CHICAGO (AP) — A synagogue and an affiliated Jewish school in Chicago were vandalized over the weekend with swastika images and antisemitic graffiti, officials said.
The incidents occurred Sunday at the FREE Synagogue and Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School.
A Jewish group, the Concerned Citizens League, said windows were broken Saturday at a Chicago bakery and a Kosher food store.
“No official pronouncement has been made on a possible motive, but these have all the hallmarks of hate-based crimes,” said Debra Silverstein, a member of the Chicago City Council.
Police in Chicago were investigating.
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Rodgers, Nate. “Chicago Synagogues and Jewish School Vandalized; Group Says Other Jewish Businesses Were Targeted.” FOX 32 Chicago. FOX 32 Chicago, January 31, 2022. https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-synagogue-and-jewish-school-vandalized-and-group-says-other-jewish-locations-were-targeted. ↩︎
NBC Chicago. “Synagogues Vandalized and Damaged Hours Apart in West Rogers Park, Lincolnwood.” NBC Chicago. NBC Chicago, January 31, 2022. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/synagogues-vandalized-hours-apart-in-west-rogers-park/2743465/. ↩︎