Vandals strike Montgomery Co. synagogue’s menorah right before 1st day of Hanukkah, rabbi says

Members of a Montgomery County, Maryland, synagogue jumped into action to repair a bent menorah they said was vandalized hours before the first light was set to be lit for Hanukkah.

Rabbi Bentzy Stolik said it happened Thursday at the Chabad of Olney — which has been located on 17320 Georgia Avenue for around 10 yeas.

Stolik said the group hung a “Happy Hanukkah” sign on the menorah in the afternoon and around 4 p.m. he began receiving phone calls reporting that something was up.

“I rushed over and was very distraught and disappointed, it was very clear that the menorah was vandalized,” Stolik said.

The menorah was “bent” and knocked over, but the rabbi said help arrived soon after to repair the menorah in time for the first lighting.

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