Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UC Irvine Chabad Rabbi's home vandalized

UC Irvine has long been identified as a hub of anti-Semitism. Todays despicable incident- an attack on the home of a beloved Chabad Rabbi- is just one incident in a pattern of attacks on Jewish students and Jewish interests regionally.


Official Statement from Chabad at UCI:

On Tuesday, May 31st at around 1:30pm a potted plant was thrown at the front window of the Chabad House at UCI. The home also serves as the residence of Rabbi and Mrs. Zevi Tenenbaum.

The object broke a glass panel of the front window. Thank G-d no one was hurt. The housekeeper was the only one home at the time. A police report was filed with the Irvine Police Department.

Rabbi Zevi and Miriam Tenenbaum regularly host UCI Students for Shabbat and Holiday Dinners at this location. There is a Menorah on display in the front patio.

At this point in time there are no leads as to who may have been the perpetrator.

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Rabbi Zevi Tenenbaum
Chabad at UC Irvine

2 comments:

David H. said...

i can't imagine how something like that might happen. after all, all the anti-Israel demonstrators are just peaceful activists right? i mean just look at these guys from S.F. last weekend:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtD3KFHxvMc

Gary Fouse said...

Interesting that we have no comment from the OC Human Rights Commission, which has never acknowledged anti-Semitism at UCI and the OC Jewish Federation, which won't acknowledge the problem either.

Gary Fouse
Adj teacher

UCI EXT