(JTA) – A Florida synagogue received a package containing antisemitic and threatening objects, a day after a man was shot in front of another synagogue in a neighbouring community.
The Young Israel of Bal Harbour on Monday morning received the package, delivered by the United States Postal Service. It contained a DVD, a photo of someone pointing a gun and pages filled with antisemitic writing, colive.com reported.
Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman confirmed the incident in a tweet.
“It must be known that the Jewish community will NOT cower in fear. We stand strong, united, and proud. Thank you Surfside & Bal Harbour PDs for your response,” he said.
Bal Harbour Police increased security in the area. The incident is being investigated by the Surfside and Bal Harbour Police.
It comes a day after a 69-year-old man was shot several times in the leg by a gunman as he stood outside the Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue waiting for daily prayers to begin. The two synagogues are located about 15 miles away from each other.