Tucson Jewish Community Relations Council Statement on Vandalism at Congregation Chaverim

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona strongly condemns the vandalism against Congregation Chaverim. A rock was thrown through a window in the front door of the synagogue earlier this week and left the Jewish community shaken by this terrible act of violence. There is no place in our community for this type of hateful act. We will not allow this hatred to go unchecked. We urge anyone with information about the perpetrators to come forward.

These acts of violence bring our community closer and stronger. We will continue to come together, as a community, to combat the recent rise in anti-Semitism. Our support for Rabbi Stephanie Aaron and all the members of the congregation is unwavering and filled with love and unity.


Maurice Goldman, Chair, Jewish Community Relations Council
Graham Hoffman, President & CEO, Jewish Federation & Jewish Community Foundation