In Memoriam of:

Bruna Velano

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Bruna Valeanu, 24, z"l, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, relocated to Israel in 2014. While attending the Supernova Music Festival near Re’im on October 7, she was among the 260 victims when the party was assaulted by Hamas terrorists. It took three agonizing days before her remains were discovered. Another Brazilian, 23-year-old Ranani Glazer, was previously confirmed as a casualty in the attack.

The young woman last communicated with her family on the day of the attack, at approximately 9 am. In her message, she described hearing gunshots and witnessing the aftermath with fallen individuals around her. She had celebrated her 24th birthday just days before on September 26.

Before the confirmation of Bruna’s demise, her sister, Nathalia Valeanu, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, clung to the hope that Bruna might have been taken hostage and was still alive. Speaking to the local press, Nathalia expressed, “Honestly, my biggest hope is that she had been kidnapped. If not, I fear she might not have made it.”

In a heart-wrenching video captured just moments before the tragic event, Valeanu can be seen lying on the ground, seeking shelter in a bunker alongside other terrified youths. Earlier, she had sent a message to her friends, sharing that she initially hid in the bushes before locating the bunker for protection.

In Israel, Valeanu had only her mother and another sister. An emotional appeal on social media implored individuals to attend Bruna’s funeral to ensure there was a minyan present. The response was overwhelming.

Thousands came to pay their respects, resulting in a line of cars stretching over a kilometer. Some attendees even abandoned their cars in the queue to make it to the service on time. Valeanu and her family resided in Beersheba.
Source: The Times of Israel 

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Remembrances of Bruna Velano

A life beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.

Here we celebrate the memories, the joys, and the life of Bruna Velano.

My heart still broken and anguished, you almost have the same age as me(22), sadly you were taken from us, Our Brazillian Brothers still mourn your loss!

I will keep donating money to your mommy and sister so they can return safe to Brazil,

God bless you Bruna, and rest in heaven, along with the 1200 Israelis, and my aunt Fatima, who is there as well :( Sorry!!

Att, Guilherme Oliveira Telles, Sao Paulo, Brazil!

By: Guilherme Telles , Countryman

From: Brazil