Event Schedule

Intro/Welcome – Andrew Turquie, student leader

Memorial for the Victims 

Mishnah intro – Nathan Maryamian, Kippahs on Campus co-founder

Mishnah – Ethan Hamid, Kippahs on Campus co-founder

Yizkor – Rabbi Dovid Junik (Section 1)

Mourner’s Kaddish – Rabbi Dov Wagner

Student Memorial – Sophie Antevy, Chabad Student leader

Prayer for the Hostages

Psalm 23 – Hillel Student board (Section 2)

Psalm 20 – Chabad Student Board (Section 3)

Acheinu Prayer/Song (Section 4)

Mi Sheberach – Alyssa Wallack, Chabad President (Section 5)

Prayer for Peace, Oseh Shalom Bimromav (Section 6)

Introduction – Runya Wagner

Speaker – Dr. Rob Williams, Director USC Shoah Foundation and UNESCO Chair for Genocide Education

How We Transcend  – Dave Cohn

Stand Up for Being Jewish – Rabbi Dov Wagner

Am Yisroel Chai Song (Section 7)

Section 1. El Malei Rachamim

Translation of El Malei Rachamim

O G‑d, full of compassion, Who dwells on high, grant true rest upon the wings of the Shechinah (Divine Presence), in the exalted spheres of the holy and pure, who shine as the resplendence of the firmament, to the souls of the victims of terror on Simchas Torah who have gone to their [supernal] world, for charity has been donated in remembrance of their souls; may their place of rest be in Gan Eden. Therefore, may the All-Merciful One shelter them with the cover of His wings forever, and bind their souls in the bond of life. The Lord is their heritage; may they rest in their resting-place in peace; and let us say: Amen.

Section 2. Psalm 23

Read Psalm 23 in Hebrew

מִזְמור לְדָוִד ה׳ רֹעִי לֹא אֶחְסָר

בִּנְאוֹת דֶשֶׁא יֵרְבִּיצֵנִי, עַל-מֵי מְנֻחוֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי

נַפְשִׁי יְשׁוֹבֵב, יַנְחֵנִי בְמַעְגְלֵי-צֶדֶק לְמֵעֵן שְׁמו

גַם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת לֹא-אִירָא רָע כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָדִי, שִׁבְטְךָ וּמִשְׁעַנְתֶּךָ הֵמָה יְנַחֲמֻנִי

תַּעֲרֹךְ לְפָנַי שֻׁלְחָן נֶגֶד צֹרְרָי, דִשַנְתָּ בַשֶמֶן רֹאשִי כּוֹסִי רְוָיָה

אַךְ, טוֹב וָחֶסֶד יִרְדְפוּנִי כָּל-יְמֵי חַיָי, וְשַׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית-ה׳ לְאֹרֶךְ יָמִים

Read Psalm 23 in English

A song of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He causes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Even as I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You set a table before me in the presence of my adversaries; You anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.

May only goodness and kindness pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for length of days.

Transliteration of Psalm 23

Miz-mohr leh-dah-vid, ah-doh-noi roh-ee loh ekh-sar.

Bin-oht deh-sheh yahr-bee-tzay-nee, ahl may meh-noo-khoht yeh-nah-hah-lay-nee.

Nahf-shee yeh-shoh-vayv, yahn-chay-nee veh-mah-geh-lay tzeh-dek leh-mah-ahn sheh-moh.

Gahm kee ay-laykh beh-gay tzahl-mah-veht, loh ee-rah rah, kee ah-tah ee-mah-dee, shiv-teh-khah oo-mish-ahn-teh-khah hay-mah yeh-nah-khah-moo-nee.

Tah-ah-rohkh leh-fah-nai shool-khahn neh-gehd tzoh-reh-rai, dee-shahn-tah vah-sheh-mehn roh-shee, koh-see reh-vah-yah.

Ahkh tohv vah-kheh-sehd yir-deh-foo-nee kohl yeh-may khah-yai, veh-shahv-tee beh-vayt ah-doh-noi leh-oh-rehch yah-mim.

Section 3. Psalm 20


Psalm 20 in English

For the leader. A psalm of David
May the LORD answer you in time of trouble
the name of Jacob’s God keep you safe
May He send you help from the sanctuary
and sustain you from Zion
May He receive the tokens of all your meal offerings
and approve your burnt offerings. Selah
May He grant you your desire
and fulfill your every plan
May we shout for joy in your victory
arrayed by standards in the name of our God
May the LORD fulfill your every wish
Now I know that the LORD will give victory to His anointed
will answer him from His heavenly sanctuary
with the mighty victories of His right arm
They [call] on chariots, they [call] on horses
but we call on the name of the LORD our God
They collapse and lie fallen
but we rally and gather strength
O LORD, grant victory
May the King answer us when we call
Psalm 20 Transliteration
Lam’na-tzay-ach mizmor l’dövid
Ya-an’chö adonöy b’yom tzörö, y’sagev’chö shaym elohay ya-akov
Yishlach ez-r’chö mi-kodesh, umi-tziyon yis-ödekö
Yizkor köl min’cho-sechö, v’olös’chö y’dash’neh selöh
Yiten l’chö chil’vö-vechö, v’chöl atzös’chö y’ma-lay
N’ran’nöh bishu-ösechö, uv’shaym elo-haynu nidgol, y’malay adonöy köl mish-alo-sechö
Atöh yöda-ti, ki hoshi-a adonöy m’shi-cho, ya-anayhu mish’may köd-sho, big’vuros yay-sha y’mino
Ayleh vö-rechev, v’ayleh va-susim, va-anachnu b’shaym adonöy elo-haynu naz-kir
Hay-möh kör’u v’nöfölu, va-anachnu kam-nu vanis-odöd
Adonöy ho-shi-öh, ha-melech ya-anaynu v’yom kör’aynu

Section 4. Acheinu Song/Prayer

Section 5. Mi Sheberach - Prayer for the Soldiers

מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקֹב
הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגַנָּה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל,
הָעוֹמְדִים עַל מִשְׁמַר אַרְצֵנוּ וְעָרֵי אֱלהֵינוּ
מִגְּבוּל הַלְּבָנוֹן וְעַד מִדְבַּר מִצְרַיִם
וּמִן הַיָּם הַגָּדוֹל עַד לְבוֹא הָעֲרָבָה
בַּיַּבָּשָׁה בָּאֲוִיר וּבַיָּם
יִתֵּן ה׳ אֶת אוֹיְבֵינוּ הַקָּמִים עָלֵינוּ
נִגָּפִים לִפְנֵיהֶם.
הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִשְׁמֹר וְיַצִּיל אֶת חַיָלֵינוּ
מִכָּל צָרָה וְצוּקָה וּמִכָּל נֶגַע וּמַחְלָה
וְיִשְׁלַח בְּרָכָה וְהַצְלָחָה בְּכָל מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵיהֶם.‏
יַדְבֵּר שׂונְאֵינוּ תַּחְתֵּיהֶם
וִיעַטְרֵם בְּכֶתֶר יְשׁוּעָה וּבְעֲטֶרֶת נִצָּחוֹן
וִיקֻיַּם בָּהֶם הַכָּתוּב
כִּי ה׳ אֱלֹהֵיכֶם
הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּכֶם לְהִלָּחֵם לָכֶם עִם אֹיבֵיכֶם
לְהוֹשִׁיעַ אֶתְכֶם
וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן:‏

May the One who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
bless the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces,
who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God,
from the border of Lebanon to the desert of Egypt,
and from the Great Sea to the Aravah,
on land, in the air, and on the sea.
May Hashem cause the enemies who rise up against us
to be struck down before them.
May the blessed Holy One preserve and rescue our soldiers
from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness,
and may God send blessing and success in their every endeavor.
May [Hashem] cause our enemies to submit before our soldiers,
and grant them salvation and crown them with victory.
And may there be fulfilled for them the verse:
“For it is Hashem your God,
who goes with you to battle your enemies for you
to save you,”
and let us say, Amen.

Section 6. A Prayer/Song for Ultimate Peace

Section 7. Am Yisroel Chai

Am Yisroel Chai

Section 8. Tzedaka - Charity

Send financial aid to reputable organizations assisting in the security crisis in Israel.

  1. ZAKA – Israel’s largest civilian first-responders organization to terror victims and fallen Israelis. Donate here.
  2. Chabad Terror Victims Project – Assisting terror and war victims and their families. Donate here.
  3. Magen Dovid Adom – Israel’s Red Cross helping save lives. Donate here.

Not sure where to donate to? We will distribute the charity between several reputable orginizations in Israel. Venmo us here and write “Israel” in the note.