Cumberland Times-News


June 24, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio — In loving memory, Sara Levy, 10, and Yishai Levy, 11, died tragically on June 11, 2014, in Yashresh, Israel.

Sara and Yishai lived in Columbus, with their loving mother, Karen Cowgill-Levy. Sara just completed her fourth grade studies at Columbus Torah Academy. Yishai also attended Columbus Torah Academy and just completed the fifth grade. The children were born in Israel and immigrated to the United States in 2011. They were good students and will be greatly missed by their teachers and classmates. Yishai and Sara were open, outgoing and positive children who often seemed wiser than their years. They loved playing games together. Yishai was an avid soccer and basketball player and Sara loved to dance, she also enjoyed all sorts of crafting and the arts.

The children are survived by their mother, Karen Levy, Columbus; their maternal grandparents, David and Tammi Cowgill, Cumberland; their maternal great-grandmother Mary (Keefer) Lewis, Oakland; their maternal uncle and aunt, Jeremy and Amanda Cowgill, Lees Summit, Mo.; and countless other aunts, uncles, and cousins. All will miss them dearly.

We wish to thank all the family, friends and the greater Columbus Jewish Community for all their support during this difficult time.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Congregation Beth Jacob, 1223 College Ave., with Rabbi Avi Goldstein and Cantor Jeffrey Siegel officiating.

Burial followed at New Beth Jacob Cemetery, where the children were laid to rest side-by-side, as the closest of friends should be.

Shiva was observed Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014, through Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014.

A Levy Family Fund has been established by The Jewish Federation of Columbus. Donations may be made on line at  then searching on Levy Family Fund. You can also send a check to: (Please reference the “Levy Family Fund” on your check) The Jewish Federation of Columbus, 1175 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209.

In addition, online guestbook at

David and Tammi Cowgill would like to personally thank the Schottenstein Family of greater Columbus, Ohio and the most caring Rabbi Goldstein.

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