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NoHo Shooting Synagogue raises security concerns

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



LOS ANGELES — The LAPD has once again increased patrols around Jewish facilities. Thursday's attack happened just 10 miles from the Jewish Community Center where a white supremacist went on a shooting spree a decade ago. Most Jewish facilities like synagogues and schools have some sort of security like fences, security cameras and in some […]




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Motive unclear, suspect still at large in North Hollywood synagogue shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles police continued their search for a suspect and a motive in the shooting of two men early this morning in the underground parking lot of a North Hollywood synagogue. A 17-year-old who was detained for questioning shortly after the shooting was released this afternoon, and police backed away from initial claims that the […]




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Teen released in NoHo synagogue shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — A gunman opened fire on two men at a North Hollywood synagogue on Thursday, but the motive is a mystery. Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue on the 12400 block of Sylvan Street at 6:18 a.m. Two men, ages 38 and 53, were […]




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Anti-Defamation League Statement on California Synagogue Shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles, October 29, 2009 – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep concern about the shooting this morning at 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 […]




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Police say Torah burglar may not know value

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Sherman, TX – Police are asking for your help to find the person who broke into a Sherman synagogue and stole sacred writings. Police say last Friday someone broke into the Temple Beth Emeth on North Rusk in Serman. They vandalized the inside of the building and stole the Torah, which is valued at $40,000. […]




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Police search for gunman in North Hollywood synagogue shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 4 Comments



A gunman entered the grounds of a North Hollywood synagogue this morning and shot and wounded two men who were going to a prayer service in an attack LAPD detectives are investigating as a hate crime. The unidentified gunman wearing a black hoodie walked into the underground parking garage of Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue […]




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Patrols Increased at Temples after NoHo Synagogue Shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles police have detained a teenager in the search for the suspect who shot and wounded two men at a synagogue in North Hollywood. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime, and police have stepped up patrols at local temples and Jewish schools as a result. The shooting […]




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Children caught drawing swastikas in Petah Tivka

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Three 11-year-olds from Petah Tikva were caught red handed while drawing swastikas on the wall of a synagogue in the city. The minors' parents were called to the police and given a warning; it was cleared for publication on Thursday. On Saturday, two weeks ago, during a routine police patrol, Petah Tikva police officers spotted […]




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Gunman attacks LA synagogue, shoots two men in the legs

| October 29, 2009 | 2 Comments



Two men were shot in the legs at a North Hollywood synagogue on Thursday, according to Los Angeles police. The shooting was being investigated as a hate crime. LA police officer Rosario Herrera said a man with a handgun entered the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue at about 6:20 a.m. and shot two people. The […]




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Synagogues in L.A. on alert after shooting that police are investigating as a hate crime

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Two worshipers at a North Hollywood synagogue were shot this this morning in an attack LAPD detectives are investigating as a hate crime. The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue, at 12405 Sylvan St. LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore said the shootings occurred in the underground garage of the […]




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Patrols Boosted At Jewish Temples After Attack

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police have put extra patrols at Jewish schools and temples in Los Angeles after a gunman shot and wounded two men inside a synagogue parking garage. Police had detained a teenager for questioning, but the LAPD continued to search for possible suspects in the area, Derek Bell, who was over in Sky 2 said. Schools […]




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Shooting at North Hollywood synagogue investigated as hate crime; man detained

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



A gunman approached a North Hollywood synagogue this morning and shot two people before fleeing, according to police, who are investigating the attack as a hate crime. The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in the 12000 block of Sylvan Street. Two men about 30 years old were each […]




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Torah stolen from Sherman synagogue

| October 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



SHERMAN, TX — A Sherman synagogue burglarized and vandalized over the weekend, and whoever did it made off with a sacred item valued at $40,000. Sherman Police say someone broke into the Temple Beth Emeth on North Rusk and took the synagogue's Torah on Friday. The Torah is the most holy of the sacred writings […]




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Ottawa Jewish cemetery defaced by vandals

| October 24, 2009 | 0 Comments



Swastikas and anti-Semitic profanities were spray-painted in red across headstones, walls and a sign at a Jewish cemetery in Ottawa's south end this week. "It's an incredibly disturbing act of hatred," said Mitchell Bellman, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, in response to the defacement of the Jewish Memorial Gardens cemetery in the village […]




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Anti-Semitism Strikes Again In Edison Township, New Jersey

| October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



A New Jersey township was hit last month with its second anti-Semitic attack in two weeks, just a few hours after the end of Yom Kippur. Early Tuesday, members of Edison Township’s Congregation Beth-El were horrified to discover that the front doors and windows of their house of worship were covered with three huge blue […]




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