Nurit Galili was the daughter of Guta and Motel Haikyn, who immigrated to Israel in 1929 to Livnot U’Lehibanot (Build and be built).
Nurit was born in Israel in Kibbutz Shefayim on the 20th of Sh’vat, 5698 (tarzach) [Sat, 22 January 1938].
She grew up in Kibbutz Ramat Yohannan, and passed away in Haifa, on the 5th of Heshvan, 5772 (Tash’ab) [Wed, 2 November 2011], after a year of battling an illness.
Mom loved Israel, traveling and drawing its landscapes, music, telling Yiddish jokes, and was a very creative person.
With her endless love, she had dedicated herself to taking care of her elderly parents, her children and her grandchildren.
With great kindness (Hebrew: Hesed) she gave of herself to any person in need.
Nurit was always close to god (Hebrew: Hashem), with dedication to fulfill the mitzvoth of the Torah. During her last year she had uncovered new levels of her personality and strength. We – who were fortunate to accompany her during a very special and meaningful year, up until her last days – got to know ourselves better.
Estee Gindin, had told our family that the name of the buttercup flower in Hebrew “Nurit” is derived from the root “Nur“, which means “flare” or “fire” in English. Thus, representing the bold colors of the Buttercup’s petals. And much like the flower, our Nurit was blessed with outer beauty as well as a noble soul.
In her memory, and in her name, we create this collection of Jewish Art named – Nurit.