Staff, volunteers, residents, families and associates of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, ADI Jerusalem and ADI Ofakim-Beit HaYotzer extend sincere condolences to Major-Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog, chairman of ADI, upon the passing of his mother, Bat Ami (Tami) Avrutsky.
Tami was born in Israel in 1929, prior to the establishment of the Jewish State. In 1945, she joined the Palmach, a heroic fighter, serving in the Fifth Unit. The following year, Tami was arrested by the British during “Black Saturday” (Operation Agatha) and jailed in Latrun. During the War of Independence, Tami served in the Givati Brigade. Years later, Tami lost her son Eran, z”l, who fell in the Yom Kippur War. After Eran’s death, Tami became active in the Yad Labanim Organization, serving as chair of the Rishon L’Zion branch for close to 40 years. Tami was married to Matityahu (Matti), who passed away in 2007. Together they had four children: Doron, Moodi, Rotem and Eran, z”l.
Last spring, at the inauguration of the Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center, Tami gazed proudly at her son Doron as the Negev’s first rehabilitation hospital opened its doors. Tami believed in the State of Israel and the blossoming of the Negev with all her heart and soul. She instilled in her son Doron the ability to lead and establish a more just society in the State of Israel.
May Doron and the entire Almog/Avrutsky family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and may you know no further sorrow. May the memory of Bat Ami (Tami) Avrutsky be for a blessing.