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City Council Considers Allocating $1 Million for Security of Jewish Institutions

City Council Considers Allocating  Million for Security of Jewish Institutions

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposal to provide $1 million in funding to nonprofits that seek to protect Jewish houses of worship, community centers and schools.

The motion from Councilmembers Katy Yaroslavsky and Bob Blumenfield would award $400,000 to the Jewish Federation Los Angeles for its Community Security Initiative, $350,000 for a contract with Magen Am for community patrols and $250,000 to the Jewish Community Foundation so it can make grants to nonprofits that support the security of the city’s Jewish community, according to Tuesday’s agenda.

The motion comes in response to a violent confrontation between Palestinian and Israeli supporters outside a synagogue in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood on June 23.