Lori Gilbert Kaye Wiki
Lori Gilbert Kaye has been identified women 60 years old who died during a Passover celebration on April 27, when a white man with a semi-automatic weapon walked into the Chabad of Poway and Opened fire.
Kaye reportedly dived in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein at some stage in the chaos; Goldstein sustained a wound to the hand but is in any other case in solid condition. To The Jewish Press, Dr. Ronit Lev said, “Our rabbi … told all people that she saved his existence because she stood in the front of him.”
Lori Gilbert Kaye Career, Husband, Daughter
According to her Facebook, Kaye was a lifelong resident of San Diego and worked as a Senior Account Manager at Pro Specialties Group Inc. Kaye, who has since been described by friends as a friend of the Chabad and an active member of the Jewish community, is survived by her husband and 22-year-old daughter.
For her bravery in a time of such terror and tragedy, Kaye has been hailed as a hero by countless people and publications. Israel’s minister of diaspora affairs, Naftali Bennett, released a statement that read in part,
“She sacrificed her own life, throwing herself in the path of the murderer’s bullets to save the life of the Rabbi. She has been described by those who knew her as an ‘Eshet Chayil,’ a ‘Woman of Valor,’ and I would add, a true Hero of Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and daughter, may they find great comfort in Lori’s tremendous example and courage.”
Dr. Lev spoke at length to The Jewish Press about Kaye, describing her as a “Zionist” who went to Kaddish on the first time on Saturday, because she wanted to honor her mother who had recently passed away and it was “important for her to be in a synagogue.”
Lev continued, “Her husband is a doctor in the community, and he heard the shooting. He performed resuscitation on his wife not knowing it was her. Then he saw her face and fainted.”
In a tribute post by her friend, Audrey Jacobs, Jacobs lamented the loss, both on a personal and global level. She wrote,
Today at synagogue an anti-Semitic hate crime shot and killed my friend Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l, age 60. Lori you were a jewel of our community a true Eshet Chayil, a Woman of Valor. You were always running to do a mitzvah (good deed) and gave tzedaka (charity) to everyone. Your final good deed was taking the bullets for Rabbi Mendel Goldstein to save his life. Lori leaves behind a devastated husband and a 22-year-old daughter. When Lori was shot, she wasn’t next to her husband, Howard, who is a doctor. People screamed for help and he ran to immediately give CPR to the fallen victim, when he looked at who it was, HIS WIFE, he fainted.
Tributes Lori Gilbert Kaye on Twitter
Lori Gilbert Kaye was murdered as she tried to shield the Rabbi of #Poway #Chabad Synagogue as he was giving his sermon on the last day of #Passover. He is also injured, but alive. Lori’s loss is felt deeply around the world – may her memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/L9PiiURRsr
— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) April 28, 2019
Lori was a friend and supporter of StandWithUs and her loss is felt deeply all around the world. Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family of Lori Gilbert Kaye, Z”L, and the innocent victims who were injured. pic.twitter.com/8Zj7jg4jOK
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) April 28, 2019
This is Lori Gilbert-Kaye. She threw herself in the path of the terrorist’s bullets to save the life of her Rabbi.
She died as a martyr in Synagogue, while practicing her faith as a Jewish woman.
Inna lillahai wa inna illahi rajaeoon
From G-d we are and to G-d must we return pic.twitter.com/Go56smcIdG
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) April 28, 2019
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) April 28, 2019
Rabbi Goldstein of #ChabadofPoway spoke with @WillieGeist about how he continued his sermon moments after the shooting. He also spoke about his friend, worshiper Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack. “Terror will not win.” https://t.co/EIkev8uKoA
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 28, 2019
Lori Gilbert-Kaye was murdered earlier today at her synagogue. She was a loving caring person. Last year she celebrated her 60th birthday. She won’t make it to 61. Her only crime being #Jewish. There’s a time to remember. Now is the time TO DO. #Antisemitism @StandWithUs pic.twitter.com/LBICVN5dB2
— Shahar Azani (@ShaharAzani) April 28, 2019
10 Facts You Need to Know
- The shooter is in police custody after Lori Gilbert Kaye died and three were injured in California synagogue
- John T. Earnest, 19, of San Diego Student of Medical has been identified as the Killer and Shooter.
- John T. Earnest attacked around 11.30am PT on Saturday near San Diego
- One woman Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, died and three others are being treated for injuries but are expected to survive
- Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein reportedly tried to calm the John T. Earnest despite having two fingers shot off
- Armed Border Patrol agent who was inside the synagogue returned fire at the shooter
- Shooter John T. Earnest wearing a tactical vest and helmet retreated and surrendered to police without incident
- Police say the John T. Earnest was armed with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle, which may have jammed
- The shooting comes six months to the day after a gunman killed 11 at a synagogue in Pittsburgh
- Manifesto cites that attack and New Zealand mosque shooting as inspiration for the latest shooting
- Trump calls the attack an apparent hate crime and expresses sympathy for victims and their families