Events in the past few months have brought the issue of Jewish community security to the forefront.
Since January alone, more than 150 Jewish community institutions across North America, including in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, London and Toronto, were targeted with false bomb threats. While no physical harm manifested itself in these incidents, repeated evacuations of Jewish facilities have inevitably led to heightened community anxieties. Added to this have been various incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism at cemeteries and other Jewish sites. [Read more…]