A quiet street, south of Chabad of Poway, has been renamed for Lori Lynn Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the shooting at the shul on the last day of Pesach.
Lori Lynn Lane was dedicated on Friday and the unveiling was attended by a few dozen people, including Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, who addressed the small crowd. “It’s somehow appropriate that we gather here just before Chanuka, the Festival of Lights,” he said, “because Lori was a bright and shining light. The name of the holiday comes from the Hebrew word for dedication. So it’s fitting that we gather here to dedicate this street in memory of Lori, her life and truly her light.”
Rabbi Mendel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway also spoke, and reminded everybody that it was Erev Shabbos. “Tonight, at 4:27 p.m. will be the time that all Jewish women and girls will take a candle and light the Shabbat candles,” he said. “Let’s light this candle in loving memory of Lori.”
Dr. Roneet Lev, best friend to Lori, described her home as being “like the tent of Avraham, open to many guests and entertaining lots of people. She was known for her random acts of kindness and boundless energy. Lori led a life where every moment counted. She believed you never knew when you could die and therefore she was always hustling and bustling to do good and help others.”