Chabad-Lubavitch Mourns Tragic Death of Young Woman


Chabad-Lubavitch Mourns Tragic Death of Young Woman

The scene of the accident early Friday morning. (Photo: Crownheights.info)

Lubavitch Headquarters

August 3, 2007

Members of Lubavitch World Headquarters are shocked and saddened by the tragic car accident that claimed the life of Toby Eagle, 21, of Baltimore, MD, who was traveling to visit former campers in Camp Gan Israel of Myrtle Beach, SC. 

Maital Habusha, from Brooklyn, NY, was grievously injured in the crash and is listed in critical condition at MUSC Medical Center Hospital in Charleston. A third passenger in the car, Chani Goldstein of Brooklyn, NY, was unhurt. 

"Our hearts go out to the tragically bereaved family of Toby Eagle. We fervently pray for the complete and speedy recovery of the injured," Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky said in a statement from Lubavitch Headquarters. 

Toby and Chani, who had been counselors at Camp Gan Israel of Myrtle Beach, "always talked about their campers. They wanted to surprise them on their last day of camp," Ora Goldstein, Chani's mother, told Lubavitch.com. The three young women set out for South Carolina from Toby's home in Baltimore.

Mrs. Goldstein remembered Toby as "an amazing girl, sweet, bubbly." Toby studied in a women's seminary in Jerusalem's Old City and wanted to become a medical researcher.

On this Shabbat eve, prayers are being said by Chabad centers worldwide in memory of Toby and for the recovery of Marcel Maital bat Bella.    

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