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A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Synagogue Shooting at Congregation Chabad in Poway, CA

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, along with its Jewish Community Relations Council and Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, joins Jewish communities and all people of good will in expressing our shock and grief at this morning’s horrific shooting at Congregation Chabad in Poway, CA.

Today is six months to the day following the brutal attack on Jews gathered in prayer at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. This hateful shooting also comes on the Sabbath, as well as on the last day of Passover, a day in which we traditionally memorialize and honor our deceased relatives and the martyrs of our people through the recitation of the Yizkor prayers.

This morning’s shooting is currently under investigation as a hate crime. It is once again a stunning reminder of the dramatic increase in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, and it is the inevitable outcome of the alarming rise in the language of hate that is infecting our society and the world around us.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who was killed and we pray for the full recovery of all those injured in the attack.

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