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Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers

Courtesy of Mid-Island Y JCC
The Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview, Long Island

The Jewish Community Center in Plainview, Long Island, was evacuated Monday morning, following the latest wave of bomb threats against Jewish centers. It was one of several threats phoned into JCCs in New York and 10 other states.

The call came into the Mid-Island Y JCC just before 9:30 a.m. Calls were also placed to Jewish Community Centers on Staten Island and in Westchester.

Other bomb threats were phoned into Jewish centers across the country. This is the fifth wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions since January. Connecticut JCCs have also been targeted over the past month.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the State Police to work with federal authorities to investigate the threats. He says he will not allow anyone to “intimidate or strike fear” in the state.

Terry Sheridan is a Peabody-nominated, award-winning journalist. As Senior Director of News and Education, he developed a unique and award-winning internship program with the Stony Brook University School of Communications and Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor. He also mentors graduate fellows from the Sacred Heart University Graduate School of Communication, Media and the Arts.