Federal prosecutors are now leading the investigation into three arson’s targeted at members of the Jewish community.

Last week, on Lake Street, the Center for Jewish Life was hit by an arsonist twice in the same place, five days apart. A Jewish center in Needham was also hit by arsonists. All three are now considered hate crimes.

In an exclusive on-cam interview with ACMi’s Jeff Barnd, Rabbi Bukiet says his home is his sanctuary and these hate crimes do nothing but strengthen his family and his community. The exact opposite of what these senseless acts were meant to accomplish.