Chicago Synagogues Targeted in Rash of Hate Crimes

Chicago Synagogues Targeted in Rash of Hate Crimes

Credit:(Photo: screenshot Fox32 Chicago)

This year, we’ve been alarmed at the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks and incidents not only occurring in Israel, but around the world. And now, Jewish places of worship in Chicago, where The Fellowship’s U.S. offices are, have been targeted. The Times of Israel reports on the rash of attacks on synagogues that occurred in Chicago over the weekend, leading authorities to beef up security at Jewish schools, businesses, and temples in the area:

Police in Chicago have beefed up security for the local Jewish community following separate incidents of vandalism and attempted arson at local synagogues over the weekend.

Worshipers who arrived at Congregation Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel synagogue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood Sunday morning discovered broken glass and charred black rags outside the building.

Police later confirmed that an unknown assailant twice attempted to set the building on fire around midnight on Saturday. No one was injured and there was no damage to the synagogue.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police were also investigating vandalism outside several synagogues in the city’s West Rogers Park neighborhood, where the windows of cars parked outside the building were smashed early Sunday morning.

Guglielmi said Jewish schools, businesses and synagogues in the city would receive “special attention” while detectives probed the suspected hate crimes…

Tags: Anti-Semitism

More From Stand For Israel

Stand For Israel

Bibi: IDF Has Huge Destructive Power, Don’t Test Us

PM Netanyahu visited a large-scale exercise by the IDF on Israel's northern border that is being carried out in preparation for attacks by Iran and Hezbollah.

Stand For Israel

Lessons from Israel’s First US Ambassador

James McDonald, who served as the first American envoy to the fledgling Jewish state, understood the importance of fighting anti-Semitism.

Stand For Israel

House Urges Twitter to Ban Hamas

After the American social media company blocked accounts for Hezbollah and ISIS, U.S. lawmakers are pressuring it to "stop the spread of terror" by the Gaza-based group, as well.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.