Announcing the birth on April 4th, 2003 in
son of Limor and Aviv Levy
grandson of Margalit and Raphael Sadeh, and Doreen
Click here to go to Doreen and Eitan's home
Click here to see Itamar's family
More pictures of Itamar can
be seen on the pages of Ilai and Amit
- The grandchildren go horseriding
See more pictures on the miscellaneous
page, and on the pages of Ilai, Zoe,
Lotem and Maayan
Our immediate family has 3 April birthdays: Itamar Levy - April 4, Zoe
Segoli - April 24, me - April 27. This year we celebrated at daughter
Vered's house where there was a near full house of children
and grandchildren. What made the event extra special was that grandson
Maayan, aged 13, cooked the delicious meal. The theme was Indian
cuisine and he prepared samosas, butter chicken curry and naan bread.
Saba and Itamar blow out their candles on the cake
decorated by Amit.
More pictures on the pages of Maayan
and Zoe, and on the Miscellaneous page.
- Itamar's school hike to Neot Kedumim
- Re-enactment of Operation Uvda
Itamar and Aviv participated in a re-enactment of the taking of
Rashrash in March 1949.
The southern Negev has been designated to be the part of Israel in the
UN partition plan but this was not accepted by Jordan. The last
campaign of Israel's War of Indepence was the taking of the
the Southern Negev area of Umm Rashrash (the site of today's Eilat) by
the Negev Brigade and the the raising of the
improvised "ink flag" at the abandoned police station.
Every year Eilat Day is celebrated by groups of school children
reenacting the dirt road jeep access to Umm Rashrash and the raising of
This year Itamar and Aviv took part.
- Maayan's barmitzvah
For more pictures see the Events
page and also the pages of Maayan,
Ilai and Lior
2016 - Chanuka
Click here for some Chanuka pictures.
Click here for some pictures in the snow
at Mt Hermon.
Grandson Itamar needed an operation. The procedure went
smoothly and everything was successful. After a week's rest he was back
2016 - Rosh Hashanah at Midreshet Sde Boqer
The Shofar blowing contest has by tradition become part of
our festivities. Here Itamar is doing his best with a liitle bit of
success to get the
traditional tekiya sound, as
Ilai, and Maayan (who blew quite well) look on. As usual
cousin Lior was the clear winner.
(See picture of Lotem trying to compete)
August 2016 - A visit to the National Museum of
Science in Haifa, with Granny
August 2016 - Arriving at Sde Dov Airport from
to spend some days with Saba Eitan and Granny Doreen
with sisters Amit and Ilai
June 2016 - Itamar presents his Family Tree
As part of his class's presentation of "Roots" Itamar presented
the work he had done on his family tree. Apart from the tree
presentations the pupils also celebrated their different cultures,
including artifacts and typical foods from the countries of
June 2016 - Itamar's class on a school trip
this year included a visit to Ben Gurion's Grave at Sde Boqer. Doreen
and I were
by chance in Sde Boqer baby-sitting and we drove out with granddaughter
Zoe to say a brief "hello". (see
picture). Grandson Maayan was having lessons, but also
arrived (on his
bicycle) to see his uncle Aviv and cousin Itamar.
The highlight of Itamar's trip was walking up Massada to see the
April 11, 2016 - Itamar's barmitzvah
Itamar reading from the torah
Click on the
picture to see and hear part of the reading of the portion
February 2016 - Itamar and cousin Maayan visit
London with Saba and Granny.
With "Stephen Hawkings" at Madame
Tussauds; and "running away" from a dangerous hippo at the Natural
On the train to Stonehenge; entering
platform 9 3/4 on the way to Hogwarts; using chopsticks to enjoy
is a summary of the London trip, and
more pictures, on the London visit page, and on Maayan's
page and This Week's archives here and here.
November 2015 - Getting to know Twitter
See some more
pictures here, and here, and on the pages of Ilai, Maayan,
and Zoe, and a video here.
who is taller?
and who is stronger?
For some pictures of the
grandchildren on Rosh Hashanah see
the pages of Lior, Maayan, Amit, Lotem, Ilai and Zoe
September 2015 - Itamar starts learning the violin,
which he declares is his favorite instrument.
2015 - A vacation in Crete.
Click for pictures
August 2015 - some activities with Granny and Saba
More pictures on the Miscellaneous
pages and on the pages of Amit, Ilai, Maayan,
Lotem, Zoe and
June 2015 - Decorating birthday cakes for Aunt Vered
and Uncle Aviv
There are more pictures on the pages of Maayan, Amit,
Lotem, Ilai and
Zoe; and the activities
June 2015 - A visit to the Tzippori National Park
There are more pictures on the
pages of the children Maayan, Amit,
and Zoe and also on the Miscellaneous Activities page.
June 2015 - Picking vegetables in Saba Eitan's garden.
There are more pictures on the pages of Maayan, Amit,
and Zoe, and also on the Miscellaneous and Archives pages.)
May 2015 - Shavuot
holiday - a long weekend in Eilat
At the Extreme Sports
Wioth cousins Lotem and Maayan
For more pictures of the Shavuot weekend
in Eilat see also the year's Activities
page and the pages of Maayan,
Ilai and Zoe.
April 2015 -
Itamar celebrated his 12th birthday in Netanya
See Archives for another picture.
Itamar and cousin Zoe prepare to go horse riding. (see also This Week's Picture
2014 - Amit's 9th birthday
Granddaughter celebrated her 9th birthday
with a yacht cruise in the Eilat Bay. She and her friends had a lovely
day sailing, steering, eating and playing on a yacht in the Eilat Bay.
More pictures on her page, and on
the page of sister Ilai and on the Archives page.
2014 - Itamar on duty next to school at the crossing for the pupils.
- Climbing the Wall
While in Eilat, granddaughter Lior took
her cousins Itamar, and Amit and Ilai
July 2014 - A
visit to Sarah Olkienitski
Doreen and I visited Sarah Olkienitski,
my late mother's cousin, who
lives in Tel Aviv. (Click here for the
Goldberg Family Tree
). Our grandson Itamar was with us and he
was thrilled to meet a bit of history - someone who is a Holocaust
survivor, and came to Israel on the ship "Altelena
Even more amazing to him was that someone so old (at 91,she is the
oldest person he has ever met), could quote the formula for solving a
See also This Week's Picture
A visit to the Titanic Exhibition
Itamar and Aunt Vered enjoy a walk through a reconstruction of the 1st
class quarters of the Titanic.
Itamar and a good friend.
July 2014 - At
Itamar is in Netanya staying at our house under the watchful eye of
Grannie Doreen. Itamar is very keen to improve his English and is
spending 3 weeks attending an English Summer School
programme in our area.
Click here to see purim pictures of Itamar and
the rest of the family.
March 2014 -
A visit to the Cameri Theatre
Itamar and Saba Eitan went to see the musical Fiddler on the Roof at
the Tel Aviv Cameri Theatre. both enjoyed it very much.
- Filling bottles with coloured sand at Timna Park.
More pictures here, and on the pages
of Amit and
- 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.
Itamar at the top of Massada to see the sunrise.
and enjoying himself with sister Ilai
More pictures of our Ein Gedi weekend are on the pages of Dani, Lior,
Amit, Ilai, Maayan, Lotem,
Zoe, and the
Miscelleaneous Activities page.
November 2013 -
Itamar enjoying the ice during the Chanuka vacation
September 2013 - The Eilat
grandchildren visit Netanya
September 2013 - at Coral World
on Yom Kippur
We spent a relaxing Yom Kippur with our son Aviv and family in Eilat at
Coral World. Itamar (and we) enjoyed having his best friend Shaunlee
Zalman join us. All over Israel the roads are full with cyclists; here
it was no exception and the children spent much of the day cycling
September 2013 - Itamar wins the
Shofar blowing Competition. See
picture in the archives here.
2013 - On a family cruise in the Mediterranean
Itamar receives a Certificate of Excellence for improvement in social
interaction with classmates and teachers.
Well done, Itamar. We are all proud of you!
- A visit to Jerusalem's Old City with Saba and Granny
At Jaffa Gate
Itamar went with Saba Eitan and Granny Doreen to Jerusalem to see his
first live musical - My Fair Lady. On the way they visited the Old City
in Jerusalem. Itamar enjoyed the musical very much even though it was
in English. He understood a lot and also read the Hebrew surtitles.
2012 - Amit's 7th
Itamar and Ilai, with cousin Alon Sadeh, at Amit's 7th birthday party.
There are more pictures of Amit's party on her
page and Ilai's page.
September 2012 - Itamar's haircut
After a very unsuccessful haircut by a good-meaning neighbour, Itamar's
haircut needed some basic repair work.
August 2012 -
17th Family Reunion
No, I'm not dancing ballet - I'm practising for the World
For more pictures of the Levy Family Reunion see the pages of : Daniel,
17th Family reunion, Picture of Week archives
- Itamar's 9th birthday
We celebrated Itamar's 9th birthday with
a party at the Rons.
December 2011 - Cousin Maayan
visits Israel and Eilat
September 2011 - with Danielle
Glasser, a relative from Australia, and her friend Kez
September 2011 - Off to first day
of the new school year.
June 2011 - receiving a Karate
November 2010 - with his class at
the Western Wall receiving his tanach
- Itamar's first diving lesson.
As has become our custom, Doreen and I spent Yom Kippur in Eilat
keeping Aviv Levy and family company while Aviv looked after the
animals. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Aviv took the three children to
help him feed the sharks (see picture),
and also gave Itamar his first
diving lesson .
- 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
2010 - A visit to Gan Garoo
A trip with Coral World to the north included a visit to the Australian
flora and fauna farm, Gan Garoo.
See also some more pictures , and
also on the pages of Amit
2010 - A visit to Hofit.
For Itamar, a visit to Hofit is an opportunity to play with the tracks
and train. And after the real train trip
the day before, the stations are now given names: Netanya, Herzliya, University ....
first report card -
Itamar ready to receive his very first school report card, at the end
of the 1st semester of kita aleph -
See also This week's Picture.
2009 - off to school
Itamar and Amit ready for school again. Itamar is off to his first
"real" school - grade A
December 2008 - Maayan's 5th birthday party
Itamar celebrates Maayan's 5th birthday.
For more pictures see the pages of Maayan,
Sukkot - October 2008. Resting on
the hike with the family in the Red Canyon during sukkot.
Itamar (on the left) with Dani, Vered,
Lior, Aviv R, Aviv dad and Amit
After returning from a short 5 day break in Amsterdam we were just inn time to
look after Itamar and Amit while parents Aviv and Limor took a break
Click to see Lior enjoying her bubble bath.
End of school year - Itamar takes part in a chassidic dance
April 2008 -
Itamar's 5th birthday
All dressed up at kindergarten,
waiting for the kids to arrive A little
help with the candles from Aunt Vered and cousin Lior
Cousins Maayan and Lotem visit Eilat
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 Dani,
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 Pictureof 5
cousins bathing together.
There are also pictures on the pages of Danielle,
Lior, Maayan and Lotem.
-Sliding and playing on the sand near Timna.
While in Eilat over Channuka, we took part in a protest against the
building of a 4-hotel complex in an untouched area in the
near Timna. Afterwards, we all went to a sand hill and enjoyed sliding
and playing and generally being wild. See also pictures of Amit.
2007 - Segoli Housewarming party in Sde Boqer
July 2007 -
in Palma de Mallorca
May 2007 -
Shavuot. When nearly all the family comes down to Eilat, it's a bit
crowded. But there's always TV to watch to get away from the crowds
Enjoying the pesach seder in
Eilat - singing ma nishtanah and
showing the zroa netuya
- Going my way?
So if you're a little girl and you need to get somewhere and don't want
to walk, what do you do? Ask you big brother for a ride, of course.
2007 - Granny Doreen and Saba Eitan went to Eilat to see Itamar and
Amit and for Granny to help with the new baby.
The pictures show Itamar sharing a funny story with Saba Eitan;
climbing an obstacle at the playground;and with Amit, planting a flower
in honour of Tu B'Shvat (The New Year of Trees).
2006 - Chanukah party at kindeergarten
2006 - Itamar at the computer
2006 - Yom Kippur
Here are some pictures of Itamar from the long "Yom Kippur" weekend at
the end of September. For more pictures see the sites of Amit, Maayan,
On Saturday there was a hike to the Timna
Mountains. Itamar enjoyed climbing the mountains and didn't fall or
even once. After walking and climbing on the rocks and in the sand, it
was time to fill a little bottle with different colored sands. Itamar
really enjoyed this and filled Granny's and Saba Eitan's bottles too.
Then it was time for lunch, and we met Moran, Mikhal, Maayan and Lotem
at Yotvata. After lunch, we went to see the horse farm behind
Sometimes boys' play can be a bit rough.
"O dear, Moran saw us, we'll have to stop, and listen to a lecture
we shouldn't fight.."
We spent Yom Kippur at Coral World. There Daddy Aviv had to feed and
look after the animals, while the kids had a good time running around,
playing and swimming. Itamar and Maayan also helped Daddy Aviv. They
cleaned the turtles, and fed lettuce to them and to the fish. It was
lucky Itamar and Maayan were there - who else would have carried the
lettuce from place to place.
2006 - Itamar's
graduation from pre-kindergarten, with cousin Shaked.
For more pictures, goto the Levy Summer Camp page.
With Aunt Kinneret, and cousin Michael
January 2006. With
baby sister Amit; enjoying a sausage at Coral World.; with Dad
It's now a tradition: This is third Yom Kippur we have spent at Coral
World, keeping Aviv company while he fed the fish, patrolled and
made sure everything was running smoothly. The three M's, Moran, Mikhal
and Maayan joined us and we had a lovely relaxing time. Unfortunately,
Limor couldn't be with us as she was in hospital under observation.
Yom Kippur, in the absence of traffic, the streets are taken over by
Coral World was taken over by tricyclists. Itamar rode his most of the
day, whereas Maayan was more interested in the animals.
Yom Kippur October 2005
Picnic and sleeping on the beach in
Eilat - June 2005
April 2005 - on the beach with cousin Maayan
April 2005 - Itamar's second bithday (see archives
of This Week's Picture) was celebrated in style - one
party at Coral World and the following day another at his
At kindergarten: With aunt Yifat, granny Doreen, daddy, cousin Shaked,
mommy, savta Margalit
Friday 26 November was Aviv and Limor's anniversary, and the family
gave them a present of a weekend in a hotel in the Galilee and took
looking after Itamar: Friday Vered and Aviv R and family came to help
and on Saturday M&Ms joined us. So between the adults and the two
Itamar was well taken care of and pampered. Itamar was on his best
and Doreen found novel ways of keeping him occuoied and happy. His
activity was taking all the food out of the pantry and stacking it in
lounge. His next best activity was playing with the Comfy keyboard at
computer. He loved banging the various keys and getting different
shapes and sounds. Maayan was fascinated with all this, and sat and
open-mourthed at the changing screen. Dani was looking after Maayan and
Lior wouldn't miss out, so we got this picture of all four of the
16 November 2004 - at Aunt Ophira's wedding to
November 2004 - A short visit to Hofit.
Enjoying Saba Eitan's special coffee milk without coffee, and pressing
on all those wonderful buttons on the "comfy" computer.
Look! I can walk!!
I went on a trip up north for the weekend with
my Mommy and Daddy, and with Uncle Moran and Auntie Mikhal and cousin Maayan
On the way we dropped in to Granny and Saba Eitan's house in Hofit to
the delicious fruit that they grow, especially the passion fruit and
Then we went to get alligators
near Hamat Gader,
but first a dip in the Hamat Gader hot springs with daddy.
Two of Itamar's favourites are eating avocado
and hummus, and telling jokes with Savta Margalit.
A visit to
Hofit, just before my
1st birthday, with my friend,
At the 12th Family Reunion (by
best - bath-time!
Five months old
- how's that for a smile and winning personality!
months old - what's he so worried about?
Aged 3 months - his first wedding! Uncle Moran marries Mikhal. What
Itamar's first visit to Hofit,
aged nearly 2 months
April 4, 2003 - hello to Itamar!
and Aviv preparing.
the incubator, all 2.450 kilos of him.
one day old already (actually 9 hours old.)
Many hands make milk work
and, boy, is it delicious!
The proud father with Itamar
before the brit.
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