Ex-JFS pupil who be­came IDF sol­dier killed in car accident in Jerusalem

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SANDY RASHTY

A FOR­MER JFS stu­dent has been killed in a car accident in Is­rael.

Na­dav Ezra, who served as a sergeant in the Is­rael De­fence Forces af­ter making aliyah with his fam­ily, was re­port­edly hit by a ve­hi­cle at a busy junc­tion in the city

Na­dav Ezra of Modi’in. Ac­cord­ing to Is­raeli news sources, Sergeant Ezra, 21, was treated by Magen David Adom and Hatza­lah medics but was pro­nounced dead at the scene. Po­lice are said to be in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent. Sgt Ezra grew up in north-west Lon­don and at­tended JFS be­fore making aliyah with his three sib­lings and par­ents in 2007. He lived in Mac­cabim-Re’ut, west of Jerusalem.

He was the grand­son of the emer­i­tus Rabbi Mau­rice Michaels, of the South West Es­sex and Set­tle­ment Re­form Syn­a­gogue. Rabbi Michaels is vice-pres­i­dent of the Move­ment for Re­form Ju­daism.

His friend Avi My­ers, 23, from Es­sex, said: “He was a good friend, he was an all round great guy. When­ever I went to Is­rael with my friends or fam­ily he would al­ways come and meet us in Tel Aviv in uni­form. I know he lived for the army, he ab­so­lutely loved it.”

JFS head­teacher Jonathan Miller said: “It was a dread­ful shock to learn the tragic news. Many staff re­call Na­dav and rel­a­tives of the fam­ily still at­tend the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with the fam­ily at this sad time.”

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