Tributes to former JFS pupil, 24, tragically killed in Madrid car crash

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Tributes to former JFS pupil, 24, tragically killed in Madrid car crash

Friends and family pay respects to 'universally liked' Keren Brody who lost her life following a fatal collision in Spain

Keren Brody
Keren Brody

Tributes have been paid to a former JFS pupil who was tragically killed during a car crash in Spain.

Friends of Keren Brody remembered her as being a “wonderful human” after she was involved in a fatal accident near Madrid on the weekend.

The 24-year-old from Edgware moved to the country six weeks ago in order to learn Spanish and pursue her career as a translator, after studying French at the University of Warwick.

During a trip near Madrid with friends, the car she was travelling in was involved in a collision with a bus.

She died from her injuries on Sunday after being taken to hospital.

One of her close friends, who wished to remain anonymous, took to Facebook to pay tribute, saying: “Anyone who spent more than five minutes with Keren will know how special she is and how heartbreaking it is that we lost her so suddenly.”

“Everything about this is so wrong and unfair and just completely devastating, and it still doesn’t feel real.”

“Keren is one of the best people I know, universally liked by everyone she crossed paths with, a glorious, wonderful human who deserves so much better.”

They described her colourful personality, saying she “loved food. Her instagram is literally just food. She loved Korean culture and k-pop and was fluent in three languages, while being proficient in several more. She was in the process of learning Korean and moved to Madrid in October to learn Spanish”.

Keren’s friend said she “loved to read, at school she played in the school orchestra and sang in the choir and she acted in school plays”, adding that she was a multitalented artist, playing the flue and having written over 200 songs.

Her friends and family posted tributes on her Facebook profile to say they were “lost for words”, paying respects to her as being “kind, loving, clever, ambitious and adventurous”.

JFS headteacher Rachel Fink told Jewish News: “Keren will be remembered for both her exceptional musical and linguistic talents. She will be very much missed by the JFS community

Keren’s family asked for privacy following the tragic news as they make arrangements for the funeral, which will happen in Israel. She will be buried near her grandmother.


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