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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Curran and Ryder Announce Increased and Intensified Synagogue Protection Over Coming Days

Curran and Ryder Announce Increased and Intensified Synagogue Protection Over Coming Days


MINEOLA, NY – In response to the attack on a kosher grocery store in Jersey City and other recent incidents of anti-Semitism, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder today announced increased and intensified protection efforts around Synagogues and other areas of concern over the coming days.

2019-12-11 Press Conference Re Intensified Synagogue Protection-1965

Nassau County has worked closely with faith leaders and houses of worship across the County to provide security assessments, training, and other resources to ensure worshippers are kept safe.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, “Our hearts go out to the loved ones of the victims in Jersey City. We cannot look away from the fact that anti-Semitism is on the rise, along with other forms of bigotry that seek to divide us. We will step up patrols at Synagogues and other key areas of concern in the coming days to ensure the safety of all our residents. Long Island will stand together against hatred.”

Press Conference attendees included:

  • Rabbi Anshel Perl, Chabad of Mineola
  • Rabbi Kenneth Hain, Congregation Beth Sholom.
  • Rabbi Hershel Billet, Rabbi of the Young Israel of Woodmere
  • Mindy Perlmutter, Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council – Long Island
  • Adam Novak, Jewish Community Relations Council – Long Island
  • Bishop Lionel Harvey, Deputy Director for Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Farrah Mozawalla, Executive Director of Office of Asian American Affairs
  • Isma Chaudhry Chairperson, Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI)

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