In Memory of Yonah Goldman

Yonah Goldman was killed November 22, 2007 in a car accident.  Yonah was a very dear friend of mine and wonderful person.  He was buried in the land he loved most, Israel.  He had  studied in an Israel University, Machon Lev, and had a degree in marketing.

He was such a sweet hearted person, always with a smile, always telling jokes.  I will surely miss him.

He leaves behind a wife and sone, less than a year old.

Yonah, we will all miss you!

Yonah with his wife.

Yonah on his wedding day.

UPDATE 12/3/2007:

Sorry for not writing sooner.  I am in contact with two organizations that are working out setting up some way to make a donation.  One will be for people located in Israel and one for people located in America.  I will post more information when it becomes available.

I have spent the last week thinking of all the good times I had with Yonah.  His untimely death shocked me very hard and I felt I was not as good of a friend as I could have been to Yonah.  I decided I had to visit the family.  I had missed the funeral and I “owed” it to Yonah to visit his family.

I must say I felt much better after visiting the family in Kiryat Arba.  They were so full of smiles talking about Yonah.  I myself was full of smiles.  Yonah’s mother told me that Yonah lived his dream, “he lived more years than most people living in a complete lifetime”.  She didn’t need to tell me this, I knew it.  I spent years with Yonah trying to figure out how to live in Israel.  Where to study, where to find the best jobs and where to raise our children.

Yonah will be here forever, he was buried on Har Hamenuchot, in Givat Shaul.

 You can read more about how Yonah was killed doing a chesed/kind deed.