FBI investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at Michigan Jewish camp

Julie Wiener

(JTA) — The FBI is investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at a Jewish summer camp in Michigan.

At least two people spray-painted a swastika on a sign outside Camp Agudah Midwest, an Orthodox overnight camp in South Haven, on Saturday night or Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported. The vandalism coincided with the holiday of Tisha b’Av, when Jews mourn the destruction of the ancient Temples.

Vandals also damaged a building at the camp and spray-painted swastikas on a nearby picnic table and car.

In the aftermath of the incident, the camp said it hired a night security guard and stepped up security.

According to its Facebook page, the camp is affiliated with the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America and runs separate four-week sessions for girls completing grades 4-10 and boys completing grades 4-12.

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