Reward Offered In Congregation Beth Israel Arson

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in an arson investigation at a Northwest Portland synagogue.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:10 p.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a fire to a door of a Jewish education building at Congregation Beth Israel, located in the 1900 block of Northwest Flanders Street. After the flames were extinguished, fire investigators responded and determined the fire appeared to be intentionally set.

Investigators have no information that this incident is related to anti-Semitic or any other bias-related activity; however, it is nevertheless concerning that a fire might have been intentionally set near a place of worship.

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