Temple Security Notices

Temple Security Notices

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As of December 6, 2023, please note the following:

Given that local pro-Palestine/anti-Israel protests have not been violent or had threats of violence associated with them, we will no longer be updating this website list with each and every pro-Palestine protest made known to us but only those protests meeting one of these two conditions:

  • The protest has a credible, known threat associated with it; or
  • The protest is explicitly targeting a Jewish-associated location (i.e., Jewish organization, event, or individual).

If the protest meets one of those two criteria and we are made aware of it, we will post it on this list.

January 2024

“Proud Boys Ohio”

Please be advised that “Proud Boys Ohio” and “The Official Columbus Proud Boys” are planning a demonstration “to peaceably assemble” at the Ohio State House downtown at noon on January 6. The Proud Boys are an extremist group that has in the past associated itself with white supremacist/nationalist groups such as (Neo-Nazi group) Blood Tribe, Patriot Front, and White Lives Matter and have been known to wear armored vests and open-carry weapons at their past protests. Potentially aggravating this demonstration is a call from the left-wing pro-gun group called “Socialist Rifle Association” to counterprotest the Proud Boys demonstration

November 29, 2023

“Sit In at Moritz Law School”

Please be advised that the OSU Students for Justice in Palestine are organizing a “Sit-In at Moritz Law School” (OSU campus) on  Nov. 29 at 2:00 pm. There are no known threats of violence associated with this event and SJP is promoting it as a “peaceful sit-in.”

November 17, 2023

“Shut it Down for Palestine” Protest

The Ohio State SJP and Columbus Party for Socialism & Liberation are organizing “Shut It Down! for Palestine” protest on Friday, November 17 at 12 noon at Bricker Hall on OSU’s campus, 190 N Oval Mall, Building 001

November 16, 2023

“Pack the Room for Palestine” Protest

Please be advised of a “Pack the Room for Palestine” demonstration being planned for 10 am on Nov. 16 at the OSU Alumni House (2200 Olentangy River Road) at the OSU Board of Trustees’ Finance and Investments meeting.

November 13, 2023

Columbus City Council Meeting

The Palestinian Liberation Movement’s Columbus chapter announced that they are encouraging people to attend the upcoming Columbus City Council meeting in order to “shut down city council.” The meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 13 at 5 pm, at City Hall (90 W Broad St.).

Ohio Wesleyan University

There will be a Pro-Palestine vigil outside the library at Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH) on Nov 13 at noon.

November 12, 2023

State-Wide Pro Gaza Rally

The Ohio State Univeristy SJP chapter has announced a “State-wide Gaza Rally” scheduled to occur on Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm. The event is scheduled to take place at Goodale Park (120 W. Goodale St., Columbus).

November 11, 2023

Anti-Zionist Public Study Class

Please be aware that the “Party for Socialism and Liberation” is hosting an “Anti-Zionist Public Study” from 4-6 pm on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Columbus Metropolitan Northside Library (1423 N. High St.)

November 1, 2023

Pro-Palestinian Protest Occurring on OSU Campus

Please be advised that the OSU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine is planning a protest “to stand against Wexner’s decision to cancel Palestinian Panelist” November 1st, at 3:00 pm outside the Wexner Center for the Arts on Ohio State’s campus at 1871 North High Street in Columbus.

October 31, 2023

Halloween Awareness

Temple Israel Columbus has been made aware by the ADL and SCN of a rumor that alleges that pro-Hamas operatives are planning to go trick or treating on Halloween (10/31/2023) in order to attack people whose homes have mezuzahs affixed to them. Please be advised that there is no credible evidence that this is true at this time.

October 27, 2023

Protest at Ohio Statehouse

Please be advised that the OSU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine is planning a protest demonstration for 3:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Ohio Statehouse.

October 13, 2023

Statement From Jewish Columbus Regarding Oct. 13 “General Mobilization”

JewishColumbus is aware of various news reports on the statement Hamas issued yesterday calling for a “General Mobilization” of the “Arab and Islamic world” this Friday, Oct 13. There is a lot of misinformation being spread on the internet, specifically on social media, which is why we are reaching out.

here have been no credible threats to the U.S. Jewish community arising from the recent events in Israel. However, it’s important to stay vigilant as situations can change rapidly, and individuals may be motivated to engage in harmful actions without warning, including continued in-person and online harassment, anti-Israel demonstrations, and possibly cyber attacks on Jewish agency networks, websites, and social media platforms.

Currently, our U.S. government agencies have not raised the threat level associated with the recent statements made by Hamas. Therefore, I encourage everyone to maintain their current security measures, including staying aware of their surroundings.

Regarding reports about Hamas’ recent statement, it’s crucial to understand that their intent is to mobilize support for that fight in Israel, not to incite violence against any specific group around the world. Some reports may have been misinterpreted, leading to unnecessary alarm.


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