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Anti-Semitic posters left at Orangevale synagogue

Members of an Orangevale synagogue discovered Saturday morning that someone had pasted anti-Semitic posters on the building sometime overnight, and have reported the vandalism to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.

Rabbi Alan Rabishaw of Temple Or Rishon said about 10 to 15 hate posters were found at the temple about 8 a.m. Saturday and that he believes they were left overnight.

“We walked into the temple and they were found around our campus, on the outside window, the doorways, spread around our campus,” he said. “They were filled with anti-Semitic hate.”’

Rabishaw said the sheriff’s department and FBI were notified and that “we definitely have some surveillance abilities, and they’re going through it to see if they can find anything.”

The temple serves about 275 families, Rabishaw said, and has had no such problems in the past. Since word spread Saturday of the incident he has heard from community and Muslim leaders offering support.

Rabishaw added that the incident will not affect the temple or its members.

“We’re not inhibited,” he said. “It’s not going to affect our program, our schedule, nothing.

“They’re not in control, not even a little bit. We’re not hiding, we’re not afraid. We just do what we do with joy and peace in our hearts.”

Sam Stanton: 916-321-1091, @StantonSam

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