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Hersh Goldberg-Polin

Gender: Male

Age when taken: 23

Citizenships: US, Israel

Hostage status: Still Captive, Presumed Alive

More about Hersh: 

  • Born in Berkeley, California

  • At 7 he moved to Jerusalem with his family

  • Has two younger sisters, Leebie, 20, and Orly, 18

  • Son of Rachel Goldberg, a Jewish Educator and Jon Polin, a serial entrepreneur and founder

  • Devoted fan of the Hapoel Jerusalem soccer team

  • Enjoys trance-music festivals, having attended six this past summer

  • Loves listening to Mizrahi music

  • Likes long hikes, and spending time at his favorite bar in Jerusalem, Sira

  • Was part of an initiative using soccer to bring Israeli and Arab kids together

Date Last Updated: March 18th, 2024

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