(JTA) – A shirtless man using a baseball bat smashed the glass front doors of a South Florida synagogue.
A surveillance video showed the man vandalizing Temple Beth Torah in Wellington. He also smashed a church, as well as 17 parked cars, according to reports. The attack occurred in the wee hours of Sunday.
“That’s always a concern in the Jewish community when something like this happens. Are you being targeted because of you being Jewish? I don’t know if that’s the case in this situation,” Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz told WPBF-TV. He said investigators believe the choice of a synagogue was random.
“I hope that whoever did this gets apprehended, I hope that he or they get the help that they need, and I hope that it seeps in that they understand how much they hurt people when they did something like this,” the rabbi said.