BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A young woman who attended school in Baltimore has died in a boating accident in Florida over the weekend.
CBS Miami reports 22-year-old Elizabeth “Ellie” Goldenberg, who had just graduated from University of Miami on Friday morning, was killed in a boating accident on Saturday.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tells CBS Miami Ellie was aboard an airboat ride Saturday with her parents and younger sister when they were ejected.
Ellie was active in theater while attending high school at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. The 2012 BT graduate performed in several productions, including “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Postmortem.”
She continued to pursue theater at the University of Maimi, remained active in the Jewish community, and graduated summa cum laude with a BFA degree, according to the The Miami Hurricane.
UM’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre issued a statement on Ellie’s passing: “Ellie was a shining star and an integral member of our community. This news is a terrible shock to everyone, and we will miss her more than can be put to words.”
Ellie’s funeral is being held Tuesday at Kesher Israel Synagoge in Harrisburg, Penn.
The Goldenberg family has asked for those looking to help to fund planting a tree in Israel in Ellie’s name through Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Jewish National Fund, or give a donation to the Ellie Goldenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund: Department of Theatre Arts, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248273 Coral Gables, Fla. 33124.
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