Tsvi Goldstein was born on August 29, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY to Eugene and Lorraine. The family moved to Merrick, Long Island, where Zvi completed his high school studies. In 1976 Zvi and Michal were married and the young couple lived in Queens, Staten Island and Connecticut. In 1980 their son David was born and in 1983 their daughter Channa.
In 1992 the family made aliya and lived in Nve Zuf and Maaleh Adumim before moving to Eli in 1998. Tsvi was killed on June 20, 2003 by Arab tanzim terrorists. He and his family were on their way to Jerusalem for the Shabbat Sheva Brachot of their son who had been married the night before. His wife, Michal, and his parents from Plainview, NY, who were here for the simcha, were wounded in the attack. The Goldsteins were celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary that week.