HIGHLAND PARK (VINnews) — A Jewish victim of Monday’s shooting in Highland Park has been identified.
The victim was identified as Jacki Sundheim, a lifelong member of North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Illinois, a Reform synagogue that is over 100 years old.
Sundheim was also a beloved staff member at the congregation.
A message on NSCI’s website reads as follows:
It is with immeasurable sadness that we let you know that our beloved Jacki Sundheim was one of the victims murdered today at the Highland Park Parade. Jacki was a lifelong congregant of NSCI and a cherished member of NSCI’s staff team for decades. Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all, from her early days teaching at the Gates of Learning Preschool to guiding innumerable among us through life’s moments of joy and sorrow as our Events and B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator– all of this with tireless dedication.
There are no words sufficient to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death and sympathy for her family and loved ones. We know you join us in the deepest prayer that Jacki’s soul will be bound up in the shelter of God’s wings and their family will somehow find comfort and consolation amidst this boundless grief.
Baruch Dayan Ha-emes