New Mexico's Jewish community to discuss improving security | KOB 4

New Mexico's Jewish community to discuss improving security

Megan Abundis
October 29, 2018 06:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Days after the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pennsylvania, dozens of Jewish leaders will meet in Albuquerque and Santa Fe next week to discuss how they can better protect the community.


"I am receiving calls and emails saying, ‘how are we going to protect our synagogues,’" said Ron Duncan-Hart, President of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico. "The FBI has been very good about keeping us informed on issues of which we should be aware."

Jewish leaders said their security precautions will go beyond security cameras and armed guards.

“There are specific things that will be done but I'm not at liberty to discuss them," Duncan said.

The Jewish Federation of New Mexico said the security updates will be at places like the synagogues, the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Community Centers and this weekend’s Israeli Fest.


Megan Abundis

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