Leah Minda Ferencz Biography – Wiki
Two of the civilian victims were named as Leah Minda Ferencz, who owned the store with her husband, and Moshe Deutsch, 24. Leah Minda Ferencz, co-owner of JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, was named by the Jewish press as a civilian victim who was shot dead in exchange for a horrific four-hour shooting that left a police detective dead also two other people who were in the local bodega.
#USA – #NewJersey #AntiSemitic #Terror–Mass #Shooting in #JerseyCity– Two of Three #Jewish #Kosher Store Victims Killed Identified: Moshe Deutsch and Leah Minda Ferencz -owned store; Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals shot to deathhttps://t.co/eGDV9qLJDi
— R.E.A.L Human Rights (@realhumanrights) December 11, 2019
Jersey City authorities have not yet named the civilian victims nor have they confirmed that Ferencz was among them. Jersey City authorities have only confirmed the name of Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals.
Leah was 33 years old.
Husband & Children
Leah Minda Ferencz was the wife of R. Moshe David Ferencz and mother of three children.
Leah is a Victim of Jersey City Shootout
The shooting attack that killed four people on Tuesday in Jersey City is being investigated as an antisemitic hate crime.
BDE Leah Minda Ferencz, Moshe Deutsch, Joseph Seals
& Douglas Rodriguez were killed last night in the #JerseyCity Kosher Supermarket. Their families woke up this morning never to see their dear family member ever again due to terrorists. We have to eradicate evil from this world pic.twitter.com/DapZNll3nd
— Shmuli Brown (@UniRabbi) December 11, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday at a press conference that the attack was both a “premeditated violent antisemitic hate crime” and an “act of terror.”
The widespread Jewish media accounts stem from Chabad.org, which reported that a witness had confirmed that Leah and Moshe were among the victims, writing, “An eyewitness confirmed that two of the civilians are members of the Chassidic community, Leah Minda Ferencz, of Jersey City, who owned the store with her husband, and Moshe Hirsch Deutsch, 24, of Brooklyn.” The business was incorporated in 2017, according to New Jersey state records. Her husband’s name is Moishe Ferencz, and online records show she was sometimes called Mindy Ferencz.
Chabad also detailed the chilling account of a surviving victim, quoting him as saying: “I was standing by the salad bar in the grocery and I heard three shots, bullets shattered the glass of the grocery. Suddenly I saw two people come in, with long black raincoats and long guns. They tried to point the gun at me, I pushed it away and ran away.”
Jersey City Police Chief Mike Kelly described how police when they entered the bodega in a Jewish neighborhood, discovered the three civilians and two suspects dead inside.
For hours, police had surrounded the store. They were dealing with two chaotic scenes. First came the shooting death of Detective Seals in a cemetery. Then, the suspects ditched their stolen U-Haul and ran into the bodega, Kelly said in a news conference.
Two Orthodox Jews killed in the Jersey City kosher market shooting have been identified by a local Rabbi as Leah Minda Ferencz, 33 and Moshe Hirsch Deutsh, 24. They were cousins. Such a heartbreaking loss for their family. May their memory be a blessing https://t.co/T7CBBm3DDj
— Rebecca Pierce #BlackShabbat (@aptly_engineerd) December 11, 2019
On Wednesday, more information about the incident started coming to light.
Police Det Seals approached the suspects, who were inside a U-Haul van at a cemetery near the kosher grocery that ultimately became the site of the attack. Reportedly, the van had been linked to a homicide over the weekend, according to a law enforcement official, but no further details were revealed.