The Levys (Eitan, Doreen and family)
The Segolis (Moran, Mikhal and family)
The Rons (Vered, Aviv and family)
The Bermans (Cindy, Ken and family)
Cindy, Eitan, Ken
so pleased that Eitan is back at the helm of this wonderful
Family Website once again. We're also happy and grateful to hear that
Eitan has made a full recovery and we wish him all the best with the
return of the Family Website. We feel good knowing that it's in his
Our news of the past year is our proud announcement of two more branches being added to the Family Tree of Hirshovitz/Levy (link to tree), compliments of our daughter Jennifer and our son-in-law Paul. Joining their 6 year old sister Chloe Lauren on our Family Tree are Liam Gabriel and Seth Morris, beautiful twin boys born on August 5, 2011.
The Berman Family
Cindy (née Levy) and Ken Berman,
Jennifer (née Berman) and Paul, Chloe, Liam and Seth
MacMillan (in picture)
Daughter Michele Berman
adds: For a delightful picture of Chloe with a therapy dog, posted on
my site in 2010, click here,
and for a picture of baby Chloe click here.)
The Rons - Vered, Aviv,
Danielle and Lior
Here’s a little bit about what’s new with our family over the past months…
Danielle turned 16 in September and celebrated with her girlfriends and family. She is in 11th grade, at Mor Metro West High School in Raanana. She loves her school – has lots of good friends -though isn’t great about consistently attending classes... She finished the first semester with great grades and got an honor’s certificate. She is doing a photography concentration and is a very talented photographer. She had her first group exhibition at school, and her creative work received lots of praise. Having a 16.5 year old daughter is just wonderful and Dani has matured so much lately is just wonderful to watch. She is starting to think about grown up things like finishing high school, getting a driver’s license and what to do at the military. Meanwhile she is also enjoying being a teenager and her favorite things are friends, music and parties…
Lior turned 12 in September and celebrated her Bat Mizvah with friends, at a wonderful pool party. It was a great pool party with water, music and dancing, and she had much fun getting ready for it. Lior is in 7thgrade at Alon Middle School. She has lots of good friends there, and goes to school with a smile. Lior is in a Dance concentration, and dances a lot before and after school. She is doing well at it, and enjoying it. She just got selected for a solo part (with 4 other girls from the group) at the yearend dance performance, so that’s exciting. Lior is wonderful and happy, and is a great friend to her girlfriends. She is getting more independent by the day, and recently took the bus by herself several times.
Tuli is our little white poodle that we rescued just over a year ago from the Humane Society. He was in very bad shape, both physically and mentally as he was on the street for a while following prolonged abuse. He is about 6 years old now, and requires endless amount of work and love… Today, 15 months after he came to us, it’s hard to imagine it’s the same dog, as he’s still healing every day and is now almost like a regular cute dog… The girls are crazy about him and he is very cuddly. His favorite is watching TV with them, while lying on top of them…
Aviv is doing well, and is involved in so many things it’s hard to keep track… He continues to manage his real estate fund in Poland, with his British partner. He goes to Poland every other month, and it’s so nice for the girls that he is home more as compared to past years, and all three have become very close. He has also become involved in social venture capital, and is mentoring a project for the Israel Venture Network on finding solutions of affordable housing for the community of secular, educated young professionals in Jerusalem. Aviv is a serious photographer and very talented, and loves the art scene and is involved in the photography community in Israel. He recently won his first competition at an important US based photography blog. (see This Week's Picture). Danielle and Aviv go photographing together, and it’s helped Danielle’s technique a lot and boosted her confidence.
Vered is doing well. She started her third year at HumanEyes Technologies, a small company that she manages, involved in 3D. The company is growing and there are lots of good things going on, but she is working very hard for the success of her company. The company revenues are mainly from the US and Asia, and this year they are entering Europe. She loves what she is doing, and enjoys working with her team very much, but she travels intensively and that is a challenge for everyone. Health wise she is doing well, and somehow managing to find time to be with family and friend, keep up the healthy eating no salt diet and exercise (Yoga and Zoomba are favorites)… She is especially happy with her wonderful daughters and loving family, so all the family together is doing well!
The Segolis – Moran, Mikhal, Maayan and Lotem
For more detailed updates with pictures from the past year
– you can
monthly updates in Hebrew or the sporadic English