A Chicago synagogue with a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) congregation may have been the target of one of the bombs intercepted by authorities last week.
Lilli Kornblum, co president of the Or Chadesh congregation, told CNN that the senior rabbi at the synagogue where the group is based was informed by a source that its address, specifically targeting the LGBT congregation, was on one of the packages.
The two packages were sent from Yemen to the US via courier companies and were intercepted in the UK and in Dubai.
On Friday, President Obama said that the bombs were bound for “two places of Jewish worship in Chicago” without naming them.
On Friday the Or Chadesh congregation held a service as normal but with visible police security.
“And we were on higher alert for people we don’t know or anyone who might be carrying backpacks, packages, that sort of thing,” Kornblum said.
A woman was arrested in Yemen in connection with the packages, but later released.