Nassau County community leaders announced Thursday a reward fund to help catch those behind anti-Semitic crimes.
According to a news release, Roslyn resident Brad Gerstman is donating $1,000 for information in each incident that leads to an arrest and conviction.
“I would love to solve the world problem of anti-Semitism, but that isn’t realistic, so I want to help make sure Long Island stays safe from anti-Semitic hate crimes,” Gerstman said in the news release.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and chairmen of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island, Thomas C. Krumpter and Arthur Kats, announced the creation of an escrow account that will give out the rewards as well as accept donations.
“If someone has information regarding a crime against the Jewish community, they should come forward,” Mangano said Thursday.
Mangano said the rewards will be given to those that provide information in addition to the sum of money offered by CrimeStoppers.
“Nassau County will not tolerate bias crimes and is meeting with Jewish community leaders to discuss enhanced security measures during the upcoming High Holidays,” Mangano said in a statement. “I thank the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island and Brad Gerstman for establishing this fund, which is a great addition to our CrimeStoppers program and acts to deter crimes of this nature from taking place.”
UPDATE: Here’s video from the event: