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Annapolis synagogue gets federal funding for security upgrades

Annapolis synagogue gets federal funding for security upgrades

A synagogue in Annapolis will receive a portion of more than $80 million in federal funding announced Monday for terrorism protection in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area. Congregation Kneseth Israel will receive $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for security upgrades. The upgrades include a new security system, fencing and other improvements at the facility on Spa Road, said Rabbi Moshe Weisblum. Weisblum called the improved security measures "absolutely necessary." Kneseth Israel offers daily services and has a nursery school, day care and Hebrew school. "It's known worldwide that we are very vulnerable," Weisblum said....

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