Jewish community center on USC campus vandalized

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Chabad House on the University of Southern California campus was vandalized Tuesday night. 

Video posted by the Chabad of USC shows the vandals running up and smashing the glass front door around 10:10 p.m. 

Cameras captured the suspects – who appear to be two men – kicking in the glass and quickly sprinting away towards bicycles they left in the road. 

A separate post published by the Chabad House shows two additional individuals on bikes who remained in the street. One of the vandals was seen running onto the yard of the Chabad House, running back towards the other suspect and briefly speaking with him before they continued towards the house and kicked in the glass.

Video posted by the Chabad of USC shows the vandals running up and smashing the glass front door around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024. (Instagram/@chabadusc)Video posted by the Chabad of USC shows the vandals running up and smashing the glass front door around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024. (Instagram/@chabadusc)Video posted by the Chabad of USC shows the vandals running up and smashing the glass front door around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024. (Instagram/@chabadusc)

The video also captured the suspects leaving the area on their bicycles. 

“Thank God none of the kids were near the door,” the Jewish community center said on Instagram. “We are all safe.” 

According to the Chabad of USC’s post, they must now “figure out something” to secure the front door until they can get it fixed. 

No official suspect descriptions or possible motives were immediately released by law enforcement.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.