JTA: Cleveland-area synagogues hit with anti-Semitic voicemails

Two Cleveland-area synagogues received anti-Semitic hate messages on their voicemail systems.

Two messages described as “disturbing and anti-Semitic” were left on the voicemail system of The Heights Jewish Center, an Orthodox synagogue in University Heights, Ohio, on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. The synagogue’s offices are closed on Shabbat, though the synagogue is full of worshippers on that day.

“The appropriate authorities and community partners have been made aware of what happened. Proper follow-up steps are being pursued,” the synagogue’s rabbi, Raphael Davidovich, and president, Rob Altshuler, said in a statement.

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