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Swastika Found Spray-Painted on Jewish Community Center (JCC)


A swastika was found spray-painted on the grounds of the JCC of Greater New Haven. 

The Jewish Federation Foundation and JCC of Greater New Haven officials said they found the hate symbol painted on the sidewalk pathway that leads to the swimming pool entrance. 

The Woodbridge police, the FBI, and the Secure Community Network were all notified. The JCC recently had its security upgraded a year ago by the Jewish Federation working with SCN.

Last week, St Joseph Church in St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven had its doors vandalized. According to the FBI, there has been an uptick of hate incidents. 

“This Is not a Jewish problem. These acts of hate are an affront to all freedom-loving people,” said CEO Judy Alperin. “We are grateful for the support we have gotten from law enforcement officials and are hopeful that our elected officials will approved the funding for security infrastructure upgrades quickly.”