Among the emergency crews who made their way to Moscow’s busiest airport in the wake of what Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called a terrorist attack were a contingent of first responders from the city’s large Jewish community.

Stationed outside the stricken Domodedovo Airport – where earlier Monday a blast ripped through the international arrivals hall and claimed at least 30 lives – Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Shiye Deitsch reported that it was too soon to ascertain the identities of those killed, but that it appeared no Jews were among the casualties. He emphasized that the community, under the direction of Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, and its emergency service, would do whatever was necessary to help authorities.

“We’re here to do what we can,” said Deitsch. “Our hearts and prayers are with the Russian people.”