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Bay Area Holds Tributes to Mumbai Massacre Victims

Posted by challahbackgirl on December 1, 2008


TONIGHT in Santa Cruz

Mumbai Memorial

Monday, December 1
A Memorial Service will take place at The Rohr Chabad Student Center at UCSC (1142 King St, Santa Cruz, CA). 8:00pm- 9:00pm on Monday night (Dec. 1), in memory of our dear colleagues Rabbi and Mrs. Holzberg, amongst the 185 victims, of the Mumbai terror attack.
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Tribute to Mumbai: An Evening of Jewish Solidarity

Tuesday, December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm
Rohr Chabad House at Stanford, 1289 College Ave. Palo Alto, CA
Join together with the Stanford Community for an evening of tribute and memorial for the hundreds of terror victims in Mumbai, India, including Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holzberg, Chabad emissaries to Mumbai.
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From Rabbi Potash of Noe Valley, S. Francisco:

We are all horrified by the events that took place in Mumbai. Please join us for an evening of solidarity to honor all the victims of these horrific attacks. Please feel free to pass on this email to your friends.
Rabbi Gedalia Potash

From Rabbi Yosef Langer:

Tribute to Mumbai – Bay Area Chabad Houses, Rabbis, and Jewish Community Leaders Respond

All 25 Chabad Centers throughout the Bay Area, together with thier respective Rabbis, are uniting in solidarity, in tribute, and in prayer for the victims of terror, including their dear colleague Rabbi Gavriel and Rivki Holtzberg – directors of Chabad in Mumbai. With the participation of the Consulate Generals of India and Israel together with San Francisco and US diplomats and dignitaries, the memorial tribute will be held at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30-8:30pm

Contact: Rabbi Yosef Langer 415-269-1994

Wednesday-PALO ALTO


We express our heartful sorrow to the people of India and the victims of the horrific terrorist attacks, which injured hundreds and killed more than 150 innocent people, including six Americans and eight Israelis.  We join the Jewish community around the globe in mourning the untimely death of Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, Rivkah Holtzberg and others who helped create rich Jewish life at Mumbai’s Chabad House.  We extend our condolences to the Holtzberg family and their orphaned son, and to all in the Jewish community in Mumbai.

The community is strongly encouraged to participate in the solidarity gathering.  If you unable to attend the gathering at Kehillah on Wednesday evening, there is also a Tribute to Mumbai on Tuesday evening, December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm at The Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, 3200 California St.

Charitable donations can be made through the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley by clicking here.  You can also make a donation over the phone by calling Arielle Hendel at (408) 357-7501.

Your donations will be directed to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and to Chabad, both of which support Jewish and Israeli life in India.

Wednesday, December 3rd (UC Berkeley)

vigilCandlelight Vigil for the Victims of Mumbai Terrorism

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Savio Steps, Upper Sproul
UC Berkeley
Please join the Associated Students of the University of California to commemorate the lives lost in the attacks on Mumbai, India. The ASUC will be holding a peace vigil to remember those who lost their lives in these acts of violence. The event will be open to the public, and all students are encouraged to speak on behalf of their experiences and communities.

Candles will be distributed.
Thursday, December 4th (UC Berkeley)

Speakers Panel on the Mumbai Terror Attacks

“What will be the Political Fallout of India’s Deadliest Modern Crisis, and What it Means for India, Israel, and America”

6:30 -8:00 PM

Room TBA
UC Berkeley
Sponsored by Indus and the Jewish Students Union

Statement from Hillel’s International President, Wayne L. Firestone on the tragic murders in Mumbai, India:

The students, professionals and lay leaders of the Hillel movement around the world express our profound condolences to the family of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg and to the Chabad Lubavich organization on the tragic murder of these Jewish leaders who died al kiddush hashem, for the sanctification of God’s name, while serving as emissaries in Mumbai.

The Holtzbergs gave up the comforts of life in the West to share their love of Yiddishkeit and the warmth of their family with people of all backgrounds in India. They made the ultimate sacrifice for their faith and their community. They lived and died as exemplars of the Jewish people. May their souls be bound up in the eternal bonds of life and may their family be comforted among the mourners of Zion.

Hillel encourages our local professionals and students to express their condolences in personal visits to our Chabad counterparts on campuses and in communities around the world.

Nothing can mitigate the horror of this savage terrorist attack which has claimed the lives of over 100 innocent people across Mumbai. Hillel stands in solidarity with the people of India as they heal their wounds and comfort those in grief.


3 Responses to “Bay Area Holds Tributes to Mumbai Massacre Victims”

  1. Monk said

    200 hindus die in this massacre and all you morons can do is focus on the handful of jews who died. No one can accuse the hindus of manipulating and controlling the media the way the jews do!

  2. Baylor said

    Monk, seriously? People are dead and you want to insult others who are morning because they do something in support of another? What have you done? Anything? If you feel so strongly about any group getting more attention in this tragedy over another why don’t you put something together yourself and do something about it? Maybe you should put together something for the slain Hindus you are so vehemently defending? Words mean nothing without action. At least those going to the tribute are paying respects and all you can do is hand out insults. Also, unless I am reading it wrong the title of the thread you are commenting on is “Bay Area Holds Tributes to Mumbai Massacre Victims” and, not “Bay Area Holds Tribute to Jewish Mumbai Massacre Victims”. So, I fail to see how one group is being singled out in preference for another. Is it the fact that you are on a Jewish site that has you so confused? Did you try going to a Hindu site? I am guessing no. I for one am just looking for a place to give a donation to the victims and stumbled upon this site. Then, I see your asinine comment. I will never understand people like you. You think you are doing somebody some bit of good but, your rhetoric is why groups of people will always have problems with another group. If you cannot unify under an abhorant tragedy such as this then what can you unify under?

  3. Baylor, you’re correct, while the focus may be on the victims that the Jewish community feels more closely connected to, the memorials and tributes are for all the lives lost in the tragedy.

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