Dear Friends of the Boulder JCC,
Late Tuesday night, the Boulder JCC received an emailed bomb threat. We followed all of our safety and security protocols and contacted local law enforcement. Together with our security team, both the City and County Police conducted a thorough search of the building, and we just received the all clear to resume our programs and operations.
We take the safety and security of our families, our community, and our staff as a top priority. Our Security and Leadership Teams worked together with our local law enforcement to respond to this incident.
As a JCC, we are part of a national network, Secure Community Network [SCN] – an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America, that monitors, advises, and supports the safety and security of Jewish Institutions. In response to these recent threats across the country, we have been working closely with our local police department, Security Team, security guards, and national security agencies to monitor the situation and review our protocols. We have been continually briefed by SCN, ADL (Anti-Defamation League), the JCC Association, and the Department of Homeland Security to help us understand the circumstances and support our safety and security efforts.
As you may be aware, this week a number of JCCs received bomb threats via email or phone. We know that the continuation of these threats across the country to JCCs, other Jewish institutions, and the Boulder JCC is very disheartening. Yet, these incidents also demonstrate both the relevance and importance of the community in our JCCs. At times like these the importance of coming together as a community is critical. I hope that you will join us at our many upcoming programs and events to continue to show your support for the work we do for and with the Boulder community.
Thank you for your continued support of the JCC.
Jonathan Lev, Executive Director
Paula Pollachek, Board President