FRAMINGHAM, MA – Police are investigating a hate crime reported at Temple Beth Sholom on Pamela Road in Framingham that occurred the morning of September 9, 2021. Mayoral candidate, Charlie Sisitsky issued the following statement.

“I was very saddened this morning to learn about the vandalism of the Temple Beth Sholom sign. I reached out to Rabbi Poirier at Temple Beth Sholom, and other members of the temple community to express my concern about this hateful act. It is especially distressing that this happened at this time when we celebrate the holiest period of the Jewish religion.

It is important to be constantly vigilant to ensure that hateful acts like this do not happen to any members of our community, and that we, as members of this community, speak out against any acts of intolerance and hatred. I wish all those who celebrate, a safe and healthy holiday season and I encourage all of our friends and neighbors throughout our city to strive to be more tolerant of others and embrace acts of love and peace over hatred and violence and destruction.”

– Charlie Sisitsky