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Torah dedicated to synagogue shooting victim

Posted at 10:37 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-31 18:57:08-05

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - The Jewish community of Poway dedicated a Torah scroll in memory of Lori Kaye, who was killed in the deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue.

The dedication ceremony took place inside the Synagogue Wednesday evening, where Kaye was shot and killed.

The April 27th anti-Semitic attack injured three other people worshiping on the last day of Passover.

The Torah considered Judaism's most sacred object. It is sponsored by the Jaffa Family Foundation of New York, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein described Kaye as a kind and generous soul.

"Her legacy is going to continue through this Torah scroll," Goldstein said, motioning to one they dedicated to her. "And every Saturday we take it out, everyone touches it and kisses it, it's like blowing a kiss to Lori in heaven, remembering her forever and ever."

A procession with music and dancing followed the ceremony.