Rabbi David Reiner submitted the following message to The Press which he shared with his congregation at Shir Shalom following Wednesday's discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti in Ballard Park:
It saddens me to share another incident involving racist graffiti in our community. I was informed by the Ridgefield Police Department that there were a number of racist symbols and slurs found at Ballard Park this morning, June 14, 2017, including symbols and statements of antisemitism as well as language targeting African Americans and others. The graffiti was documented by the police and has been removed by the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Department. There was no specific reference or threat to our congregation or our members. Nevertheless, this is a disappointing and troubling incident and we continue to review and improve our security procedures in consultation with local authorities.