The Lubavitch Community in London came together this past Motzei Shabbos to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of the tragic death of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka in the terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.
The new Shliach to Mumbai, Rabbi Chanoch Gechtman, was the guest speaker at the event, speaking about the months he spent helping the Holtzbergs and how he planned to honor their legacy with restoring their holy work.
Gechtman was presented with a cheque for £20,000 (over $31,000) raised to continue Chabad’s important work in the region.
The evening attracted more than 200 attendees among whom was the entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Martin Abramson who described his experiences at the Chabad House in Mumbai.
Beis Gavriel Shul was founded 2 weeks before the Mumbai Tragedy occurred and took on Rabbi Holtzberg’s name several days after the attack. It continues to raise money to renew Chabad’s work in the region and has already raised $5,000 since last Motzei Shabbos.
Beis Gavriel is located in the Kisharon building at 54 Parson Street London NW4 1TP. It’s spiritual leader is Rabbi Menachem Junik.