SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Jewish Community Center in San Francisco is taking precautions ahead of Saturday’s right-wing rally at Crissy Field.
The JCC of San Francisco has been part of the community since the late-19th century.
“We take our role as being an open, welcome and inclusive environment incredibly seriously and have been committed to keeping our participants, our staff and everybody who enters the building safe,” CEO Marci Glazer said.
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The center is making some temporary changes this weekend in advance of Saturday’s planned rally at Crissy Field by the group Patriot Prayer.
“In an abundance of caution, we have increased our security preparedness here at the JCCSF,” Glazer told KCBS.
Glazer said regular members and guests will see San Francisco police helping with security.
Overall, Glazer said, “We believe that this will be a largely positive experience for San Francisco, about love and community and all of the values of which the JCC proudly stands.”
The JCC is a couple of miles away from Crissy Field, and there is no indication that any rallies are planned near the center itself.
In a late development, organizers of the planned Patriot Prayer on Friday afternoon announced that they were cancelling the Crissy Field event scheduled for Saturday.