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West Ridge Jewish Group Collecting Toys For Families Of Jersey City Victims

Three people were gunned down in an anti-Semitic attack at a kosher market earlier this week.

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CHICAGO — A West Ridge Jewish organization is hosting a toy drive to honor the people slain at a kosher market in New Jersey.

The shooting happened Tuesday in Jersey City. Officials say it was a targeted, anti-Semitic attack. Two of the victims worked at the kosher market while a third was shopping there.

Horrified by the violence, Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, at 2833 W. Howard St., is collecting money for toys to be donated to the children of the victims. The group serves as the local branch of Lubavitch, an Orthodox Jewish Hasidic movement.

The toys will be given to the families and serve as gifts for Hanukkah, “demonstrating the love of their fellow Jews and the eternal message of [Hanukkah]: light defeats brutal might, goodness displaces darkness,” the organization wrote online.

Hanukkah begins Dec. 22 this year.

More information about donating for the toy drive is available online.