Thursday, November 1, 2018

In the wake of Pittsburgh, 2 California Synagogues are vandalized

On the heels of the slaughter at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, a community already on edge and in mourning is facing a different kind of threat, as two California synagogues were vandalized this week.

Congregation Beth Jacob in Irvine was defaced with antisemitic graffiti.

Irvine California Synagogue vandalized
Temple Beth Israel  in Fresno was also vandalized.

Fresno Synagogue Vandalized
Police are treating both incidents as hate crimes.

1 comment:

Gary Fouse said...

It is ironic that the rabbi of the Irvine temple, Lee Weissman, has gone to extraordinary lengths to forge ties with UC Irvine, Muslim Student Union over the years, actually to the point that I criticized him. He is a decent man, however, and my sympathies go out to him.