One of the vandalized Menorahs.
Photo: Chabad of Prospect Heights

The Chabbad Jewish Center of Prospect Heights suspect a hate crime was committed over Channukah after two public menorahs were vandalized.

The branches were broken and the wires cut from two menorahs; one Menorah was located at the Park Slope Playground between 5th and 6th Ave., and the other at the Underhill Playground.

It is believed the the Menorahs were vandalized sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, when the damage was discovered.

“The Menorah is a beautiful holiday symbol. I condemn this deeply offensive act,” said Rabbi Mendy Hecht, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Prospect Heights. “These incidents of hate have no place in our society, and is not in any way a reflection of Prospect Heights or Park Slope, which are wonderful neighborhoods.”

Chabad will be holding a menorah lighting on Wednesday, December 28, at 5:00pm with hot latkes and gifts for the children at  Park Slope Playground between 5th and 6th ave.

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