Jewish Federation of Greater KC sends letter about potential threat to community

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Investigators looked into a possible threat against the Kansas City Jewish community on Tuesday.

Dr. Helene Lotman, the President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, sent out a letter informing the public of the threat. The letter did not disclose the nature of the threat, but said they were working with law enforcement to help keep the community safe.

Lotman said the situation has since been resolved, but emphasized the importance of vigilance and communication.

Dear Friends,

This morning our Jewish agencies became aware of a potential threat to the broader Kansas City Jewish community. Working in collaboration with law enforcement officials, immediate steps were taken by our Director of Community Security to secure our facilities. Law enforcement has since resolved the situation, and we continue to work with local and national officials to maintain a safe and secure community.

Our Jewish community facilities remain open with regular security protocols in place, and normal activities will continue as scheduled. Our No. 1 priority is the safety and security of our community, and we will continue to communicate with you as needed.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our community safe—as always, if you see something of concern, please say something to a security officer or staff member.