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JCC Association of North America Responds to Charges Filed Against Suspect in Threats to JCCs

April 21, 2017
Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team
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 NEW YORK – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against a suspect with dual Israeli-American citizenship in connection with dozens of threats made to Jewish Community Centers across the United States and Canada since the beginning of January. All such threats turned out to be hoaxes. In response to the FBI’s announcement of the charges filed against the suspect, JCC Association of North America President and CEO Doron Krakow said the following:

“JCC Association of North America welcomes the announcement by the Department of Justice that charges have been filed against the suspected perpetrator of the overwhelming majority of recent bomb threats to our JCCs and to other Jewish institutions and organizations across the continent. We take great satisfaction in the determination and leadership shown by Attorney General Sessions and from the DOJ’s and the FBI’s close cooperation and coordination with Israeli law enforcement.”

“As the investigation and pursuit of justice, not only in this case but in the cases of all of the perpetrators of these threats continues to unfold, we are enormously proud of the extraordinary commitment to safety and security undertaken in JCCs across the United States and Canada each and every day; a commitment that has ensured that our JCCs continue to serve our communities with great distinction.”


JCC Association of North America strengthens and leads JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camps throughout North America. As the convening organization, JCC Association partners with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the JCC Movement. JCC Association offers services and resources to increase the effectiveness of JCCs as they provide community engagement and educational, cultural, social, recreational, and Jewish identity building programs to enhance Jewish life throughout North America. By supporting the 25,000 Jewish communal professionals who connect with two million JCC participants each year—JCC Association encourages engaged lives of purpose and meaning. Learn more at, on Facebook and on Twitter at @JCCA

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