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Chanuka 2016

During the last week of the year we celebrated Chanuka, the Festival of Lights. We took part in some of the nightly lighting of candles (1 to 8 depending on the day) and the singing of Chanuka songs.
Here are some pictures from our, Vered's and Moran's home, and from the now traditional ceremony at the home of Shuli and Eitan Haberman.
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at the Haberman\s
See also the picture on the previous week's post.

December 2016 - Activities with some grandchildren

Our three Eilat grandchildren, Itamar, Amit and Ilai and granddaughter Lotem Segoli joined us for three days during the Chanuka vacation. Doreen prepared a program for them, a visit to the Florentine Circus,
children readyGetting ready for a trip to the Florentine Circus

  A long drive to the Hermon to see the snow and to realize a dream for the Eilat grandchildren ( see This Week's Picture),
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and the new Harry Potter spin-off movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".

December 2016 - Renewing contact with Susan Nathan

We were happy to have second cousin Susan Nathan (see Levy/Hershovitz family tree) as a weekend guest . Although she lives in Israel we have not seen each other for many many years and it was very pleasant catching up on family matters. Susan has not been to Caesaria and Doreen took her there to visit.
Susan and Doreen

December 2016: With Louise's school friend

Doreen with sister Louise Braverman and Anita Etzman, Louise's school friend from Barnato High School in Johannesburg, on a visit to Sarona.
with Anita Etzman

December 2016: The Rons in Paris

Vered and Aviv ron spent a few days enjoying Paris
Vered and Aviv in Paris

November 2016: With Judy Rand

The Eilat  Festival provided us with an opportunity of meeting Judy Rand whom we have not seen for some time. Judy was presenting the prizes to the winners of the special Rand Cup Competition in memory of her late husband Nissan who had contributed so much to Israel and European bridge.
Judy Rand

November 2016: Aviv sails from Greece to Israel and joins us in time for dinner on Friday night.
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November 2016: View from our hotel in Eilat
We spent the last 4 days in Eilat where I was a Tournament Director at the Red Sea Bridge Festival. It is always enjoyable - a mixture of  family, work and meeting old friends both from Israel and overseas. This year we spent a couple of nights at a hotel near the Festival venue and enjoyed the rest and the view.
view in Eilat

November 2016 - Doreen in Paris
While I was away in Zagreb for bridge business, Doreen spent 6 days in Paris with 3 friends, Livia, Yael and Ora. Our daughter Vered joined them for a few days.
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October 2016 - Flooding in Eilat
At the end of October the first rains came to Israel. They were quite heavy but in Eilat  the amount of rain was exceptional - in a few hours 150% of the usual yearly amount of rain fell! Eilat was flooded - the roads to, from amd in the town were closed, as was the airport. In addition to the rains there was unusual lightnimg and a taxi was hit directly by lightning.
Son Aviv sent us there two pictures.
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Sukkot 2016
During Sukkot, the Eilat Levys celebrated traditionally, and built a sukkah where they ate their meals.
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October 2016 - Our vegetable plot

In addition to our garden at home, we continue to enjoy our municipal vegetable plot. (see Picture of Week Archives, and a previous picture.)We have eaten corn, peppers, beans, Chinese cabbage and tomatoes grown there by us. The allotment area is also a social activity area where residents, especially those with young children, get together.
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October 2016 - Doreen and a ray
Doreen/RayWe spent a couple of days in Eilat and once again enjoyed a visit to Coral World, where Doreen was fascinated by the rays.

October 2016 - The Rons visit Costa Rica

Vered, Aviv and Lior Ron are on a visit to Costa Rica and report having a wonderful time enjoying the views, hikes and wildlife. They will be back at the end of the week.
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See also the archives of This Week's Picture

October 2016 - Rosh Hashanah at Midreshet Sde Boqer

Thw whole family - all 16 of us plus two dogs Flopsy and Tuli, and one bird, Twitter, celebrated the Jewish New Year 5777.
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Twitter, in particular, entered into the spirit of the New Year (lots of food!) by sharing a bite with me.
sharing a pizza

The Shofar blowing contest has by tradition become part of our festivities, and as usual Lior was the clear winner, even blowing a sort of duet with Dad Aviv.
(See pictures of Itamar and Lotem trying to compete)
shofar contest

Moran took us to visit one of the Agricultural Research and Development centres where he works, and we all found it most interesting. (click for a previous visit by Doreen)

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Click to see pictures of our two oldest beautiful granddaughters, Danielle and Lior.


September 2016 - Our visit to America continued - part 3

From Minneapolis we flew to Philadelphia and stayed with Nina Schafer. We met Nina and her late husband Steve when we lived in the Virgin Islands, and have been close friends ever since. Nina, a poet, is on a crusade to distribute 12,000 poems a year (never her own)  to unsuspecting members of society. I (Doreen) was looking forward to standing on a streetcorner with her and handing out poems but she has perfected her routine and surprisingly people were most receptive to receiving a poem printed on a coloured piece of paper.

Nina reading poetryNina reading one of her poems

We spent a few days with Frankie Klaff and David Rothschild. Frankie, one of Doreen's closest friends was married to my late cousin Vivian (see Goldberg family tree), and Dave is a dear friend from our Durban Habonim days. Our stay was filled with memories and laughter and food.
Frankie_Dave-2016Me, Doreen, Dave Rothschild, Frankie Klaff  enjoying a meal .

Frankie lent us her car and we drove to Washington, where we stayed with Zach, Nina's son.
We saw the important Washington sites, including the Capitol. For us it was the closing of a circle.
Standing on a ridge in New Jersey in 2001 we had watched in horror as the second tower fell  in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Fifteen years later on this visit to New York we were moved to visit the memorials at ground zero and we completed the circle of homage when we saw the Capitol which was most probably the destination of the failed fourth plane to be hijacked on that fateful day.
We also took the bus tour, visited the American Indian Museum and the Holocaust Museum. Meaning to visit another Smithsonian museum, we were unable to leave the Holocaust Museum; we had to stop to read one more story, one more panel,  see one more video....
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From Washington we drove to Leesburg VA to see and stay with Frankie's son Tamir and his wife Alex and their lovely children Tali and Cale. The whole family is extreme-sports minded, so we were happy when we didn't have to run to dinner!   We have been overwhelmed by the friendliness of the children and grandchildren of our family and friends. It's true that many of them have stayed with us at some time either in the Caribbean or in Israel. But their willingness to be with us and their interest in our lives is not something to be taken for granted, and we thank them.
The Tamir KlaffsMe, Doreen, Cale, Alex, Tali and Tamir
On our way back to Maryland to Frankie and Dave, we detoured via Baltimore and visited the American Visionary Arts Museum of primitive art and thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating, varied and sometimes moving exhibits.

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September 2016 - Continuing our American visit. - part 2

From New York we flew to Toronto, Canada and stayed with the Glogauers. (see Archives)
Eileen (Nickel) Glougauer and Doreen are cousins and spent many holidays together when Eileen came up from Johannesburg to Durban during the school holidays.
Three of their sons and families came over for dinner. We have seldom felt so welcome, embraced by their loving family. Two days of non-stop talking wasn't enough to catch up on years of family doings.

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We spent a lovely day with them at the Niagara Falls.
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Doreen: Meeting ex-Durbanites was a cause for celebration and much reminiscing. Anthony and Mervyn Kaplan (seated in photo on right) were together in the same class from kindergarten through high school. One of the hilarious anecdotes recounted was that Anthony who was very naughty at school tested his PT teacher's patience to the utmost. At the beginning of each PT lesson he would bark "Levy! Into the horse!" and he would spend the lesson inside the wooden contraption with the pupils vaulting over him.

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In Toronto we also stayed with Aura (Bilchik) and Hilton Greenberg. We have been close friends for many, many years and have met fairly frequently in Israel. Aura and Doreen were in high school together.

We were also happy to see John and Ethne (Miller) Nussbaum again. Our friendship with them also goes back to our Durban days.

In the picture: Me, Aura, Hilton, Doreen, John, Ethne.


Doreen: The feeling of community among the ex-South Africans with their interconnectedness and caring for each other in the Jewish community was palpable and very different from our life in Israel.




From Toronto we flew to Minneapolis to visit and stay with Roy and Gillian Myers in St Louis Park.
Roy was Head Prefect at Durban High School when I was in my penultimate high school year, and we met up again at Wits University where Roy and Gill and I became friendly. I left Wits, and Roy and Gill married and became doctors, and we lost contact. By a happy coincidence the Myers visited St Thomas USVI while we were stationed there and we met up again and have been firm friends since then. We were happy to catch up again, and also delighted to see their daughter Niki and family again.

.The picture below was taken after numerous attempts by Roy to use the time delay feature on his camera. There were may attempts, showing the three of us with parts of Roy's body and head, before he finally - accompanied by howls of laughter - succeeded in getting to the picture in time.

, Roy and Gillian Myers
The Myers took us on a drive to see the beautiful lakes of the area and we also saw, and visited, the impressive Bet  El Synagogue in Minneapolis.
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September 2016 - A visit to New York USA
On our visit to USA and Canada, we spent 6 interesting days in New York:
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We met relatives: Anita Hock (Nochimovicz tree), who we were delighted to meet for the first time, and Florence (Glasser/Gordon tree) and Yossi Levin, always good company .........
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....... enjoyed Central Park and the US Tennis Open (fantastic atmosphere, tennis not so good!) .......

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...... and of course interesting food, including enormous steaks at Gallaghers and so-so breakfast at the renowned Stardust Diner with the singing waiters.
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We also went to opera at the New York City Opera, and saw for the first time Aleko by Rachmaninoff which we enjoyed, and an outstanding performance of Pagliacci which, although we have seen a few times, we thoroughly enjoyed.


The highlight of our New York stay was a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, an extremely interesting and moving experience. This is a "don't miss" visit. Doreen has written about it in her column.

The simple yet powerful Memorial consists of two pools occupying the footprints of the original towers.The pools are structures with water flowing down the sides into a seemingly bottomless hole, and surrounded by the  names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attack engraved in bronze. The loud sound of the falling water drowns out the sound of the surroundings enabling us to think and reflect, and the hole symbolizes absence and loss.
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Amomg the many exhibits at the museum we saw the only steps not completely destroyed by the falling building and which provided an escape for many survivors. An overhang which didn't collapse saved the initial steps of the staircase - the damage done to the lower steps is clearly seen. The column supports of the towers were buckled by the impact and the hot fire and gave way leading to the collapse of the buildings. Among the ruins one tree, a Callery pear tree remained barely alive. It was replanted in the surroundings and is flourishing.
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The Twin Towers also contained a transport hub and a shopping mall. The site occupied by the Towers is now the site of the Memorial and the trees which will eventually form a canopy over the area. Adjacent to the Memorial site a new eye-catching Transport Hub and Mall, designed by noted Spanish architect Calatrava  has been erected.
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Click for another picture (of the destroyed Fire Engine Ladder 3) in the This Week's Picture Archives.

August 2016 - "Our" corn!

Our "agricultural" allotment is doing wonderfully well. We're not sure we'll be back in time to enjoy the fruits - or the corn - of our plantings.
Just behing the corn are Chinese Cabbage and tomatoes- at least we'll be in time for that.

corn in our allotment

August 2016 - Another birthday celebration for Doreen.

A little belatedly Doreen celebrated her birthday with some friends with a breakfast.
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Caroline Livneh, Louise Braverman, Ruth Erez, Doreen Levy, Yael Paperna
Click here for a picture of Doreen's other birthday celebration earlier this year!

August 2016 - Enjoying the Shanghai Circus
The Shanghai Circus was performing in Netanya in the lot opposite our apartment. Doreen took the Eilat Levys (with Yonatan and Libby - the grandchildren of friend Ruti Erez) and a few days later I took the Sde Boqer Segolis. The children - and adults - all thoroughly enjoyed the circus - as Lotem put it "it was truly amazing!"

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August 2016 - Aunt Vered takes the Eilat Levys trampolining

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July 2016 - A short visit to Riga

On our way back from the bridge championships in Liepaja, Latvia we spent a day in Riga. It was very interesting and we regretted that we were there for so short a time. We took a guided walking tour and saw the main attractions in the Old Town, and also walked on our own, and visited Riga's large fascinating market.
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Riga Latvia


We also visited the synagogue which had been spared destruction during the Nazi regime. We met one of the local members there who told us that the Nazis were about to burn the synagogue when a local priest approached them and said that his church and congregants lived in close proximity to the synagoue and would be endangered by the fire.


There is a minyan every day and there are two congregations using the synagogue, the Chabad followers use the main synagoue and the Litvaks a much smaller room downstairs. Before WWII the Litvaks has used the main synagogue and the Chasidim the downstairs room.














July 2016 - Liepaja, Latvia
After an interesting visit to Moscow we flew to Liepaja, a town on the Baltic Sea in Latvia. We're here for the European Bridge Pairs Championships.  I've been busy with the Bridge competition which is being held in the Olympic Centre. Doreen has made use of the gym here and also visited the city by foot and by bicycle.
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July 2016 - The Levys enjoy Aija Napa (Cyprus)

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The three "monkeys" enjoy the pool.

July 2016 -The Segolis visit the Galapagos Islands.

There are more pictures of the Segolis in the Galapagos in the 2016 archives on the pages of Maayan, Lotem, and Zoe.
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July 2016 - A visit to Dalia Lamdani

We visited long-time friend Dalia Lamdani ( see more about Dalia and also Doreen's Column #23). We had a very pleasant visit and also discussed the publication of her new book "A Journey through the Pantry."
Dalia Lamdani

June 2016 - 50 years later.

Last week in honour of daughter Vered's 50th birthday I posted a picture of Doreen with baby Vered.
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They liked the picture so much that they decided to re-enact it, as can be seen here.
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June 2016 - Budapest

Doreen at two sites of Jewish interest:
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(Left) The Shoe memorial on the banks of the Danube honor the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. The shoes, made of iron, represent the shoes left behind on the bank.
(Right) In the interior of the beautiful Dohany Synagogue.

June 2016 - Gold Medals for Israeli Players

Congratulations to the young Israeli pair, Adi Asulin and Hila Levi on their wonderful achievement of winning the European National Women Pairs Championship, held in Budapest.
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and congratulations to the Israel Senior team who took the Gold Medal in the Senior Teams Championships
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June 2016 - Meeting the Keysons in Budapest
Keysons

June 2016 - Doreen in Budapest

We are in Budapest. I am officiating at the 53rd European Bridge Teams Championships in Budapest. Doreen has also visited some local sites of interest with some other "bridge wives."
Doreen and friends

June 2016 - Aviv's Operation

Son Aviv Levy underwent an operation to remove polyps in his nose. He spent a few days in hospital, but is now back home and feeling well.
Aviv nose operation

June 11, 2016 - Doreen's birthday

Lots of love to my wonderful wife Doreen who has her birthday today. We don't celebrate birthdays any more, but we took our granddaughters Danielle and Lior out for dinner last night and wished Granny Happy Birthday.
  Doreen's 72nd
and for nostalgia -
an old photo of  Doreen and son Moran taken many years ago (about1980?) . Thanks Aviv for sending it to us!
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June 2016, The Shavits visit Eilat

The Shavits - Vered (nee Loew), Yoav, Dotan, Eyal and Maayan - visited Eilat and enjoyed some time there with son Aviv Levy. (see Schank family tree)

Aviv and the Shavits

June 2016 - Moran acts in a play

Son Moran Segoli took part in a play based on some Shakespeare works - Doreen saw it and reports that it was really well performed and that Moran was very good in his part.
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June 2016 - 50th Tel Aviv International Bridge Festival

We were honored by the visit of the European Bridge League President, Yve Aubry, and treasurer, Josef Harsanyi to the Festival. Doreen took the opportunity to take them to the Jerusalem Hills to visit the Castel and Flam Wineries.
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June 2016 - Vered at the DRUPA Exhibition
Daughter Vered Levy-Ron attended the DRUPA Exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany at the beginning of June. DRUPA is the largest printing related exhibition in the world, and the Landa Group exhibited there. Vered is VP for Business Development for Landa Labs, the Landa Group's innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, industrial coatings, cosmetics, packaging, drug delivery and other fields. Here are some pictures of Vered at the preparation for the exhibition of the Landa Group.

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and a general view showing the Landa exhibition buildings
Vered at Drupa

Click for very impressive youtube video presentations of the Landa Group

May 2016 - A protest march
Last Saturday evening Doreen and I took part in a protest march in Tel Aviv against the racist and extreme rightist actions of the present Israel Government.

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The signs, in Hebrew and Arabic, read "Standing together against the conquest" [of the West Bank Territories] and "Building an opposition, building hope"

May 2016 - Traditional "fireworks" on Lag B'Omer

The traditional holiday holiday of Lag B'omer has lost much of its meaning and is now marked mainly by the lighting on every available space of giant bonfires, where meat and other food is barbecued. The enormous bonfires don't do much good to the environment, and are a fireman's nightmare.
When we were younger we used to make a modest fire and use the coals for a barbecue. The kids would wait patiently for "Dad's fireworks" - steel wool heated in the fire and swung around attached to a long wire. This has been continued to great effect by son Aviv.
Lag Ba-omer

May 2016 - A visit to Jenin

See Doreen's Column and the
archives of This Week's Picture.
 
See also Archives of This Week's Picture.

May2016 - Aviv sailing in the Greek Isles
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May 2016 - still on our short trip to Italy.

While I was at meetings, Doreen took the opportunity to do a little touring. One of her trips was to San Savino with Claude Aubry and Maureen Porteous spouses of the EBL President and Secretary. San Savino once had a thriving Jewish Community and while there they visited the ruins of the old synagogue and its mikvah.
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After the meetings we paid a short visit to ther neighbouring village of Lucignano. We were lucky to arrive in time for the traditional march, where three local brass bands combine for  a march around the village within the walls. A good time was had by all.

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When we realised that a detour on our way back to Rome would bring us to Pienza, and that Pienza was the "home" of  Pecorino cheese, which we had so enjoyed at the Il Buca  restaurant, we of course had to visit there and buy some cheese.
Then we saw that Montalcino, famous for its wine Brunello di Montalcino, was also a short detour so we visited its castle, had lunch there, and of course bought a bottle of wine which we will enjoy some day with pasta and grated pecorino.

Pienza
And then we returned to Rome, a two hour drive that lasted the whole day.
Arriverderci, Italia!!

May 2016 ..and a short visit to Italy.
Doreen and I flew to Rome and hired a car and made our way northwards to Lucignano for a bridge meeting of the European Bridge League. We are staying at the villa of fellow executive member, Fillipo Palma, who has a winery, and who has royally hosted us.  On the way we visited some interesting sites.

On the recommendation of Denise "de niece" we visited Civita di Bagnoregio and enjoyed the fantastic view of the village on top of the mountain. Doreen climbed  the steep walkway and visited the village.

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Although we had visited it on a previous visit, we were again impressed by the beautiful cathedral at Orvieto and the fascinating frecoes adorning the interior.

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Doreen visited St Patrick's Well, an impressive structure built by Pope Clement VII in the 16th century. There are spiral steps in a double helix going down and up, and the well is as deep as the Tower of Pisa is high.
More by chance than anything else, we found a delightful restaurant "Il Buco" in the village of Chianciano Terme where, after driving through torturously narrow street, we enjoyed a delicious local meal. Here I am about to enjoy home-made pasta with a spicy sauce topped with Pecorino cheese.

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Fillipo Palma's villa is situated among his vineyards and the views are breathtaking. His daughter is now in charge of the winery and we enjoyed their wines at the meals.

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May 2016 - A short visit to Athens

The classical sites:
On the Acropolis stand the Parthenon, the Erechtheion where Athena and Poseidon rivalled to become guardians of the city. Athena was chosen  after offering the inhabitants an olive tree, and the magnificent theatre to Dionysis Eleuthereus where cults to honor Dionysis lead to the formation of  ancient theatre
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Athens today -

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The Greek equivalent of our pita - called pocket bread in Athens                         The old and the new             Also a new reality: A protest march and general strike.

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The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio

April 2016 - The Eilat grandchildren in Netanya
Our Eilat grandchildren Itamar, Amit and Ilai spent the days between the two passover Holy days (chol hamoed) with us in Netanya. Doreen took them to some places of interest, and today, on their last day, daughter Vered took them to see the "My Selfie and I"  exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
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Mount Tabor   -   Ein Hacarmel   -   beach at Givat Olga

April 2016 - Pesach seder in Sde Boqer
This year we had a relatively small but most enjoyable, seder - 11 people - in Sde Boqer.
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Singing the ever-popular Echad mi yodea - Who Knows One
Click on picture for video.
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see also Maayan's page and This Week's Picture archives for Zoe singing Ma Nishtana

...and while at Sde Boqer some of the family enjoyed a rare swim in a large waterhole in the desert caused by the recent heavy rains, and during chol hamoed, some hiking in the desert mountains.
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April 2016 - Maureen Fain Exhibition
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Doreen and Mina visited Maureen's latest exhibition. Doreen and Maureen have been friends since their school days. Maureen lives in Jerusalem and we see her and her husband Dick often. . For example, see here and here.

April 2016 - Doreen visits Moran's project
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On the way back from Itamar's barmitzvah in Eilat, Doreen got a guided tour from son Moran at the Research and Development Station where he works.

April 2016 - The Segolis and Levys go boating

The Segolis went down to Eilat to spend time with their Eilat cousins, and enjoyed a boat ride on the Red Sea.
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April 2016 - Mina's birthday

Mina Orenstein, our friend from the Virgin Islands who is spending a holiday with us, celebrated her birthday at a luncheon at our house, where Doreen introduced her to some of our friends.
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Clockwise from left: Varda Rosbruch, Mina, Caroline livne, Ziona Glassman, daughter Vered Ron (behind), Doreen, Lindy Lazarow, Louise Braverman, Ruti Erez, Maureen Fain, Yael Paperna.

Doreen and Mina enjoy a profiterole at the Sarona Complex.
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April 2016 - Wine at Avdat
We are enjoying having old friend from our St Thomas days, Mina Orenstein (on the left below), stay with us. Doreen and Mina went to Sde Boqer for a couple of days to look after our Segoli grandchildren  and Doreen took her to buy wine from grapes grown in Avdat in the negev desert).

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March 2016 - Aviv and Limor Levy in Poland
Aviv and Limor spent 5 days in Poland on a trip organised by Aviv's work.

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Some pictures from the trip

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March 2016 - Vered enjoys a skiing trip

Daughter Vered Levy-Ron (on right) enjoys a short skiing holiday with a friend.

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February 2016 - Louise Rothschild's wedding
Congratulations to Dave Rothschild on the marriage of his daughter Louise to Sean Barron in South Africa. From reports on Whatsapp it was a wonderful wedding and family affair.
Dave is a long time friend from our youth and is married to Frankie Klaff (see Goldberg family tree).
Dave and Louise

February 2016 - In London with our grandsons - click here.

February 10, 2016 - Winnie Levy is 94
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Winnie on her 94th birthday, and with son Charles whose birthday is two days later.
(see Matz and Hershovitz family trees.)
(For another picture of Winnie and Charles - when they were younger! - click here.

January 2016 - AL34 Restaurant in Rome.
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l-r:  Kren Nielsen (owner of Bridge+), Catherine Vitry (EBL Secretary), Doreen, Mark Horton (journalist, author and EBL Bulletin editor), me.

We  are in Rome, Italy, where I am attending a  Seminar of the European Bridge League. We were happy to get a chance to again visit the AL34 Restaurant with some colleagues. Great atmosphere and service, terrific food - a revisited pleasure.

January 2016 - Banana Flambe

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Grandson Maayan enjoyed watching Granny Doreen prepare banana flambe. Click here for Doreen's recipe.

January 2016 - Enjoying Doreen's paella.

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Maureen Fine (Dick is hidden), Colin Kessel, Hadas and Colin Gorfil, Louise Kessel

Good and long-time friends came to dinner and enjoyed Doreen's delicious paella including shrimps, calamari, mussels and crab.

January 2016: Dinner with Yona and friends

Our friend Yona Wiseman came for the weekend and we enjoyed a dinner with her and some mutual friends.

Yona dinner

l-r: Ziona and Dovvie Glassman, Sybil Firer, me, Yona Wiseman, Louise Braverman, Doreen


New Year's Eve 2016 - Roslyn and Claude Hakim at the New Year Party of the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull

Ros and Claude Hakim


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INDEX OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND PICTURES  2016

INDEX OF SPECIAL EVENTS 2016

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


INDEX OF EVENTS in DOREEN'S COLUMN 2016

Column 37 - Fire terrorists (26 November 2016)
Column 36 - A visit to the 9/11 Memorial
Column 35 - July 2016. The "Road to Recovery concert" conducted by Maestro Mehta
Column 34 - Our visit to Moscow
Column 33 - May 2016 A visit to Jenin

Column 32 - Jerusalem in Rome
Column 31 - On the Glazer Family
Column 30 - Why Breaking the Silence should not remain silent.
Column 29 - A Tour of the Hebron Hills

INDEX OF PICTURES 2016

Chanuka 2016
December 2016 - Activities with some grandchildren
December 2016 - Renewing contact with Susan Nathan
December 2016: With Louise's school friend
December 2016: The Rons in Paris
November 2016: With Judy Rand
November 2016: Aviv sails from Greece to Israel and joins us in time for dinner on Friday night.
November 2016: View from our hotel in Eilat
November 2016 - Doreen in Paris
October 2016 - Flooding in Eilat
Sukkot 2016
October 2016 - Our vegetable plot
October 2016 - Doreen and a ray
October 2016 - The Rons visit Costa Rica
October 2016 - Rosh Hashanah at Midreshet Sde Boqer
September 2016 - Our visit to America continued - part 3
September 2016 - Continuing our American visit. - part 2
September 2016 - A visit to New York USA
August 2016 - "Our" corn!
August 2016 - Another birthday celebration for Doreen.
August 2016 - Enjoying the Shanghai Circus
August 2016 - Aunt Vered takes the Eilat Levys trampolining
July 2016 - A short visit to Riga
July 2016 - Liepaja, Latvia
July 2016 - The Levys enjoy Aija Napa (Cyprus)
July 2016 -The Segolis visit the Galapagos Islands.

July 2016 - A visit to Dalia Lamdani
June 2016 - 50 years later.
June 2016 - Budapest
June 2016 - Gold Medals for Israeli Players
June 2016 - Meeting the Keysons in Budapest
June 2016 - Doreen in Budapest
June 2016 - Aviv's Operation
June 11, 2016 - Doreen's birthday
June 2016, The Shavits visit Eilat
June 2016 - Moran acts in a play
June 2016 - 50th Tel Aviv International Bridge Festival
June 2016 - Vered at the DRUPA Exhibition
May 2016 - A protest march
May 2016 - Traditional "fireworks" on Lag B'Omer
May 2016 - A visit to Jenin
May2016 - Aviv sailing in the Greek Isles
May 2016 - still on our short trip to Italy.
May 2016 ..and a short visit to Italy.
May 2016 - A short visit to Athens
April 2016 - The Eilat grandchildren in Netanya
April 2016 - Pesach seder in Sde Boqer
April 2016 - Maureen Fain Exhibition
April 2016 - Doreen visits Moran's project
April 2016 - The Segolis and Levys go boating
April 2016 - Mina's birthday
April 2016 - Wine at Avdat
March 2016 - Aviv and Limor Levy in Poland
March 2016 - Vered enjoys a skiing trip
February 2016 - Louise Rothschild's wedding
February 2016 - In London with our grandsons - click here.
February 10, 2016 - Winnie Levy is 94
January 2016 - AL34 Restaurant in Rome.
January 2016 - Banana flambe
January 2016 - Enjoying Doreen's paella.
January 2016: Dinner with Yona and friends
New Year's Eve 2016 - Roslyn and Claude Hakim at the New Year Party of the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull



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