When they arrived they were met by a man who told them three headstones belonging to his relatives were knocked over and damaged.
The desecration was discovered on Sunday when Aaron Mallin of North Jersey came to the cemetery to visit his father's grave.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia lists Mount Carmel as a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Philadelphia. Mallin said he hoped the destruction wasn't motivated by anti-Semitism, but it's hard not to think it was.
He also added that it is "very disheartening" and "heartbreaking" that this has taken place. "We have full confidence in USA authorities to catch and punish culprits".
Police said this was an act of vandalism, according to ABC 6.
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'I'm hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids.
Dozens of headstones were found broken and toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia on Sunday.
The Missouri incident prompted a response from Donald Trump, who had been criticised by Jewish groups and political opponents for a lack of comment on an increase in threats against Jewish community centers around the USA and a White House statement to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day which did not mention Jews or Judaism. Similar vandalism struck a St. Louis Jewish cemetery.