Bomb threat made to Jewish Community Center, students safely evacuated

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WHITEFISH BAY -- The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Whitefish Bay was safely evacuated on Tuesday morning, January 31st as a result of a bomb threat received by staff.

Officials said the phone threat came in to the JCC around 10:30 a.m. It was consistent with threats made to other JCCs around the country. Officials said the threat was deemed non-credible. Yet, through an abundance of caution, the JCC was safely evacuated.

Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Center

Around 2:00 p.m., police gave the "all clear" at the JCC -- and by 3:00 p.m. officials indicated there was normal activity at the center.

Jesse Rosen, Chief Operating Officer of the JCC

Jesse Rosen, Chief Operating Officer of the JCC

"The safety of our members, students, guests and staff is always our highest priority," said Jesse Rosen, COO of the JCC. "I'm abundantly confident in our team's ability to fulfill that responsibility. And I think that was proven out today."

"As we continue to focus on our own security as a Jewish community, we will also continue to stand up for the rights, security and dignity of all targeted people," said Elana Khan, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Elana Khan, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Elana Khan, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

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3 comments

  • Menomonie Home

    Why in the Center of the World here in Our Milwaukee WI would someone do this.. I am Jewish German Swede Lakota Souix.. and a bunch of me is not a happy people at all.. guest72 Prayers for there are a lot of us out here that would stand arm and arm with you.. and so many.. Prayers to keep these children and families safe in Our Wisconsin.. Our Milwaukee and enough of this I have to have business. for with out all of us together there is no individual getting anything.. time to work together people … TOGETHER…

  • Requesting accountability

    Support this facility. Demonstrate against this threat. They welcome all and provide a great indoor play area for ALL children.
    Get off your liberal only asses and support an organization that works on the behalf of ALL children.
    I was a Democrat, now I am an independent. My guess is that if the Democratice party wants to regain credibility they must take a stand on this behavior.

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