Swastika painted on California synagogue

Swastika discovered on Reform synagogue which also serves as Jewish pre-school.

Marcy Oster, JTA ,

Swastikas (file)
Swastikas (file)
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A swastika was spray-painted on the stone sign in front of a Reform Temple in Ventura, California.

The swastika was discovered on Friday at Temple Beth Torah. The synagogue also is home to a Jewish pre-school and the Ventura County Jewish Council, which all are indicated on the sign.

It is not known exactly when the vandalism took place.

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, the synagogue told the KTLA news station.

The temple led by Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller has over 300 member families, according to its website.