Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau at Chabad of Poway. (screenshot) screenshot
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau at Chabad of Poway. (screenshot)

Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau spoke at a special ceremony hosted by the Chabad of Poway synagogue, the site of a deadly anti-Semitic attack in April.

Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau joined the Poway, California community at a special ceremony marking the end of the first thirty days of mourning for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, murdered when a shooter opened fire in the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27.

After the attack, the perpetrator said he shot up the synagogue “because the Jewish people are destroying the white race.”

During the ceremony, the Chief Rabbi offered words of encouragement. The synagogue’s Rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein, who lost a finger in the attack, was presented with a gift.

Watch this moving video, which did not leave a dry eye in the audience.