Houses of worship in Southern California tightened security yesterday after a shooting at an area synagogue during Passover services Saturday left a 60-year-old woman dead. “It was horrific,” said Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot in both hands by the 19-year-old gunman. The attack occurred exactly six months after 11 people were killed in a similar assault on a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Are communities preparing for more violence? Experts say Jewish institutions around the country have already boosted security measures in recent years, including hiring guards and installing surveillance cameras.
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