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A Second Jewish Congregation Is Vandalized

Barbie Scharf-Zeldes

For the second time in less than a week, a Jewish congregation is targeted by hate filled graffiti.

Vandals hit Congregation Agudas Achim on Huebner Road at Bitters. A maintenance man made the discovery on a storage shed Monday morning.

“On the storage shed, in blue spray paint, there were two words - one was Jews, J-E-W-S, and right below it was Jew, J-E-W,” said congregation President Barbie Scharf-Zeldes. “We didn’t have any other graffiti, but there was also two barbeque grills stolen from the storage shed.”

San Antonio Police are investigating and looking into any connection to graffiti at Congregation Rodfei Sholom last week.

Meanwhile, authorities announced Monday morning that the reward from last week’s vandalism has been increased to $11,500.

The case is considered a hate crime.