Shabbat Candle Lighting Revival in Wake of Chabad Mumbai Tagedy


Shabbat Candle Lighting Revival in Wake of Chabad Mumbai Tagedy

Lubavitch HQ, NY

December 1, 2008

 In his press conference following receiving confirmation of the killings in Mumbai last Friday, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman, of the worldwide Educational and Social Services arms of the Chabad-Lubavitch Movement, called upon Jewish women and girls, "to brighten the profound darkness the world is witnessing, and usher in the Shabbat by lighting the traditional Shabbat candles, 18 minutes before sunset."

He concluded his remarks, "I am certain that this would be Gaby’s and Rivkah’s wish."

The results of this call, and of an effort by shluchim and shluchos, is a widespread resurgence by women all around the world who have begun to light Shabbat candles. 

 


Following is a letter from Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg's colleagues around the world, with the first list of names of women and girls who have joined the candle-lighting campaign in Gavi's and Rivki's memory.

The list will be presented to the families by Rabbi Krinsky.


To the Families of Rivki and Gavi Holtzberg

Your pain is shared by us, every Shliach and Shlucha in hundreds of cities and countries around the world.

The Shluchim and Shluchos networks have been barraged with an outpouring of shared sorrow. Most of all, we have asked ourselves what we can do to honor the memory of your extraordinary children and to bring comfort to your families. Erev Shabbos, when we heard the tragic news, many shluchim sent out emails asking the women and girls in their communities to bentch licht, echoing the earlier words of Rabbi Rosenberg.

Hundreds of emails came pouring in to Shluchim around the world, many from women who had never benched licht before.

The following is a partial list of names, followed by a selection of the emails sent to Shluchim over the past few days. These emails, although filled with sadness, are a collective testimony to the resolve of so many to respond to darkness with increased light.

It is our hope that they bring you some measure of comfort in the days and weeks to come.

Hamakom yinachem eschem b'soch sha'ar availay Tzion v'Yerushalayim.

With love,

The Brothers and Sisters of Rivki and Gavi Holtzberg

 

The following women have joined the candle-lighting campaign in memory of Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, and in the merit and honor of their son, Moshe (partial listing).
  1. Stephanie Craft
  2. Abby Craft
  3. Carly Craft
  4. Eddie Mediav
  5. Sharron Greenberg
  6. Joanne Gelb
  7. Ellen Ozeri
  8. Barbara Glazer
  9. Elaine Rachlin
  10. Dale Bernstein
  11. Linda Levy,
  12. Barbara Levy,
  13. Yaffit Gitterman
  14. Meliss Bachar, JAcki Smith
  15. Alissa Neff and Beth Baver
  16. Neff and Ruth Baver
  17. Sheila Glantz
  18. Chaya Sora Freilich.
  19. Judy, Nicole and Anna Lynn
  20. Beverly Deal 
  21. Barbara Whitaker
  22. Sharon Bass
  23. Dilyse McAllister
  24. Ilaena McAllister
  25. Karen D. Hurvitz
  26. Juliet Krumholtz
  27. Ruth Bernstein
  28. Ruth Braun
  29. Diane & Arielle Singer
  30. Jody Cobrun
  31. georgia Ravitz
  32. rebecca lieberman
  33. tenessee lieberman
  34. willie lieberman
  35. maddy lieberman wisse
  36. elizabeth haas
  37. israela haor fincheltub
  38. nancy brinker
  39. caroline friedman
  40. meyrav wurmser
  41. heidi berenson
  42. louise berenson
  43. ruthie berenson
  44. ellen kessler
  45. nanci bramson
  46. nesya and dorya lieberman
  47. mariella trager
  48. anat lewin dreazen
  49. laurie saroff
  50. laura dachner
  51. naomi harris rosenblatt
  52. ranit mishori
  53. hadassah lieberman
  54. hani lieberman
  55. ariella migdal
  56. sandra rubin
  57. jen klein
  58. jeanie milbauer and family - samantha and Ally Knapp
  59. marian milbauer and family
  60. deborah milbauer and family
  61. mickey milbauer
  62. fran kritz
  63. yael weinman
  64. Apolinsky, Marrisa
  65. Azrin, Cheryl
  66. Azrin, Jessica
  67. Berdugo, Liat
  68. Berdugo, Michal
  69. Berdugo, Peninah
  70. Berger, Robin
  71. Berk, Ariel
  72. Berk, Ellen
  73. Berk, Jenny
  74. Berk, Phyllis
  75. Berk, Rachel
  76. Berk, Serena
  77. Berk, Sophie
  78. Berman, Eva
  79. Bernheim, Suzanne
  80. Bitran, Maria
  81. Bloomston, Lynn
  82. Bonfield, Barbara
  83. Brook, Adrienne
  84. Burwinkle, Ellen
  85. Burwinkle, Hanna
  86. Burwinkle, Jennifer
  87. Burwinkle, Punky
  88. Caine, Candace
  89. Ceitlin, Jill
  90. Ceitlin, Julie
  91. Chauvin, Amy
  92. Cohen, Brenda
  93. Conn, Elenor
  94. Conn, Fia
  95. Conn, Jaye
  96. Conn, Marla
  97. Conn, Michelle
  98. Conn, Toby
  99. Conn, Victoria
  100. Corley, Nancy
  101. Damsky, Heidi
  102. Dockman, Jodee
  103. Duvdevani, Karen
  104. Egli, Emmy
  105. Egli, Grandmother
  106. Egli, Mother
  107. Einhorn, Susan
  108. Elmets, Laurie
  109. Engel, Ilene
  110. Engel, Lisa
  111. Engel, Lisa
  112. Engel. Andrea
  113. Entman, Carol
  114. Finkelstein, Barbara
  115. Fleisig, ?
  116. Fleisig, Rachel
  117. Fleisig, Rebecca
  118. Fleisig, Talia
  119. Friedman, Cathy
  120. Friedman, Sally
  121. Gettinger, Holly
  122. Gilbert, Danielle
  123. Gilbert, Lauren
  124. Glandon, Anya
  125. Glandon, Molly
  126. Goldberg, Dorothy
  127. Goldfarb, Ellie
  128. Goldfarb, Gabi
  129. Goldfarb, Melina
  130. Goldstein, Jessica
  131. Goldstein, Roz
  132. Goldstein, Sherron
  133. Goldstein, Susan
  134. Grodner, Linda
  135. Gross, Carol
  136. Hamilton, Amy
  137. Hayes, Michelle
  138. Herzel, Cecille
  139. Holzer, Dina MAlka
  140. Holzer, Rachel
  141. Holzer, Rivka Atara
  142. Jacobs, Beth
  143. Kahn, Sharon
  144. Kanter, Ava
  145. Kanter, Rebbeca
  146. Kanter, Stephanie
  147. Katz, Goldie
  148. Katz. Chanie
  149. Kimerling, Sheryl
  150. Kolber, Robin
  151. Koretzky, Jill
  152. Koretzky, Susan
  153. Lapidus, Susan
  154. Lebovitz, Alison
  155. Levy Rosenthal, Rita
  156. Lowy, Rosalie
  157. Lutkowitz, Patricia
  158. Marcus, Stephanie
  159. Marks, Betsy
  160. Marlow, Fran
  161. McInerny, Erin
  162. McInerny, Hope
  163. McInerny, Katelyn
  164. Mund, Lisa (Washington NJ)
  165. Naveh, Jacky
  166. Niedenthal, Jan
  167. Odrezin, Jamie
  168. Peetluk, Amy
  169. Petrofsky, Andrew
  170. Petrofsky, Maureen
  171. Pizitz, Carole
  172. Rabinowitz Layman, Deborah
  173. Raviv, Lynn
  174. Raviv, Shira
  175. Rezonzew, Channa
  176. Rezonzew, Lina
  177. Rezonzew, Michal
  178. Rosenbaum, Margy
  179. Rosenfeld Johnson, Ilene
  180. Saag, Amy
  181. Schultz, Howard
  182. Seligman, Bobbye
  183. Shapiro, Roberta
  184. Shiland, Dorothy
  185. Singer, Lisa
  186. Slaughter, Diane
  187. Stern, Emma
  188. Stern, Jamie
  189. Stern, Maddie
  190. Stevens, Helen
  191. Stone, Geri
  192. Thomas, Debby
  193. Thompson, Valerie
  194. Tobias, Cynthia
  195. Walczak, Betsy
  196. Weil, Allison
  197. Weinberg, Angela
  198. Weinberg, Rhonda
  199. Whitman, Kathy
  200. Whitman, Nancy
  201. Whitman, Susan
  202. Wiatrak, Debbie
  203. Debbie Wolchuk
  204. Samantha Wolchuk
  205. Yosefa Bryna bas Chaya Malka
  206. Sara bas Elisheva
  207. Esther bas Devorah
  208. Miriam bas Sara
  209. Eve Marin
  210. Michele, Simone and Evette Roy
  211. Thelma Sirkin
  212. Sheryl Iandoli
  213. Ann Willens
  214. Tracey Pinnetti
  215. Shari Marcus & her daughter Stephanie
  216. Rita Pitkoff
  217. Barbara Lande
  218. Karen Rosenfeld
  219. Cindy Pitkoff
  220. Rhonda Shapiro
  221. Asya Rosenblum
  222. Linda Brant
  223. Kory Friedman
  224. Melanie Fisher
  225. Lisa Uri
  226. Marcia Uri
  227. Rachel Uri
  228. Rebecca Uri
  229. Amanda Uri
  230. Rivka Peri
  231. Lori Alhadef
  232. Shawn Alhadef
  233. Reagan Alhadef
  234. Any Price
  235. Tati Price
  236. Sheni Price
  237. Briana Tais Price
  238. alyse Barabash
  239. Sheryl Seltzer
  240. Lisa Austin
  241. Sandy Krakow
  242. Lois black
  243. Karen Smith
  244. Annette Elster,
  245. Rhona Edelbaum-Sloan,
  246. Vida Parhami, 
  247. Barbara Olinsky,
  248. Barbara Mintzer, L. Berman
  249. Elana Gryberg
  250. Teri Berez
  251. Gilda Stone
  252. Eveda Matzner
  253. Eleonora bat Batia Benoliel Apelbaum
  254. Marcelle bat Simcha Snaider
  255. Simcha bat Rachel Snaider
  256. Yente Lea bat Golda Tobe Frydman
  257. Chaia Mindel bat Ester Feige
  258. Chava bat Rachel Spitz
  259. Chaya bat Mazal Szuster
  260. Mazal bat Shoshana Szuster
  261. Shoshana bat Sarah
  262. Tova bat Miriam Rosembrach
  263. Mary Hava Rosebrach
  264. Chaya Sivia bas Sarah Rivkah
  265.  viva Bat Sheva bas Chaya Sivia
  266. Yelena Vaysburd
  267. Jorie Cohn
  268. Robyn Cohn
  269. Linda Edelcup
  270. Lisa Sadler
  271. Marlene Gordon
  272. Dara Stern
  273. Hana Cohen
  274. Roz Epstien
  275. Judy Swartz
  276. Lior Shemesh
  277. Daphne Shemesh
  278. Debbi Nathan
  279. Ariel Nathan
  280. Nancy Rozen
  281. Elana Gerson
  282. Debbi Holland
  283. Joann Duby
  284. Kira Duby
  285. Ruth Masters
  286. Rebecca Masters
  287. Beverly Kahn
  288. Lois Sargent
  289. Lisa Barden
  290. Gina Barden
  291. Marjorie Wittner
  292. Ellen Levine
  293. Sarah Levine
  294. Rachel Levine
  295. Andrea York
  296. Ellen Chmara
  297. Caroline Goodman
  298. Jennifer Lederman
  299. Marina Kagan
  300. Katrina Kagan
  301. Liz Donnenfeld
  302. Allie Donnenfeld
  303. Julie Donnenfeld
  304. Nanette Fridman
  305. Francesca Weinograd
  306. Ellen Golub
  307. Karyn Walsh
  308. Karen Smith
  309. Sarah Smith
  310. Meggie Smith
  311. Shelly Buchsbaum
  312. Sheila Braun
  313. Stephani Myers
  314. Samantha Myers
  315. Laruie Jacobs
  316. Sarah Levine
  317. Tracy Segal
  318. Wendy Polins
  319. Sharon Namarof
  320. Claudia Namarof
  321. Nancy Mades
  322. Helene Olsen
  323. Adeline Freedman
  324. Sarah Katz
  325. Andrea Katz
  326. Maria Fridman
  327. Elana Gerson
  328. Wendy Levites
  329. Lauren Levy
  330. Rosie and Sophi Polins
  331. Rachelle Dubow
  332. Elaine Harris
  333. Donna Kagan
  334. Anne Nadler
  335. Beth Andler
  336. Lonnnie Maibor
  337. Betty Arsensault
  338. Karen Rosenberg
  339. Gail Rosenberg
  340. Barbara Schneider
  341. Elaine Kohen
  342. Vanessa Freedman
  343. Esther Freedman
  344. Ellen Kayser
  345. Family:  30
  346. Wendy Polins
  347. Lynette Frieden
  348. Carol Schulman
  349. Helene Brown
  350. Nathan
  351. Phyllis Osher
  352. Mordkovitch
  353. Nancy Rozen
  354. Devorah Rosenberg
  355. Brenda
  356. Rakhunav
  357. Beth Andler
  358. Allyson Katzman
  359. Cheryl Lunder
  360. Laurie Jacobs
  361. Daphna
  362. Gussie
  363. Jennifer Lederman
  364. Bonnie
  365. Debbi Klien
  366. Judy Remis
  367. Nanette
  368. Sandy Jacobs
  369. Robin Kaplan
  370. Becca Kaplan
  371. Marina Rabinovitch,
  372. Rachelle Rabinovitch
  373. Patty Pless
  374. Debbi Finkel
  375. Aliya Finkel
  376. Hannah Finkel
  377. Esther Mulray
  378. Barbara Schneider
  379. Ellen schiller
  380. Luna Schiller
  381. Rachel Jacobson
  382. Marnie deutch,
  383. Sophie deutsch
  384. Deb Beerman,
  385. Rosie Beerman
  386. Laura Goodman
  387. Nancy Kaufman
  388. Cushinsky, Ariel, Laura, and Ashley
  389. Elizabeth Cushinsky
  390. Cynthia Chelloff
  391. Susan Chelloff
  392. Rebecca Enteine
  393. Mulman, Jessa
  394. Lisa Mulman
  395. Kelly Marcus
  396. Lena Mitlin
  397. Debbi Ankeles
  398. Ava Shor
  399. Becca Whitehill
  400. Bette Keva
  401. Bonny Weingarten
  402. Carol Denbo
  403. Dana Bellivue
  404. Cindy Rosenberg
  405. Martha Rose
  406. Diana Cooper
  407. Gail Solomon
  408. Areila Solomon
  409. Fanny Danish
  410. Gussie Score
  411. Jessi Score
  412. Carly Score
  413. Helene Mordkovitch
  414. Alina Roytberg
  415. Sharon Rich
  416. Lisa Sugurman
  417. Lonnie Maibor
  418. Lynn Nadeu
  419. Merideth Weiss
  420. Olga Veisman
  421. Sharon Shapiro
  422. Lisa Adler
  423. Risa Sontz
  424. Rikey Swed
  425. Jesse Swed
  426. Robyn Kaplan
  427. Zoe Golub Sass
  428. Lily Cummings
  429. Rosali Bornstein
  430. Sarah Greene
  431. Terra Scott
  432. Sandy Jacobs
  433. Traci Segal
  434. Rhona Segeloff
  435. Robyn Similijan
  436. Diana Singer
  437. Ariella Singer
  438. Norinne Krasnagor – Stamford , CT
  439. Tracy Shevell – Pound Ridge, NY
  440. Rachel Leslie – Stamford, CT
  441. Alix Brown  - Westchester, NY
  442. Shulamit bas Doba
  443. Yafit bas Sara
  444. Monique bas Becky
  445. Lea bat Hanna
  446. Zlota bat Miriam
  447. Yocheved bat Zlota
  448. Lea bas Devora
  449. Gittel bas Yentel
  450. Devora Mazal bas Esther
  451. Laura & Elizabeth Kaufmann
  452. Haya Sakajian
  453. Irene Brohin
  454. Kim Novick
  455. Arlene Miller
  456. Dora & Lauren Trautenberg
  457. Rochelle Kaplan
  458. Robyn & Madeline Knutson
  459. Edie Tonkon
  460. Simone Haller-Masteye
  461. Petrana Haller
  462. Lisa, Gali, & Natalie Zigdon
  463. Rachel Dawson
  464. Shana, Leah, & Danni Meyerson
  465. Channah Goldman
  466. Rachel & Riana Dorado
  467. Om EinDor Berov
  468. Claire & Lisa Black
  469. Julie & Sarah Sandler
  470. Tammi, Maya, & Tasha Keces
  471. Devorah Leah Sachs
  472. Rona & Danielle Gromet
  473. Carole Medway
  474. Nahid & Melody Goldstein
  475. Mariette Harouni
  476. Arianna Perel
  477. Gabriella Raizel
  478. Hadassah Yocheved
  479. Miriam Ohana
  480. Rebecca & Mahin Schenker
  481. Sara Marcus
  482. Sophie & Lea Botbol
  483. Elen Vinograd
  484. Batya Ben-David
  485. Sheera Miller
  486. Sarah Burkstein
  487. Golda Rivkah Jacobson
  488. Leah, Eliana Miriam, Leora Faige, Shira Devorah,& Ettel Jacobson
  489. Sandra Ballin
  490. Orna Schneider- oceanside, ny
  491. Ruby Sultzer- Oceanside, ny
  492. Phyllis Buchwald- Oceanside, ny
  493. Roseann Greenberg
  494. Aviva Bas Nechama
  495. Sara bas Golda
  496. Basya bas Sara
  497. Tzipora bas Golda
  498. Oshrat bas Margalit
  499. Chava bas Esther
  500. Edina bas Oshrat
  501. Yika bas Irene Sara
  502. Chana bas Orit
  503. Orit bas Chava
  504. Rachel bas Orit
  505. Diana bas Chana
  506. Chana bas Ella
  507. Yenta Bina bas Clary
  508. Chana bas Dora 
  509. Iris bas Simcha
  510. Rochel bas Feiga Perla (Tzipora)
  511. Yael bas Soroh
  512. Tzivia Henya bas Rochel Rivka
  513. Britta bas Manya
  514. Chana bas Dora
  515. Yael bas Perel
  516. Perel bas Ita
  517. Rivka bas Chaya Soroh
  518. Olga Rochel bas Tina
  519. Helene bas Miriam
  520. Miriam bas Helene
  521. Sara bas Sonja
  522. Leah bas Malka
  523. Martha bas Svetlana
  524. Rosa bas Dora
  525. Miriam bas Miriam
  526. Rus bas Leah
  527. Leah Chana bas Rus
  528. Yael bas Margalit
  529. Chava bas Sofia
  530. Dina bas Sara Rivka
  531. Chana Aliza Sheina bas Yehudis (for always)
  532. Yehudis bas Esther
  533. Kreizel bas Stella
  534. Miriam Leah bas Rochel
  535. Rochel bas Miriam
  536. Chana bas Rochel Leah
  537. Rochel bas Chana
  538. Yehudis Leora bas Sara
  539. Rut Friedman
  540. ellen meyers
  541. Lauren sklorroff
  542. Nina Levine
  543. Shoshana bas Kaila
  544. Nourit Esther bas Merav Chaya
  545. Sara bas Rivka
  546. Annette bas Joanna
  547. Chaya Gitel bas Rivka
  548. Elisabeth bas Rut
  549. Leah Yael bas Margalit
  550. Olga Ora bas Marina
  551. Sara bas Elka
  552. Aurora bas sara
  553. Dina bas sara rivka
  554. Sara bas Chana
  555. Meyer ben Esther
  556. Avi ben Esther
  557. Chava bas Sara gitel
  558. Yechezkel ben Glickel
  559. Chana bas Rivka

 

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