A Response to Tragedy

Our hearts are shattered by the cold-blooded attack on our brothers and sisters—Jews of all walks of life— gathered at Chabad-Lubavitch of Poway on Shabbat and the final day of Passover.

In an act of unfathomable hatred and evil, Jews gathered for prayer and celebration faced a killer.

Lori Kaye was murdered in her synagogue; Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Almog Peretz and Noya Dayan were injured.

A Little Light Dispels a Lot of Darkness

Cold-blooded, fanatical hatred can only be uprooted by filling our world with pure, undiscriminating love and acts of kindness. We must teach this to all our children, in our schools and our homes.

Even as we grieve, we must increase exponentially our acts of goodness and kindness.

As Rabbi Goldstein said just moments after the attack: “We are going to stand tall, we are going to stand proud of our heritage. If a little light can dispel a lot of darkness, than many lights can truly illuminate the whole world.”


With Lori’s passing, the world became darker. We will respond by adding in light. Chabad of Poway is asking Jews from around the world to go to your local Chabad or synagogue this Shabbat. Bring a friend and encourage others to #ShareShabbat.

Take part in public acts of good: Light Shabbat candles, as Lori did. Put on tefillin before Shabbat, wrapping the hands that on Rabbi Goldstein will forever be scarred. Invite a friend to shul and increase in light.

Through acts of Jewish pride, we will illuminate the world!

Share your act of Jewish pride.