SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath announced Nov. 12 that a $75,000 federal grant has been awarded to Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta for safety improvements.

The grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The grant provides funds to update security, replace insufficient lighting and address a lack of visibility.

“We have worked for years to make our facility more secure and welcoming and appreciate Congresswoman McBath’s office’s help in securing new funds for us to further enhance our physical security in response to rising anti-Semitic threats,” said Robert Wittenstein, president of Temple Emanu-El.

McBath offered her endorsement of the Temple’s grant application in early June. The grant award was received by the Temple after several unsuccessful petitions in recent years.

“I’m so glad to be able to help secure this grant,” McBath said. “Our places of worship should always be a safe place for people and neighbors to come together in fellowship.”

Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta is located on Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs.

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