Chabad of Staten Island painted with 'synagogue of Satan' graffiti

“Synagogue of Satan,” was discovered on the outside of the Chabad of Staten Island synagogue.

May 25, 2019 16:15
Chabad of Staten Island

Chabad of Staten Island. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The Chabad House of Staten Island, run by Rabbi Moshe Katzman and his wife Chana, has been vandalized, according to a photo shared by one of the synagogue's congregants.

“Synagogue of Satan,” was written on the outside of the Chabad of Staten Island synagogue.  On the nearby Yeshiva "SOS," was sprayed, apparently in reference to the other graffiti.

The antisemitic graffiti was discovered in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The NYPD were aware of the incident and are investigating, a spokesperson told the website

The synagogue was a welcoming place, “We never thought twice [about leaving a door open],” Katzman told, “and I can’t do that anymore.”

Incidences of antisemitic vandalism are becoming more frequent in the United States.

Only a week ago a Jewish Boston-area high school was vandalized with a swastika.

The organization Stop Antisemitism shared the original photo with The Jerusalem Post.

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