Consul General David Siegel on the death of Max Steinberg

We are heartbroken by the death of Max Donald Steinberg, a Los Angeles native who volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Golani Infantry Brigade. On July 20th, Max valiantly fell in the line of duty on the frontline of Operation Protective Edge. The people of Israel mourn his loss and honor his legacy.

We salute this soldier, this son of Israel, who fought with unmatched courage and selflessness in defense of the Jewish state. Max made the ultimate sacrifice and we are forever indebted to him. May his memory be a blessing for our people and serve as an eternal inspiration of valor for all the people of Israel.

We extend our deepest condolences to the Steinberg family – parents Stuart and Evie and siblings Jake and Paige – and to all who knew and loved Max.


At the request of the family of Max Steinberg,  the Jewish Journal will forward letters and emails of condolence. You can email to or send to Steinberg Family: Tribe Media Corp. 3250 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1250 Los Angeles, CA 90010.