Police investigate swastika painted on Jewish
By Brent Begin, Bay City News Service
April 2, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Members of Congregation Emanu-El
in San Francisco were shocked to find a swastika painted on their
temple this morning as they prepared to observe the first night
Police were called to the temple, located at the intersection
of Lake Street and Arguello Boulevard, at about 8:30 a.m. Investigators
are now looking into the possible hate crime.
Mayor Gavin Newsom was quick to condemn the defacement of the
city's largest Jewish temple.
"San Francisco is known as a city that embraces people of
all faiths," Newsom said in a statement. "We strongly
condemn this act of hatred and intolerance."
Tonight is the First Seder of Passover, and the offices of Temple
Emanu-El are currently closed until Wednesday morning following
the Second Seder.
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