Pittsburgh Newborn Girl Named After Poway Victim

POWAY, CA - APRIL 27: People attend a prayer and candlelight vigil at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. A gunman opened fire at the Congregation Chabad synagogue on the last day of Passover leaving one person dead and three others injured. The suspect is in custody. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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A Chabad couple from Pittsburgh has named their new baby girl born this week after  Lori – Leah Kaye, who was murdered last week in a shooting at the Chabad Center of Poway, California.

Chaya and Judah Cowen told COLlive they were inspired to name their new baby girl Noa Leah after Lori because she exemplified someone “that every parent would want their child to turn out to be like.”

“We had gone through many different names,” Judah Cowen, who owns an event planning and catering company with his wife, Chaya, told COLlive. “We actually had a different name picked out, but when we learned about Lori, we decided that to name our baby after her just felt right, especially since it was still during the Shiva.”

Read more at COLLIVE.



  1. Was daas torah sought out before making such a decision? We don’t do nitzchiyasdik zachen based on emotion.
    Mazel Tov.


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