A bomb threat was made Tuesday at a New Jersey synagogue where a pre-school is also located.
A bomb threat was directed at Temple Beth Sholom, a New Jersey synagogue that also houses a pre-school, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators were on the scene as of noon Tuesday. It is unknown at this time if the building was evacuated or not.
NEW JERSEY: A bomb threat was made at Livingston, NJ synagogue where a pre-school is also located. Unclear if an evacuation has taken place.
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This bomb threat comes amidst a wave of increased anti-Semitic activity in the United States that has manifested itself in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country and the vandalizing of a number of Jewish cemeteries nationwide.
What Is Temple Beth Sholom?
The current Temple Beth Sholom is located in Livingston, New Jersey. The Conservative synagogue opened in 1989 and has a capacity of 2,000 people. Before that, TBS was founded in 1940 roughly six miles from its current location.
As of 2014, the senior rabbi is Steven Lindemann, the associate rabbi is Micah Peltz, and the cantor is Jen Cohen.
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