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Windows Smashed at Chicago Synagogue; Rabbi Active Against Bias

Police here today were investigating an attack on Congregation Kehilath Israel in which 12 windows in a set of four doors, and a bulletin board window, were broken early in the morning before services. A resident across the street from the synagogue was awakened by the breaking of glass at 4 a.m., and saw an adult race for a car and drive away. The witness said, however, that it was too dark to see the culprit or the car clearly.

Rabbi Eliot Einhorn, spiritual leader of the congregation, intimated that the present integration problem “may be a reason for this destruction of property. ” He is active in the South East Community Organization, which recently came out for open occupancy laws. The South Chicago police, who ordered the synagogue watched, said that there have been no outbreaks of a similar nature against any houses of worship in the neighborhood in recent months.

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