WE’RE ALL OVER THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY

Hudson Valley Jewish leaders work to make worshipers feel safe after Pittsburgh massacre

WHITE PLAINS – As Jews across the nation come to grips with the massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, religious leaders in the Hudson Valley are trying to ensure that their worshipers can feel secure again.

“It’s safe to come here,” said Rabbi Lester Bronstein of Bet Am Shalom in White Plains. “It’s always been safe to come here and it will continue to be safe.”

Bronstein is also calling on religious and political leaders to be aware of anti-Semitic rhetoric.

“We’re never going to move forward if we don’t train ourselves to be more ‘menschlic’ in the way we speak and then to demand of all our leaders that decency be the tone going forward,” Bronstein said.