(My Father’s philosophy in life at around 2:05)
A Tribute to My Beloved Father
This page serves as a tribute to my beloved father and his blessed memory. It also serves as a reminder of the great power we have as a community of people who care and support each other in times of tragedy and despair. This page serves as a tribute to all the people to offered support to my mom and me in a time when we expected no help at all and received more than we could have possibly imagined. It came in a time when asking for help seemed almost unimaginable, but the need outweighed the immense pain and grief.
The result of everyone’s help and support was that my mom and I were able to pay the proper respects to my dear father and hold a funeral in his honor—one that we made sure he would be proud of. I made sure to record my impromptu speech as a means to capture at least a fragment of the fire and energy of his great spirit.
He spent all my 21 years infusing into me his beliefs and philosophies of this world, built upon his vast knowledge of history, literature and art. Now, my words are a mere reflection of his power and lust for life.
It is through a distinct awareness of the present moment and a clear presence of intellect and wisdom which humankind has accumulated over the many centuries of its existence, that we can find a way to carry on the legacy of our ancestors and give hope to our children for a better future tomorrow.
BELOW ARE THE NAMES OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WHO GAVE SUPPORT TO ME AND MY MOM IN OUR DARKEST HOUR, IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER:
(The names are not listed in any particular order and I have tried to made sure to provide anonymity to anyone who wishes it).
Genia, Moti and Liebman Family
Alex, Liza, Bella, Mikhail, Edward and Attos Beyzer
Adi Levy, Ben Levy, Tal Levy and Levy Family
Greg and Luba Obukhovsky
Rachel Sibner and Linda Gorin-Sibner
Vadim Reytblat and Alexandra Moreno
Larry Goryachkovskiy and Jane Galdshteyn
Madicyn, Cynthia and Herbst Family
Faye, Dale and Tager Family
Eliozar, Lyudmila and Gutgarts Family
Eduard, Maya and Gutgarts Family
Irina and Zack Katz
Alexander Sinelnikov and Sinelnikov Family
Eugene Solonin and Solonin Family
Luda and Inga Goldberg
Svetlana and Yan
Rabbi Dovid Gurevich, Elisa Gurevich and Chabad of UCLA
Rabbi Chaim Brook and Chabad of CSUN
Chabad of USC
Beliana and Felix
Nicole Arasteh and Arasteh Family
Ceasar Berger, Inna Berger and Berger Family
Josef Gorelik and Gorelik Family
Cinti, Sveta, Igor and Rimmer Family
Niaz Yadegar and Yadegar Family
Elvire Van Spall
Alexander, Irina and Rakul Family
Kayla L Chaikin
Marika Fain and Fain Family
Galina Manya Eilyuk
Shane Jasmine Perna
Kat Fourman Merriman
Emili Bondar and Bondar Family
Josh Rosenberg and Rosenberg Family
(If anyone would like their name to be removed, please let me know and I will remove it from the list).