Celebrating life and Orthodox tourism..
(photo credit: Courtesy Shalev Communications)
WRITER, JOURNALIST, poet, singer and lecturer Ofra Elyagon, who was a longtime
colorful figure in Tel Aviv and administrator of the Lerner Fund, which she used
to support and encourage projects to promote Yiddish language and culture, died
a year ago and was buried in Tel Aviv’s historic Trumpeldor Cemetery. Last
Friday, in a ceremony organized by her children, primarily her daughter Talma
Elyagon, a well-known songwriter and author, to mark the first anniversary of
Ofra Elyagon’s death, many friends and people who had benefited from her
generosity gathered, not to weep but to celebrate her life with singing, poetry
and nostalgic reminiscences.Veteran journalist Diana Lerner (no relation
to the Lerner Fund), who had known Elyagon for more than half a century,
revealed that Elyagon had supplied her with a taxi fund so that she wouldn’t
miss out on any event because the weather was not conducive or because getting
there by bus was too complicated or too far away.
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