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SYDNEY — The Sydney Jewish Museum was evacuated following a bomb threat.
The bomb threat was received by museum staff on Tuesday.
All staff at the neighboring building housing the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, Jewish Communal Appeal and United Israel Appeal also were evacuated. Police and security officials searched the buildings and allowed staff to reenter two and a half hours later.
The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies cancelled its monthly plenum following a decision to allow the staff to go home early.
The museum, dedicated to documenting and teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust, announced the launch of its new photo exhibition last week.
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff told JTA that the building was evacuated by police as a “precaution.”