North Jersey Synagogues On Edge After Recent Incidents
PARAMUS, NJ (WCBS 880) – Several synagogues in North Jersey are reviewing their security measures following a recent series of bias incidents.
WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story
At Congregation K’Hal Adath Jeshurun in Paramus on Friday, congregants were unsettled, as they could still smell the fuel and see the scorch marks on the outside wall that remind them of the attack on their house of worship.
Authorities tell The Record an accelerant was used to start a fire at the rear of the structure on Tuesday. Nobody was injured and there was minor damage to the structure.
Rabbi Chaim Shapiro is heartened by the calls of support and law enforcement’s response following two other incidents of anti-semitic graffiti in Hackensack and Maywood.
Scores of Jewish leaders will meet with police next week.
“It sends a message that this type of behavior, this type of anti-religious, anti-Jewish, anti-minority attacks in this day and age in this country is not tolerated,” Shapiro told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.
The rabbi plans to install a surveillance camera system.
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