Incident Summary:

4/23/2008: On Tuesday, at 0230, the Chabad House synagogue at 2410 Pinetree Drive in Miami Beach, Florida was set on fire. No group claimed responsibility for the arson and there were no reported casualties.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Miami Beach

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 2401 Pinetree Drive.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Chabad House Synagogue
Specific Description The Chabad House synagogue in Miami Beach
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
The synagogue was set on fire.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
WPLG Local 10 News, "FBI To Investigate Synagogue Fire As Hate Crime," WPLG Local 10 News,
South Florida Sun Sentinel, "Temple Fire - Synagogue Fire Needs Full Investigation," South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 29, 2008.