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Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Multiple news media reported Thursday that law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish-American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the United States.

According to the New York Times, an Israeli judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at ...

Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Threats to the Jewish community continued in Livingston on Tuesday morning as the Livingston police and fire departments responded to a bomb threat at Temple Beth Shalom, located at 193 E Mt Pleasant Avenue.

According to police, the building was evacuated and secured, but the investigation is continuing. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Essex County ...

Livingston Residents Urge Council to Speak Out Against Use of Local Law Enforcement for Immigration Arrests

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The overwhelming majority of township residents, clergy and immigration advocates attending a standing-room-only conference meeting of the Livingston governing body on Monday made it clear they want their councilmen to take a stand against the use of local police to enforce mandates spurred by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on illegal immigration.

Resident ...

Community Responds to Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Pedestrian Bridge at South Mountain Reservation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the pedestrian bridge that crosses South Orange Ave., at the South Mountain Reservation. Removal of the graffiti by Essex County workers began shortly after it was reported.

Several area rabbis were at the graffiti site, with Matthew Gewirtz, Senior Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and Maplewood ...

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