Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kletzky Fund Raises Quarter Million in One Week

In less than one week the Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund has raised almost $250,000. The Fund was created by the parents of Leiby Kletzky, Nachman and Esty, when they finished the tradition seven days of mourning, known as ‘shiva’ in Hebrew, for their eight-year-old son, whose body was found mutilated on July 13th.

The boy was murdered by 35-year-old Kensington resident Levy Aron, and then dismembered and thrown in a dumpster 2 miles away. Part of his body was also found in Aron’s freezer.

Leiby was the only son in a family with five daughters. When the Kletzky’s announced the creation of the fund they said the money would be used to enable “acts of kindness,” especially for troubled children at risk and indigent families.