Fresno Jewish community gathers in solidarity with SoCal synagogue shooting victims

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The Chabad of Fresno organized a last minute gathering Sunday to help their community deal with what happened in Poway, California just the day before.

For Rabbi Levy Zirkind, it’s very personal. He and his family are close with Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was injured in a synagogue shooting on the last day of Passover, about 22 miles north of San Diego.

Zirkind shared his fellow Rabbi’s message in spreading light in the world.

“Hopefully that, all these people who, these opportunistic people who want to do evil, will stop doing evil and they use their opportunity to do good. And pass a message of goodwill, not a message of hate to the world,” Zirkind says.

He has been to the Chabad in Poway several times, and has been in contact with Rabbi Goldstein.

A 19-year-old gunman open fired in the synagogue, killing one and injuring three others.

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