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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Swastika found on Jewish temple wall in Spokane

Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane said that during Saturday’s concluding Yom Kippur service, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, it was noticed that a swastika had been painted on the concrete wall in the temple’s enclosed courtyard. Rabbi Tamar Malino said the congregation is working with the Spokane Police Department, which is investigating the vandalism and reviewing security footage, according to SpokaneFAVS. “The mark is being removed immediately, and both the Temple Beth Shalom, and Congregation Emanu-el communities continue to show strength and calm in the face of this hateful act,” Malino said.