Dear TES Community,
You may have heard that a few antisemetic groups in different parts of the U.S. are promoting a “National Day of Hate” on Saturday, February 25, 2023. According to the Anti-Defamation League and the Secure Community Network, these activities could include antisemetic flyers, stickers, banner drops on highway overpasses, graffiti, vandalism, or demonstrations. Small events may be posted on social media to echo and magnify these actions.
Our security team and Mark Shear are in close contact with the Worcester Police Department and the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts regarding this. Currently, there is no specific or credible information about an imminent threat to the Jewish community in the area. Because the threats are non-specific and undefined, security experts recommend the same security procedures that are sadly already part of our everyday routine. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust any procedures if necessary.
Let us respond to antisemitism in the time honored tradition of continuing to be loudly and proudly Jewish.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Shabbat of health, safety, and presence.
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