NYU students participate in a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks, sponsored by the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, Chabad at NYU, NYU Muslim Student Association, and NYU Hindu students. Photos by Sam Krentzman.
Hillel Vice President for Governance and External Relations Rob Goldberg and Director of Community and University Relations Jeremy Bandler met with Rabbi Menachem Schmidt, president of Chabad on Campus, in the wake of the Mumbai bombings.
Rabbi Schmidt expressed his thanks to the Hillel movement nationally and locally for reaching out to Chabad colleagues and collaborating on memorial events on campuses. He said that the Mumbai incident shocked the Chabad organization and that Hillel's expression of support provided strength and comfort at a difficult time.
Hillels around the country are responding to the terror attacks in Mumbai by holding candlelight and interfaith prayer vigils on campuses, often in conjunction with Chabad or Indian student groups. Hillel President Wayne L. Firestone has issued a statement regarding the tragic murders of Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg in Mumbai.
From left, Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, NYU Hindu Chaplain, Rabbi Dov Yonah Korn, Chabad Serving NYU, and Imam Khalid Latif, NYU Muslim Chaplain, stand at the candlelight vigil held at Gould Plaza at NYU Monday night.
The following Hillels have reported events that took place to memorialize the victims: (Links point to media coverage)