Gov. Cuomo Directs Police to Increase Presence Near Synagogues During Yom Kippur

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement Monday, ahead of Yom Kippur, discussing security in the Jewish community.

“As members of the Jewish community gather Tuesday evening to begin the observance of Yom Kippur, I am directing the State Police to increase patrols around Synagogues and religious centers to ensure this sacred day is not disturbed by anyone seeking to spread division or fear,” Cuomo wrote.

“Recent anti-Semitic incidents, including an attack against a Synagogue in Williamsburg over the Rosh Hashanah holiday, underscore the need to protect against anti-Semitism and hatred of all kinds. At the same time, we must redouble our commitment to working together to root out bigotry and ignorance and to achieve the promise of an equal, safe and secure society for all.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish everyone a safe and meaningful holiday.

Gmar Chatimah Tovah.”