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B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:

It is with heavy hearts, mixed with anger, that we condemn the shooting at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, outside San Diego.  Six months after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the Jewish community has suffered another synagogue shooting, again at the hands of intolerance and hate.

This kind of hatred must be met head-on, especially through increased vigilance and increased law enforcement monitoring and acting quickly to identify and stop those out there likely to commit these horrendous crimes.

​We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and injured. We stand with the community of Jews and all those who support faith, tolerance and mutual respect.