Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) announced that a federal grant had been awarded to Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security. The grant provides $75,000 to help keep Temple congregants and community members safe by updating security, replacing insufficient lighting, and addressing a lack of visibility. 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. I’m looking forward to visiting the Temple and celebrating our community.”
“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.
Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta is located on Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs, GA.