Incendiary Device Thrown at Jewish Institution in Montreal

By Hamodia Staff

For the third time in November, a Jewish institution in Montreal, Quebec was attacked in an apparent hate crime.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on November 27, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the door of the Jewish Community Council (JCC) and Beth Din of Montreal, located at 6819 Decarie Boulevard in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce section of the city.

Baruch Hashem there were no reported injuries, and the damage was minimal.

There has been a pattern of apparently antisemitic attacks on Jewish institutions in Montreal since the horrific Hamas attacks in Israel on October 7, 2023.

On the morning of November 7, the remnants of an incendiary device were discovered at Congregation Beth Tikvah Ahavat Shalom Nusach Hoari, and at the Federation CJA building just yards away, causing charred markings on the doors.

At 4:30 a.m. on November 9, barely a month after the barbaric Hamas attack, shots were fired at the door of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal, and not long after that incident, shots were fired at Herzilia Talmud Torah Elementary school located nearby.

Rabbi Saul Emanuel, the Executive Director of JCC Montreal, thanked the rapid and professional response of the Montreal Police Dept (Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal/SPVM) and Montreal Fire Department.

“Since the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 we have been meeting with officials of the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec calling for increased funding to ensure the safety and security of our community and of our institutions,” Rabbi Emanuel said.

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