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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

UPDATE: Erev zikaron for Rivka - 5782

Please note that the location of the erev zikaron for Rivka, which will be held this coming Tuesday, has been changed.  The new location, and the Zoom meeting information, can be found in this updated post.

Please pass along this update to anyone who may be planning to attend.

Looking forward,

Moshe

Friday, October 8, 2021

Erev zikaron for Rivka - 5782

We will be holding an erev zikaron (memorial evening) for Rivka, on the evening of the eleventh anniversary of her passing.

Rabbi Yitzchak Lifshitz will be giving a shiur in Rivka's memory.

The shiur, as well as the rest of the evening, will be in English.

The event will be held in person, and also online via Zoom.  Everyone who would like to join is welcome and invited to attend, in person or online.  Due to the pandemic, attendance in person is subject to the following rules:

  • Any person attending must have a valid Tav Yarok (Green Pass).
  • A mask, completely covering both the mouth and nose, must be worn.
  • A distance of at least two meters from others must be maintained, except for members of the same household.


In-person details:

Date: Tuesday evening, 21 Marheshvan / 26 October
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Beit Kehillat Yedidya
Rehov Nahum Lifshitz 12
Baka, Jerusalem, Israel
(See here for a map and directions.)

Zoom meeting details:

Topic: Erev zikaron for Rivka - 5782
Date: Tuesday evening, 21 Marheshvan / 26 October
Time: 8:15 pm (Jerusalem, Israel)
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 889 7537 6614
Passcode: dRPw1j
 

The event will also be livestreamed on this Facebook event page.

Please pass along this message to anyone who might be interested.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you who will be attending.

Moshe


P.S.:  We will be making an aliyah l'kever (visit to Rivka's grave) the following morning (Wednesday, 21 Marheshvan / 27 October), at 9:00 am.  (Details regarding the location and prayers can be found here.)  We would like to ensure that we have a minyan, so if you can come, then please let me know.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Video recording of erev zikaron

I have been receiving messages from many people who were unable to enter the Zoom meeting yesterday because the number of participants had reached maximum capacity.  I apologize to everyone who wasn't able to get in.  Fortunately, the meeting was livestreamed to Facebook as well, and it is still viewable there.  You can watch a recording of the entire erev zikaron on Facebook at this link.  (The actual meeting gets underway at 9 minutes into the video.)

Moshe

Monday, November 9, 2020

Thank you!

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the erev zikaron yesterday, and for the kind feedback that many of you have given me.  It was heartwarming to spend the evening commemorating Rivka's yahrtzeit with so many friends and family members who knew her so well, and also with those of you who may not have known her as well but who joined in honoring her memory.

Thank you to David, for the moving talk that you gave.

And thank you to those who weren't able to come, but were with us in spirit.

Finally, thank you to Louise for the enormous efforts that you have made over the course of years, to make the book about Rivka into a reality.  And thank you to RaphaĆ«l as well for the help you provided, which enabled the book to be made available yesterday.

For those interested in purchasing the book, the details are below.

Besorot tovot,

Moshe


Rivka: Stories and Memories

RivkA

Stories and Memories

Stories and memories of RivkA Matitya as shared by her family, friends and blog-readers

Collated and edited by Louise Fox

To purchase copies:

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Erev zikaron for Rivka - 5781

For the past nine years, we have gathered together for an erev zikaron (memorial evening) for Rivka each year, to celebrate her life and remember her.  This year, we will gather online via Zoom to commemorate the tenth anniversary of her passing.

We will be screening a talk originally given by Rivka in 2009, on the topic of "Coping with Adversity".

The talk, as well as the rest of the evening, will be in English.

Everyone who would like to attend is welcome and invited.

Here are the Zoom details:
Topic: Erev zikaron for Rivka - 5781
Date: Sunday evening, 22 Marheshvan / 8 November
Time: 8:00 PM (Jerusalem, Israel)
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 848 1772 8918
Passcode: 4E6WWE

The event will also be livestreamed on this Facebook event page.

Please pass along this message to anyone who might be interested.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you who will be attending!

Moshe


P.S.:  We will be making an aliyah l'kever (visit to Rivka's grave) that morning (Sun, 21 Marheshvan / 8 November), at 10:00 am.  (Details regarding the location and prayers can be found here.)  Anyone who would like to join us is welcome.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Erev zikaron for Rivka - 5780


We will be holding an erev zikaron (memorial evening) for Rivka, on the evening of the ninth anniversary of her passing.

Yael Unterman will be giving a shiur in Rivka's memory on the following topic:

"I feel your pain: Empathy and its limits"

The shiur, as well as the rest of the evening, will be in English.

Everyone who would like to come is welcome and invited to attend.

Here are the details:

Date: Monday evening, 21 Marheshvan / 18 November
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Beit Boyer (Kehillat Talpiot HaChadashah)
Rehov Efrata 36
Talpiot, Jerusalem
(See here for a map and directions.)

Please note that this is not the same location where we have been holding the erev zikaron in previous years.

For everyone who would like to help bring refreshments, please enter your name alongside what you can bring in this spreadsheet.

Please pass along this message to anyone who might be interested.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you who will be coming.

Moshe


P.S.:  We will be making an aliyah l'kever (visit to Rivka's grave) the following morning (Tuesday, 21 Marheshvan / 19 November), at 9:00 am.  (Details regarding the location and prayers can be found here.)  We would like to ensure that we have have a minyan, so if you can come, then please let me know.  (You can leave a comment on this post, or send me an email.)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Remember

The following is the text of the poem by Rivka that I read at her erev zikaron on Monday night.


8 November, 1988

Remember

by Karin Rivka Zuckerman


What do you call the rain
that lightly falls
and gently washes
all your worries
away

I want to run
with arms outstretched
on sit on my doorstep
dreaming

My mind flickers
between past and present
I feel so happy
to be
alive