The Chabad UF Jewish Student Center was vandalized early Friday morning with “antisemitic graffiti and hateful slurs,” according to a news release from the organization.
The vandalism has been reported to police, and Chabad UF plans to increase its security protocols.
“This is an attempt to intimidate us and the proud Jewish Life and learning Chabad UF provides to the students and community,” the release said. “We will not be cowed by hate, but will in fact double our efforts to strengthen Judaism, advocate for Israel and continue to bring light and joy to the UF, SFC and Gainesville communities.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call GPD at 352-955-1818 and notify Rabbi Berl Goldman at 352-336-5877.