LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Jewish houses of worship across the valley and the country will have heightened security for Yom Kippur in the wake of deadly acts of terrorism nationwide.

Leaders anticipate Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, as the most-attended service of the year and call for people to gather and worship in solidarity with the victims of acts of violence.

"I think it will show evil and terrorism will not intimidate," said Rabbi Shea Harlig of Chabad of Southern Nevada.

Since the last holiest holiday, America has seen the deadliest attack of people of Jewish faith on American soil: On Oct. 27, 2018, a gunman killed people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In April one person was killed and several wounded at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego County.

Harlig said guards will keep watch as people gather for Yom Kippur.

The holiday starts around sunset Oct. 8 and continues until the evening of Oct. 9.

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