JCC Shooting Survivors Organize 10k Run Against Gun Violence


Mindy Finkelstein and Joshua Stepakoff ran together once before – from white supremacist gunman Buford Furrow, who shot them when Mindy was a 16-year-old counselor and Joshua a 6-year-old camper at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in 1999.

Now, they are running again, this time in “Victory Over Violence,” a 10K run they organized to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the shooting while raising awareness about gun violence.

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Victory Over Violence, including the 10k run and a kids’ 5k walk/run starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, with registration at 6:30 a.m. at the Matador Bookstore at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Fees are $30 for adults, $15 for CSUN students and $15 for the kids’ run. Information at