March 7, 2020

Swastika spray-painted outside Winnipeg synagogue

A garbage bin outside of Chevra Mishnayes Synagogue on Jefferson was spray-painted with a swastika. (SUPPLIED)
A garbage bin outside of 
Chevra Mishnayes Synagogue on Jefferson 
was spray-painted with a swastika. 
(SUPPLIED)
Winnipeg, MB - A Winnipeg synagogue has been targeted with antisemitic graffiti.

A swastika was found Thursday night spray-painted in yellow on a garbage bin outside of Chevra Mishnayes Synagogue, said Laya Kneller, who contacted police and B’nai Brith to report the vandalism Friday morning.

The Winnipeg Police Service confirmed the incident.

Finding the racist symbol was "horrible," Kneller said, adding she has attended Chevra Mishnayes Synagogue (700 Jefferson Ave.) her whole life. "It’s a generational thing, multi-generations of our family has been going."

It is also not the first time the synagogue has been a target in recent years, according to Kneller.

Source: winnipegfreepress