Jewish community centers in at least five states and multiple offices of the Anti-Defamation League reported bomb threats on Tuesday in what was at least the fourth wave of threats made against Jewish organizations since January.
The Anti-Defamation League tweeted on Tuesday that multiple ADL offices received bomb threats.
We just received multiple #bombthreats at ADL offices. Law enforcement personnel are responding. More details to come.
— ADL (@ADL_National) March 7, 2017
“This is not ‘normal.’ We will not be deterred or intimidated,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement emailed to TPM. “This adds to the 121 threats received since early January. It is time for action, and we call on the Administration and Congress to take concrete steps to catch those threatening the Jewish community.”
The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reopened on Tuesday after being evacuated and closed following a threat via email, according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“In response to an email threat received overnight, the JCC is currently CLOSED,” read a post to the center’s Facebook page.
A Jewish community center in Rochester, New York, also evacuated Tuesday morning following a bomb threat. Local ABC affiliate 13WHAM reported that an FBI official was on site assisting with the investigation.
The JCC is temporarily closed. We will update you when we reopen.
— JCC Rochester (@jccrochester) March 7, 2017
— Lisa Spitz (@LisaSpitzNews) March 7, 2017
The David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat was phone in, according to a report by local Fox affiliate WSVN.
— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) March 7, 2017
Parents are asked NOT to come to the school. Davie Police are on the scene. https://t.co/Ykkjqc61a0
— City of Cooper City (@CooperCityGOV) March 7, 2017
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Jewish community centers in Portland, Oregon, and Rockville, Maryland, also received bomb threats.