Cherry Hill's east side, which has a large Jewish population, last encountered such anti-Semitic graffiti in 1987, when four former employees of the Woodcrest Country Club were convicted of painting racist slogans at the club.
Tomlinson believes juveniles or young adults may be responsible.
A swastika and KKK were also found at Cherry Hill East High School earlier this week, prompting school officials to ask students for information.
Police will beef up patrols in the vandalized areas, which include the Willowdale, Surrey Place East and Wilderness Run developments, Tomlinson said.
"I trust that the (police) are taking it seriously," said Jeffery Maas, director of the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith in West Orange. ''Whenever these incidents erupt, it tends to create an impact in the community that goes beyond the simple property damage."
Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin said this week that she would form a human relations committee in response to the incidents. The mayor said she had already received phone calls from residents wanting to serve.
"Anytime it happens it's serious, whether it's isolated or not," Levin said yesterday. "You just don't want to believe anybody would do this, yet here it is, 1992, and it happens in suburban Cherry Hill."