UPDATED 5th June

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5th June 2021
Karlsblad fam
Barmitzvah of Zvike Karlsblad in May 1967
Rachel, Felix, Zvike, Mussi Karlsblad, Avraham Bortenstein
Apologies for the poor quality of the picture - copied from an old movie
This week we were invited to celebrate the barmitzvah of Jonathan Kasorla (sse This Week's News below). We were happy to again see so many family members of the Drui clan (see Schank family tree) including Doreen's second cousin Zvi (known as Zvike) Karlsblad. Zvike had recently discovered a home movie of his barmitzvah 54 years ago in 1967. He gave us a copy of part of the movie and the picture above is a still from this movie. There are some more stills from the barmitzvah here. Seeing the movie brought back many old memories from those times. We often visited the Karlsblads in Ramat Gan and I clearly remember losing at chess to Felix who was a good player.
Over the years we have maintained contact with the Karlsblad family, especially with Rachel; and with the Bortenstein family, especially with Yaffa (Loew) and Yaakov.


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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

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    July 2015 - A Visit to the North Norway Islands
    April 2015 - A Visit to Prague (Doreen's Column)
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    April 2014 - visit to Vietnam
    February 2014 - Visit to Berlin
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    July/August 2013 - Mediterranean Cruise
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    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
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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)

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    Sailing on the Mystique - 1980's

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