Boston Chabad Center vandalized with antisemitic graffiti in Russian

He also drew a symbol that closely resembles a swastika above the words, the Boston-area ABC affiliate WCVB reported.

(From right to left) Congressman Gregory Meeks; Governor Andrew Cuomo, UJA CEO Eric Goldstein; Senator Chuck Schumer; Mayor Bill DeBlasio; US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; JCRC CEO Michael Miller; and New York State Attorney General Letitia James march against antisemitism across the Brooklyn Bridge. (photo credit: COURTESY JAKE ASNER - UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK)
(From right to left) Congressman Gregory Meeks; Governor Andrew Cuomo, UJA CEO Eric Goldstein; Senator Chuck Schumer; Mayor Bill DeBlasio; US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; JCRC CEO Michael Miller; and New York State Attorney General Letitia James march against antisemitism across the Brooklyn Bridge.
(photo credit: COURTESY JAKE ASNER - UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK)
A man was captured on surveillance video writing what police say is antisemitic graffiti in Russian on the wall of a Boston-area Chabad Center.
He also drew a symbol that closely resembles a swastika above the words, the Boston-area ABC affiliate WCVB reported.
The Brookline Police Department said it was investigating the Sunday night incident as a hate crime in a statement posted on social media.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New England is offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of the vandal.
“This anti-Semitic act represents a direct threat to the Jewish community and is a reminder that hate never rests, even in a pandemic,” Robert Trestan, the ADL’s New England regional director, said in a statement.
In a separate incident, antisemitic graffiti was found scrawled on a synagogue in Los Angeles.
Commenting on Twitter, the ADL of LA said: "We are outraged by reports of antisemitic graffiti outside a synagogue in LA. In the midst of a pandemic in which it is more important than ever for us to stand together and just before the start of Passover, it is shocking to see this hateful message on a house of worship."
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.