Community-wide forum to be held on Jewish center bomb threats

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NSHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Leaders of the Jewish community are joining forces with Nashville’s mayor and law enforcement for a forum on the recent bomb threats against centers across the country.

The forum will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Gordon Jewish Community Center. The event is open to everyone.

The forum is an opportunity for the Nashville community to hear updates on bomb threats, understand the risks and responses, and to receive information from an array of agencies involved in the ongoing investigations.

The Gordon JCC will also launch its “I say yes to the JCC” campaign, a promotion of the quality experiences for children, inclusive community wellness and vibrant arts and cultural celebrations offered by the center.

“We are deeply concerned about the threats called into our Center,” said Leslie Sax, Executive Director of the Gordon JCC. “But we are also confident that we have the right measures in place to keep everyone who uses our facilities safe.”

“While we appreciate the efforts by local, state and federal law enforcement officers who are protecting us and working to get to the bottom of these threats, we are asking that resources continue to be focused to address this unacceptable rise in anti-Semitism. We must see swift action taken to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice.”

To date there have been five waves of threats since January, totaling 100 incidents at 81 locations in 33 states and 2 Canadian provinces.