Adira Koffsky, a 19-year-old student from West Hempstead who was studying in Israel for the year, was killed in a car accident in Jerusalem.
Adira graduated Yeshiva University Girls High School and HANC and was studying at Midreshet Amudim.
Amudim posted on Facebook: “The entire Amudim family is shattered, our hearts are broken and we are in shock and pain over the loss in a terrible car accident on Wed night of our beloved student Adira Koffsky ע”ה
אדירה שושנה בת משה יצחק וחיה מנוחה
As we cling tightly to each other, we are grateful to the broader community, and especially to the Yeshivot and Seminaries in Israel-both administrators and students- for their outpouring of deep care and concern and for the many offers of assistance, both material and spiritual. We are also grateful to the psychologists, counselors and professionals for their steady guidance and direction during this terrible time.
All words of wisdom or comfort are empty at this moment. We pray that the רופא לשבורי לב heal all broken hearts, especially Adira’s family.”
“Adira was one of the happiest, friendliest, and most creative individuals,” YUHSG posted on Facebook. “She was kind, giving, and down to earth. She was one of us, and we are devastated by this news.”
The Jerusalem English Theater Community, noted, “Adira, along with her fellow interns, has helped Raise Your Spirits, Mikvah The Musical, Beit Hillel Theater Workshop, Starcatcher and so many more of our community. She was so sweet and helpful. One of her projects was working on our JET Community archive to keep recording the history of our special theater community…May the light she brought to the world continue to shine on and may her parents and family find the strength to continue and be comforted with beautiful memories. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet”
Toby Klein Greenwald noted, “Raise Your Spirits Theatre is heartbroken over the tragedy of the death of Adira Koffsky who interned for us in the productions “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Mikva the Musical” (which also operates under RYS – both shows were at the Shalva Center). Our casts fell in love with her. She was so sweet, helpful, kind to everyone, and so modest and shy that she did not allow me to share this photo or this clip with anyone but her mother, Ann Koffsky
. I am sharing both of them now. Thank you to Charles B Davies
who directs the theater intern program at Amudim, who sent her to us. When I notified our casts there was an outpouring of grief and exclamations of how much they loved and appreciated her. May the light she brought to the world continue to shine on and may her parents and family find the strength to continue and be comforted with beautiful memories. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet and Min Hashamayim Tenuhamu.”
Adira is survived by her parents, Ann and Mark, and two older brothers.