Family and friends remembered a woman killed in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue as a generous person dedicated to spreading kindness, with her daughter telling the crowd Monday that she knows her mother would forgive the man who took her life as she worshipped.

A memorial service for Lori Kaye, 60, drew a packed congregation, including the three people wounded in the attack, federal and state lawmakers, a representative of the Israeli government, and city and police leaders.

Kaye’s daughter Hannah said she knows in her heart that her mother has forgiven the 19-year-old man who killed her Saturday at the Chabad of Poway near San Diego on the last day of a major Jewish holiday.

Rabbi Yishoel Goldstein, right, comforts Almog Peretz, center, Monday, April 29, 2019, as they attend the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Rabbi Yishoel Goldstein, right, comforts Almog Peretz, center, Monday, April 29, 2019, as they attend the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

“Her light has reached all crevices of this planet,” Hannah Kaye said.

The daughter said she would miss singing in the car with her mother and dancing in the kitchen. Her mom always bought a second cup of coffee and bagel because she knew someone would want them, Hannah Kaye said.

“Everyone was her sister, her trusted confidante. Everyone was her friend,” Hannah Kaye said.

Yishoel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, holds a yellow rose as he speaks Monday, April 29, 2019, at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who is pictured at left, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Yishoel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, holds a yellow rose as he speaks Monday, April 29, 2019, at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who is pictured at left, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The synagogue’s rabbi, Yishoel Goldstein, lost one of his fingers in the shooting and comforted worshippers with his hand wrapped in blue bandages. Noya Dahan, 8, and her uncle Almog Peretz both suffered leg wounds in the attack but were released from the hospital and honored Kaye on Monday.

The U.S. State Department’s new envoy on anti-Semitism told the packed synagogue that the Trump administration is committed to fighting the evil wherever it lurks.

“I’m here to say we are at war with these people,” Elan Carr said, vowing to fight anti-Semitism in “every city in the United States.”

Menachem Levanoni, right, president of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, speaks Monday, April 29, 2019, at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Menachem Levanoni, right, president of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, speaks Monday, April 29, 2019, at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Noya Dahan, 8, attends the funeral for Lori Kaye, Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Noya Dahan, 8, attends the funeral for Lori Kaye, Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Almog Peretz, center, sits near his niece, Noya Dahan, 8, lower right, Monday, April 29, 2019, as they attend the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Almog Peretz, center, sits near his niece, Noya Dahan, 8, lower right, Monday, April 29, 2019, as they attend the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Rabbi Yishoel Goldstein, right, greets an attendee at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Rabbi Yishoel Goldstein, right, greets an attendee at the funeral for Lori Kaye, who was killed Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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