David Sklar was born on June 4, 1962 in Philadelphia, PA to Chaya and Herbert. In 1971 David made aliya with his mother and sister Dvora. The family originally settled in Herzliah and then moved to Maalot.
David began his studies in Philadelphia and continued them at the Brenner Elementary School in Herzliah. He spent a year in High School in Herzliah and then attended the regional High School Yad Natan. In August 1980 David was drafted into the IDF and served in the Tank Corps. When the Peace for the Galilee (the First Lebanese War) began in June 1982,David was with the force that attacked the fortifications of the terrorists and broke into Lebanon. He continued the battle course until he arrived with his unit to the southern outskirts of Beirut. On July 5, 1982, in the midst of a heavy artillery barrage, David's tank was hit and he was mortally wounded.
David was buried in the military section of the Maalot cemetery, He left behind his parents and sister. In his honor, a Torah library was established in Yeshivat Ma’alot in his hometown. Trees were planted in the forest of the defenders of the Jewish National Fund.
In his honor, a Torah library was established in Yeshivat Ma’alot in his hometown. Trees were planted in the forest of the defenders of the Jewish National Fund.