The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated this morning due to an unspecified threat.
The NYPD responded to the museum after getting a call around 9:30 A.M. on Thursday morning. It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time of the evacuation. The building was evacuated and searched.
The evacuation of the Jewish Children’s Museum comes just two days after a series of bomb threats caused evacuations of Jewish facilities across the nation. This is the second in New York this week alone, as a bomb threat was also called into the national headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League.
There have been over 120 bomb threats called into nearly 100 Jewish community schools, child care centers, and other facilities across the country since the start of 2017.
An evacuation was ordered at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, New York as NYPD investigate an unspecified threat.
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About The Jewish Children’s Museum
The Jewish Children’s Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children’s museum in the United States. The JCM was founded by Devorah Halberstam with private and government funding after her 16-year-old son Ari was shot and killed on the Brooklyn Bridge on March 1, 1994.
Via JCM website:
A place of learning and wonder, the Jewish Children’s Museum is a unique institution where children and their parents – from all segments of the community – can explore jewish history and heritage in a stimulating and interactive environment.
With hands-on exhibits focusing on Jewish holidays, biblical history, the land of Israel, contemporary Jewish life and more, the Jewish Children’s Museum celebrates and explores many aspects of Jewish culture. Through innovative multi-media technology, Jewish history, values and culture come to life at the Museum. The Museum features multi-media marvels, an art gallery, two state-of-the-art computer labs, a game show studio, a 75-seat audiovisual theater, a miniature golf course and a craft workshop. These are but some of the wonders within the museum’s 50,000 square foot multi-media wired structure.
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