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NYPD to increase security at synagogues for High Holidays following rise in hate crimes

Tighter security will be enforced at synagogues in New York City over the upcoming Jewish holidays amid a rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes, New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell said during the annual High Holiday Security Briefing at police headquarters.

“You will see increased security at synagogues for the High Holy Days but also during events, and there will be increased security that you don’t see,” Sewell explained at the Wednesday meeting attended by Jewish leaders and NYPD officials, according to ABC 7.

While Sewell noted that there are currently no credible threats to synagogues across the city, he said, “Anti-Semitic crimes and overall hate crimes are up citywide in 2022. We are obviously concerned, but the situation strengthens our resolve to combat all forms of bias and hate.”

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