I am saddened at the news that one of our former instructors, Dr. Dora Avni, passed away yesterday in Israel.
Dora Avni taught our Hebrew courses for many years, and enriched our program with her enthusiasm, dedication, professionalism, and her love for Hebrew and for Israel.
She continued her graduate work and a few years back she earned a Ph. D. Dora was a dear friend and loyal colleague, who will be remembered by hundreds of students who enjoyed her courses and by her friends at UCF and in the community.
I sent a notice to our faculty about her passing.
On behalf of our program, the Judaic Studies Academic Committee and Judaic Studies Advisory Board, I offered the traditional condolences to her husband, Elan, and to the family: May you be consoled with all the bereaved of Zion and Jerusalem.