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ADL Offers $2,500 Reward for Information in Incidents Which Targeted Two Rockland Rabbis with Explosives

  • August 11, 2016

New York, NY, August 11, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced today it is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals who allegedly targeted the homes of two rabbis in Rockland County, New York.

“We remain deeply concerned in the wake of this apparent anti-Semitic attack near the homes of two prominent rabbis in Rockland County, and hope that the issuing of this reward will lead to the swift apprehension of those responsible for this potential hate crime,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director.

According to reports, on the evening of August 9, a device exploded in New City under a car parked outside the home of an associate rabbi at the Chabad of Rockland. Moments later, a similar attack took place one block away in front of the Director of Chabad.

The League initially expressed shock and outrage over the explosions and urged law enforcement in New City to “vigorously investigate” the incidents.

According to ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, which tracks both criminal and non-criminal acts of anti-Semitism, New York State experienced a 17 percent decrease in anti-Semitic incidents in 2015.

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to call the Clarkstown Police Department at (845) 639-5800.


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.

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