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ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Semitic and Racist Graffiti in Neighborhood and Near Synagogue

  • August 12, 2015

(August 12, 2015) The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep concern about the targeting of homes, cars and the area surrounding a synagogue with vandalism and anti-Semitic and racist graffiti.   According to San Antonio police and media reports, numerous homes were defaced with swastikas, the letters “KKK,” and the word, “Jew.”

“We are dismayed to hear of the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti discovered today on homes and around a synagogue in San Antonio, and we are confident law enforcement officials are working diligently to solve these cases and bring the perpetrators to justice,” said ADL Associate Director Dena Marks.

The homes and cars were in a neighborhood across the highway from Congregation Rodfei Sholom, whose grounds also were defaced with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti.

ADL has been in touch with synagogue leadership and police and has offered resources. Founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism and other kinds of prejudice, ADL works with law enforcement to help the victims of hate crimes and to solve those crimes.

ADL compiles a yearly Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, and helps provides security information to Jewish and other faith institutions.

       For more information or for an interview, call Dena Marks at 713-627-3490, ext. 234, or via cell phone at 832-567-8843.