UPDATED 28th November 2020

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28th November 2020
Drue family 
The Drue Family - late 1930's in Estonia
Back row: Mussi (Karlsblad), Benjamin Drue, Chana Drue
Front row: Mary (nee Shank), Riva (Bortenstein), Moshe Drue

We enjoyed a superb lunch today with Yaakov and Ziva Bortenstein, Doreen's relatives, and Yaakov showed us this picture of his grandparents Mary and Moshe and family. After WWII the three sisters Riva, Mussi and Chana went to Israel, while Benjamin stayed in Estonia. Later Mary and Moshe joined the family in Israel.
We have close contact with the family in Israel - Riva's children Yaakov, Yaffa (Loew) and Rochelle (Kirshner); and Mussie's children Rachel and Zvika. In the last few years we have had contact with Benjamin's son Heini and visited him and his wife Tiina in Estonia.
Heini has visited Israel a few times and the last time Yaakov organised a family dinner for nearly all the relatives. See picture here.

See Schank family tree.

picture added to my Old Pictures collection

  • The Covid virus is still with us (as in the whole world) but this week we were a little more mobile and active, in addition to our usual Friday evening meal with the Rons.
  • We had a very enjoyable visit today with Sydney and Ari Lossin (see Matz famly tree) who live a few minutes away from Doreen's relative Yaakov Bortenstein (see above). Sydney is my 2nd cousin - her mother and my father were cousins. We enjoy seeing them, even if only very occasionally, and again tasted Ari's home-pickled olives and promised to send them seeds from our papaya plants. See Archives for a previous visit.
  • Doreen and some friends went to a birthday celebration for our long-time friend since our Eilat days Yael Paperna. See picture.
  • Earlier in the week we had a most enjoyable afternoon luncheon at our home with Colin and Louise Kessel and Colin and Hadas Gorfil. In addition to the tasty salads Doreen prepared our new speciality, salt-baked fish, which was a great hit.
  • Thanks to Franke Klaff for sending us this picture of  Oren and Amalie Klaff with son Asher. See Goldberg family tree.
  • Happy Birthday this week to:  Natalie Hock (28th), Beverley Taylor (28th),  Eliyahu Skoczylas (29), Jesse Weisz (30th), Andre Sim (Jan 1st), Adam Gordon (Jan 1st), Philip Bacher (Jan 2nd), Jonathan Klotnick (Jan 3rd).
  • Happy Anniversary this week to: Richard and Talia Klotnick (28th)

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  • November Birthdays: (not sure how and if you're related? Then go to the family trees section) Happy November birthdays to Ryon Ezra (1st), Benjamin Glogauer (1st), Bernard Spector (2nd), Jessica Korbel (3rd), Jacob Hock (3rd), Kim Siegel (4th), Tirza Myers (5th), Eliyahu Ezra (6th), Aaron Schwartz (6th), Hazel Gurland (6th),  Erica Leibowitz (6th), Tiina Drue (7th), Larry Neiman (8th),   Sharlene Klotnick (8th), Tarryn Klotnick (10th), Romy Klotnick (10th), Saville Stern (10th),  Shira Bacher (11th), Michael Bacher (11th), Tzafrir Poupko (11th), Miriam Ferber (11th), Damon Galgut (12th),  Daniella Amit (13), Diana Smith (13th), Chana Bolel (14th), Tristan Galp (14th), Freda Gordon (14th), Philip Shapiro (14th), Isidore Spector (15th), Aharon Bolel (15th), Keren Levin (16th), Amit Levy (17th), Jennifer Taylor (17th), William Kirsh (17th),  Aaron Berkowitz (18th), Adiv Golomb (20th), James Cleaver (20th),  Ron Tal (21st), Rachel Gur (21st), Hilliard Ezra (21st),  Rosemary Spector (22nd), Brenda Levy (22nd), Daniel Bloede (22nd), Jarren Bacher (22nd), Alan Bacher (22nd), Seth Gordon (24th),  Daphne-Lynne Galgut (25th), Marsha Krengel (25th), Anthony Glogauer (27th), Natalie Hock (28th), Beverley Taylor (28th),  Eliyahu Skoczylas (29), Jesse Weisz (30th).
  • November Anniversaries: Anniversary wishes to: Samantha and Daniel Hakim (2),  Naama and Mor Kadosh (6), Eric and Avigail Cotton (17th), Shulamit (Lama) and Alan Klotnick (23rd), Limor and Aviv Levy (26th), Richard and Talia Klotnick (28th)

  • December Birthdays: (not sure how and if you're related? Then go to the family trees section): Happy December birthdays to Andre Sim (1st), Adam Gordon (1st), Philip Bacher (2nd), Jonathan Klotnick (3rd), Alma Or (Klotnick)(4th), Rachelle Kirsch (4th), Tirza Myers (5th),  Vicki Gilbert (5th),  Frankie Klaff (7th), George Taylor (7th), Andrew Levy (7th), Talia Levy (7th), Michael Gordon (7th), Talia Kay (7th), Judith Albertson (7th), Levi Cotton (9th), Gabriella Nathan (9th), Ann Saylor (McCrimmon) (9th), Maya Ben_Hemo (9th), Lior Bortenstein (9th), Amber Cimbring (10th), Mark Nathan (11th), Yael Amit  (12th), Jennifer Brod  (13th), Hillel Geffen (13th), Adam Emanuel (15th),  Dan Kansky (16th), Guy Lossin (16), Daniel Leibowitz (17th), Joel Beckman (17th), Gidon Lazarus (17th), Talya Levy (17th), Gabriel Glogauer (18th), Carin Matz (19th), Ben Tal (20th), Guy Gordon (20th),  Sharon Leibowitz  (21st), Elazar Hodes (21st), Natasha Leibowitz (21st),  Dina Levy (22nd), Maayan Golomb (22nd), Helene Albertson (22nd), Saul Gordon (24th),  Jonathan Levy (25th), Chloe Glogauer (25th),  Maayan Segoli (26th), Jonathan Bortz (26th), Jared Marcus (26th), Nicole Marcus (26th), Tamara Marcus (26),  Nir Lossin (27)' Kevin Lampert (28th), Laura Katovsky (28th). Irving Kagan (28th), Beth Jeffrey (28th),  Claire Neiman (29th), Sheryl Levy (31st), Lucian Goldblatt (31st)



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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
    April 2015 - A Visit to Prague (Doreen's Column)
    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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    A holiday at Lausanne and Lake Leman : 7-12 August 2005
    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)
    Sailing on the Mystique - 1980's

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