Buffalo Jewish Federation, through Susan DeMari, Jewish Buffalo's Community Security Coordinator, recently convened a meeting of the Orthodox community and all levels of the law enforcement. The goal was to discuss steps to improve safety and security in Buffalo, after violent attacks on the Orthodox community in NYC and Monsey, NJ.
JCRC convened a meeting with Jewish communal organizations and synagogues/temples to address responses to antisemitic incidents (not involving law enforcement). Over 20 people attended and discussed best practices and centralized reaction.
Among the outcomes of the meeting are to create an online hate incident page, map community assets around addressing hate/antisemitism and perform outreach to schools to offer resources and programs on combating antisemitism.