ADL Offers Reward for Information in Anti-Semitic Attack on Tahoe Synagogue
San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2004 ... The Central Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of Temple Bat Yam in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
In announcing the reward, Jonathan Bernstein, ADL Central Pacific Regional Director said, "Hate crimes are a top level priority with ADL. We want the people responsible for this vandalism to be caught, convicted and punished, and we hope this reward helps law enforcement toward that end."
Police and the FBI are investigating a rash of vandalism after swastikas, and the words "Die Jew" were spray painted on the temple sometime between Sunday, December 5 and Tuesday morning, December 7, on the eve of Hanukkah.
Anyone with any information about the crime should contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.