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 >>
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 Mandell, Koby's father, is the Founder and President of The Koby Mandell Foundation. Rabbi Mandell has been involved in Jewish education programs since 1982. He was the Director of the HillelMore >>
Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell established the Koby Mandell Foundation in 2001 after their 13-year-old son Koby and his friend Yosef Ishran were brutally murdered by terrorists near their home in Israel.
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.
In the United States:
The Koby Mandell Foundation
366 Pearsall Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Tel: (301) 576-6235
Fax: (206) 350-7467
Canadian Friends of The Koby Mandell Foundation
31 Ames Circle
North York, ON M3B 3B9
Telephone: (416) 441-0602
Fax: (416) 441-0671
Keren Koby Mandell Israel
Netzach Yerushalim 21
Efrat, Israel 90435