A gang of some half a dozen Brooklyn teenagers attacked a small synagogue in the Williamsburg neighborhood towards the conclusion of the Sabbath on Saturday evening, according to a report published by the New York Postjew.


They hurled a metal pole through one of the glass windows of the lower-floor synagogue, shattering it.

One of the worshipers participating in the evening service told the news site, “People were praying inside at the time. Everyone is upset already. So this, we don’t need this now.”

Police are seeking four of the boys, around age 16, who fled down Franklin Avenue after bashing the synagogue’s window. Property damage has been estimated at more than $250.

No physical injuries were reported in the attack.

Brooklyn has seen a rash of anti-Semitic attacks recently.

Last week a former Democratic volunteer on the Obama campaign broke into the historic Union Temple in Prospect Heights last week to draw a swastika on the door and “Kill All Jews” in the building’s stairwell. James Polite, age 26, was arrested this past Friday in connection with the incident.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.