Washington States only Jewish High School defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, swastikas and references to gas chambers.

Hebrew high school on Mercer Island defaced with anti-semitic graffiti

By Sandi Doughton

Seattle Times staff reporter

Kevin Franke, who lives in the neighborhood, helps clean up after vandals hit Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island early Friday morning.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Kevin Franke, who lives in the neighborhood, helps clean up after vandals hit Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island early Friday morning.

Washington’s only Jewish high school was defaced Thursday night by anti-semitic graffiti, including swastikas and references to gas chambers.

Members of a congregation that meets at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island discovered the vandalism Friday morning, said Rabbi Bernie Fox, head of the school.

“It is quite substantial,” he said. Continue reading

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