2015-09-09 / Front Page

NYPD Vows To Increase Patrols Over Jewish Holidays

Queens police officials last week vowed increased patrols at synagogues and Jewish houses of worship during the Jewish High Holy Days, despite increased enforcement required during Pope Francis’ visit to New York City.

Member of the NYPD’s top brass assured Jewish leaders in Queens that there will be a high police presence around synagogues and Yeshivas over the High Holy Days as the department prepares for the Pop’s September 24 visit.

Officials said plans for NYPD coverage of Jewish sites “remain intact,” with a large number of officers assigned to the sites over the High Holy Days.

Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days of the Jewish year, begins on September 22, two days before Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in the Big Apple.


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