Vandals strike California synagogue, Florida JCC


(JTA) — Anti-Semitic messages and symbols were painted on a Sacramento-area synagogue.

Police are trying to determine whether Tuesday’s attack on Congregation Beth Shalom was a hate crime, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The vandalism included a swastika, the phrase "Kristallnacht still lives" and the SS lightning bolts symbol.

Also, bushes lining the outside of the synagogue building were set afire.

The vandal was captured on a surveillance video camera.

Meanwhile, a Florida Jewish community center was vandalized Monday. Gold spray-painted swastikas and the phrase "Jews shall die" were painted on the Soref JCC building in Coral Springs.

Also Monday, a heavy object was heaved through the window of a Jewish high school in Miami Beach, the Miami Herald reported.

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