6th Wave of Bomb Threats Targeting the Jewish Community

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January 01, 1970

Since January, 167 bomb threats have targeted Jewish institutions across the country, including Jewish Community Centers, schools, synagogues and ADL offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Boston. To date, one man has been arrested in connection with eight of these threats.

(Note: Use the slider at the bottom of the interactive map to view the progression of incidents, and click on the institution types in the legend to toggle. Map is being updated as new details emerge.)

Total threats167 | Institutions: 120 | Jewish Day Schools: 18 | States: 38 | Canadian provinces: 3

But the numbers, alone, don’t tell the whole story. Each threat sends a message of hate to innocent adults and children, who will surely carry it with them for years to come.

ADL continues to work with law enforcement to identify the sources of these threats and to help affected institutions strengthen their security.

“ADL is not intimidated,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “This only hardens our resolve to fight against anti-Semitism.”