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24th October 2020
One of Doreen's yellow notes

Doreen is on a crusade against people who don't pick up their dog's poop. When she sees a pile, she picks it up and leaves a little sign on yellow paper. Above is an example of one of the signs she put up on Yom Kippur eve.  It reads:
"Why is this year different that you don't pick up your dogs' crap? The old grandmother has picked it up for you on this Yom Kippur eve. Think!"

See Doreen's column for results.

  • We have just learned of the passing earlier today of Eddie Nemenoff. Eddie was the shaliah (emissary) of  the Israel Habonim youth movement sent to Durban in the 1960's. Although by this time we were less active in Habonim we became firm friends with Eddie and his wife Yael. We sometimes babysat Dorit and Amir (Orna was born later). Doreen and I were not yet married and had problems with our parents' reactions to our relationship. Eddie was of invaluable help in calming things down. In addition, Eddie and I both loved bridge and we sometimes played together at the local club - not quite the accepted activity for a "pioneer" youth movement . We continued our contact with him at Kibbutz Kfar Hanasi when we came to Israel and I often saw Eddie at various bridge tournaments. Ten years ago, together with many former Durban Habonim members, we celebrated his 80th birthday. We last saw him 5 years ago when he was ill and had lost the use of his vocal chords, and he communicated with us by writing on a pad. We extend our condolences to Dorit, Amir and Orna and families.
  • Daughter Vered was coming for lunch and Doreen planned a hamburger (both meat and vegetarian) meal. I suggested making an onion loaf  but Doreen wasn't keen - she thought I meant an onion bread. When she realized I meant an Onion Loaf she decided to try daughter-in-law Limor's recipe, which was a great success. Click here for the recipe.
  • Traditionally Jews placed stones, not flowers, on the graves of their dear ones. (See the last scene of Schindler's List). But flowers are now regularly placed too and are an accepted medium of respect. I have heard that flowers, which grow, wither and die are symbolic of life, while stones, which last forever, are symbolic of our memories. Whatever the reason - if there is one - it is now very common to see both flowers and stones adorning graves.  The Segoli grandchildren visited the grave of their grandmother Yael (see last week's issue) and placed flowers and stones, which they had appropiately decorated, on her grave. A picture of the grave has been added to Yael's Memorial site.
  • For a few years I have represented the European Bridge League (EBL) on the Executive Council of the World Bridge Federation (WBF). I have now decided to resign from this position, mainly for personal reasons. I will still be a member of some WBF sub-committees, such as the Laws Committee and Rules and Regulations Committee, and remain on the Executive Council of the EBL.  The official announcement and the letter of appreciation from the President of the WBF can be seen here.
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  • October Birthdays: (not sure how and if you're related? Then go to the family trees section)  Happy October birthdays to  Robyn Matz (1st), Leroy Kahn (1st), Haley Bacher (1st), Rebecca Shivers (3rd), Florence Levin  (4th), Braham Kansky (4th), Aharon Glasser (4th), Yehudit Akuka (4th), Daniel Weisz (5th), Eila Oppenheimer (5th), Meyer Aronson (5th), Shimona Tzukernik  (6th), Leah Loren Hodes  (7th), Yakira Pauren (7th), Sheryl Marcus (8th),  Malcolm Siegel (9th), Adele Cleaver (10th), Rachel Hodes (10th), Nathan Glick (10th), Hayley Leibowitz (11th), Abby Glogauer (11th), Witney Burrows (13th),  Michal Segoli (15th), Joseph Levin (15th), Sylvia Kagan (15th), Ora Oppenheimer (15th),  Mark Glogauer (16th), Ivan Gordon (16th), Jack Gilbert (17th), Craig Cleaver (17th), Moshe Bortz (17th), Karen Blotnick (17th), Lloyd van de Laar (17th),  Sheenagh Levy (18th), Talia Gordon (18th),  Danela Ezekiel (20th), Alan Hock (20th), Ryan Gordon (20th), Irene Bacher (21st), Cale Klaff (21st), Lital Kasorla (21st), Amram Glasser (21st), Alon Haberman (21st), Nava Leshem (22), Chloe MacMillan (22nd), Hilda Stern (22nd), Avi Deul (23rd), Laura Bacher (26th), Lotem Segoli (26th), Adam Levy (26th), Jacob Beckman (26th), Susan Hock (26th), Lionel Arieh Gordon (27th), Asher Klaff (27th), Shelley de Millon (28th), Adelaide Bloede (28th), Naftali Oppenheimer (28th),  Adam Bacher (29th), Andrew Glick (29th), Rachel Karlsblad (30th), Yaffa Loew (30th), Jacob Freundlich. (31st)
  • October Anniversaries: Anniversary wishes to: Alex and Tamir Klaff (6th), Michelle and Michael Ballard (7), Eileen and Isaac Glogauer (9th), Jennifer and Leon Matz (10th), Lynn and Jonathan Hock (13th), Katelyn and Alex Hock (14), Toni and Daniel Hock (17th),  Adi and Assaf Amit (21st),  Katelyn and Alex Hock, Carmen and Marlon Kay (27th), Rachel and Alan Smith (29th),


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    August 2020 - Croatia on the Antares 3
    November 2019 - A visit to Romania
    August 2019 - Sail on the Antares III
    July 2019 - A visit to Paris with Amit and Ilai

    April 2019 - Family Reunion in Tuscany
    September  2018 - A Short Trip to Montenegro

    July 2018 - Rome, Aviv's 50th birthday
    January 2018 - 23rd Levy Family Reunion

    November 2017 - Thoughts on a visit to Riga (Doreen's Column)
    August 2017 - A cruise to Iceland
    July 2017 - A visit to Vienna
    March 2017 - Our Dogs
    December 2016 - A trip to Portugal
    July 2016 - A visit to Moscow
    April 2016 - Itamar's  barmitzvah

    February 2016 - A Visit to London with our Grandsons
    January 2016 - Doreen's visit to Rome - Jerusalem in Rome
    July 2015 - A Visit to the North Norway Islands
    December 2014 - 50th Annmiversary and 20th Family Reunion
    April 2014 - visit to Vietnam
    February 2014 - Visit to Berlin
    October/November 2013 - Trip to South Africa
    July/August 2013 - Mediterranean Cruise
    July 2013 - Doreen's visit to Poland with Yad VaShem
    July 2013 - a yachting trip to Corsica and Elba
    May 2013 - our visit to Devon, England.
    March/April 2013 - our visits to Melbourne, Tasmania and  Myanmar.
    December 2012 - Our trip to Spain - exploring the roots of  Sepharad. (separate pages)
    17th Levy Family Reunion (Eilat, August 1012)
    Trip to Barcelona July 2012
    Family trip to South Africa 2010
    Dedication of Science Laboratory in Fern's name
    With the Reijzers in Aups June 2010
    Mali, the Dogons and Timbuktu January 2009
    Doreen's trek in Zagoria, Greece, May 2007
    A Trek in Romania - August 2006
    Granny Climbs a Mountain (Romania) - August 2006
    Our trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey, April 2006
    Charles and Sheenagh Levy's trip to Peru     
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    European Youth Bridge Championships, Riccione, Italy
    Lopsy - the "family dog"

    The launching of the Antares May 2005
    Yona Wiseman's account of her survival in the tsunami train disaster.
    Upper Galilee (Agamon and Gush Halav) with the Kessels - Nov. 2004
    Rosh Hashanah September 2004
    RV Trip to Washington and Pennsylvania
    European Bridge Championships in Malmo
    Doreen's 60th birthday
    Doreen's hike on the Lycian Trail in Turkey (23-30 May 2004)

    Trip to Italy (1-7 April 2004)
    Doreen's trip to Ethiopia (Feb-Mar 2004)
    Purim (March 2004)
    12th family reunion in Eilat (19-21 Feb. 2004)
    Hofit party to meet grandchildren (14 Feb. 2004)
    Maayan's brit mila (22 Jan. 2004)
    Moran and Mikhal's wedding (July 10, 2003)

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