Singer Foundation gives $1M for security


JTA – The Paul E. Singer Foundation said it will give at least $1 million to help secure Jewish institutions around New York in response to the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 worshippers dead.

The foundation announced Nov. 5 that the money will go toward safety reviews and enhanced precautions at synagogues, day schools and community centers, the New York Post reported.

“The tragedy in Pittsburgh was a painful reminder of the need to revisit our community’s security needs,” Paul Singer, a billionaire hedge fund manager, told the newspaper.

The money will be distributed through the UJA Federation of New York.

The funds also will go toward official security assessments that the institutions need to apply for government funding for security.