Aspects of the executive order promoted feverish denunciation by Jewish left-wingers, who vehemently objected to Jewishness being attributed to nationhood in any way.
Officials at Chabad of Poway did not immediately return an emailed request seeking comment on the lawsuit.
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 58, who founded the Chabad of Poway in 1996, retired this week, the synagogue announced.
“Why did you come here and invade my country?” a 61-year-old white man shouted at Mahoud Villalaz in Milwaukee this weekend before tossing battery acid in his face and eyes.
Unfortunately, the risks haven’t diminished – to the contrary, they have increased for synagogues, schools and community centers across the country.
The Jewish Agency is hardly alone in this pursuit, as we are working with various Jewish organizations as our partners in combating antisemitism.
The Jewish community’s own wellbeing, and America’s future as an example of compassion, democracy and freedom to the world depend on it.
AB-1548, partially catalyzed by the deadly Poway synagogue shooting in April, establishes a fund that provides up to $200,000 for security measures to protect “high risk” nonprofits.
“Halle, Christchurch, Poway and Pittsburgh did not happen in a vacuum, and these attacks share important elements," said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt.
This decision is a first for the department, which was created in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and has primarily focused thus far on foreign security threats.