YONI JESNER MEMORIAL PROJECT
At the Savyon Center for Jewish Education

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"Young man from Glasgow, studying in Gush Etzion,
killed in Tel Aviv
".


 Yoni Jesner ז"ל , age 19.

Yoni Jesner came to Israel from Glasgow, Scotland. He was in his second year studying Torah and Judaism at the Har Etzion Yeshiva in Gush Etzion. "Yoni was planning on returning to England to study medicine, and then to immigrate to Israel as a doctor, He had no doubt that his place was here", said his father who lives in Jerusalem.
On September 19, 2002, Yoni was killed when riding a bus in Tel-Aviv. A suicide bomber boarded the bus and detonated his explosive belt. His death caused deep sorrow and heavy grief in Israel and in Scotland. "Yoni was an excellent student in many fields and a popular advisor in  the Bnei Akiva youth movement", his childhood friends said. "He was a natural leader, active and full of ideas. One of the issues in which he was involved was how to strengthen Jewish consciousness among children attending jewish and non-Jewish schools". He radiated warmth through his brilliant smile, and was outstanding in his kindness to all. He respected everyone and exhibited a willingness to help his friends and companions. His sense of humor endeared him to everyone.
Yoni was seriously injured and died of his wounds on September 20, 2002. In loyalty to his outlook and the values in which he believed - the love of mankind and saving of life - his family donated some of his organs to those who were in need of them.


Yoni, we miss you so much! You are in our hearts forever!