April 2, 1994 –
February 14, 2013
Eitan Samuel Stern-Robbins
2013.08.08, A sandstone rock from Colorado (thank you Larry) left by Lisë on the granite of Mt. Monandnock, where Eitan used to climb with his Avoda brothers
2013 Summer, by William Corbett, Eitan's close friend from Schechter and Avoda, in a park in the Jewish neighborhood in Shanghai, China.
2013 summer. Rocks left by Eitan's fellow 2009 Bunk 14ers from Camp Avoda on top of Masada. Eitan looms large in the center with his brothers around him.
2013.10.13 by Lisë
2013.11.09 by Kim Lerner I left the rock with the Alef as a symbol of Eitan's eternal Divine presence (his name also beginning with an Alef).
2013.12.13, by Elisa Pepe This is a rock that reminded me of Eitan because of its maze pattern (he loved to draw mazes).
2013.12.13 by Elisa Pepe Before leaving Tucson, I placed the rock in a cactus for safekeeping. We miss you, Eitan.
2014.06.17 by Julie Reuben Rock from Beijing left on Jingshanling small tower
2014.07.06 by Julie Reuben
2014.07.14 by Lisë #EitanRocks
2014.08.21 by Luke Schulert (elevation 6,288 feet)
2014.09.05 by Lisë #EitanRocks
2014.09.06 by Lisë #EitanRocks
2014.09.11 by Lisë #EitanRocks
2015.07.20 by Lisë #EitanRocks
2015.07.23 by Lisë #EitanRocks
2015.07.25 by Lisë #EitanRocks Around 9pm after a hike up the mountain
2015.10.05 by Lisë
There is a Jewish tradition of leaving a rock behind when visiting a grave. Stones represent permanence.
Eitan left us all way too soon. I'm extending the rock-leaving tradition to the world. When you travel somewhere, leave a rock for Eitan. If you want, inscribe his name on it (with a pencil, a sharpie, chalk…), or don’t – it’s enough that you know it’s for him. Take a photo, then send it to me, indicating where in the world it is, and I'll post the #EitanRocks photo here. My hope is for Eitan Rocks to be placed all over the country, all over the world.
Thank you, with love,