Those We Have Lost

Eynav Levy, 32: Mom of toddler leaves ‘legacy of love and light’

Murdered at the Supernova music festival, October 7, while her husband Or was kidnapped to Gaza

Eynav Elkayam Levy (LinkedIn)
Eynav Elkayam Levy (LinkedIn)

Eynav Elkayam Levy, 32, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7. Her husband, Or Levy, was taken hostage in Gaza.

Their two-year-old son, Almog, has been alternating between living with his two sets of grandparents ever since. “He is calling out for his mom and dad all the time,” said Or’s brother, Michael Levy.

Eynav is also survived by her parents, Pnina and Shlomo, and siblings Eliav and Lior.

The couple arrived at the festival just before the deadly Hamas onslaught against southern Israel began. They headed for their car when the rockets started, then sought refuge in a roadside bomb shelter, last speaking to their family at 7:39 a.m. Several days later, the IDF informed the family that Eynav’s body had been found in the shelter and that Or had been taken captive.

Family said that the couple shared everything, including their love of music festivals. They kept a tent in their car for spontaneous road trips, and they recently took a family vacation to Thailand. Above all, friends said, Eynav loved to dance — exactly what she was doing moments before the party turned into a nightmare.

The couple met 14 years ago in high school and started as friends before their relationship deepened. They wed five years ago, settled in Givatayim, and Almog was born in 2021.

Eynav worked as a UX/UI designer at the Kaltura software company. The company said she had a “beautiful smile and enormous heart,” and “left behind a beautiful legacy of love and light in her short time with us.”

“Eynav was wonderful,” her mother-in-law, Geula Levy, told Haaretz. “A sweet girl, I never had even the slightest disagreement with her. They were a lovely couple, two people who worked very hard, and together they raised their child in an amazing manner, with a completely equal distribution of work… with a lot of love and warmth.”

Her friend Limor Coen wrote on Facebook that in the week before Eynav’s death was confirmed, she would keep checking Whatsapp to “see if suddenly there might be a blue checkmark” indicating that a message had been read, and a month later, she can’t stop doing it.

“A flower child with a completely magical smile,” she added. “You loved to create and you made everything beautiful with your captivating gentleness. And oh how much you loved to dance. I love you Eynavy — forever. I will remember you forever… smiling.”

AP contributed to this report.

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