Police Increase Patrols At Long Island Synagogues, Temples Ahead Of High Holy Days

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LONG BEACH, NY — Long Island police have increased patrols at synagogues and temples ahead of the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

There are no credible threats of violence, but the police are working with municipalities.

“We will enter every house of worship. We know when they are going to hold services. We will walk right into the synagogue itself. The members of the congregation will know we are there,” said Long Beach Police Commissioner Ronald Walsh.

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“People know that their synagogues and their rabbis and their lay leaders are taking all necessary precautions along with their local police forces,” said Rabbi Eli Goodman of Chabad of the Beaches.

In recent months there have been incidents of anti-Semitic flyers posted to dozens of homes in Nassau County.

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