HATE: Anti-Semitic Graffiti Scrawled on “Mishkan Torah Kollel” in Los Angeles


Police were investigating an act of anti-Semitic vandalism at a synagogue in Tarzana Wednesday.

City Councilman Bob Blumenfield tweeted that hateful, profane graffiti was scrawled at the Mishkan Torah synagogue at 5552 Reseda Blvd., near Ventura Boulevard.

“It’s really hurtful, all the members here are being hurt,” synagogue Executive Director Rabbi Shlomo Haghighi told KCAL9. “It’s such a thing that someone (passes) by the synagogue and (writes) something on the wall. It’s hurtful.”

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the vandalism was reported about 9:55 a.m. Tuesday.

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Bob Blumenfield@BobBlumenfield
I’ve been notified that someone vandalized the walls of the Mishkan Torah Synagogue in Tarzana with anti-Semitic graffiti.

We await news from @LAPD about their investigation, and my staff and I stand ready to assist if there is anything we can do to help.

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