In Memoriam of:

May Naim

Age: 24

From: Gan Haiim

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.

May Naim, 24, from the central moshav of Gan Haim, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.

Naim was survived by her parents, Anat and Ofer, and siblings Shelly, Tal and Ran, and many other family members.

According to news reports, Naim fled from the party to the nearby Kibbutz Be’eri, and her body was found inside a shelter holding on to that of Lotan Abir, her childhood friend who grew up on the same moshav.

She was the granddaughter of Shlomo Scharf, a well-known Israeli soccer commentator and former coach and player.

“I never imagined in my life I would have to bury a granddaughter,” Scharf told Kan public TV on the sidelines of her funeral. “She was a girl who spread a huge light around her… on Fridays she would always help me cook. She was my right-hand woman. She would hug me and I would feel like her heart entered inside me.”

The singer Odeya released a single a month after her death called “White Angel,” dedicated to Naim. The song memorialized her as someone who loved to travel the world, dance, and cook with her grandfather: “We haven’t heard you laugh for awhile/ We haven’t seen you cry for awhile/ Because you wouldn’t cry/ Just dance.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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