Congregation Beth Israel in the Fairfax district in Los Angeles was vandalized with graffiti reading “Free Palestine” as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis swept the city, JTA reports.
The Kehillas Yaakov shul in Los Angeles, led by Rav Gershon Bess, was also vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, and the same day, the window of a shul in Richmond, Virginia, was smashed during riots.
Another shul damaged in LA was Tiferes Tzvi in Fairfax.
A number of kosher restaurants, bakeries and stores were ransacked by protesters, looting much of the merchandise and causing extensive property damage. The stores impacted include Ariel Glatt Kosher Market, Mensch Bakery & Kitchen, and Syd’s Pharmacy & Kosher Vitamins.