Rutgers Hillel organized a prayer vigil for the victims of last week’s shootings in Jersey City with Chabad House at Rutgers, RJX, and Rutgers AEPi. The candlelight vigil honoring the memories of Leah Mindel Ferencz, Moshe Dovid Deutsch, Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, and Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals was held on the steps of the Rutgers Hillel on College Avenue.
Speakers included Rutgers official Kerri Willson, Chabad student leaders Meir Brodsky and Zach Peller, and Rabbi Baruch Goodman of the Chabad House.
The executive director of Rutgers’ Chabad House, Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, and its administrator, Rabbi Mendy Carlebach, joined Governor Phil Murphy and Israel’s consul general to New York, Dani Dayan, in a candle lighting service at the JC Kosher Grocery Store in Jersey City. They also visited the neighboring synagogue and Talmud Torah and the neighborhood’s police precinct.