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Andrew Bachman (not verified)

September 12, 2021

Hi, my name is Andrew and I’m a student at Baylor University. During our football game today every student sitting in the student section was handed a card labeled with the name of one 9/11 victim. I was lucky enough to be handed Shai’s card. At halftime, the entire student section of the stadium held up these cards, taking a moment to reflect on 9/11. It was surreal to see a major section of our stadium representative of the number of souls we lost that day. However, as I read through his memoriam, Shai’s legacy has touched my life, and will continue to impact many others. Wishing the best to his loved ones and anyone who might see this. Rest in peace Shai. ❤️

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Assistant Vice President/ Senior Technical Analyst
The New York Times Portraits of Grief


"The first time he tried to lean over, he fell down, and threw me down, and that's how we fell in love."

Liat Levinhar, back in Israel now, remembers how she tried to teach her husband to tango nearly a decade ago, before they married and moved to the United States. "I knew him from the army, so I taught him how to dance," she said.

He wanted to learn, and his exuberance extended past the dance floor. Shai Levinhar knew little about the United States when he arrived, so he asked a lot of questions. Friends explained, precisely and in sometimes painful detail, why the New York Giants lost Super Bowl XXXV. Co-workers explained that they did not directly pay for their children's education; rather, they paid property taxes. "He really wanted to know," said Ken McCollister, a colleague at eSpeed.

Mr. Levinhar finished an executive M.B.A. program in July, just in time to clear his schedule for a new passion. His daughter, Sapir Natalie, was born Aug. 2, 2001.

Paul Calacicco, the doorman at his building on East 83rd Street, remembers trying to give Mr. Levinhar his packages when he arrived home from work. " `I'll pick it up later,' " he recalled Mr. Levinhar as saying on those occasions. "He was just so excited to go upstairs and see the kid."