I was in the Ulpan in the summer of 1980 while the kibbutz was on high alert from Hezbollah attacks
from Lebanon. I fondly remember playing basketball with Neil, we would play the Americans against
the Israelis, including Aryeh. Neil was a truly fine person (also a good ball handler and competitor) and his girlfriend Yael
(later his wife) absolutely lovely. Neil was in love with her and Matsuva, he did not want to leave for anything! Very sad
to hear about his untimely passing while back in the USA in a road accident. He followed his heart, as we all should learn to do.