Prominent Washington synagogue hit with anti-Semitic vandalism

by Daniel Payne · Dec 3rd, 2019 12:08 pm
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Last Updated Dec 3rd, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Washington, D.C.'s Sixth & I synagogue, one of the oldest in the city, was tagged by anti-Semitic vandalism allegedly over the weekend.

A spokeswoman for the synagogue told media that staff discovered swastikas and anti-Semitic language carved into one of the building's doors. In an email to the synagogue community, the institution's three rabbis said the damage was minimal and easily repaired.

In the email, the rabbis told congregants that the synagogue is "stronger than a few swastikas [and] stronger than some impotent graffiti etched into our doors."

In addition to Jewish worship services, the property also hosts local artistic and cultural events, including musical performances and stand-up comedians.