On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement:
The anti-Semitic attacks in recent days and weeks, many of them in our own backyard, are painful reminders that anti-Semitic violence and hatred are on the rise. The safety and security of our places of worship are of critical importance, now more than ever.
Today, I am calling on Congress to vote immediately on increasing investment for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which helps fund security enhancements like barrier and screening tools, safety improvements, and preparedness training at synagogues, yeshivas, Jewish Community Centers, and houses of worship. The safety and security of our places of worship and schools are bedrock American values.
Boosting investment for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) will ensure that our places of worship and schools are protected in the face of increasing anti-Semitic and hate-filled violence, and acts of terror.