American Jewish University in Bel Air, California. (Wikimedia/Cbl62 CC BY-SA 3.0)
American Jewish University in Bel Air, California. (Wikimedia/Cbl62 CC BY-SA 3.0)

3 Jewish schools in LA spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti days after Beverly Hills synagogue vandalized

Three Los Angeles Jewish schools were tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti days after a synagogue in Beverly Hills was found vandalized.

A swastika and hateful messages including the phrase “time to pay” were found spray-painted at the American Jewish University in Bel Air, the Westwood Charter School and Milken Community High School on Tuesday, according to a report on the LAist website.

On Saturday, a suspect described as a white male entered the Nessah Synagogue, a Persian Jewish congregation in Beverly Hills, and vandalized the sanctuary, tearing prayer books and strewing Torah scrolls on the floor.

In September, “Free Palestine” was spray-painted on the front of the Baba Sale Congregation in the Fairfax district of the city and “Six million $ was not enough” was drawn in marker on the welcome sign affixed to the gate of the city’s Temple Ahavat Shalom.

LAist cited the Anti-Defamation League as stating that there have been 36 such incidents in Los Angeles in 2019.

Sam Sokol

Sam Sokol is a Jerusalem-based journalist who covers Israel for JTA. He was formerly an international and Jewish affairs correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and a reporter for the Israel Broadcasting Authority. His work on revolutionary Ukraine garnered him the 2015 B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage


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