New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the State Police to increase their presence near synagogues and religious centers during the upcoming Jewish High Holidays.
“As members of the Jewish community prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, out of an abundance of caution and following a number of appalling anti-Semitic incidents over the past year I am directing the State Police to increase patrols at synagogues and other religious centers across our state, “ Cuomo said.
“In New York, we value diversity, inclusion and acceptance — and I want to assure our Jewish brothers and sisters that New York stands united with them now and always,” he said.
Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday, Sept. 29, at sunset. It begins a period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur known as the Ten Days of Repentance. Yom Kippur ends on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 9.