Gush Etzion Foundation

Commemorating Ori Ansbacher HY”D through music

“Ori was a child of words and of the land”

These moving words were spoken by Noa Ansbacher, mother of Ori Ansbacher HY”D during Ori’s funeral at the Tekoa cemetary. The entire State of Israel, including the community of Tekoa, and Tekoa’s ‘Achi’ School community was struck with a deep sense of sorrow and grief in the face of the shocking and horrible loss of Ori, who was murdered by an Arab terrorist this past February.

Tekoa’s Achi School is deeply connected to the Ansbacher family. Noa is the school’s guidance counselor, while Ori’s brother and sisters are students at the school. Ori herself was a graduate of the school.

Recently we have been thinking about the various possibilities on how to commemorate Ori’s life and in cooperation and with the support of Noa, we have decided to publish an album of songs in her memory.

The project is being led by Eliran Mazuz – a gifted musician and  music teacher at the Achi School.  The album includes original songs – some written by Ori and some by Eliran together with the students of the school who composed them during special music classes.

The songs written by Eliran can be described as melodies which combine childhood innocence with depth and complexity.

The words of the songs describe the connection and a conversation with nature, the environment, and the earth so that we can bring into the world the central message of what Ori left us – a connection between words and the land.

Please give generosity in order to help make this memorial project a reality.

Above is a short video (in Hebrew), which describes the project.


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