Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

JCC Bomb Threat Callers Using High-Tech Tools

The unknown callers who have phoned in dozens of bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and Jewish day schools in recent weeks are using high-tech tools to foil investigators, outlets reported Tuesday.

BuzzFeed News reported that the callers are able to hide the sources of their calls, and to mask their voices. And the New York Times reported that while the calls don’t appear to be automated, they could be the work of a lone individual.

CNN, meanwhile, reported that “many” of the calls have “originated overseas.” It’s not clear whether that means that the callers themselves are overseas.

While various outlets have reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is committing significant resources to the investigation, no information has been released about the identity of the people or person behind the threats.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.