"I thought that with everything that's happening in the world right now, that it was going to hit us and it did," moaned Lenore Greenberg, 74, who learned of the incident from the rabbi during the service.
"I'm angry, very upset, as are all of the congregants here," she said, adding it was particularly galling that the vandalism occurred on the Sabbath.
"It's just sick," said her husband, Jack Greenberg, 78.
Local politicians were also on hand, taking full advantage of the free publicity.
Congressman Anthony Weiner (pictured) told WCBS-TV's Magee Hickey that someone had "carpet-bombed the community with hate." With a post-nasal drip squeak he added, "We aren't going to stand for it."
Meanwhile, Assemblyman Dov Hikind offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the "anti-Semites" responsible.
NEW YORK (AP) A woman admitted shortly after her arrest late Monday that she spray-painted swastikas in Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens because she was angry about her Jewish ex-husband's new wife, police said.
The woman, Olga Abramovich, 49, of Brooklyn, was charged with criminal mischief and related crimes, police said.
Police said Abramovich ** admitted targeting about 20 sites **, including several synagogues, because she was angry at her former husband for marrying a younger woman. They said she also marred two police cars because she was upset about receiving a summons.