Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Florida Synagogue Receives Anti-Semitic, Threatening Package

(JTA) — A Florida synagogue received a package containing anti-Semitic and threatening objects, a day after a man was shot in front of another synagogue in the state.

The Young Israel of Bal Harbour on Monday morning received the package, delivered by the United States Postal Service. It contained a DVD, a photo of someone pointing a gun and pages filled with anti-Semitic writing, reported.

Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman confirmed the incident in a tweet.

“It must be known that the Jewish community will NOT cower in fear. We stand strong, united, and proud. Thank you Surfside & Bal Harbour PDs for your response,” he said.

Bal Harbour Police increased security in the area. The incident is being investigated by the Surfside and Bal Harbour Police.

It comes a day after a 69-year-old man was shot several times in the leg by a gunman as he stood outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue waiting for daily prayers to begin. The two synagogues are located about 15 miles apart.





    Hybrid: Online and at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

    Oct 2, 2022

    6:30 pm ET · 

    A Sukkah, IMKHA, created by artist Tobi Kahn, for the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan is an installation consisting of 13 interrelated sculpted painted wooden panels, constituting a single work of art. Join for a panel discussion with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, Chief Executive Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Talya Zax, Innovation Editor of the Forward, and Tobi Kahn, Artist. Moderated by Mattie Kahn.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

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