Kletsky family

Helping Families Ease The Mourning Process

07/26/2011
Staff Writer

In the recent weeks of the Kletzky family’s tragedy — the disappearance and murder of 8-year-old Leiby in Borough Park, and the subsequent week of shiva — a group of Orthodox volunteers played a prominent part in the news coverage, coordinating the search for the missing boy, serving as a liaison with police and medical officials and announcing a Torah scroll that will be written in Leiby’s memory.

But the Kletzkys weren’t the only mourners helped during that time by the Brooklyn-based group, known as Misaskim (the Hebrew word for those who assist).

On a Borough Park street corner, volunteers from the Misaskim organization coordinated the search for Leiby Kletzky.
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