Washington Jewish Week: What now after Poway shooting?

May 8, 2019

By Samantha Cooper, Washington Jewish Week

Barbara Goldberg Goldman, vice chair of the board of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said such security considerations would have been “unfathomable” when her children attended the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville in the 1980s and 1990s.

“Tragically, today I think that it is appropriate here to err on the side of caution, and take such precautions,” she said. “And, it’s not just for Jewish institutions. All hate-targeted ethnic schools, recreation facilities, and houses of worship including synagogues, churches and mosques must be protected from this hideous and senseless gun violence.”

Like many, Goldberg Goldman favors “that at a minimum, we need to get stringent gun safety laws enacted. Background checking is a very important and necessary tool.”