FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Info on Vandalism of Jewish Cemeteries

After 176 gravestones were toppled in an act of antisemitic vandalism between June 25 and July 1 at two historic Jewish Cemeteries, The FBI announced in a statement on X, on July 4, that they are offering a $10,000 reward for information about the vandalizing of Tifereth Israel Cemetery and the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery. 

“The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for damaging gravestones at Tifereth Israel Cemetery and Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery in Cincinnati. Contact the FBI at 513-421-4310 or http://tips.fbi.gov with info.”

Gravestones at the cemeteries were toppled over, many face down, and some cracked in half, which has made contacting families difficult. The Jewish Federation and the Jewish Cemeteries are working with local law enforcement and the FBI in their investigation. 

According to the FBI, the number of investigations into anti-Jewish hate crimes has tripled since Oct. 7. 

The JCGC is running a fundraiser to repair damaged headstones, some of which date back to the late 1800s.