Temple Emanu-El
Temple Emanu-El in Del Cerro. File photo

The San Diego branch of the Anti-Defamation League announced Thursday it is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for firing shots at a synagogue in Del Cerro.

Staff at Temple Emanu-El recently discovered that an unused part of the building had been struck twice by bullets.

“ADL takes any report of violence against a religious institution extremely seriously,” said Tammy Gillies, ADL San Diego regional director. “We hope that by offering this reward, someone with critical information for investigators will be motivated to speak out.”

The San Diego Police are investigating the incident, and the ADL said there is no known continuing threat to Temple Emanu-El or other Jewish institutions in the area.

In 2018, the ADL recorded a 27% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in California, the third straight annual increase.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.