Conflict in the Middle East Causes Tighter Security at Local Synagogue

As we wake up to news of a truce in Gaza, the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas caused Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights as well as other Jewish institutions in New York to beef up security. For now, the synagogue is only allowing authorized people entrance.

“We’ve maintained a higher lever of security for a long time, but any time there’s a crisis in the Middle East we need to review measures. Thankfully, the local police work closely with synagogues, JCCs and other Jewish institutions to provide necessary coverage,” Mount Sinai’s Rabbi Joseph Potasnik tells the Times of Israel.

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  • marshasrimler

    I grew up and spent my entire life in N.Y.C. As the high Holidays approach i am reminded of always having a police presence. In Queens where I grew up and here in Brooklyn… What does this say about our world??

  • GHB

    Sad, isn’t it? We had beefed up security in the suburbs in the 1970s as well.