“Friend says 60-year-old mother jumped between gunman and rabbi at Poway Chabad center; Israeli girl and her uncle injured in rampage”

Chabad shooting victim named as Lori Gilbert-Kaye, said to have shielded rabbi
by Staff
April 28, 2019

The US woman killed in a shooting at a San Diego County synagogue was named late Saturday as Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a 60-year-old mother. Gilbert-Kaye was attending Passover services at the synagogue when a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on worshipers at the Poway, California, synagogue, local authorities said. Three other people were injured, including Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 57, who was leading services at the time and was shot in both hands. READ MORE

NEW YORK TIMES Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein: A Terrorist Tried to Kill Me Because I Am a Jew. I Will Never Back Down Today should have been my funeral. I was preparing to give my sermon Shabbat morning, Saturday, which was also the last day of Passover, the festival of our freedom, when I heard a loud bang in the lobby of my synagogue. I thought a table had fallen down or maybe even that, God forbid, my dear friend Lori Gilbert Kaye had tripped and fallen.

ISRAEL HAYOM ‘He pointed the gun at me but I had to get my nieces out’ Despite being shot in the leg, Almog Peretz was able to gather his nieces and escape the Chabad of San Diego County synagogue when the shooting began. “I wouldn’t have been able to forgive myself if I wouldn’t have saved the girls,” Peretz tells Israel Hayom.

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