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Yeshivath Shaar Hatorah Grodno in Kew Gardens, Queens

A 14-year-old boy was punched outside Yeshivath Shaar HaTorah Grodno, 117-06 84th Ave. in Kew Garden, on his way home at 8 PM last Sunday, when a white man hit him in the face and called him a “Jew Boy,” according to The Forest Hills Post, citing a police report.

NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is yet to determine whether this was an anti-Semitic crime.


The teen, whose face was sore and red from the punch, according to police, received medical attention on the spot. Police would not reveal whether the victim is a student at the yeshiva near which the crime took place.

According to the local Post, this was the second such attack reported at the yeshiva in a week, and a man has broken into the yeshiva four times between November and April, walking away with cash and electronics.

Yeshivath Shaar HaTorah Grodno was founded in 1974 by Rabbi Kalman Epstein and Rabbi Sholom Spitz. It has programs for high school boys, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs that award Talmudic law degrees.