Jewish community joins together to light menorah in Jersey City

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The Jersey City community took part in a menorah lighting just 12 days following a fatal shootout in their neighborhood.

Heroes, survivors, leaders and family of the fallen gathered outside the Kosher deli where four people were shot and killed on Martin Luther King Drive.

Cantor Yoely Greenfield led the traditional Hanukkah song. His sister, Mindy Ferencz, was one of the victims who died in the shooting.

"When there's darkness--light shine and it's a moment for all of us to come together and mutually work on all the needs from every community and we are going to do it together," says community leader Chesky Deudsch.

Those in attendance also paused to remember Det. Joseph Seals, who was killed in the attack and to recognize the heroism of officers Mariela Fernandez and Raymond Sanchez.

Douglas Miguel Rodriguez was also killed while working inside the Kosher market. His wife says he was a hero and helped other escape the gunfire.

Rodriguez was buried with full military honors in his home country of Ecuador.

 

 

 

 

 

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