New York, NY, January 13, 2012 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today raised to $7,500 its reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a spate of increasingly violent hate crimes in Bergen County, which has seen synagogues targeted with Molotov cocktails and anti-Semitic graffiti.
The reward was bolstered with additional funding commitments from concerned community members and individuals from across the country.
"There has been an outpouring of concern from generous individuals in our community who want to see those responsible for these heinous hate crimes brought to justice," said Etzion Neuer, acting ADL New Jersey Director. "We have heard from several individuals from as far away as Louisiana who have read about the attacks and called to offer their sympathy and support."
Bergen County prosecutors are seeking information in the following incidents:
Tips may be called in to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office at (201) 226-5651 or the Rutherford Police Department at (201) 939-6000.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.