The rabbi of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation said it’s the first such incident in his nearly 30 years leading the congregation.
The graffiti painted on The Rock in the center of campus read: “Jews did 9-11. Google: Dancing Israelis.”
The incident was painful for congregants whose ancestors were expelled from Muslim countries in the Middle East after the establishment of Israel.
Days later, hundreds of students wearing T-shirts or hoodies in red, a school color, displayed “unity against hate.
“Seeing ‘Jude’ written on there as clearly a neo-Nazi-type term… that was very upsetting to me,” said Rabbi Gabriel Botnick.
Just last year, an intruder entered the synagogue shouting he wanted to “kill the Jews.”
Chicago Police discovered the vandalism while responding to a trespassing call.
Four different cities saw anti-Semitic vandalism on Wednesday - not even including the attempted arsons on synagogues in Chicago and Boston.
The 21-year-old Nazi sympathizer pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime.
The homeowner, Ted Ferris, isn’t Jewish. “My first reaction? If I knew who did it, I’d choke ‘em — and that’s [saying it] politely,” he said.