A Tribute

April 2, 1994 –

February 14, 2013

Eitan Samuel Stern-Robbins

Eitan Stories

July 28, 2015

We are sitting in Eitan's park enjoying a beautiful day. We read about Eitan's life, struggles, and incredible personality. Thank you for sharing his story and your own. Sending you and your family strength. May his memory always be for a blessing and bring you many sm...

April 2, 2014

I Only Met His Voice

Where did he go
He’s not there to respond to me.
Where did he go
I can barely hear him but I only met his voice
not his body
I can’t help sobbing when I heard where he went
now I know
now I know
now I know.

By Judy 2/18/13

It was really hard to w...

April 2, 2014

Sometimes we have to expect the unexpected,
And sometimes the unexpected has to expect us. 

To cry pity, fear and shame
To always remember his name
And No there was not something wrong with his brain 
Because he did just fine. One of the smartest kids I knew actually 

November 25, 2013

I remember taking chemistry with Eitan, freshman year. I was one of the many German exchange students at Rindge in that year. Eitan and I kicked it off right away. We would help each other out during tests and quizzes (although it was more like him helping me) and occa...

On February 15 the planet Earth was narrowly missed by a meteor strike that could well have destroyed life as we know it. The day before, a cosmic event took place that did alter forever the lives of the Stern family. A beloved son, brother and grandson—our bright and...

July 3, 2013

The first time I met Eitan was in Ms. Muraca’s Italian class freshman year of high school. While there it’s difficult to summarize all that happened in Italian class, one thing I will always remember Eitan’s contribution to the nature of that class. Every student in th...

May 21, 2013

Going into sixth grade I actually didn’t really know Eitan that well. We had barely any classes together, but in 6th grade we were in the same math group for almost every project and it was a blast. I remember in Mrs. Kateman’s class she would have us come up with a na...

May 7, 2013

I was Eitan's 10th grade U.S. History teacher as well as his 12th grade Modern World History teacher.  One of the best parts of having Eitan over multiple years was witnessing his growth as a student and as a person.  Eitan struck me as an earnest and diligent student...

As the Campus Rabbi at the University of Miami, I have the opportunity to meet thousands of college students.  Some I get to know more and some I only meet briefly.  I had met Eitan with his Mom when they came for a visit prior to coming to school here at UM.  We spoke...

May 5, 2013

I have a story that really does justice to the type of person that Eitan was. It was probably 5th grade. I was over at Eitan’s house, and I do not remember how or why, but we got our hands on some silly string cans. We ran in circles around his basement spraying each o...

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