IFCJ boosts security aid to French Jewish institutions

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
November 17, 2015 00:08

Jewish institutions affiliated with the Chabad hassidic movement throughout France will be getting their security upgraded following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, thanks to a grant by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the organization announced on Monday.

At least 130 people were killed in a series of coordinated assaults across the French capital on Friday, including one attack that targeted a concert hall that was until recently owned by Jews and frequently used for Jewish events. Islamic State took responsibility in a video posted online.

The IFCJ pledged nearly $90,000 to bolster security at 25 synagogues and schools run by Chabad, including in Paris and Toulouse. The money will go toward hiring additional guards and electronic security systems.

“The fellowship is also considering other steps to help improve security for the entire French-Jewish community,” the group announced.


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