City News Service
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year and ushering in a 10-day period of repentance and contemplation, begins at sundown today amid concerns about safety by some Southland Jews.
"Certainly in the past couple of years, people have become more anxious,'' Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz of Temple Beth Israel, a Reform congregation in Pomona, told CBS2.
American Jews experienced near-record levels of attacks in 2018, including the deadliest attack against the Jewish community on U.S. soil, according to the Anti-Defamation League. A woman was killed and three other people were injured in a mass shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27.
Elevated security procedures at Temple Beth Israel include requiring all attendees for Rosh