COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) condemned the bomb threats made against Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.

“These threats against our Jewish friends must stop, not just here in Ohio, but all across the country where other threats have been reported,” said Senator Yuko.

The community center received a second bomb threat during observance of Purim yesterday, March 12th. The building’s security and local law enforcement searched the building extensively. The teams determined that the threat was not credible and that the premises were safe.

“I greatly appreciate the rapid response of the security team and law enforcement. It is horrible that emergency services are necessary to protect against those spreading fear and hate,” Senator Yuko added.

This is the second bomb threat the Mandel JCC has received in less than a month; the center previously received a bomb threat on February 20th. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, there have been at least 156 bomb threats to Jewish institutions in the United States and Canada this year.

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