NYPD steps up security at synagogues for High Holy Days

Worshippers in the Jewish community are seeing an increased police presence at local synagogues as the NYPD has heightened security measures for the Jewish High

BROOKLYN - Worshippers in the Jewish community are seeing an increased police presence at local synagogues as the NYPD has heightened security measures for the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, began yesterday and ends tomorrow at sundown. With turbulent protests and religious demonstrations taking place across the Middle East, police say they are being pro-active in warding off any potential threats. One Brooklyn rabbi is taking extra precautions during the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, of B'nai Avraham, says he is using community security service volunteers that provide free security to local houses of worship. The volunteers are trained to look for suspicious activity and report it to police.

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