A museum; escape the room; the movies; brunch; ice skating; the office; the zoo. These are some of the myriad places you might find the average adult or child on a regular Sunday. Today, for many of us, was different.
In January of last year, Daniella Moffson, a 21-year-old Manhattan native and Barnard College student who spent her high-school gap-year in 2013 volunteering at a Jerusalem shelter for severely neglected children, died as she lived: giving. Indeed, at the time of her death, Moffson was volunteering in Honduras at Global Brigades, a program devoted to global health and holistic development.
"She was worried about other people first," said Michael Lupinacci, her maths teacher at The Ramaz School in Manhattan. "She set an example for everybody." Moffson, 21, was one of three people killed in a bus crash in Honduras when the vehicle, which carried 25 Columbia and Barnard students on a volunteer mission organised by Global Brigades, plunged down a ravine.
About a year ago, on January 13th, 2016, 21-year-old Daniella Moffson was killed in a tragic accident. Daniella was taking part in a community service trip to Honduras, providing medical care to those without access to doctors. The accident was absolutely devastating to her family and friends, as well as to each community she was a part of in Manhattan and beyond.
Daniella Moffson last updated her Facebook cover photo August 26. She chose a group shot of children and adults clapping in front of a lake. They are wearing matching pink baseball t-shirts and releasing white and yellow balloons towards the late afternoon sun.
Daniella Moffson z"l has been in the thoughts of the members of the Ramaz community since her tragic accident over a year ago. The Jewish community in New York, the United States, and around the world has commemorated her loss through a multitude of ways that reflect her most central qualities - a love of...
New York, NY - Unfathomable grief flowed through a river of sorrow on Friday morning as hundreds came to say goodbye to Daniella Moffson, a beloved Barnard College junior who lost her life after completing a compassionate mission to Central America this past Wednesday morning.
Daniella Moffson touched many lives with her ready smile and passion for helping others. Since her tragic death one year ago in a bus accident in Honduras, those who knew her are determined to continue her legacy through a series of charitable and spiritual activities in communities across the world.
In January 2016, tragedy struck our community when Daniella Moffson, a 21-year-old student at Barnard, was killed in a bus crash in Honduras along with two other students. The group was there on a volunteer mission when their bus fell down a ravine. They were on their way to the airport to go home...
At OHEL, Chanukah starts early with the Annual Toy Drive. Together with the Daniella Moffson Foundation and many local schools, hundreds of gifts were donated to the children and families of OHEL. And this was just the beginning.
Daniella Moffson spent her winter vacation from college like she spent much of her time: by reaching out and helping others. In fact, she was doing just that in Honduras, volunteering with other students from Columbia University, when the bus they were in veered off the road and crashed on Wednesday.
Daniella was a psychology major who was devotedly preparing for medical school. Before coming to Barnard, she attended the Ramaz School and took a gap year in Israel where she studied and volunteered with children, knowing that it would make her college experience that much richer.
Editor's Note: Daniella Moffson, a student at Barnard College, was one of three students who died in a bus crash in Honduras on Jan. 13, 2016, while volunteering on a medical mission serving the poor. This week a Torah was dedicated in her memory at the Ramaz School, her alma mater.