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East County News Service

May 10, 2019 (Poway) – On April 27th a gunman opened fire inside Chabad of Poway Synagogue, leaving one dead and several injured. Now, Wendy’s restaurant has announced a generous benefit to help those affected. 

Wendy’s is proud to help raise money for Chabad of Poway and the victims of this tragedy,” says Brian Spongberg, whose family owns the Wendy’s franchise at 10536 Craftsman Way, San Diego.  Wendy’s will donate 100% of proceeds from any purchases made at this location on May 16th from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Chabad of Poway to support their victims. Wendy’s will also collect additional donations (cash, card, or check) that will all go directly to Chabad of Poway. 

Wendy's® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio and now has over 6,600 restaurants worldwide. The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is committed to “doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others.”

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Chabad of Poway has become a popular center for Jews of all backgrounds who want to learn more about their Jewish roots. Chabad offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah classes and lectures, Shabbaton dinners, and an array of family and social activities. Traditional Jewish values are brought to life in a joyous, non-judgmental atmosphere. Chabad serves all segments of the Jewish community. Everyone is welcome regardless of their personal level of religious observance. The philosophy is in keeping with the Chabad-Lubavitch approach of joy, scholarship and unconditional acceptance and love for every Jew.The services are traditional, and are conducted in a joyous, casual atmosphere. Children are included and most welcome. Many of those who attend cannot read Hebrew, yet everyone feels at home. The prayer book is bi-lingual and various English readings are included in the service. Song and commentary add meaning and participation to the prayers.An important part of the community is the weekly Kiddush luncheon that follows the Shabbat morning services, where friendships are created and nurtured as those present celebrate each other's happy occasions and anniversaries.