Tag: synagogue

Vandals set fire to Masorti synagogue

| July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment



JERUSALEM (JTA) — Arson is suspected in a fire at a Conservative synagogue in Israel. Bored teens set fire to the entrance of Yedid Nefesh in Modi’in late Saturday night, police told the Jerusalem Post. The fire, which caused minor damage, came 10 days after a sign identifying the synagogue as part of the Masorti […]




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Arson scorches Modi’in synagogue entrance

| July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



Arsonists scorched the entrance to the Masorti (Conservative) Yedid Nefesh synagogue in Modi’in late Saturday night, causing minor damage. The fire blackened the entrance mat and melted two plastic plants. Members of the community, which numbers about 40 families, said that the incident comes just two weeks after a sign was placed on the façade […]




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Mineola synagogue vandalized with swastikas

| July 3, 2009 | 1 Comment



Rabbi Anchelle Perl wasn’t at Congregation Beth Shalom Chabad in Mineola on Friday morning as he usually is, as the temple was closed for the Fourth of July weekend. Instead, he got a call unlike any he’s ever received: Someone had sprayed two large, bright orange swastikas on the synagogue’s front doors. "As soon as […]




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Hearing postponed for man who stole from synagogue

| July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



SUNBURY — A sentence modification hearing for the Freeburg man serving a state prison term for stealing more than $100,000 from Congregation Beth El was postponed Thursday because he hadn’t been brought to the local jail. Shelley R. Kolbert, 60, was sentenced in May to serve a 15-month to 36-month sentence in prison, return a […]




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Synagogue robbery in Baku

| June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Baku – APA. A robbery incident took place in Baku. Two donation boxes were robbed at the synagogue at Rasul Rza Street in Baku at about 00.45 last night, press service of the Interior Ministry told APA.     http://en.apa.az/news.php?id=104432




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Swastika Painted On Lower East Side Synagogue

| June 26, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police are investigating after a swastika was found yesterday painted on the inside of a Manhattan synagogue. A swastika and a derogatory word were painted on an inside door of the Bialystoker Synagogue on East Broadway. A smoke bomb was set off, as well.   http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/101383/swastika-painted-on-lower-east-side-synagogue/Default.aspx  




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Police: Vandalism at Salinas synagogue may be a hate crime

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Salinas police detectives are investigating vandalism at Temple Beth El as a possible hate crime after swastikas and ethnic slurs were found at the synagogue's property last week. David Finkelstein, first vice president of Congregation Temple Beth El, said swastikas, anti-Semitic and Nazi graffiti, "among other things" had been scrawled on the sidewalks and entry […]




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Synagogue vandalized in central Ukraine

| June 14, 2009 | 0 Comments



KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Unidentified vandals threw seven cans of brown paint at the walls and windows of a synagogue in a central Ukrainian town. No one was hurt in the June 10 incident in the industrial town of Kremenchug. One of the synagogue's windows was shattered in the attack. Four adults ran off after […]




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Security In Jewish Community Tightens After Attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



BALTIMORE — An attack at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., is causing local synagogues, Jewish schools, and community and cultural centers to tighten security and others to question how these things happen. Art Abramson, director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said he heard about the Holocaust Museum shooting from Baltimore city police. Abramson said […]




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Local Synagogues react to DC shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — It happened in seconds without warning. An 89 year old man with a criminal record and ties to white supremacy unloaded decades of rage at Washington DC's Holocaust Museum. "I saw just a glance of an older gentleman and didn't know who he was. I wasn't paying attention and then […]




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Holocaust denier charged in DC museum shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – An 88-year-old white supremacist was charged with murder Thursday, a day after officials said he left a signed anti-Semitic screed in his car outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, then gunned down a security guard who opened the door to let him in. Guard Stephen T. Johns was shot to death Wednesday by […]




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Incidents Decreased, as Synagogue Targeted

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



The evening before the Anti-Defamation League was set to release its annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, just such an event was being perpetrated at a local Conservative synagogue. Arriving for morning minyan, congregants at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel in Northeast Philadelphia found a gold, spray-painted swastika on the front of their building, reported office […]




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Mid-Hudson synagogues always alert

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONROE — Rabbi Adam Kligfeld ponders the arrests of four Newburgh men on charges of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down aircraft at Stewart Airport and wishes he could call it an aberration. But he cannot, and so he is deliberately vague about the security improvements that have been made at Congregation […]




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Four New Yorkers indicted in synagogue bomb plot

| June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (AFP) — Four New Yorkers arrested in an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military planes were indicted Tuesday on eight charges, including attempts to use weapons of mass destruction. The four, arrested May 20 in New York, face several life sentences if convicted, the federal prosecutor's office said. They […]




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Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline For Third Straight Year In U.S., According To Annual ADL Audit

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



New York, NY, June 1, 2009 � The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The League's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish […]




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