2003-03-29 / Front Page

Swastikas Mar Local Synagogue

By Howard Schwach
Swastikas Mar Local Synagogue By Howard Schwach

Swastikas Mar Local Synagogue
By Howard Schwach

A number of swastikas were found spray-painted on the outside wall of a Rockaway synagogue on Saturday, March 22.

The vandalism, which is being investigated by the police as a bias incident, was discovered by congregants on the rear wall of the Beth-El Synagogue at 121-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at about 6 a.m.

Police sources told The Wave that they suspect that teenagers were responsible for the synagogue vandalism.

Officials at the synagogue, including Rabbi Allen Blaine, refused to comment on the incident.

The swastikas were quickly cleaned off the wall by the synagogue's administrators.


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