Temple Shalom in Louisville, Kentucky, received an abusive and antisemitic voicemail on Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Synagogue’s President Keiron O’Connell wrote that the message was “filled with antisemitic invective and veiled threats”, though we do not know the precise nature of the threats or antisemitic language.
Thankfully the police are now investigating the incident and have agreed to provide extra security for the Synagogue, having sent officers to guard the building during Shabbat services.
O’Connell wrote in an email to members that “if you feel secure enough in attending services tonight I am requesting a display of strength and solidarity from the congregation and the Jewish community. We will not back down in the face of hate”.