A prominent Jewish leader has been stabbed to death in her Detroit, Michigan home.
40-year-old Samantha Woll was board president of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in Detroit.
Woll, who was also a prominent Democratic Party activist, was murdered on Saturday and was found dead on the doorstep of her home.
In addition to being a Jewish community leader, Woll was a co-founder of the interfaith organization Muslim-Jewish Forum of Greater Detroit.
The forum posted about Woll’s death on Facebook:
“Sam was one of the dear founders of this forum.
“She was such a sweet, cheerful, thoughtful soul.
“May her memory be a blessing.”
Woll also previously worked for Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and on the re-election campaign of Attorney General Dana Nessel, both Democrats.
“A politically connected Detroit synagogue president was found stabbed dead this morning outside her home in the city’s Lafayette Park neighborhood, east of downtown,” The Detroit Free Press reported.
“I am shocked, saddened and horrified to learn of Sam’s brutal murder,” Nessel said in a statement.
“Sam was as kind a person as I’ve ever known.
“She was driven by her sincere love of her community, state, and country.
“Sam truly used her faith and activism to create a better place for everyone.”
No motive has yet been identified.
However, Jewish institutions have been under threat ever since the Palestinian terror group Hamas carried out a massive attack in Israel on October 7.
The surprise attacks resulted in the murder of over 1,400 people.
Despite the nature of the attacks, support for Hamas has emerged around the world.
Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments have also been spreading, even in Congress.