Three area congregations in recent swatting wave

Temple Anshe Emeth in Piqua, Temple Beth Or in Washington Township, and Temple Israel in Dayton were among more than 200 Jewish institutions across the United States to receive email bomb threats at the end of December.

The three area temples received these “swatting” threats at 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26 via an email sent to numerous Jewish congregations in Ohio.

With the subject line, “Explosives inside of your Synagogue,” the email read, “There are explosives inside of your Synagogue. The explosives are well hidden and they will go off in a few hours. You will all lay in a pool of blood.”

Area law enforcement investigated each threat and deemed them not credible.

This was the third emailed bomb threat Temple Anshe Emeth has received since October.

To read the complete February 2024 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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