Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray Painted On Synagogue In California

    (JTA) — A synagogue in Irvine, California was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    The graffiti was discovered on Wednesday when employees of Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine arrived at the building for work, according to reports.

    The graffiti read “F**k Jews” in red spray paint. The message was painted over shortly after police were done on the premises, KABC reported.

    The Irvine Police Department have increased patrols at Jewish facilities in the city, according to the report, and called on the public to report any suspicious activity.

    A police spokeswoman told AFP that the attack on the synagogue is “unusual.”

    “It is not a normal thing to have this type of crime in Irvine,” she said.

    Surveillance footage shows a person wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a surgical facemask jumping over the fence of the synagogue after 1 a.m., and then vandalizing the building and stealing a bicycle.


    Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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