Chani Lifshitz co-directs the Chabad House of Kathmandu with her husband, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz.

In a speech at the Feb. 15 grand banquet of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries, she told of her friendship with Rivka Holtzberg, the slain co-director of the Chabad House in Mumbai, and her struggle in dealing with the loss.

“One may cry,” she told the 2,900 people seated at the New York Hilton in Manhattan. “One may be saddened, one may even occasionally stumble, but we must know how to rise. We must be strong!”