump to address this rise in anti-Semitic acts, Trump’s response was “It’s not a fair question” and “I’m the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”

    It will be interesting to see whether Trump supporters turn themselves into pretzels and blame the “biased media” and “fake news” for Trump’s unwarranted and childish attack on the Haredi reporter. Or whether they blame the increased bomb threats on Trump opponents trying to make Trump look bad.

    • TerrorIsEvil

      Yes, and the colder weather today is also Trump’s fault!

      The fact is that the leftists, led by Obama among many others and financed mostly by George Soros, will do anything to oust Trump. They even have Bernie Farber working towards unseating Trump right here in Canada!

      The leftists will fail. With the mainstream media in their pockets, with the UN and the EU in their court, with all the globalists who want to destroy borders and put an end to western civilization as we know it (to replace it with some form of Communism + Islamism) they will fail.

      Unfortunately, leftists and all reprobates, will use Jews as their target to gain widespread attention to their sick causes. I agree with sunni ways, this is probably a false flag leftist propaganda exercise designed to pin the blame on some kind of right wing conspiracy – the same old haters and BDS clowns who have been polluting campuses with their hateful messages for over a decade.

      • Canada First

        Fascinating. I had stated that it would be interesting to see whether some of President Trump’s supporters would deliberately attribute increased bomb threats against Jewish institutions “on Trump opponents trying to make Trump look bad.” It is a sad day for Judaism when support for President Trump leads to the willful dismissal of concern for increasing acts of anti-Semitism.

      • Canada First

        Bomb threats against Jewish community centres and schools are on the rise since Trump’s election. Are you saying that this rise is merely an attempt by Trump opponents to make Trump look bad?