August 13, 2020
The Harrisburg Jewish community was horrified earlier this week to learn that Kesher Israel Congregation was desecrated with two swastikas painted on their building at 2500 North Third Street.
Although Kesher Israel Congregation was able to remove the physical markings, the pain of this act of hatred will forever remain.
The Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania condemn in the strongest possible terms the desecration of the Kesher Israel synagogue in Harrisburg. Since World War II, the swastika has been a symbol of death, hate and destruction that people of all faiths, nationalities and beliefs reject.
Painting the ultimate symbol of hate, racism and genocide on a synagogue, community center or cemetery in any community or anywhere in the world is universally unacceptable. We stand in solidarity with our Harrisburg neighbors and Americans of good will everywhere in supporting tolerance, equality, and freedom–absolutely no exceptions, no qualification, and no hate symbols—not now, not ever.
Chief Executive Officer
Read FOX43 News coverage of the incident by clicking HERE