ADL Offers Reward In Lakewood, NJ Assault
West Orange, NJ, October 16, 2007…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator responsible for the brutal attack on a Hebrew teacher in Lakewood, New Jersey. Police say that Rabbi Mordechai Moskowitz was brutally assaulted on his way to synagogue on the night of October 9th by an assailant wielding a baseball bat.
Lawrence Cooper, ADL's Regional Board Chair and Etzion Neuer, Regional Director of ADL's New Jersey Office, issued the following statement:
We are shocked and repulsed by the violent attack on Rabbi Moskowitz, a man whose profession is dedicated to educating children. While we do not yet know the motive behind the attack, we are left stunned by its brutality. With this reward, we turn to the public for its assistance in generating information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this horrific act.
At a press conference at the Lakewood Township Municipal Building, Lakewood Vaad representative Moshe Zev Weisberg announced an additional reward of $20,000 while township leaders and community representatives including NAACP Ocean County President Warren Sherard, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford and Police Chief Robert Lawson spoke out against the attack.
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.