Event at Temple Israel - Update
As more details of the events that occurred at Temple Israel in Westport have become available, I wanted to let you know what has been reported.
According to News 12, "Police say the two intruders showed up to protest for Palestinian rights and disrupt a luncheon being held at the temple." They were initially stopped by Temple Israel staff and then taken into custody by the Westport Police. The intruders live in New Haven and describe themselves as "Jewish anti-apartheid activists". No weapons of any kind were found on the intruders, in the synagogue or in the surrounding area.
Understanding that many are unnerved and upset by this incident, we will continue to have an increased police presence in and around TBC as a precaution for the next few days.