Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Leiby Kletzky-Sunday July 1, 2012 Marks First Yahrtzeit Anniversary Of Leiby Kletzky





Leiby Kletzky was murdered last year at 8 years of age:
- Leiby can never laugh again.
- Leiby can never play with his five sisters again.
- Leiby can never give his mother and father a goodnight kiss anymore.
- Leiby can never flash his sweet smile to anyone anymore.
- Leiby can never bring home another report card.
- Leiby can never become Bar-Mitzvah.
- Leiby can never pray anymore.
- Leiby can never receive a graduation diploma.
- Leiby can never turn into a mature young man and marry.
- Leiby can never have and hold any children.
- Leiby can never have a home to invite guests over to for a meal.
- Leiby can never offer money to a needy person anymore.
 -Leiby will never be able to do all the acts of charity and kindness he would have done had he been granted more years to live.

On Sunday 11th Tammuz,  5772, marks the First Yahrtzeit of Leiby Kletzky, ZT"L according to the Hebrew calendar. 

July, 12, 2012 is twelve months since his passing.

One month ago on June 3, 2012 an unveiling (Matzevah) took place of his headstone at the site of his kever (grave) at the Washington Cemetery in Deans, NJ.Leiby’s father, Reb Nachman Kletzky, accompanied by his rov (Rabbi), Rav Binyomin Eisenberger, mara d’asra of Khal Heichal HaTefillah of Boro Park, led a group of about 25 men to the kever (grave), where Tehillim was said and Keil Molei Rachamim was recited.

                 The matzeivah - with an acrostic identifying him by his name, Yehudah ben Nachman - describes Leiby as a “yeled nechmad vena’im yorei vetomim,” calling him a “korban tzibbur” and describing how all of Klal Yisroel was moved totefillah and teshuvah as a result of his heartbreaking petirah. May Leiby’s neshamah continue to have an aliyah, and may Reb Nachman and Esther Kletzky, along with their children and extended family, have a nechamah. Hamakom yeracheim eleim veyotzi’eim mitzarah lirvacha umei’afeilah le’orah.          The following message from Reb Nachman and Esther Kletzky was provided to "A year has passed since the tragic death of our dear son Leiby. With the approach of the first anniversary of his death on July 1st, comes deep reflection upon an innocent life cut so short. The pain surrounding our loss is more tangible than ever, as we vividly recall the final agonizing moments of Leiby’s short lifetime. With his yahrtzeit upon us, the struggle to comprehend and cope with this tragedy gets increasingly stronger.  The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund was formed as a way to bring solace to all and ensure his memory would live on. The Fund is dedicated to helping families that are facing medical, tragic, or other urgent crises. Leiby Kletzky Camp Fund, a division of the Memorial Fund was organized to protect children from abusive homes. Children that come from abusive or troubled homes are often neglected and forced to fend for themselves. These children are confused and distressed, not knowing a carefree youth or feeling the affection of someone close. They face a constant threat of danger, at the place they call home and at the hands of the very people who are supposed to love and protect them. For these unfortunate children, summer camp is a safe haven - a desperately needed respite. For these children camp is not a luxury, but an absolute necessity that literally changes their lives. For these kids, summer vacation isn’t just freedom from school, homework and tests. It is freedom from abuse, isolation and neglect. These children are provided for with care, affection, and fun, that unlike most children, they don’t experience all year long. The Leiby Kletzky Camp Fund provides these children with clothing, shoes, bedding - whatever they lack - due to a lifetime of deprivation. The benefits of summer camp last a lifetime and are means by which these children can learn and grow. Leiby was a little boy too innocent to be aware of any danger, and we lost him in a manner so beyond our control and one that we were so helpless to prevent. But we are very aware of youths in troubled homes and the lurking dangers they face. We can can rescue them! We are in a position to help prevent them from suffering a tragic fate. But we desperately need your help. Summer camps are not subsidized by government aid, so it is critical that each and every one of us reaches out to support this cause. We appeal to your generosity for the sake of these innocent, precious children. In the merit of protecting our less fortunate young ones, may G-d bless you with good health and tidings and may your children bring you pride and joy always.                 Donations to THE LEIBY KLETZKY MEMORIAL FUND FOR CHILDREN established by his family Nachman and Esther Kletzky and daughters IN memory of Leiby may be made online at:, or mailed to: THE LEIBY KLETZKY MEMORIAL FUND 1448 56th Street Brooklyn, New York 11219. The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund is an I.R.S. recognized 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt charity ID #20-1312102.
You can ALSO  make a donation online at 
or by  check payable to the Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund and send it to:
Nachman & Esther Kletzky c/o Rabbi Binyamin Eisenberger 1448 56th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
                          The Fund will be managed by Leiby's parents, Nachman and Esther Kletzky, who will oversee distribution of funds along with their esteemed  Rabbi Binyomin Eisenberger shlit"a.     -----------------------------------------------------      CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY OF 8 YEAR OLD LEIBY KLETZKY MURDERED.   -----------------------------------------------------        In keeping to my promise to honor the memory of murdered 8 year old Leiby Kletzky, I will continue to post on my Blog, all stories related to this tragedy until the case is closed.