Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Ben Sales 

University of Chicago's Jewish community reels with the loss of 2 students


Ilan Naibryf served as a leader in the University of Chicago Jewish community. He is missing in the building collapse in Surfside, Florida.

(JTA) - Rabbi Anna Levin Rosen has counseled Jewish students at the University of Chicago through crises before. But she says the last two weeks have been "devastating."

First, Ilan Naibryf, 21, disappeared in last month's Surfside, Florida, building collapse. He had been visiting with his girlfriend, Deborah Berezdivin, whose family owned two units in the building; neither of them has been found yet.

Then, last week, Max Lewis, 20, was struck by a stray bullet while riding the train back from his internship at a finance firm. Paralyzed from the neck down, he died on Sunday after he asked t...

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