Thousands gather for funerals of Jersey City shooting victims

Thousands gathered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Jersey City on Wednesday evening for the funerals of two members of the Orthodox community who were shot and killed in what the mayor of Jersey City has described as a targeted attack on Jews inside of a kosher deli on Tuesday. 

In Williamsburg, the streets and sidewalks were filled as the community joined family and friends of 24-year-old Yeshiva student Moshe Deutsch, one of the three civilians who were killed in the shooting.

“Moshe was a very, very special young man,” said Rabbi David Niederman, President of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn. “Studied and in his spare time he tried to help others.”

In New Jersey, mourners gathered to remember 31-year-old Mindy Ferencz, who co-owned the grocery where the shooting took place. She leaves behind a husband and three children.

Both bodies were to be transported for burial in upstate New York.


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