In the wake of the Chabad of Poway synagogue Passover shooting and the alarming rise in anti-Semitism, a Jerusalem-based group is launching a global effort to secure and protect the Jewish community.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) told Fox News the group has been working with the global Jewish community to identify specific needs around the world, not just synagogues but also Jewish day schools and community centers. It comes in the wake of two deadly attacks in the past six months by white supremacists against synagogues in the United States and countless other anti-Semitic hate crimes throughout the world, including the New York Times‘ blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon.
The Fellowship helps protect the global Jewish community by providing security guards, systems, doors, gates, emergency response training and camera systems as well as window and roof protection, panic buttons, first aid courses and kits, and other unexpected needs. They have also provided over 5,000 bomb shelters in Israel.
“We want to make sure that every synagogue in the world is prepared to protect themselves against attacks like the ones we’ve seen recently,” Yael Eckstein, president of The Fellowship, said in a statement. “We have been able to rely on our Christian friends, again and again, to step up and provide emergency assistance to Jews in need, including Holocaust survivors.”
Eckstein added: “Now we are asking them to help us in this effort to protect our communities from extremists who want to shatter our peace with their acts of terror.”
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SOURCE: Fox News, Caleb Parke