The Shul that received the chilling phone call currently houses the local Chabad House congregation as well, on a temporary basis, as the Chabad Center is undergoing construction, ChabadInfo has learned.
The New York City Police Department is in the midst of investigating a phone call that was made Wednesday afternoon to a synagogue in the Kensington section of Brooklyn as a possible hate crime, NYPD officials told JP.
Police said that an unknown man called the Ocean Parkway Jewish Center around 12:55 p.m. and said, he is conducting a survey for NSA about the new law passed by congress to Deport all Jews.
A female employee at the synagogue who was answering the phone told investigators that the caller said “Congress passed a law to deport all Jews.” “So think about where you want to go”, the caller added.
The synagogue called the NYPD 66th Precinct to report the incident. Police arrived at the scene and called the Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate as well.
“Detectives will try to track down the man who made the phone call and figure out what his motives were,” a NYPD official said.
The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center, which is over 100 years old, was the first synagogue built on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.