The man, who has advocated for a white “ethnostate,” told a local reporter he is not a Nazi.
James P. Reardon is an avowed anti-Semite and white nationalist and attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
After the boy’s father called the coach for an explanation, he allegedly replied, “We were just playing games and I’m sorry.”
“But our relationship grew more and more, and he ended up being probably the best coach I ever played for,” he said.
The letter from the director of the Long Beach JCC does not detail the allegation, but says that they have contacted local authorities.
The JCC was also hit with vandalism on the first night of Passover last year, when someone spray-painted “Hitler was right”on the walls.
The letters were mailed from the county jail by Chadwick Grubbs, who was already an inmate there for unrelated charges.
“For JCC members to see mikveh on the list of program offers — it’s beyond my wildest dreams.”
“Creating safe and secure environment is at the core of our mission and values as an agency,” the JCC’s executive director said in a statement.
A 19-year-old American-Israeli man was convicted of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the U.S.