A South Williamsburg synagogue’s windows were smashed by a group of kids on Monday during the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the NYPD claim.
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) October 3, 2019
The incident was caught on surveillance camera last Monday at approximately 5:30 p.m. when four kids used various objects including a milk crate to smash the front windows of the synagogue at 89 Throop Ave; NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating, Gothamist reports.
Breaking: Gov Cuomo to direct @NYSPolice Hate Crimes Unit to investigate attack against shul in Williamsburg over Rosh Hashanah.
— Michael Snow (@Michael_Sn0w) October 2, 2019
I am disgusted and enraged by yet another anti-Semitic act of vandalism, the desecration of a synagogue in Williamsburg over Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. It is simply unconscionable.
This incident unfortunately underscores the need for State Police to increase their patrols around houses of worship during the Jewish high holidays this year.
In New York we have no tolerance for hate and I continue to join with our Jewish community and work to ensure the new year is one of peace, protection and well-being.
NYC has experienced a “60% jump in anti-Semetic crimes across the city. As of Sept. 15, cops recorded 155 anti-Jewish crimes — 58 more than the 97 investigated during the same time period last year,” according to the NY Daily News.
ALARMING DATA from @NYPDnews @NYPDHateCrimes shows there were 79 hate attacks on Jews in NYC during the 2nd quarter of 2019, 16 of those happened in or around Williamsburg (Total first half of 2019, 145 attacks, 29 in @WMSBG area). Watch your back! pic.twitter.com/cL8SIUJX8D
— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) October 3, 2019