Dear JCC Friends,
Thank you for your patience this morning as we worked with our security consultants, local law enforcement and our J security team to ensure the safety of our facilities following a new late night email threat that included both bomb and active shooter threats. As of this email communication, we have been notified of similar email threats to JCCs in St. Louis, Omaha, and Atlanta.
Our local law enforcement was on site early this morning and conducted a comprehensive sweep of both facilities. Our goal was to be open at 9:00am, however, after consulting with law enforcement, we determined to have the bomb sniffing dogs complete a further sweep of the JCCs.
All of our JCC facilities will open at 11:30am today.
Local law enforcement will have a significant presence at both JCCs.
We are working very closely with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, the Secure Community Network, and local law enforcement to put an end to these disturbing threats.
At this time we want to remind you that if you see something, say something. This could include a bag left unattended or a person acting suspiciously. Please report your concerns to the nearest JCC staff person or our security personnel.
If you have not already done so we suggest signing up for our text alerts to be notified of future delayed openings or possible evacuations. Instructions are available here.
We will continue to do everything we can to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment for our members, guests and staff. We thank our dedicated team of professionals, security team, and local law enforcement in Baltimore City and County for all their support. Their collective hard work ensures the JCC is open daily to serve our community. If you have any questions or comments, please email email@example.com.
Thank you to our entire community for your continued support!
Barak Hermann, CEO, JCC of Greater Baltimore
Annette Saxon, Board Chair