Vigil planned for Jewish deli hit with anti-Semitic threats

Posted at: 02/13/2014 8:26 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A Nob Hill Jewish deli has been the target of anti-Semitic threats lately, and now the community is standing behind them, saying they will not tolerate it anymore.

A support vigil will take place at Nosh Deli near Carlisle and Central on Thursday night.

In December, someone smashed in a window and stole the deli's cash box. But a month later, the anti-Semitic threats started. Nosh's owner, Alisa Turtletaub, found racial slurs and death threats written on U.S. Postal Service mailing labels that were stuck on the deli's front door.

Just this past weekend, more stickers were posted, but this time, they weren't just on the door. They spilled out onto the parking pay station and light poles up and down the block.

The FBI is currently assessing the incident, but the employees of Nosh won't be intimidated. The deli has posted letters of support from nearby businesses and residents on their front window.

The vigil will take place in front of the deli at 6 p.m. The community is invited to bring posters and candles to show their support.