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Neo-Nazi had Orthodox landlord

new york (jta) | A neo-Nazi accused of a murder last week in Pittsburgh had an elderly Orthodox Jew and Holocaust survivor as his landlord.

Elias Lazar, 91, said he had no idea that Hardy Lloyd was a member of the Creativity Movement, formerly known as the World Church of the Creator, newspapers in Pittsburgh reported. Lloyd, 26, is accused of shooting Lori Hann on Aug. 3.

Los Angeles JCC marks attack

los angeles (jta) | A JCC in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 9, commemorated the fifth anniversary of an anti-Semitic shooting attack.

On Aug. 10, 1999, white supremacist Buford Furrow Jr. burst into the North Valley Jewish Community Center and opened fire.

He wounded two small boys, a teenager and an adult receptionist, and later killed a Filipino American letter carrier nearby.

Furrow is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole.

In the past five years, the North Valley center, like other JCCs in the area, has seen a drop in enrollment and income, but it is now is rebuilding its senior citizen and after-school child-care programs.