Rabbi Elnatan "Elli" Horovitz was born on August 31, 1951 in Kfar Haroeh to Moshe and Leah. When he was a few months old, the family moved to Silver Spring, MD where Moshe served as principal of the Hebrew school and where Elnatan grew up and studied.
At the age of 16 Elli returned to Israel and lived with relatives on Kibbutz Hulta in the Hula Valley. At 18 he was drafted into the IDF and served as a paratrooper. In 1969 the Horovitz family returned to Israel. In his parents house Elli met Debbie who knew Rabbi Moshe from having studied in the school which he headed in the US. The two were married in 1973 and had 4 children.
In 1986 they moved to Kiryat Arba where both taught at a variety of religious schools.
Rabbi Elnatan (Elli) and Rebetzin Debbie (Dinah) Horovitz were slain on Friday evening, March 7, 2003 as two terrorists, disguised as yeshivah students, infiltrated Kiryat Arba and shot the couple as they sat at their Shabbat table. Survivors include four children, Rav Elli's parents and Debbie's mother. The rabbi was a popular teacher and the couple was beloved by their community.