Chabad on River located on Fort Lowell Road in Tucson has been the target of antisemitic vandalism over the weekend.

"We are very disturbed about the incident and are working closely with the police to find the party's responsible," stated Rabbi Rami Bigelman, director of the center.

Chabad on River, which houses a synagogue and classes, is one of the 5 Chabad centers operating in Southern Arizona. 

Rabbi Yossie Shemtov, Executive Director of Chabad Tucson, stated: "We are determined not to be affected by this distressing incident and will continue serving the wider community."

Chabad thanks the elected officials and members of the Tucson community and beyond for their expressions of support.

The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, taught of the need to turn tears into action.

As we allow law enforcement to do its job, let us take courage from the age-old Jewish adage “a little bit of light will dispel a great deal of darkness."

It is an indisputable reality: when light and goodness encounter darkness and hate, light and goodness will—without fail—prevail.

How you can help:

1. Fully reject expressions of bigotry.

2. Be more kind in thought, speech and action towards others. 

3. Help fund security costs at Chabad on River at