Police investigate brick thrown through window of Kitchener synagogue

The Beth Jacob Congregation seen Tuesday morning after police say a brick was thrown through its front windows on Monday.  (Aastha Shetty/CBC - image credit)
The Beth Jacob Congregation seen Tuesday morning after police say a brick was thrown through its front windows on Monday. (Aastha Shetty/CBC - image credit)

Waterloo regional police say they're investigating whether a brick thrown through a window at a Kitchener synagogue was hate motivated.

Police say they responded to a report of property damage on Monday to a place of worship in the area of Stirling Avenue South and Courtland Avenue East.

On Tuesday morning there was visible damage to the front entrance windows.

A member of the Beth Jacob Congregation confirmed to CBC News it was their synagogue damaged.

The Beth Jacob Congregation seen Tuesday morning after a brick was thrown threw its front windows on Monday.
The Beth Jacob Congregation seen Tuesday morning after a brick was thrown threw its front windows on Monday.

The Beth Jacob Congregation seen Tuesday morning after police say a brick was thrown through its front windows on Monday. (Aastha Shetty/CBC)

Meanwhile, Kitchener Centre MP Mike Morrice took to Instagram on Monday to share his outrage about the incident at the Jewish place of worship.

"This type of anti-semitism and intimidation has no place in our community. This is not who we are," reads Morrice's post.

"While many - myself included - are justifiably angry with the actions of the State of Israel right now, the Jewish community in Waterloo Region is not responsible for Netanyahu's actions."

Regional police say the investigation, including any potential hate motivation, is ongoing.