A well-known leader of a synagogue Michigan was found stabbed to death in front of his home on Saturday. Amid heightened concern that the unfolding Israel-Gaza war could lead to violence in the US and elsewhere.
Detroit police said there was no motive for the killing. Samantha Wohl, 40 years oldThat Detroit’s Isaac Acree led the group from the downtown synagogue.
Voll received multiple stab wounds, according to a police report. When officers responded to a 911 call early Saturday morning, they found a trail of blood leading to his home, which was “believed to be a crime,” the report said.
Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment seeking more details about the murder.
Wohl is well-known in Democratic politics, working on campaigns for local candidates and serving as political director for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s re-election campaign and deputy district director for Rep. Eliza Slatkin (D-Mich.) during the 2022 midterm elections. According to his LinkedIn page, two years starting in 2019.
Both women expressed their grief upon learning of Vol’s death.
“I am shocked, saddened and horrified to learn of Sam’s brutal murder,” Nessel (D) said. It is a statement. He remembered Wohl as “as nice a person as I’ve ever met. She was driven by a genuine love for her community, her state and her country. “Sam really used her faith and her activism to make a better place for everyone.”
Voll helped establish and run Slatkin’s office during her first full term, writing in a statement published on Congresswoman X, which was formerly a Twitter-like organization, that the Congresswoman group “came very naturally to her: helping others.” “I will miss his relentless desire to serve and his bright smile that appeared everywhere in the Detroit area.”
Wohl described himself as someone who is passionate about serving his community online, especially the most vulnerable. Two months ago, the synagogue mourned the death of Wohl, who helped install a mezuzah, or holy scroll, placed on a doorpost at the front door of the newly renovated synagogue.
“We are shocked and saddened,” the synagogue said in a statement on Facebook. “We do not have additional information at this time, but we will share more as it becomes available. May his memory be blessed.”
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