Help Victims of Poway San Diego Synagogue Shooting

$127,652 of $180,000 goal

Raised by 2,430 people in 27 days
On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, a gunman shot Jewish worshippers in Poway, California at a Chabad Synagogue. The shooter killed an elderly woman, may she rest in peace, and wounded many others including the Rabbi and children. This attack was carried out on Passover and Shabbat, two very important Jewish holidays. The attack was a hate crime. Even though the shooting took place mid-service, the Rabbi continued to deliver his sermon and prayers. (NBC Nightly News 4/27/19) Please donate to the Poway Chabad in order to raise money for the victims of the terrible shooting and their synagogue. Thank you and anything helps. God bless.

The charity these funds are directed to is a certified, verified non-profit and any money donated will go directly to the Poway Chabad.

These donations would be used to pay for any necessary medical operations for the victims, funeral services, synagogue reparations or anything else the synagogue would need assistance with. With your help, we can get the victims the help they need. Thank you.

I do not worship at the Chabad of Poway, but I belong to another house of worship and seeing a place of prayer attacked horrified me and motivated me to start this campaign.

To learn more about this horrific incident, please see below:
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-poway-synagogue-shooting-20190427-story.html
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/san-diego-synagogue/index.html
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/suspect-reportedly-detained-after-opening-fire-near-san-diego-synagogue-1.7170623
https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-authorities-say-man-detained-in-relation-to-synagogue-shooting-incident-injuries-reported
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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 
With the help of G-d and you, we have successfully surpassed the 100,000 dollar mark, and as this is written, we are approaching 116,000 dollars that will be used for anything the congregation may need at this time. To see an in detail report about some of those who were in the attack, please see the last update. 
However, donations alone are unfortunately not enough, as appreciated as they are. The bigger picture here is to raise awareness to anti-Semitism and any other type of prejudice. No child of G-d should feel fear while worshipping their Creat-r. Thus, the greater message with this campaign is that whether you are Jewish or not, we unite in unwavering solidarity with those affected by these attacks, and stand against it. As the days go on, the horrific story of the attack at the Chabad of Poway moves further away, but the pain and loss of the victims remains. For this reason, just like Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is up to ordinary people like you to Never Forget, to stand as a unit and share the story. On this page, you are given the option to share this story on Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail. Please share this campaign with as many people as you can for the benefit of Chabad of Poway, who suffered this tragedy on two holy Jewish holidays. 
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Thank you all for your support
Am Yisroel Chai
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To our current and potential supporters,

Thank you so much for giving the gift of hope, prayers, and financial support. With the help of you and G-d, we have been able to raise over $72,000 before the first full day of fundraising is complete. This tragedy was not only an attack on Jews, it was an attack on people of all faiths, something that should be alarming to everyone.

I would like to post this update to acknowledge a truly inspirational hero whose courageous actions are an eternal testament to Jewish, American and human strength. Please see Rabbi Goldstein's powerful speech here: https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1719882/terror-will-not-win-shooting-victim-chabad-shliach-rabbi-yisroel-goldstein-gives-tv-interview-watch-interview.html

In the words of Rabbi Goldstein, 'we are strong, we are united, they cannot break us.'

Lori Kaye, the 60 year old heroine whose life was taken was described as an incredibly loving, generous and charitable woman. She reportedly lost her life while shielding others, saving many lives. Her friend, Audrey Jacobs, describes her as "a jewel in our community." May her memory be a blessing.

Another true hero, Mr. Almog Peretz, an Israeli war veteran, was shot while gathering children and delivering them to safety. He is in the process of recovering from his wounds, thank G-d.

A very brave eight year old girl who also suffered injuries during the shooting was also released from the hospital, and is in the process of recovering from her wounds, thank G-d.

Oscar Stewart, a congregant who confronted the gunman, scared the gunman which caused him to drop his rifle, which was believed to have been jammed, and flee. Mr. Stewart is a heroic defender.
See more about this in the links provided below:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/woman-killed-chabad-synagogue-shooting-remembered-kind-soul-n999261
https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/man-who-claims-he-chased-suspected-poway-synagogue-shooter-away-speaks-out

It is beyond inspiring to see members of the global community stand in unwavering solidarity with the Chabad of Poway.

Donations will be used to cover medical expenses, funeral services, Synagogue repairs and anything else the Chabad of Poway may need at this time. With your help, we can get the brave congregants and victims any help they may need.

Thank You
G-d Bless You
Am Yisrael Chai
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated. It is incredible we are able to support, and continue to support the victims, congregants and Synagogue of Chabad Poway. We just recently learned the name of the woman who was murdered for her faith - Lori Kaye, a true hero who reportedly jumped between the gunman and the rabbi. She is described by friends as an upbeat, loving person who was very generous. May her memory be a blessing. She was 60 years old.

Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, every attack that takes place on a house of worship should be an insult to every person of faith. It's a horrible tragedy when an attack like this takes place, it's even worse when one can't do something about it. With this page, you have the opportunity to support the victims and the Synagogue in any way possible. Thank you and G-d bless you!
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Thank you very much for all your continued support. It is important that we stand in solidarity with the victims, congregants and Synagogue of Chabad Poway who suffered this terribly tragic event on two Jewish holidays, Shabbat and Passover.


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$127,652 of $180,000 goal

Raised by 2,430 people in 27 days
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