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Gadi Haggai

Gender: Male

Age when taken: 73

Citizenships: US, Israel

Occupation: Retired Chef and Jazz Musician

Hostage status: Still Captive, Confirmed Deceased

More about Gadi: 

  • His mother is from Manhattan New York and his father from Detroit, Michigan

  • Son, Rahm Haggai, lives in Ridgway, Colorado

  • Was married to Judith (Judy) Weinstein, with whom he shared four children and seven grandchildren

  • Met Judith while she was volunteering at Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, where he was born in 1950

  • Gadi was the eternal child, always up to something

  • Together, Gadi and Judith formed a Jazz band called the Jazz Alliance

  • Enrolled in culinary school at Tadmor and then worked as a chef at a local hotel in Tel Aviv

  • Gadi and Judy were known for their healthy lifestyle and morning walks around the kibbutz

  • Served as a flutist with the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra

Related Hostage: Judith (Judy) Weinstein, wife (Captive/Confirmed deceased)

Date Last Updated: March 18th, 2024

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