Mount Laurel synagogue defaced with swastika, threatening message

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – On December 5th, Mount Laurel officers were dispatched to Adath Emanu-El Synagogue on Elbo Lane to investigate an anti-Semitic sticker that was found placed on a no parking sign in the temple parking lot.

The sticker had the image of a swastika with the caption “We are everywhere.” Investigators believe the sticker has been on the sign for some time.

“We are saddened by the message of hate placed at the synagogue to intimidate our Jewish community, and our community denounces this act. Finding this symbol of hate is especially troubling during the holiday season when we are meant to reflect on what is good in the world and in our lives,” the Mount Laurel Police Department said.

Detectives from the Mount Laurel Police Department are investigating this offense and are asking for help to identify who is responsible for this despicable act. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mount Laurel Police Department at 856-234-8300. Tips can be made anonymously by phone, our website, or Facebook.