Lori Gilbert-Kaye was a person who personified kindness, warmth, and generosity. As a wife, mother, sister, relative, or friend, and even as a stranger – it was all about giving, never about herself. The list of her acts of kindness is unfathomable. Even her husband, Howard, and her daughter Hannah were unaware of many of the things she did for people. Her life was an inspiration.
Lori was the victim of an antisemitic shooting while attending services at the Chabad in Poway, California, on April 27, 2019. Her precious life was tragically cut short at the young age of 60, leaving her family and friends with feelings of sadness, despair, confusion, and grief.
Hannah and I are honored that Partners in Torah is launching Lori’s Lessons, a set of courses and activities to perpetuate Lori’s legacy. The program enables those who didn’t know her, and those who did, to learn about and master the character traits she exemplified.
Please join us in this journey — and our prayer — that Lori’s life continues to live on as we, together, teach others to follow in her ways bring more light and kindness into this world.
– Howard Kaye