“Both Lewis and Naibryf were prominent members of the University of Chicago’s small Jewish community, which numbers around 800”

JTA
University of Chicago’s Jewish community reels with 1 student missing in Surfside and another killed by a stray bullet
by Ben Sales
July 6, 2021

Rabbi Anna Levin Rosen has counseled Jewish students at the University of Chicago through crises before. But she says the last two weeks have been “devastating.” First, Ilan Naibryf, 21, disappeared in last month’s Surfside, Florida, building collapse. He had been visiting with his girlfriend, Deborah Berezdivin, whose family owned two units in the building; neither of them has been found yet. Then, last week, Max Lewis, 20, was struck by a stray bullet while riding the train back from his internship at a finance firm. Paralyzed from the neck down, he died on Sunday after he asked to be taken off life support. READ MORE

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