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Surfside Condominium Collapse (2021)

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Native of Dix Hills, N.Y. loved Torah study and his work with veterans
The tight-knit Jewish community of Birmingham, Ala., has been united in grief upon learning that Dr. Gary (Tzvi Nosson Hakohen) Cohen had died under the piles of rubble in the Surfside condominium collapse. A consummate student of Torah, he loved nothing ...
Victim of the condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou Itty kept a book of quotes by her bedside. I have one, too. The quote that I opened to depicts Itty ...
Was planning to be married in August
Andres Levine has been described as a quiet, straight-shooting financial analyst who emigrated from Venezuela to Miami seven years ago. The 26-year-old was planning to be married in August. Aways genuine and focused on the positive, Levine attended Colegi...
During the early-morning hours of June 24, 2021, while most residents were asleep, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed, leaving 98 residents and visitors missing beneath the rubble. In the hours...
Native of Venezuela was an inspiring Jewish student leader
Known for his million-dollar smile and deep passion for Judaism, Moises Rodan graduated just last month with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Rodan was part of the w...
Residents of Sydney, Australia, for decades, moved to Surfside to be near their children
Modest and dignified, Tzvi and Itty Ainsworth were beloved by all who knew them, and were noted for their generous hospitality and devotion towards helping others in need. Friends note how Tzvi Ainsworth would arrive each day without fail at the Chabad ce...
‘It’s a very difficult situation,’ says Harlig, who also directs Chabad of Kendall and Pinecrest
SURFSIDE, Fla.—Suit jacket slung over his arm and badge around his neck, Miami-Dade police chaplain Rabbi Yossi Harlig walks briskly down Collins Avenue. He’s heading back towards the pile, the Surfside site where hundreds of emergency workers have been d...
Couple was enjoying early retirement near the water in Surfside
David and Bonnie Epstein were snowbirds in early retirement with a passion for watersports, including kite surfing and jet skiing, who purchased a second home in Surfside after a long career in real estate investing in the Northeast. After hearing the new...
Together with the first lady, he meets with families, thanks the Jewish community
U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Surfside, Fla., to meet with families of those who perished or are still missing in last week’s devastating Champlain Towers South collapse, to encourage first responders who have been working wit...
Jewelry executive remembered as a good friend and adventurous blogger
More than a month after the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla., Estelle Hedaya, 58, has been identified as the 98th and final victim of the tragedy. Hedaya worked in the jewelry industry in New York for more than 25 years before movi...
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