CHICAGO (CBS) — The shootings by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross outside Kansas City have Chicago’s Jewish leaders reaching out. Chicago Rabbi Yona Reiss of the Chicago Rabbinical Council touched base with his counterpart in Overland Park, Kansas.
“From what I can tell, they’re handling it obviously to the best of their ability. It’s an almost incomprehensible event. It’s an act of senseless hatred,” said Reiss.
Chicago’s Jewish institutions, like the Bernard Horowith Jewish Community Center on Touhy are stepping up vigilance, but precautions have their limits.
“As long as there’s hate and an inclination toward violence, not everyone, everywhere will be safe,” said Jay Tcath of the Jewish Federation of Chicago.