Indiana Univ. Jewish centers are targets of attacks


(JTA) — Rocks were thrown through the windows of two Jewish centers at Indiana University.

A rock was thrown through the back window of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center, which is located on campus, on Nov. 27. Earlier in the week, a rock was thrown through the back window of the Chabad Jewish student center located just outside the campus. 

Bloomington city police and campus police are investigating whether the attacks are related.

Glass from the broken window of the Chabad house did damage to the building’s worship center, the group’s president, Alex Groysman, told the Indiana Daily Student newspaper.

“We believe it was an act of anti-Semitism because the window shattered was less than a yard away from a sign that says Jewish Student Center," Groysman told the paper.

“After everything the center does to build understanding and friendly relations in the community, there are people out there that just want to destroy. By throwing that stone, that person was sending a message that they do not want us here, and that is something that is not OK.”

Chabad plans to display a 12-foot menorah for Chanukah, according to the report.

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