The idea of opening a Jewish Library in Korea came after the events that occurred in Mumbai, India in November, 2008.

During terrorist attacks, at least 164 innocent people were killed, among them Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his pregnant wife, Rivka, along with four other guests of Mumbai’s Chabad House. Miraculously, the Holtzberg’s two-year-old son Moshe was saved by his Indian nanny, Sandra Samuel.

The Holtzbergs were in India with the goal of spreading Jewish knowledge and wisdom. Though their lives were tragically cut short, their dream lives on and young Moshe now represents the limitless potential of the future.

We hope that the establishment of a Jewish Library in Korea will honor the memories of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg by teaching about the past, in order to build a better future.