Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

North Carolina Jewish Family Targeted By Hate Crime During Rosh Hashanah Service

(JTA) — Three hate crimes targeted a Jewish family near Charlotte, North Carolina.

In response, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has increased foot and bike patrols, alerted federal law enforcement and conducted “zone checks” around synagogues in the city, Police Major Gerald Smith said at a news conference Monday afternoon, the Charlotte Observer reported.

A swastika was drawn on the back door of the home on Thursday night while the family was at Rosh Hashanah services, and the words “See You” were stuck to a window screen on Saturday.

On Monday, the words “White Power” were written near the workout room of the gated community in which the family’s home is located. Smith said he believes the message also targeted the Jewish family.

“We’ve pulled out all the stops on this. You’ll see a very heavy presence out there,” Smith said. “It’s very concerning, not only for residents of the apartment but the entire community. We don’t want this to ramp up any further than it already has.”

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

    NY-12 Candidate Forum

    THE TEMPLE EMANU-EL STREICKER CENTER and Virtual

    Aug 10, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    Will the last Jew left in New York’s congressional delegation be reelected? Will New York’s senior congresswoman receive another term? Or will one of the newcomers upend Manhattan politics?

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit the Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, images, and credit to the Foward. Have questions? Please email us at editorial@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.