(Montreal) A Montreal synagogue has been the target of anti-Semitic graffiti, according to images from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith Canada.
She circulated photos on social media showing swastikas drawn with spray paint on the 102-year-old Bagg Street Shul Synagogue, located on Clark Street in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.
The Montreal Police Service has indicated that it is aware of the situation.
The mayor of the metropolis, Valérie Plante, expressed her support for the city’s Jewish community.
On Twitter, Ms. Plante condemned “those anti-Semitic acts that have no place in our society”.
“The desecration of the Bagg Street Shul Synagogue is an absolutely unacceptable act,” she tweeted.
The National Director of the League for Human Rights at B’nai Brith Canada also sent a letter to the Plante administration, asking them to do more to combat anti-Semitism and an increase in reported hate incidents. targeting Jews.
Marvin Rotrand claims that the red brick building is the oldest active synagogue in Quebec. It is recognized as a heritage site by the Quebec government and the City of Montreal, he says.
Other Jewish organizations, including the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Advisory Center for Jewish and Israel Relations, also condemned the act of vandalism.