March 12, 2017
At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, Sunday March 12th, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCC) received another email bomb threat – the second in less than a week. The JCC followed its security protocols and evacuated the building. The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) was on site and cleared the building, which has now been reopened. Other community institutions have been alerted.
Both bomb threats remain under investigation by the VPD, who had already increased their patrols of Jewish community institutions last week. We would like to thank the VPD again for their immediate response, their concern for public safety, and their ongoing support.
Anytime a threat is received we take it very seriously, and we encourage you to stay vigilant. If you see something suspicious, say something.
We are continuing to work closely together to keep the JCC and other Jewish community institutions safe, so everyone feels comfortable participating in Jewish communal life. In Jewish Federation’s Shabbat message, there was a link to a page outlining the security support Jewish Federation has provided over the years and continues to provide. Click here to find out more.
Click here to read the March 7th joint statement.