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May 6, 2019 (Sacramento) -- In the wake of Saturday’s shooting in Poway, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) adjourned the Senate floor session on April 28th in memory of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a Chabad of Poway synagogue congregator who died during the synagogue shooting on Passover. The occasion was also the State Capitol’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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.”

View video from the floor session:

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 following the tragedy.

Photos from the press conference:

Today is also the State Capitol’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Senator Brian W. Jones represents the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine, Escondido, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and parts of the City of San Diego.

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