Maryland Jewish Sisters Die In Hamptons Vacation House Fire


LONG ISLAND (VINnews) – Two Jewish sisters from Maryland were killed Wednesday in an early morning house fire in New York.

Jillian and Lindsay Wiener from Potomac were sleeping when a fire broke out in the Hampton house early Wednesday.

Local media reports say the sisters — Jillian, 21, and Lindsay, 19 — were on vacation with their parents, Lewis and Alisa, and brother, Zach, in the Hamptons on Long Island. The home caught fire shortly before 4 a.m. and a cause has not yet been released, according to the reports.

In a message to members, the Washington Hebrew Congregation, based in Washington, D.C., wrote Wednesday that Lewis was recently named the congregation’s president.

“The world has lost two beautiful lights today, and we are heartbroken. Through their leadership and service, acts of kindness, and friendship, the Wiener family has touched so many lives at Washington Hebrew,” the message said.

Rockville neighbors gather to mourn the deaths of Jillian & Lindsay Wiener. Neighbors say the entire family is beloved here. The women died when a rented vacation home in NY caught fire. Their brother & parents got out. Father Lewis is president of Washington Hebrew Congregation.

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