The Koby Mandell Foundation: The Mandell Family

The Mandell Family

  • Mission and Philosophy

    Mission and Philosophy

    After the murder of Koby, the Mandell family knew immediately that the tragedy of Koby's loss could easily destroy them. They knew they had to fight against their despair, their pain, theirMore >>
  • The Mandell Family

    The Mandell Family

    Rabbi Seth & Sherri Mandell Seth and Sherri Mandell moved to Israel from America in 1996 because they loved Israel and wanted to put Judaism in the center of their lives and their children's lives. TheirMore >>
  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    The Koby Mandell Foundation Board of Directors Officers Rabbi Seth MandellPresidentTekoa, Israel Margery LibinChairpersonGreatneck, NY Lee LasherVice Chair/TreasurerEnglewood, NJ Melodie ScharfSecretaryLawarence,More >>
    The Koby Mandell Foundation Board of Directors Officers Rabbi Seth Mandell President Tekoa, Israel Marla Tanenbaum Chairperson Bethesda, MD Paul Crotty Vice Chairperson Strafford, NH Lee Lasher Treasurer Englewood,More >>
 

Rabbi Seth & Sherri Mandell

Seth and Sherri Mandell moved to Israel from America in 1996 because they loved Israel and wanted to put Judaism in the center of their lives and their children's lives.

Their lives were devastated on May 8, 2001, when their 13 year old son Koby was murdered by terrorists. Koby went hiking with his friend Yosef Ish Ran in a canyon near the Mandell's home. There, in a cave, Arab terrorists stoned the two boys to death.

The Mandells, parents to 3 other younger children, knew that in order to go on, they needed to transform the cruelty of Koby's death into acts of kindness and hope. For that reason, they created the Koby Mandell Foundation which provides healing programs for families struck by terrorism.

Seth, a rabbi, and Sherri, an author and journalist, believe that the Jewish response to suffering is to live a fuller and more engaged life. Their programs help others who have suffered the trauma of loss overcome the isolation that keeps them from returning to life. Participants are helped to find meaning in their loss, so that families become stronger rather than weaker from their traumas. In this way, they keep Koby's spirit alive in the world.

 

   
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In the United States:
The Koby Mandell Foundation
366 Pearsall Avenue
SUITE 1
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Tel: (301) 576-6235
Fax: (206) 350-7467
In Canada:
The Canadian Friends of the Koby Mandell Foundation
1 St. Clair Ave. West,
Suite 1201
Toronto, ON M4V 1K6

Telephone: (416) 800-0387
Fax: (905) 882-2318
In Israel:
Keren Koby Mandell Israel
Netzach Yerushalim 21
P.O.B. 12112
Efrat, Israel 90435

Tel: +972-2-648-3758
Fax: 02-648-1370
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