On Wednesday night in Jerusalem, an automobile accident claimed the life of a 19-year-old Long Island resident.
In a downpour, a car’s driver lost control and struck Adira Koffsky. Koffsky, a 2022 graduate of Yeshiva University Girls High School, was enrolled in Midreshet Amudim, an Orthodox women’s gap-year program in the German Colony district, just a few blocks from the scene of the collision.
The seminary released a statement saying, “The entire Amudim family is shattered, our hearts are torn, and we are in shock and sadness over the loss of our beloved student.”
“At this time, all words of advice or consolation are meaningless.”
Her upbringing in the Modern Orthodox communities in the New York region was profoundly affected by Koffsky’s passing.
During his morning lecture, a Yeshiva University rabbi regretted Koffsky’s death and mentioned that an Orthodox high school in the area had canceled a planned outing.
Koffsky finished eighth grade at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and transferred to Queens’ Yeshiva Girls High School.
The school wrote on Facebook that “Adira was among the happiest, nicest, and most creative individuals.”
She was compassionate, caring, and honest. She was one of us, and the news crushed us.
Young Israel in West Hempstead has been chosen to host Koffsky’s funeral. Her parents, Ann and Mark, and her two older brothers are still alive.
Israeli media says that the automobile driver that struck Koffsky was a 76-year-old lady. She suffered significant injuries, and her 78-year-old passenger died as well.