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Massachusetts Man Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Synagogue, JCC

He's also accused of yelling at parents and children at a JCC.
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August 10, 2020
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A 28-year-old man was arrested Aug. 6 for allegedly vandalizing a Jewish community center, and breaking and entering a synagogue in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The man, reportedly identified as Kyle Wood, is alleged to have broken into Temple Emanuel Sinai on Aug. 5, breaking a window and damaging part of the building. He also is accused of kicking a Star of David at the Worcester JCC and throwing a yard sign on Aug. 6, while yelling at parents and children who were being dropped off for camp.

Wood subsequently was arrested after allegedly attempting to break into Temple Emanuel again. He is being charged with vandalism and breaking and entering in the daytime.

Anti-Defamation League New England tweeted, “Horrified by #antisemitic fueled vandalism & tirade targeting #Jewish campers & synagogue. Quick action by parents/staff @WorcesterJCC prevented escalation to violence. [Thank you] @WorcesterPD for immed resp [immediately responding]. Reminder that security training/awareness is critical.”

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