It’s been one month since the shooting at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest at a Jewish site in this country.
Local places of worship and politicians on the state level are trying to figure out how to keep religious congregations safe, both through funding and taking more extreme precautions.
“I think it’s very important for any efforts that are available for places of worship to find the funding they need to become a safer place for their communities,” Kaufman, said.
Rabbi David Ostrich, from Congregation Brit Shalom in State College, says security at places of worship is complex.
“There’s a hundred different factors for security, and I really wonder how much this or any other federal grant can really make houses of worship completely secure,” Rabbi, Ostrich, said. “I don’t think it will, so I think it’s a nice gesture, but I don’t think it’s going to be the solution.”