By COLlive reporter
Moshe Holtzberg, 9, will be participating in the annual International Kinus Hashluchim convention in Brooklyn, NY, as part of the global family of Chabad Shluchim.
His parents, Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg were murdered by terrorists who hijacked their Chabad center in Mumbai, India, not long after the Kinus in 2008.
Moshe was miraculously rescued by his Indian nanny Sandra Samuel. His cry “Ima, Ima” (mother, mother) during a memorial ceremony shattered the hearts of people around the world.
The young Holtzberg is currently being raised by his grandparents Rabbi Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg in Afula and studying in a Chabad school.
He is scheduled to recite a chapter of Tehillim at the gala banquet concluding the convention at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in New York on Sunday, November 8, 2015. It will be attended by 5,600 Shluchim and their guests from around the world.
Presenting the keynote at the banquet will be Rabbi Shloime Chein, Director of the Chabad Student Center at University of California in S. Cruz, CA.
“The Rebbe’s vision for a strong, connected Jewish community all over the world is continuing to blossom and take shape, and it’s such an honor to be a part of it,” he said ahead of his speech.