In Memoriam of:

Zhanna Ruderman

Age: 48

From: Ashkelon

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.

Zhanna Ruderman, 48, was killed by a rocket fired from Gaza in Ashkelon. She was seriously wounded in a rocket attack and died of her wounds on October 17.

A native of Minsk in Belarus, she is survived by her husband Gennady Ruderman as well as their son Arkady, a high school student.

Arkady was also wounded by the rocket, but recovered.

Friends said Ruderman loved the sea more than anything, and spent all her free time swimming or biking or walking along the promenade in the coastal city she called home.

On social media, she posted many photos at the beach and the marina, and others of her cycling with her family or by herself, as well as pictures with her husband and son, touring, traveling and attending events.

Her final Facebook photo was posted on October 6 in Ashkelon, a day before the war began, posing with a friend.

A relative, Liza Ruderman, shared a notice of her death on Facebook, writing: “Forever in our hearts.”

Her friend Shanee Witkow posted on Facebook to “my dear Zhanna, a rare woman who wanted to make aliyah less than a year ago out of true and real Zionism — to give a quiet and fair life to her son and husband. Rest in peace.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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