Tag: synagogue

Queens man charged with spray-painting swastikas on synagogue and church

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



Cops charged a 40-year-old Jackson Heights man Tuesday with defacing a Queens synagogue, library and church with swastikas, but are still hunting for the anti-semites wanted for torching three cars in Brooklyn. Franco Rodriguez admitted etching his hateful handiwork earlier this month because, he claimed, "Jewish people were harassing him." He faces up to five […]




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Ron Hirsch, accused in Calif. synagogue bombing, arrested in Cleveland Heights: Whatever happened to …?

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



Whatever happened to the man accused of bombing a California synagogue who tried to hide in Cleveland Heights? Ron Hirsch, 61, remains in federal custody while awaiting trial in April. Hirsch, who also went by the names Ronald Jay Fisher and Israel Fisher, was arrested in Cleveland Heights April 11 and was accused of fleeing […]




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Man attempting to scam local congregants, say police, synagogue

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



A con man is making the rounds in Lubbock congregations, police and members of a local synagogue say. Congregation Shaareth Israel president Jonathan Marks said a man giving his name as Alan Farahat solicited money from the congregation during its Friday evening service. “He asked if he could make an announcement before the service started, […]




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Churches consider response to concealed carry

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments



Come Tuesday, when Wisconsin's concealed-carry law takes effect, anyone entering Jackson Park Lutheran Church should leave their weapons at home. Soon, the south side church will be posting a sign that says, in effect: The only thing you ought to be packing in this house of God is your prayer books. Religious institutions, many of […]




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FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM Test to Take Place November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congregational Security Inc announced that on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will last […]




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Solomon Schechter vandalized

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



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 […]




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Mayor condemns synagogue vandalism

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Mayor Brad Woodside says the Fredericton community condemns the actions of the individual or individuals who drew a Nazi swastika on the doors of Sgoolai Israel Synagogue on Westmorland Street this weekend. "It's a very sad commentary," he said Tuesday night after the regular public council meeting. It's the first incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in […]




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Vandals scrawl ‘Death to the Jews’ on synagogues in Safed

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Unknown vandals scrawled "Death to the Jews" on four synagogues and a vehicle in the northern city of Safed on Tuesday night. "This is an unusual phenomenon, which does not characterize the nature of the relationship between Jews and Arabs in Safed," said Safed Mayor Ilan Shohat. "Just as we condemn the desecration of Islamic […]




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Rabbi busts trio of thieves stealing copper memorials from historic synagogue

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Three punks were charged with breaking into a historic Lower East Side synagogue after a rabbi spotted them trying to steal copper memorials from a wall. Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum was checking on Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Sunday when he saw the men stacking the plates inside the Norfolk Street landmark, which has been closed for […]




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Israeli Cabinet Condemns Religious Site Vandalism

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



Jerusalem, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ministers of his cabinet on Sunday strongly condemned the recent vandalism of religious sites, after dozens of Muslim and Christian gravestones were found desecrated on Saturday. "Recently we have witnessed attacks on Muslim sites, a Christian site, and a Jewish site — a synagogue — which […]




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Jail term for synagogue office fraudster

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



A synagogue office worker has been jailed for eight months for stealing more than £36,000 from her community to fund a luxury lifestyle. Susan Rudette spent the money she took from the United Hebrew Congregation in Leeds on a new kitchen, Sky TV subscription, holidays, mobile phone bills and cars. She supplemented her income using […]




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ADL Audit: Anti-Semitic Incidents Reported In DC Region In 2010 Remain Level

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following a consistent trend over the last several years, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the DC region remained constant in 2010, with a total of 53 incidents of assaults, vandalism and harassment reported during the calendar year, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic […]




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Woman jailed over £36,000 theft from Leeds synagogue

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



AN OFFICE administrator who pocketed more than £36,000 from a Jewish charitable organisation in Yorkshire has been jailed for eight months. Susan Rudette began taking money from the United Hebrew Congregation in Shadwell Lane, Leeds, initially out of greed, to fund a lifestyle she could not afford, including a new kitchen. But Sheffield Crown Court […]




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Synagogue security is beefed up

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Synagogue-goers were warned this week to remain vigilant during Rosh Hashanah services after a number of terrorism-related arrests and the Palestinians statehood bid. A statement by the Community Security Trust noted that "security measures will be at the same high level as in recent years. The number of UK terrorist arrests has not diminished since […]




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Safe Shuls

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Synagogues need to take responsibility for their security, said retired New York Police Department detective Mordecai Dzikansky, who served as the NYPD’s liaison with the Israeli police in the aftermath of 9/11. “If you are relying solely on police you’re leaving yourself vulnerable,” Dzikansky said in an interview. Dzikansky spoke with the Jewish Standard after […]




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