The mother of Israeli hostage Ori Danino will participate in a challah baking in Raintree on Sunday afternoon as a zechus for her son and the other hostages still being held in Gaza.
25-year-old Ori went missing from the Supernova music festival on October 7. Approximately 360 people were killed at the festival and at least 40 others were abducted from it to Gaza.
Danino, a resident of Givat Zeev near Yerushalayim, was at the party with a friend. In a brave and selfless act, both he and his friend left the event in separate vehicles, each taking as many people as they could to escape the chaos unleashed by the Hamas attackers.
The last known interaction with Danino was with his friend, telling him that he wanted to return to the site to rescue others. That was the last time Ori’s friend heard from him.
A different friend received a call from Ori at 8:34 a.m. on the day of the attack, informing her that he was driving, presumably to the site of the terrorist attack, and that they would speak later. That later conversation never happened.
It has been confirmed that the three individuals Danino turned back to help are among those taken hostage in Gaza. Danino, who is engaged to be married this year, is presumed to be held in Gaza, as well.
The challah baking will take place at 12:30 pm at 1528 Laguna Lane in Lakewood. Enter through the basement on the left side of the house. The event will be led by Mrs. Miriam Berl and will be attended by the wife of R’ Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.