Young said that the vandalism “was a hateful act of antisemitism that goes against everything America stands for.” Continued Young, also on Twitter: “I’ve spoken with Rabbi Sendrow and members of the congregation, and I stand with them in condemning this ignorant and disgusting crime. Our nation’s diversity is a great attribute, not an undesirable flaw.”Also taking to Twitter was Bennett, who said he was “Sending my support to the Jewish community in Carmel” and that “We are united in condemnation of this abhorrent attack,” adding his thanks to Pence for his support. Mayor of Carmel Jim Brainard also condemned the attack, and said that the Carmel Police Department was already investigating the incident and that those responsible would be held accountable. “As we are reminded each year during our city's Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, we must never forget and never stop fighting against the hatred that led to the murder of 6 million Jews. These images that represent the ideas that led to those crimes are not reflective of what our City stands for,” he said. Congregation Shaarey Tefilla is a Conservative synagogue established in 1992, with 200 household members. The congregation’s Rabbi Benjamin Sedrow said that the community was “deeply disappointed in the horrific vandalism that occurred at our Congregation,” while a statement on behalf of the community said it had been “comforted by the outpouring of community and interfaith support” to the congregation. “Intolerance, hatred, and violent acts against Jews are significant realities today. The response to this heinous act affirms that America is collectively outraged at these hateful acts in our neighbourhood,” said Sendrow.
Outrageous: an Indiana synagogue was vandalized with Nazi graffiti. We stand in solidarity with Congregation Shaarey Tefilla and the Jewish community of Carmel, Indiana. pic.twitter.com/WvIc516slp— AJC (@AJCGlobal) July 29, 2018