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Jewish centers in South Bay to hold services for victims in Mumbai terrorist attacks

December 3, 2008 |  8:30 am

Three Jewish centers in the South Bay region will hold memorial services this week for those killed in last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

The first service is tonight at Chabad of South Bay in Lomita and will include remarks from Dr. Sherwin Isenberg, an opthalmologist at UCLA who visited the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue in Mumbai the week before it came under attack, the Daily Breeze reported. A special service and dinner will be held at the Beach Cities center Friday, and a memorial service is slated Sunday at the Palos Verdes center, according to to the Daily Breeze.

Chabad of South Bay is at 2173 W. Lomita Blvd. in Lomita. Its service begins at 7:30 tonight. The Beach Cities Jewish Community Center is at 2108 Vail Ave. in Redondo Beach, and its event starts at 6 p.m. Friday. The Chabad Jewish Center of Palos Verdes will hold its service at 5 p.m. Sunday at 20841 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 202-203, Rancho Palos Verdes.

For more on Chabad Lubavitch, a growing Hasidic branch of Judaism that emphasizes outreach to Jews, see a report by Times staff writer Erika Hayasaki.

-- Ruben Vives