The Oct. 1 mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, which left at least 59 people dead and 527 wounded, was “obviously not just about the Jewish community,” Jewish Federation of Las Vegas President and CEO Todd Polikoff said hours after the attack.
The Federation, nevertheless, was committed to assisting those affected by what many are calling the deadliest shooting in modern American history, he said.
“I don’t think there is any part of this community that is not feeling the impact of these events. We’re constantly looking at how we can help the whole community, Jewish and non-Jewish, and deal with what transpired,” Polikoff said in a phone interview the day after the shooting.
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