As we mentioned in Daybreak, one of the sadder stories to come out of the Hurricane Sandy saga is the death of a young Jewish couple, Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman, who were reportedly struck by a tree while walking their dog on Monday night. The pair grew up attending synagogues in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
“Just 24 years old, Jessie Streich-Kest left a lasting impression on all who met her, and especially on her students at Bushwick HS for Social Justice, to whom she was deeply committed. Jessie loved life and was deeply devoted to social justice.”
Jacob Vogelman was “a nice guy, very kind and always smiling” remembered Dominique Manzione, a friend of his from high school. Jacob grew up nearby and had attended Goldstein High School near Manhattan Beach. For college, he attended SUNY Buffalo.
A nice tribute to them has started up in the comments section over at Ditmas Park Corner, a local Brooklyn blog.
Remembering Jessie and Jacob [Ditmas Park Corner]
Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.