LJCC Responds To New Wave Of Bomb Threats
Another wave of bomb threats swept through Jewish Community Centers across the nation on Tuesday. Fourteen center in 10 states plus a Canadian province received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America.
Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center did not receive a threat on Tuesday, but Executive Director Betzy Lynch (pictured here) alerted staff and membership of the new wave of threats via email.
One of the keys to managing these types of situations is being proactive. Birmingham Jewish community members should know that the LJCC reacted swiftly and proactively upon learning of this new wave of threats. Here is what Betzy’s email said:
The JCC Association of North America, our parent organization, has learned from several JCCs around the country that they have received bomb threats Tuesday, which appear to be similar to the hoax bomb threat that the LJCC received two weeks ago.
Please know that safety remains our top priority. We were not among those that received a threat, and we continue to operate as usual, with a heightened level of security. No one has been reported harmed. As this is a developing situation, we will keep you updated as we learn more.
Our foremost priority is safety, and we are closely monitoring the situation and coordinating with local law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, as well as the Secure Community Network, which is focused on security for Jewish institutions throughout North America, to respond quickly and effectively if necessary.
Thank you for your continued support for the Levite Jewish Community Center.