More than $60,000 of that total was raised by the Tree of Life congregation, which was targeted by an anti-Semitic gunman five months prior.
Because state prosecutors say victim Lori Kaye was “intentionally killed because of her religion,” the shooter could receive the death penalty.
The mosque’s imam said in his sermon that the moment showed “light can come out of darkness.”
The synagogue’s rabbi said that it was one of the holiest moments the synagogue has had.
It was one of several instances of Jewish communities showing support for local mosques.
“I suspect it’s the same sort of thing said about Jews moving to Golders Green in the 1920s,” Rabbi Mark Goldsmith said.
A member of the Islamic Society of New Tampa was at first confused why they kept receiving donations in multiples of 18.
“Extremist groups have come to realize our houses of worship are an Achilles’ heel,” a security expert explained.
Ahead of Ramadan, a civil rights groups is warning mosques to take precautions against violent Islamophobia.
The treasurer of a Colorado mosque vandalized Sunday said he is buoyed by support from hundreds of neighbors of all faiths, including local Jews.