Jewish Community Center in Rochester receives another bomb threat

Police blocked off the entrance at 10:30 a.m.as they investigated the threat.

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Center is closed after receiving a bomb threat, according to a notice posted on its website.

"This has been going on for a few months and JCC, and other Jewish institutions, have received multiple bomb threats". Museums, houses of worship, advocacy groups and cemeteries have been targets of bomb threats and vandalism. The incident coincided with roughly a dozen similar threats directed at Jewish organizations elsewhere in Canada and in the US the same day.

When Ron East found out about the threat to the community centre on Thursday, he said he realized something needed to be done to stand up against the hate.

"Like all New Yorkers, I am profoundly disturbed and disgusted by the continued threats against the Jewish community in NY".

There was no immediate word on how the threat came in, but Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson tweeted on Sunday morning that the JCC is closed until further notice due to a bomb threat.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the incident "despicable and cowardly", especially on a holiday weekend celebrating "the resiliency of the Jewish people".

  • Leroy Wright