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Joan Edelstein Davenny



San Francisco, CA

Date And Place Of Death

Date And Place Of Death

August 21, 1995, 25 Av, Jerusalem

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Har Hamenuchot, Jerusalem

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Joan Davenny was born on August 17, 1948 in San Francisco, CA to Burt and Betty Edelstein. Raised in a Zionist family which emphasized Jewish values, Joan became a teacher of history and Judaism in the Ezra Academy Day School in Woodbridge, CT. There she established a program for bar-mitzva aged children which included a trip to Israel. She yearly accompanied 8th graders on their school trip to Israel. In July 1995, Joan arrived in Israel to spend a year studying at the Hebrew University. On August 21, 1995 a suicide bomber exploded himself on bus 326 in Jerusalem. Joan, in bus #9 which was standing next to the other bus, was among the four people killed. Joan was buried in Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem. She left behind her parents, a daughter who was 18 at the time and two sisters.
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