Monday, February 27, 2017

Jewish community centers in both Harrisburg and York, Pennsylvania have been evacuated due to bomb threats.

This was the first bomb threat the center in Harrisburg has ever experienced.

Nearly 200 individuals have been evacuated. The director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg confirmed that “all children are safe and accounted for. Staff and members have left the area or are currently in shelter at an off site location.”

This threat comes on the heels of a spate of threats and property destruction taking place at Jewish landmarks nationwide.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe released the following statement following the attack:

“Any anti-Semitic act or act of intimidation aimed at Jewish institutions and people in Pennsylvania is truly reprehensible and we must find those responsible and hold them accountable. This is not who we are as Americans or Pennsylvanians. We will not take these threats and acts lightly and I have asked the Pennsylvania State Police and Office of Homeland Security to offer their full resources towards protecting these institutions and finding those responsible.”

Stay with us for more updates.

UPDATE – Police have confirmed the Jewish Community Center in Harrisburg is all clear and students and faculty have returned to the building.

Share with your friends and family if you are praying for an end to violence against Jewish sites!


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