Newark, NJ – Authorities were investigating an apparent act of vandalism at a Jewish fraternity at Rutgers University during Rosh Hashanah.
A member of Alpha Epsilon Pi alerted university police that three eggs were found broken on the sidewalk of a side entrance to the fraternity house Monday morning, according to Rutgers spokeswoman Dory Devlin. There was no damage to the New Brunswick fraternity house.
“Neither hatred nor bigotry has a place at Rutgers, nor should they have a place anywhere in the world,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.
Police were investigating and a motive remained unclear. The incident was reported during the first full day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of Judaism’s holiest days.
“To those who vandalized @RutgersU ‘s Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, during Rosh Hashanah, I say this: Antisemitism has no place in New Jersey. I will always condemn and speak out against bigotry and intolerance,” Gov. Phil Murphy said on Twitter.