David's daughter Nava was born in Cleveland, Ohio, later moving to Israel, where she graduated from Horev Girls High School. Applebaum first met her fiancÚ, Chanan Sand, when she was 17 and he was 16, at an Ezra religious youth group, where they both served as youth group advisors. A year later they were engaged, but delayed their wedding for two years. As part of her two-year Sherut Leumi service (alternative national service), Applebaum worked with children with cancer. She planned on studying chemistry or genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her goal was to find a cure for cancer.
Sand and Applebaum scheduled their wedding for September 10, 2003, in Ramat Rachel, a kibbutz south of Jerusalem.
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