The Holtzberg and Rosenberg families have asked COLlive to remind the community that today, the 15th of Av 5769 is the 29th birthday of Mrs. Rivky Holtzberg OBM, the revered Chabad Shlucha from Mumbai, India.
Born in northern Israel as Rivky Rosenberg, she touched many lives with her warm smile and vivacious personality. Countless more were touched when she and her husband Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg OBM opened the Chabad Center in Mumbai, located in the Nariman House.
On November 26, 2008, Rivky and Gabi’s tireless work and selfless lives came to an abrupt end when terrorists seized the Chabad House, murdered the couple and four of their guests.
“We would like to request that everyone say Rivky’s kapital – Kapital Lamed (30) – in honor of her birthday today,” Gabi’s sister asked COLlive.
Rivky’s memory has been kept alive throughout the world as Shluchim and Anash have founded countless projects and institutions in her name, and over 50 parents have named their children Rivka in her memory.