A Memorial Fund for Erez Orbach z”l killed by a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on 10 of Tevet.

Erez Orbach z”l (Mimi Tsadok’s grandson) was one of four victims killed when a terrorist rammed his truck into the soldiers as they were getting off a bus to tour the Jerusalem promenade. Seventeen soldiers were also injured.

Erez was a cadet in officer training school. His grandfather Moshe said at the funeral: “Erez had a health problem that precluded him from military service, but he didn’t feel exempt. He fought to be drafted into the IDF and even though he was rejected by several committees he stood his ground. In the last committee he was asked why he was insisting on joining and he responded: ‘This is my duty.’” A rabbi at the yeshiva where Erez studied said in an interview: “He was one of the students who, even if you had a bad morning, could change your mood for the better… Erez was a student that even today I still learn from.”

Erez always loved music and his guitar was always slung over his shoulder. Music is also very important to the students at Ulpanat Dolev. Music therapy, studio recording, voice and music lessons are already integral to the curriculum.  We have set up a fund in memory of Erez to benefit Dolev Homes for Youth at Risk and dedicate a music center in his memory. A big cedar tree (translated: EREZ) will adorn an outdoor garden and meeting place for recitals.

Erez’s family can think of no better way to perpetuate Erez’s memory. His ma’asimm tovim (good deeds) and passion will live on through the music of the Ulpanat Dolev students.

You may make a tax-deductible donation to this fund in the U.S. or Israel in several ways:

(1) Online at oneisraelfund.org at: https://oneisraelfund.org/oif-projects/dolev-homes-for-at-risk-youth/. Indicate “for Erez Orbach Fund” in the notes section.

(2) Check payable to Partners Reaching Out to Ulpanat Dolev and mailed to PROUD, P.O. Box 1356, Riverdale Station, Bronx, NY 10471. Please include “Erez Orbach Fund” in the memo line.

(3) In Israel, donations can be sent to Batei Dolev LeNoar, Yiiishuv Dolev, D.N. Modiin, 71935. Please put “for Erez Orbach Fund” on the memo line.

May the Orbach and Tsadok families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.