Children leave messages of love as Hamilton Police continue to investigate anti-Semitic graffiti

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Hamilton Police have released images of a group of suspects as they continue an investigation into anti-Semitic graffiti at the Beth Jacob Synagogue.

Officers responded to the place of worship on Aberdeen Ave Saturday morning just after 9 a.m. after getting a call from a rabbi who had discovered chalk drawings including a swastika on the property.

A holocaust survivor arriving for that morning's service also saw the hateful images.

Police are asking anyone who may have security cameras in the area to review footage for suspicious activity.

Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli writes, "We are thankful that the police are taking this incident seriously and hope that it doesn't recur. Beth Jacob continues to being committed to the Jewish vision of universal peace and looks forward to a Hamilton that is free of hate and safe for all."

In the meantime, children from Mother Goose Co-operative Preschool and Lyonsgate Montessori School went to the synagogue to leave chalk drawings of their own, featuring hearts, rainbows, and messages of love.

courtesy Beth Jacob Synagogue on Facebook

Courtesy Hamilton Police

Courtesy Hamilton Police