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Woman murdered in California synagogue shooting after foreclosure rabbi of gunfire mourned by hundreds

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Hundreds of people are Lori Kaye’s family and friends on Monday to mourn the woman who was killed Saturday, when she shielded her California synagogue rabbi of a shooter of the bullets.

“Everyone was her sister, everyone was her trusted confidant,” Kaye, a 22-year-old daughter, Hannah Kaye, said during an emotional memorial service. “Everyone was her friend.”

The 60-year-old woman was at the Chabad of Poway, located in a suburb of the city north of San Diego, on Saturday, when suspected shooter John Ernst, 19, opened fire inside during the Passover service, the officials said. Witnesses called Kaye to jump in front of rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, to protect him from the bullets of a heroic movement that family and friends said epitomized her life values.

Hannah Kaye, the daughter of the shooting victim, Lori Kaye, center, holds the hand of her father, Howard Kaye, during the funeral, Monday.
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“She had a soul that was greater than any of us ever could believe,” said her husband, Dr. Howard Kaye.

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Her husband performed CPR on his wife after she was shot and said that she did not suffer.

“They went straight up,” he said.

Kaye was described as a “pioneer, founding member” of the church who was dedicated to go out of her way to help others. Who knew that reminded her of Kaye hour drive for a visit to a sick friend, and buy six months ‘ worth of medications for a person who does not have insurance.

She let her freshly baked challah in the mailboxes and on the sidewalk in the city and would buy extra bagels and coffee during her morning routine to be able to give them away, her family and friends said. They donated to various charities in her life.

Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, speaks Monday during the memorial service for Lori Kaye, who is pictured on the left, in Poway, Calif.
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“Her light has reached all the crevices of this planet,” Hannah Kaye said, adding that she believed that her mother would have forgiven the accused gunman who killed her.

Hundreds of people, including the municipality and the police leaders together with federal and state legislators, gathered at the memorial service for Lori Kaye. Her daughter said the 60-year-old would have been happy to see that so many people.

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Those injured — Goldstein, who lost one of his fingers in the recording Noya Dahan, 8, and Kaye’s uncle, Almog Peretz — were also released from the hospital to attend the memorial.

Hundreds of people attended the memorial service for Lori Kaye.
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Goldstein previously told “Today” he was devastated, his best friend died.

“She’s just a dear friend. I have known her for 33 years and I am just so heartbroken and saddened by the senseless killing,” Goldstein said “Today”.

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In a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday, Goldstein recalled seeing Kay “bleeding on the ground.”

“And I saw the terrorist who killed her,” the rabbi wrote. “This terrorist was a teenager. He was standing there with a big gun in his hands. And he was now focused on me. For one reason: I am a Jew.”

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein previously described Lori Kaye a “pioneer, founding member” of the church.
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Goldstein said that he does not know why God spared my life.”

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“I don’t know what God’ s plan. All I can do is try to find meaning in what has happened. And to make use of this borrowed time to my life out more,” he wrote.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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