By COLlive reporter
The large menorah that stands year-round at the Chabad Jewish Community Center in the NDG neighborhood of Montreal was apparently the victim of an act of vandalism Saturday night.
GlobalNews.ca reported that the synagogue usually keeps the menorah lit from dusk to dawn, and it was in perfect working order after services on Saturday.
Police are investigating the incident but so far, no arrests have been made, they reported.
“As I was walking into my center this morning to open up, something caught my eye – our beautiful grand Menorah near the entrance was split in two,” the director, Rabbi Yisroel Bernath said.
“While the Police came to look at it, there was very little that could be done,” he said. “Someone recently vandalized a city sign on our property relating to our building; we’ve had several break-ins where things were stolen.”
Bernath said he plans on installing a surveillance system. “A community member has graciously offered to give us an amazing deal on top quality cameras and to help us install them,” he said on the GoFundMe campaign page.