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Vandalism at my synagogue

| November 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



As a 12-year-old Jewish girl, I am very sad to say how my Synagogue ‘Am Shalom’ has been vandalized. When I arrived on Saturday, Nov. 14, I was shocked to see that someone had painted a swastika in the middle of our Star of David facing Huronia Road. Who would do such a thing? This […]




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Broken bottles found in front of synagogue

| November 12, 2009 | 0 Comments



A pair of broken bottles designed to look like Molotov cocktails were discovered Wednesday on the street in front of the Congregation Kol Ami synagogue in Salt Lake City. Despite the broken glass from the bottles, there was no evidence of a fire, and officials do not believe the devices could have burned at all. […]




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JCC Cleans Up Hate-Filled Graffiti

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



CORAL SPRINGS (CBS4) ―  With paint brushes, rollers and tarps in hand workers at a Jewish community center in Coral Springs spent Tuesday morning painting over messages of hate that were spray painted on the walls of the center's playground. The anti-Semitic messages were discovered Monday at the Soref Jewish Community Center, located at 5601 […]




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Carmichael synagogue defaced by Nazi symbols

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



Detectives from four agencies are investigating whether Nazi-themed vandalism reported at a Carmichael synagogue Tuesday morning was a hate crime, according to authorities. Officials at Congregation Beth Shalom on El Camino Avenue contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department about 10:40 a.m. to report that racist symbols and messages, including a swastika, had been spray-painted on […]




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Gunshots Fired into Lubavitch Yeshiva in Miami

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) Gunshots were fired Monday night at the Lubavitch Rabbinical Seminary in Miami, Florida, hitting a glass door and shattering it, just as a student was standing nearby. No one was injured and police were called immediately. Authorities are apparently expressing reluctance to categorize the attack as a hate crime, and are instead considering it […]




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Vandals strike California synagogue, Florida JCC

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



(JTA) — Anti-Semitic messages and symbols were painted on a Sacramento-area synagogue. Police are trying to determine whether Tuesday's attack on Congregation Beth Shalom was a hate crime, the Sacramento Bee reported. The vandalism included a swastika, the phrase "Kristallnacht still lives" and the SS lightning bolts symbol. Also, bushes lining the outside of the […]




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German synagogue defaced with swastikas

| November 8, 2009 | 1 Comment



Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say a synagogue in the city has been defaced with swastikas and other far-right symbols. Dresden police on Sunday said the symbols were painted on an outer wall of the downtown Neue Synagoge. There were no immediate suspects but state police are investigating. The vandalism comes just […]




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Ashkelon Synagogue Vandals Caught Red Handed

| November 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



Two youths were caught Friday night breaking into an Ashkelon synagogue, vandalizing and desecrating it, and preparing to steal money from the donation boxes and other valuable items. They were caught by neighbors who were alerted by the loud noises coming from the synagogue. The two were arrested and police on Sunday will ask for […]




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Juveniles accused in Jewish center vandalism

| November 6, 2009 | 1 Comment



HYANNIS – Three juveniles have been arrested for allegedly breaking into and vandalizing the Chabad Jewish Center on West Main Street Wednesday, the police said. Barnstable police Patrolman Wayne Ellis found two suspects behind an apartment building by the Chabad center shortly after Betty Gladstein, a member of the congregation, discovered the ransacked religious center […]




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Chabad Center Vandalized, Community Pulls Together

| November 6, 2009 | 0 Comments



(lubavich.com) Three youths will be arraigned Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s break-in at the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Cod. The local teenagers are accused of vandalizing the synagogue, pulling a charity box off the wall, smashing doors, and throwing phylacteries on the floor. Especially disturbing to the center’s rabbi and the broader community […]




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Shooting, Graffiti Unsettle Area Synagogues

| November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



The L.A. Jewish community remained on alert this week as police continued their hunt for a gunman who shot and wounded two congregants at a Sephardic synagogue the San Fernando Valley. The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the underground garage of the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue in North Hollywood. […]




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North Dallas kosher restaurant, market painted with swastikas, obscenity

| November 2, 2009 | 1 Comment



Natalie and Yohai Pinhas don't think whoever spray-painted graffiti on the front of their kosher restaurant and market in Far North Dallas was a Halloween prankster. "It could be, but why curse?" Yohai Pinhas asked Sunday afternoon. "I believe it's not Halloween." The Jewish family members who own and operate Natalie's Kitchen and International Market […]




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ADL after LA synagogue attack: Jews most targeted religious group

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Anti-Defamation League has expressed deep concern over Thursday's shooting at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood. "While we have not confirmed the motive behind this horrendous act, we obviously take a shooting at a synagogue very seriously and ask for the community to contact LAPD or ADL with any information," said […]




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Detectives have ‘strong leads’ in synagogue shooting

| October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles police detectives said Friday that they have "strong leads" in the shooting that left two people wounded Thursday morning at a North Hollywood synagogue. Detective Rich Wheeler says federal authorities are using high-tech equipment to enhance and clarify grainy video footage from the parking garage at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue where […]




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FBI reviews security video after LA shooting

| October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



LOS ANGELES — The FBI is reviewing security camera footage in the hunt for a gunman who wounded two men at a Los Angeles synagogue. Police Detective Rich Wheeler says federal authorities are enhancing and clarifying the grainy footage taken Thursday of the parking garage at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Orthodox synagogue in North […]




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