A guy attacked a synagogue in New Jersey early on Sunday morning by throwing a molotov cocktail at the entrance.
Thankfully, the gadget did not explode as predicted, resulting in less damage than would have been the case.
As of right now, no injuries have been recorded.
Following the attack, the email below was issued to locals on Sunday.
At three in the morning. An unidentified person wearing a ski mask lit a “Molotov cocktail” and threw it toward the entrance of a Greater MetroWest community synagogue this morning.
Thankfully, the device did not function as anticipated, limiting the damage. On-site police are conducting an investigation.
Our Chief Security Officer collaborates with all of the local law enforcement agencies, the Office of Homeland Security in Essex County, New Jersey, as well as the Secure Community Network and other Jewish communal security programs in those states.
This episode occurs in the middle of an atmosphere of hostility and intolerance, as well as a rising tide of anti-Jewish hate crimes and hates rhetoric.
To combat hatred, strengthen our fortitude, and advance safety and security, our Jewish Federation will keep collaborating with all community members.