Jewish cemetery vandalized in NY state

  • Jewish cemetery vandalized in NY state

Jewish cemetery vandalized in NY state

The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council offered to replace the headstones, re-sod and clean the cemetery, and Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 will install additional lighting and security cameras.

Earlier Thursday a similar rally was held in Philadelphia which was born of out of the recent vandalism at a Jewish cemetery.

Police Captain Fredrick Lemons says they have no viable leads, after checking on several tips since the vandalism occurred.

"Hate has no place in this commonwealth, and will not be tolerated", Wolf said at the rally, and later tweeted it.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia says the noon rally Thursday is meant to "restore a sense of security and peace to our community".

Members of the Muslim community in Rochester seemingly raced to the cemetery to right toppled Jewish headstones. "The silver-lining in all of this is that we have seen the best of Pennsylvania in response to these disgraceful acts - people of different background coming together to support each other and stand united against discrimination, hate and intimidation".

Jewish community centers across the country have also been dealing with bomb threats in recent weeks. "Just look at all of us today", he said.

Rochester's local Democrat & Chronicle reported in an interview with the non-profit's president, Michael Phillips, that he doesn't want to, "label it (the vandalism) anti-Semitism".