Danielle Hagit Ron
is our oldest grandchild. She was born in New York on September 30,
The name "Hagit" is in memory of her
grandfather Haim (Aviv's father)
and her great-grandmother Gertie/Gittel (Doreen's mother).
years in Paris, and then returned to America.
In September 2004 she came with her family to live in Raanana in Israel.
Click here to go to Doreen and Eitan's home
Click here to see Dani's family tree
More pictures of Dani can
seen on the page of sister Lior
October 2018 - Dani is back!
Big Surprise of the Week -
Danielle Ron returned to Israel after her long stay overseas.
After spending nearly two years working in California and then touring
South America, Dani returned to Israel, perhaps for a short visit,
perhaps for a long stay. We were not told she was coming back now -
Dani wanted to surprise us - and she succeeded. We went for dinner at
the Rons to meet long-time friends Patisa and Jens Rasmussen who are
visiting from Denmark. Then there was knock at the door and, Surprise!
See This Week's Picture
and sister Lior's page
for more pictures.
September 2018 - Still in South America - Peru,
with a group of friends in Peru; and with a group she joined on a
survival adventure (living off the land, only taking clothes and
A beautiful woman in beautiful scenery
Argentina Dani was joined by parents Vered and Aviv and sister Lior for
a family reunion and continuation of her trip, this time with her
family. (Pictures here)
August 2018 - Dani in the Galapagos Islands II.
Before continuing her South
American trip to Peru, Dani sent us this terrific photo of her watching
a march of marine
When we visited the Galapagos it was soon after a disastrous "el
causing sea currents
that led to "warming of the ocean and reduction of the cold
nutrient-rich water that sustains large fish populations" (Wikipedia),
and the marine iguanas we saw,
that were still alive, were thin and emaciated and not strong and plump
like those in Dani's picture.
August 2018 - Dani in the Galapagos Islands.
August 2018: Dani continues her South American trip. She visited Quito
in Ecuador and straddled the equator. See picture.
June 2018 - with Guy at Lake Tahoe
Dani has finished working in the USA and next week she will start her
South American tour with friends by travelling to
February 2018 - On holiday in Hawaii with her boy
January 2018 - 23rd Levy Family
Danielle is currently working in the States. The family took advantage
of Danielle's visit to Israel to organise a
family reunion. There are pictures of Danielle and all the family
Dani came to Israel for a home visit. See picture. She will return
to California at the end of the month.
A sunny day in winter in Sacramento
2017 - Vered visits
Danielle in USA
Mom Vered and Dani meeting up on Vered's visit to the USA and by all
accounts they had a marvelous time tofether
July 4th 2017
When in Rome America
Danielle celebrates July 4th in
Sacramento California with some friends.
March 2017 -
Dani visits San Francisco
Danielle took a day off from work in Sacramento to visit nearby San
2017 - Dani is off to USA to work
Good luck to granddaughter Danielle who has gone to Sacramento
USA to begin working there. Danielle is a US
and wants to try her luck there before making a final decision on what
she wants to do.
Saying goodbye to mom Vered, Dad Aviv, sister Lior and of course to
See also this picture.
2016 - Chanuka
Click here for some Chanuka pictures.
2016 - A visit to Prague
Dani spent a few days in Prague, Czech Republic, enjoying
her visit with some friends, and exeriencing the Christmas atmosphere
2016: Free at last! Dani's last day in uniform after serving for two
years in the air force.
2016 - Rosh Hashanah at
Midreshet Sde Boqer
September 2016 - Dani is 21 !
Congratulations to granddaughter Danielle on her 21st birthday.
We joined Vered, Aviv, and Lior to celebrate Dani's birthday at
Vong, a Vietnamese
Restaurant where we ate tasty meals - vegan for Danielle and Lior, and
"normal" for the rest of us.
2016 - Dani receives another stripe
Congratulations to Sergeant Danielle
August 2016 - A few days on Kos with sister Lior
Lior and Dani enjoy breakfast on the Greek Island
- 100 days left ...
July 2016 -
Dani cuts her hair
In June 2013 Dani cut her long long hair and
donated it for wigs for needy cancer sufferers. She's grown her hair
for three years and this week again had her hair cut for the same
(Sister Lior also followed her big sister's example a few years ago.)
June 2016 -
Dani is a taglit guide
Granddaughter Dani was chosen to be one
of the Air Force's representatives accompanying youth visiting Israel
on a taglit tour, which aims
to get American Jewish youth acquainted with Israel. Looks like she's
October 2015 -
Against Animal Cruelty
Granddaughter Danielle attended her first mass demonstration last week
when she took part in a large demonstration in Tel Aviv against
cruelty to animals.
30, 2015 - Dani's 20th birthday
2015 - Dani sprains her arm - some
The Rons enjoyed a few days on the island of Lindos in Greece. (see picture). Unfortunately
granddaughter Danielle fell down some steps and badly strained her arm
which was put in a splint. Dani's holiday is now a "no movement, no
August 2015 -
All the cousins are enjoying themselves,
but Dani has to stay on base - so sad , but .........................
compensation was soon to come. She came home a couple of days later
in time for a group hug with Mom Vered, sister Lior, cousins Itamar and
Ilai Levy and of course Tuli.
May 2015 - Shavuot
greetings from the Air
Dani (on the left) on the Airforce 'Happy Shavuot Holidays' greeting.
- Dani's Vegan birthday cake
Dani made this cake for a friend who observes a vegan diet. It is
composed entirely of fruit.
April 2015 -
Mom amd Dad visit Danielle at her air force base.
- A visit to the Nickel girls
Daniel's base is close to where Louis and Etti Nickel live. Dani took
the opportunity of a short break to visit her cousins - and good
friends - Gali and Amit.
2014 - In army uniform
At the Recruitment centre, saying goodbye to mom, dad and sister,
before before receiving her uniform, Then a day at home before she's
OFF to the army. Oh, those baggy clothes
- At the wheel!
- At Lotem's 9th birthday
We celebrated our granddaughter Lotem's 9th birthday at her home in
Midreshet Ben gurion. She invited
her new friends to celebrate with her. The theme was "Animals" and the
girls had a wonderful (and noisy!) time. Here is a picture of Granny
Doreen with her oldest (Danielle) and youngest (Zoe) grandchildren.
There are more pictures on Lotem's page
and This Week's Picture.
October 2014 - Enjoying a bicycle ride in Slovenia
The Ron family - daughter Vered, Aviv, Danielle and Lior are
Slovenia and Croatia in an RV (recreational vehicle, motorhome). From
reports so far they are having a fantastic time. There are some
pictures of the family here
and here and on the page of Lior.
September 2014 - Helping Granny prepare the Rosh Hashanah meal
Dani is now a gefilte
fish and kneidlach expert!
Click here for some more pictures of
September 2014 - Off to USA with mom Vered.
At the airport, ready for a US vacation
April 2014 - Passover in Eilat
Click for more pictures on the pages
of miscellaneous pictures,
and Amit and Ilai.
Click here to see purim pictures of Dani the
rest of the family.
- 19th Family Reunion
celebrated the Segoli visit to Israel with a family reunion at the
desert resort of Ein Gedi, and also welcomed Zoe to the family.
climbed Massada, went on
a tour of the Dead Sea Salt Works, hiked in Nahal David, and most
important of all had a
great time together.
Danielle, mom Vered, Lior Ron
More pictures of our Ein Gedi weekend are on the pages of Lior, Itamar,
and the Miscelleaneous Activities page.
2013: With mom and friend in Jerusalem
Dani enjoys a break from her "Year of Service" with Mom and a
friend at a restaurant in the Machaneh
2013: Dani is 18
Celebrating Dani's 18th birthday - 18 presents including a
Dani's best: drinking Vietnamese soup from the bowl !
See also Lior's page and Archives.
2013: The Rons spend the Sukkot holiday
2013 - Celebrating sukkot in
the sukkah in Raanana -
decorated by Lior, Danielle and the Eilat Levy Kids.
See also Lior's page and Archives of This Week's Picture.
2013 - Danielle's going-away party
Last Saturday evening we had a farewell
granddaughter Danielle who is volunteering for a year on Shnat Sherut
(one year community
compulsory army duty. She will be leaving home to
stay in an area to help less-privileged children, helping at school
in the mornings, and with after-school activies at the community
the afternoons. We know it won't be easy but we are confident she has
the character to succeed. We are proud of our granddaughter and wish
her luck and success in the coming year. More pictures on sister Lior's page.
Shuki, a very close friend of Aviv. Yahel Braverman with partner Donny
Dvir and Shai Aroya, niece Denise's partner. Orit, Aviv's
sister makes an emotional speech while another sister Edna looks
2013 - On a family cruise in the Mediterranean
July 2013 - Preparing for the prom
Dani makes sure that every little
is in place for the traditional
high school prom. Click here
June 2013 -
Dani cuts her hair.
Our grandaughter Danielle Ron has just finished her matriculation exams
and decided to cut her beautiful long hair
and donate her hair to make wigs for women who need cancer treatment
and can't afford wigs.
June 2013: At
dinner celebrating Granny Doreen's birthday.
Not only a lovely picture of lovely granddaughters, it's also doreen's
first picture taken and emailed from her smartphone.
Danielle celebrating Chanuka with sister Lior and second cousin Jenna
Cotton from South Africa.
More pictures here (with sister Lior),
here, (lighting the candles)
and here (This Week's
August 2012 -
17th Family Reunion
For more pictures of the Levy Family Reunion see the pages of :
Family reunion, Picture
of Week archives
May 2012 - Shavuot with
At the family reunion in Eilat
Preparing balloons for Maayan's birthday
September 2011 - The Ron girls
- Rosh Hashanah
We celebrated Rosh Hashanah at home with the Rons and the Aviv Levys.
As usual the food was delicious, the
company great and (despite overseas competition and efforts from
Itamar, Danielle and Ilai, Lior
won the shofar blowing competition
- Some pictures of Danielle and Lior
(click here) taken by Aviv Ron.
June 2010: Celebrating
Granny Doreen's birthday on the beach.
For more pictures click here.
June 2010 -
At the Bet Yanai beach
Not only Saba Eitan's birthday, but also a chance to see uncle Moran on
his visit from California
See also This Week's Picture, Lior's page,
and 2010 Events page.
2010 - Purim
Danielle dressed as an English schoolgirl
holidaying in Analya, Turkey
December 2008 - Maayan's 5th birthday party
Dani and Granny Doreen baked this special dinosaur cake for Maayan's
For more pictures see the pages of Itamar,
Maayan, Amit and Lotem.
October 2008 -
As part of Lotem's 3rd birthday celebrations, the family went on a hike
in the area of the Yerucham Dam, in the Negev Desert.
Dani with sister Lior at the
. During sukkot, Dani joined
the family on a family dive in the Red Sea. See This week's Picture and 2008 events.
- cycling on Yom Kippur
Traffic comes to a stop on Yom Kippur in Israel, and in some areas
many take advantage of the streets empty of cars and go bicycling. The
Ron family went on a trip - Vered on roller blades and the rest on
bicycles - visiting friends along the way.
April 2008 - Learning to dive with uncle Aviv.
more Purim pictures.
Dani went on a two day school hike finishing about 2 hours before
she was due at the airport for her flight to the
USA. Doreen and I picked her when the hike finished., and took her home
to complete her last minute packing before thre flight.
We took Danielle with us and spent a short but enjoyable weekend in
Eilat with the Eilat Levys.
See more pictures on the pages of Itamar,
Amit, and Ilai;
and also at This Week's Picture.
2008 - Maayan's 4th birthday party
We celebrated Maayan's 4th birthday during a weekend in Sde Boqer.
Friday night was Sushi night, with everyone trying their hand at
rolling sushi; on Saturday we went for a hike in Nachal Zin and then
had lunch together.
Click here for more details and
lots of pictures., and here for This Week's Picture of 5
cousins bathing together.
There are also pictures on the pages of Lior,
2007 - Segoli Housewarming party in
May 2007 in Eilat for Shavuot. Entertaining (?) us
with song and drum; and being a wonderful big cousin to Ilai.
2007 - with saba Eitan on his birthday
The Segolis stayed
over on 2nd Passover eve and Dani and Lior also slept over. The the
next day we had a lovely time in
Caesaria with the Segolis and Danielle and Lior. ( See also the pages of
Lior, and the picture of the week.). Caesaria is very interesting and both
the girls were interested in what they saw. The highlight, though, was
the "big foot".
Pesach in Eilat with the
family, singing from the haggadah.
Danielle having her portrait painted by long-time family friend
and well-known artist, Maureen
December 2006 - Dani on her
bicycle (with sister Lior)
October 2006 - Dani's
For Dani's birthday party for her friends, Vered, Aviv and cousin
Denise baked her a special guitar cake. It not only looks good - it
April - May 2006
With cousins Denise and Lotem
August-September 2005: A
week's visit to the beautiful Greek Island of Zackynthos, getting back
just in time to prepare for school (5th grade this year) with sister
who is just starting school in Kita aleph - grade 1.
Visiting the Monkey Park. It's fun to climb walls, and also to give
a kiss to cousin Maayan
Underwater! July 2005
Dani and friends - end of the school year - June 2005
A visit to New York - June 2005
April 2005 - A visit to the Agamon Reserve and Rosh Pina, with the Segolis
and Saba and Granny.
at Shuli and Eitan Haberman's house; and helping Granny make and serve
October 2004 - The first visit to Jerusalem. What
better guide than Granny?
Babysitting baby cousin Maayan
29 September 2004 - Dan's 9th birthday party -
her first birthday in Israel.
Lots of family and friends present: Savta Tova; Granny and Saba Eitan;
Louise, Denise, Rael and Yahel Braverman; Orit Ron and Shachar and
Rina Klipstein and Hayim; Eli and Shirli Ezra and Or, Gili and Idan;
and Eli Zur ; Andrew and Orly Morris with Ben, Maya and Jason; Shuki
September 2004 - Rosh Hashana was celebrated at Granny and Saba Eitan
with family. Dani and Lior had each made a shofar back in America and
was a competition to see who was the best at blowing the shofar. Dani
another use for the shofarim.......
In September 2004, Vered and Aviv
decided to return to Israel. They
rented a house in Raanana. Dani was sotry to say goodbye to her friends
and to leave her school. But she soon met new friends, and especially
and lots of family. We wish her good luck and success in her "new" life
Dani and family visited Israel, and Dani and Lior helped granny in
Aviv had won an auction at Dani's school for a private guided visit
to the New York Metropolitan Museum. We all enjoyed it very much,
the visit to the basements to see the item not on exhibit, like this
writing table being examined by Dani.
Granny and Saba Eitan hired an RV and went on as trip to the
area with Dani and Lior.
to see more pictures and an account of the RV trip.
and Lior are dressed for a dance performance.
Dressed as Pipi
THE 12th FAMILY REUNION IN
reading her welcome.
a wonderful babysitter!
Climbing with Moran (at Timna)
2003, at uncle Moran and Mikhal's wedding.
After the wedding, she stayed on in Israel with Granny Doreen and
Eitan. This was her first holiday without her parents. She went to an
summer-school in Hofit, did homework, watched TV, went to the swimming
pool and behaved beautifully. Her Granny and Saba enjoyed having her
hope she will come again soon.
Dani was a bridesmaid at the wedding.
is with her parents and with Savta Tova
is our oldest grandchild. She was born in New York on September 30,
The name "Hagit" is in memory of her grandfather Haim (Aviv's father)
and her great-grandmother Gertie/Gittel (Doreen's mother). She spent
years in Paris, and then returned to America.
Until 2004 she lived in Maplewood in New Jersey and went to Solomon
Shechter School in West Orange. Her after-school activities included
karate, art classes and French. In September 2004 she went with her
to live in Israel.