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Bedford working to deal with anti-Semitic incidents

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Bedford school officials are reaching out to community groups for guidance as they cope with a recent series of anti-Semitic incidents involving elementary school children.

The incidents, which included a game called “Jail the Jews,’’ took place at two elementary schools and came a few months after police say swastikas and hateful graffiti were found at Bedford High School and one of the elementary schools.

Superintendent Jon Sills said he is holding a community forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the John Glenn Middle School auditorium. He also said several community organizations have offered assistance as the schools try to move forward.

The groups include the Bedford Clergy Association, the Bedford Educational Foundation, and Temple Isaiah in Lexington, which many Bedford residents attend.

“I am reaching out to organizations that may have something to offer us,’’ Sills said.

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