JCRC Praises U.S. Senate Letter Calling on DOJ and DHS to Continue Investigative Efforts Regarding Threats to Jewish Institutions

March 7, 2017

Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:

“The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) expresses its deep appreciation for the support the entire United States Senate provided for the American Jewish community in connection with the anti-Semitic threats and events of the last six weeks. We thank Senators Klobuchar, Franken, Thune, Rounds, Hoeven and Heitkamp for urging the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to continue their determined efforts to apprehend those responsible for these criminal acts which reflect hateful intent.

“The letter stated: ‘We write to underscore the need for swift action with regard to the deeply troubling series of anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish day schools, synagogues and other buildings affiliated with Jewish organizations or institutions across the country.’

“The JCRC also thanks the United States Attorney for Minnesota, Andrew Luger, and Richard Thornton, Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI, for their critically important ongoing efforts. The JCRC is profoundly appreciative for the assistance of local law enforcement and all people and organizations which have provided support in these days.”

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