January 1, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the passing of Amichai Yisrael Yehoshua Oster, nephew of our founder and International President, Sondra Oster Baras. Amichai, a brave soul at the young age of 24, fell in battle in northern Gaza on New Year’s Day 2024.
Amichai Oster, 24
Residing in Karnei Shomron, Samaria, Amichai leaves behind his grieving parents, Marcy and Dr. Howard Oster, and siblings Sara, Emunah, Tova, and Yonatan, the latter currently serving in the IDF. Amichai’s sacrifice, like that of countless others in the Biblical Heartland, underscores his unwavering commitment to the Land of Israel.
Mayor Igal Lahav of Karnei Shomron beautifully described Amichai as “a charming, intelligent, smiling young man who would do everything for the sake of the Land of Israel.” His actions spoke louder than words; on October 7th, Amichai, despite traveling abroad, swiftly returned to Israel, reporting for reserve duty without hesitation.
As we navigate this somber period, let us honor Amichai’s memory by continuing to stand together in the face of adversity.