As many of you heard, the Levin JCC sadly lost a young member this past December.
Leonardo “Leo” Itzak Bortiri had a fatal accident while traveling with his parents in Argentina.
Leo was a bright-eyed 7 year-old. He was one of the first campers at Camp Shelanu; one of the first to enjoy the brand new Levin JCC building, and dive into the pool.
Over three summers and many weeks at camp, Leo learned to swim freestyle, perfected his dive off the diving board, enjoyed making challah, and was very proud of his Spirit Award during the camp’s infamous Color Wars.
Leo is missed by many JCC families and staff. Together we continue to send healing thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Some JCC members have asked about ways to honor Leo. Leo’s parents and their congregation, the Triangle Family Shule, have started an effort to ‘adopt’ one of the sea creatures on the mural at the pool’s concession stand.
JCC members and others are welcome to join in this effort, by making a contribution in Leo’s memory by filling out the form below.
Every dollar raised in Leo’s honor will go towards camp scholarships for this summer, in the hope that other children will relish time at Camp Shelanu as Leo did.