Senator Simonson Statement on Adas Israel Congregation Synagogue

Duluth, Minn. – Authorities announced Sunday the fire that caused the destruction of the Adas Israel Congregation synagogue was the result of arson, and announced they had a suspect in custody. Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) released the following statement in response.

“The loss of the Adas Israel Congregation synagogue was a major blow to our community, and today’s news that the fire was intentionally set is devastating. I applaud law enforcement for their quick response and apprehension of a suspect and while we do not yet know of a potential motive, it is troubling that a place of worship may have been intentionally targeted. 

I join my neighbors and community in standing with the Jewish community of Duluth and the members of the Adas Israel Congregation synagogue in this difficult time.”

Erik Simonson represents District 7 in northeastern Minnesota.

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