Incident Summary:

10/8/1977: Members of the Jewish Armed Resistance (JAR) bombed the Beth Sar Shalom Religious Center, a liberal Jewish temple in North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, United States. The motive for the blast was that JAR was against the temple's liberal stance against anti-Semitism, which was claimed in a letter from JAR. There were no casualties in this incident; however, it is uknown whether the blast caused any property damage.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Los Angeles

Location Details:
1 at synagogue in Hollywood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity liberal Jewish temple
Specific Description Beth Sar Shalom Religious Center in Hollywood, California
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jewish Armed Resistance Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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