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Jun 11, 2003 | 11th of Sivan, 5763 | י״א בסיון תשס״ג
June 11, 2003 – Eugenia Berman, 50 of Jerusalem was one of 17 people killed in a suicide bombing on bus No. 14A on Jaffa Road in the center of Jerusalem.
At around 17:30, the bomber dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew boarded Egged bus No. 14A at the Mahane Yehuda market and a short while later as the bus drove down Jaffa Road near the Davidka Square, detonated his bomb, wrecking the bus and killing 16 of its passengers. Over 100 people were wounded, including dozens of passersby. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Eugenia Berman (nee Kanelbaum) was born in Lvov, Poland, and immigrated to Israel at the age of 9. After army service, she studied art history at Hebrew University where she met her husband Jay whom she married 28 years ago.
Genia taught English at the Moriah School in Jerusalem and night school at the Gymnasia as well as Hebrew for new immigrants. Over the years she also taught art and art history. She wrote a book about teaching English as a second language and was working on a second. Several months ago Genia received her MA in education from the Derby University Israel program. She spoke fluent Polish, Russian, Hebrew and English.
Genia loved to sew and adored kids. She liked to travel and hike with her husband and family. She was a wonderful listener and friend, always ready with advice and willing to help in any way.
Eugenia Berman was buried in Jerusalem. She is survived by her husband Jay, her children Rahel, Bruria, Vered, Adi and Yosef, as well as her father Abba Kanelbaum and brother, Yaakov.
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