VIDEO: Vandal breaks windows of Alameda synagogue in hate crime

ALAMEDA (KRON) — The Jewish temple on Alameda’s Bay Farm Island was vandalized this week according to Alameda Police.

A large object was thrown through the windows of Temple Israel, located at 3183 Mecartney Rd., sometime between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, police said.

No one went into the temple and police did not discover any graffiti.

Police say this will be investigated as a hate crime.

The suspect is only described as someone wearing all black clothing.

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Community members are planning to come together Friday at 7 p.m. at the temple to show their support for temple members. A temple representative says all are welcome to join.

Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Marc Levine (D-Marin and Sonoma Counties) have issued the following joint statement:

“We were deeply troubled to learn Temple Israel in Alameda was the target of vandalism yesterday. This is even more alarming with the recent rise of anti-Semitic attacks throughout our country. We stand with the congregation and the people of Alameda. We hope that police find the vandals responsible for this destruction and bring them to justice.”

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