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