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A Brooklyn Jewish center was evacuated Friday morning as authorities investigate a bomb threat made to the facility, police said.

Hundreds rallied for solidarity and unity at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield after it received a bomb threat note last week.

The threats, which all turned out to be hoaxes, have targeted Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Day Schools, synagogues and other buildings affiliated with Jewish institutions over the past weeks.

Just yesterday, a similar threat was reported at the JCC in West Hartford.

"Since the beginning of January, Jewish Community Centers, schools, and other Jewish institutions in more than 30 states have been threatened over 100 times, forcing evacuations and bomb searches, and creating disruption and fear", the letter states.

"We have an offender with some technical prowess here", Miller said.

One suspect is thought to be behind a wave of hundreds of bomb threats called into Jewish institutions across the country, New York City's police intelligence chief said Thursday.

Miller said the NYPD is working with federal officials, who are the lead investigators on the case, as well as with institutions in NY to help them manage responses to the threats. Police say someone texted the threat to a person at the Jewish group.

"We have not seen anything like this in many years, this level of hatred directed against the Jewish community, this many threats".

"We need action to stop these threats", Bernstein said.

We urge fellow federal agencies to follow DHS's lead and apply all resources necessary toward finding the perpetrator or perpetrators of these disruptive, harassing calls, and bringing them to justice.

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