More Jewish Community Centers Receive Bomb Threats During Purim Holiday

The Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver was evacuated Sunday morning following an emailed bomb threat - the second such threat in less than a week.

People evacuated the centre at 41 Aveue and Oak Street and Vancouver police swept the area shortly after the centre received the email at 9 a.m., according to the community centre's director, Eldad Goldfarb.

"I am appalled by the second bomb threat made on the Mandel Jewish Community Center and strongly condemn this, and other, recent actions", Fudge said in the statement. No one was injured during that incident.

Governor Cuomo says New Yorkers stand together as one family, and "an attack on one is an attack on all".

This is just one of many recent threats to the Jewish community worldwide.

"People are anxious about whether to send their kids to school and attend programs, if they should come, what type of security there is, and just in general, about bomb threats and violence", said Tal Toubiana, the federation's chief of security.

The Mandel JCC was among several Jewish Community Centers in the US that received emailed bomb threats on Sunday, which coincided with the religious holiday of Purim.

The community centre is an inclusive organization open to people who are not Jewish, he added. There have also been threats recently against other Jewish institutions, as well as vandalism at several Jewish cemeteries.

None of the threats proved real in the latest wave of intimidating acts targeting the Jewish community. Gov. Scott Walker said he plans to provide additional law enforcement intelligence and staffing to the JCC in Milwaukee so it "continues to be a safe place".

IMPD's bomb squad evacuated the JCC, Sunday.

"We can not allow hatred to become routine".