Press release on stabbing incident outside of Brighton, Boston Chabad
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Community Security Service Concerned Over Apparent Targeted Attack on Boston Chabad Emissary
New York, NY, July 1, 2021 … The Community Security Service (CSS) expressed deep concern over the stabbing of Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky outside of Chabad’s Shaloh House in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston earlier today.
According to law enforcement, a suspect has been apprehended and the motive is still unknown.
“While we await a full investigation from local police to determine if this was in fact a targeted antisemitic hate crime, it is nevertheless an incredibly jolting and deeply disturbing act,” said Evan R. Bernstein, CSS National Director and CEO. “With the current climate of antisemitism in America — given the scope, nature and volume of incidents that have plagued Jewish communities in recent weeks — we are reiterating our urging of Jewish communal leadership to continue prioritizing security and safety measures to the fullest extent possible.”
Mr. Bernstein added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Rabbi Noginsky, his family, the Chabad, and the greater Jewish community of Boston as he recovers from this searing incident.”
CSS remains in close contact with its partners on the ground and network of trained security volunteers.
About The Community Security Service (CSS):
The CSS is the leading Jewish volunteer security organization in the United States. Founded in 2007, the CSS was the first organization to bring to the United States a mindset long held by sister communities around the world, that protecting Jewish life and Jewish way of life starts with taking ownership of our own security. The CSS is focused on training volunteers in basic security procedures to help protect their institutions and events across the country. Through programs developed by foremost industry security experts, and tailored to various levels of interest and ability, volunteers learn to identify suspicious activity and prevent and respond to potential threatening situations. The CSS success also stems from their solid communal partnerships and established relationships with governmental agencies and law enforcement. To date, the CSS has created a national network of over 5000 trained volunteers, which help to protect hundreds of synagogues and events each year. Visit www.thecss.org.