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Buffalo NY Jewish Community Center Receives Bomb Threat

On Wednesday March 9th the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo let staff and members know that it was one of at least three North American JCCs to receive threats on social media.

“We do not believe the threat is credible, but we are taking it very seriously. We are working with the FBI, Buffalo Police Department, Amherst Police Department, and Jewish Buffalo Security Liaison Susan Demari, to ensure the highest levels of safety at all our facilities,” the statement read.

The JCC informed members that out of an abundance of caution there will be an increase in police presence at the clubs in the area. Their presence will be temporary. 

Read the full statement below:

Dear Members and Staff, 

Today, along with at least two other North American JCCs, the JCC of Greater Buffalo received a threat through one of our social media platforms. We do not believe the threat is credible, but we are taking it very seriously. We are working with the FBI, Buffalo Police Department, Amherst Police Department, and Jewish Buffalo Security Liaison Susan Demari, to ensure the highest levels of safety at all our facilities. Over the next few days, you may see an increased police presence. These measures are being implemented out of an overabundance of caution and are intended to be temporary. In these times of rising anti-Semitism, our JCC is important as ever. We proudly serve the entire community and have always been a bastion of tolerance and a melting pot where different cultures and ideas can come together. We are fortunate to have a community center filled with so many familiar and friendly faces, and we ask that if something seems out of place, please report it to the welcome desk or nearest staff person.

Alon Kupferman, President, Board of Trustees, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
Michael Rawl, CEO, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

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