The JCRC, in Collaboration with the Sabes JCC, St. Paul JCC, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, and Minnesota Rabbinical Association Deeply Appreciate Support from Faith Communities in Wake of JCC Bomb Threat

February 17, 2017

Minneapolis, MN – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), in collaboration with the Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Paul Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, and the Minnesota Rabbinical Association issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Jewish community in Minnesota, we are grateful for the outpouring of support by the community regarding the January 18th bomb threat at the Sabes Jewish Community Center. In the aftermath of the threat, we received letters, drawings, and cards from students, youth groups, and individuals to share their outrage and commitment to a safe and respectful world. We deeply appreciate being a recipient of the statement of support from over 220 Minnesota faith leaders.

“Organized by Rev. David Ostendorf of Twin Cities Social Cohesion, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist faith leaders passed along their deepest support to the Jewish community in the wake of the bomb threat.

“The letter states: ‘We wish to express our deepest support, concern, and prayers for the well-being of all your staff, leaders, the many people you serve, and the entire Jewish community in light of the threat of violence you received. In times such as these, we reach out to you to declare that together we will support and protect one another.’ You can read the full letter here. For a signatory list, please click here.

“We thank those who signed the statement of support. Indeed, we share your vision that we are all neighbors and friends, and we share a fundamental commitment to honor each other and the safety and security of our community.”

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