In the wake of Saturday’s shooting in Poway, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) adjourned today’s Senate floor session in memory of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a Chabad of Poway synagogue congregator who died during the synagogue shooting last Saturday.
Jones remarked, “We say goodbye to Lori Gilbert-Kaye who heroically sacrificed her own life in order to protect Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein from gunfire. I agree with Lori’s friend Roneet Lev, “She died in a sanctified way, in a synagogue, on the Sabbath, on Passover. She, for us, is a holy person.”
He added, “Words cannot adequately describe and honor such a heroic sacrifice. We should stand in humble silence and solemn gratitude that such people walked on this earth with us.”
Video from the floor session: https://youtu.be/9Ey9ShNCSdA
Later, Jones attended the California Legislative Jewish Caucus’ press conference that addressed the shooting. In addition to honoring Gilbert-Kaye, Jones talked about the community vigil he attended in Poway on Sunday night.
Photos from the press conference: https://www.flickr.com/photos/162465175@N03/albums/72157706834099901/with/33860491098/
Today is also the State Capitol’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.