According to a report in the JTA, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has given $1 million each to the Jewish Agency and Chabad to help them guard against anti-Semitic and terrorist attacks.
The reports says: The money will go to fund infrastructure upgrades and security measures for Jewish communities around the world that are unable to fund security expenses on their own.
"There is no one group that has accepted responsibility for security of Jews around the world. The Jewish community is not stepping up to provide security," Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president and founder of IFCJ, told JTA. "This has become a major need to sustain Jewish life around the world and it is going to continue to grow."
Chabad will use its $1 million to create a central security system to protect its emissaries and upgrade security in its facilities that are at the most risk, according to Eckstein. The Jewish Agency will distribute its money via grants using an application process, he said. full story...