Jewish Day School and Synagogue Security in the Legislative Docket
Howie Beigelman of Ohio Jewish Communities reports that a $20 million appropriation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program is included in last week’s Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This was spearheaded by the Jewish Federations of North America and a coalition including the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel. Funding dropped from much higher levels in years past to just $13 million last year, despite rising incidents of anti-Semitism and threats of violence. Beigelman says this is an issue in which OJC is becoming increasingly engaged.