Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown has obtained a variety of grants to enhance safety.
It was awarded a $100,000 Ohio emergency administration nonprofit safety grant by the Ohio Emergency Administration Company by the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety, to safe the synagogue’s property.
“I’m happy that the Congregation Rodef Sholom obtained a $100,000 nonprofit safety grant,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, mentioned in a information launch. “As we’ve seen not too long ago, the threats to homes of worship and different non secular neighborhood websites are rising, and we should do the whole lot we will to guard them in Ohio and throughout our nation.”
The congregation additionally obtained a $97,209 Ohio safety grant for nonprofits – safety upgrades to boost goal hardening, in addition to a $35,000 Ohio safety grant for nonprofits to subsidize the bills of hiring safety personnel.
Within the launch, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, mentioned nobody ought to concern for his or her security whereas congregating in a home of worship.
Brown added, “I’m glad that Congregation Rodef Sholom – which isn’t any exception to the specter of violence – secured funding to reply to imminent threats and defend Ohio households.”