Support Pours in for Damaged Jewish Cemetery Near St. Louis

Rabbi Hershey Novack of the Chabad center walks through Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Mo., on Tuesday. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

Muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri, with a goal of $20,000. By midmorning Wednesday, $66,000 had been raised.

Cleanup continues Wednesday. The cemetery has posted on social media that 154 matzeivos were damaged in a crime discovered Monday morning.

Investigators continue to review surveillance video in hopes of capturing those responsible.


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