The Kalers Story, Remembering the Holtzbergs

With the 10th anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attack that took the lives of the Shluchim to Mumbai India, Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, Mordechai and Rikal Kaler remember the impact the Holzbergs had on their lives.

Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were murdered in a coordinated terrorist attack in Mumbai India on November 28th, 2008. The attack occurred when 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across the city of Mumbai. The attacks, began on Wednesday the 26th of November, and lasted until Saturday the 29th of November 2008. In the attack, 164 people died and 308 were wounded.

The Nariman House, which housed the Chabad House, was one of the locations targeted. Although Gavriel and Rivka did not survive, their son Moishe, was saved by the nanny, and escaped.


  • 1. Chaim Fogelman wrote:

    So special and touching.
    May you have only nachas from all your children, and may they soon meet and dance with their holy uncle and aunt in Eretz Yisroel with the coming of Moshiach NOW

  • 2. thank Hashem for the miracles wrote:

    Amazing story and so inspiring. Chassidishe nachos from your beautiful family! You are an inspiration! They were definitely davening for you on high. Powerful.

  • 4. Wow wrote:

    All I can say is WOW, brought me to tears!!

    You are a power couple sooo special !!!

  • 5. Boruch Hashem! wrote:

    This made me cry – sorrow, then joy!
    Thank you for sharing your story.
    Your children are beautiful ka’h.
    Continued simchas and nachas.
    Rivky and Gavi and your other children are true treasures שיחיו לאורך ימים טובים וארוכים, together with you, their dear parents!

  • 6. thanks for sharing wrote:

    very moving and inspiring, much nachas and all the brochos from #1 should be fulfilled immediately!

  • 7. Chanie wrote:

    Wow! What an amazing, touching story. Thank you for sharing. I must get a tissue now.
    I wish you continued Mazel and brachos!


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