Solomon Schechter vandalized

| October 22, 2011

A swastika was scrawled inside a circle on the infield dirt of a baseball field behind the Solomon Schechter Day School in Williston Park and a structure used in a Jewish religious observance was vandalized on the weekend of Oct. 7.

The damage to the sukkah, a traditional structure to observe the Jewish harvest ,was discovered bent on the morning of Oct. 10 and Nassau County Police Department officers from the 3rd Precinct were summoned to the school, according to Cindy Dolgin, Solomon Schechter's head of school.

That same afternoon, a swastika scrawled inside a circle on the infield dirt of a baseball field behind the school was discovered with a profanity also scrawled in the dirt, and the police were summoned once more.

"It's a terribly unfortunate thing done by some stupid kids," Dolgin said.

Dolgin said students in the Schechter School were upset by the incidents. Approximately half of the members of the student body at the school had relatives who died during the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II, she said.

 

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