UPDATED 13th October 2018
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13th October 2018

Dani returns
Big Surprise of the Week - Granddaughter 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 Partisa, Jens and Sofia Rasmussen who are visiting from Denmark. Then there was knock at the door and, Surprise! Dani entered!
Some more pictures on  the pages of Dani and her sister Lior.

  • It's been a busy week with visitors: Sharon and Joe from Australia, Patisa and Jens from Denmark, Tarryn Klotnick Marcus from London  and of course Danielle (see above).
  • We took advantage of cousin Sharon and Joe Leibovitz (see Levy/Hershovitz and Matz family trees) visiting Israel to have a cousin's mini-reunion. See pictures here. Unfortunately while here Sharon received news that her mother, my aunt Winnie, is not well and has been hospitalized. We wish her a speedy recovery. Sharon will fly to South Africa from Israel to visit her mother.
  • Also at dinner at the Rons on Friday night were Patisa and Jens Rasmussen and daughter Sophia. (see pictures). Patisa and daughter Vered went to school together when we lived in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands about 35 years ago. They were best friends and Patisa spent lots of time at our house - she was virtually a second daughter. Vered and Patisa have closely maintained their friendship and see each other fairly often. Patisa married Jens and they live in Denmark with their lovely daughter Sofia. Doreen and I last saw them when we visited Denmark  about 6 years ago.
  • Also visiting, from London, are Tarryn (nee Klotnick) and Stephen Marcus with baby Joseph (see Matz family tree). I was happy to meet Tarryn again, this time with her family,at the home of Joel and Beryl Klotnick. We first met Tarryn 4 years ago while in London with cousin Charles Levy.
  • Son Aviv Levy sent us two diametrically opposed pictures of himself with fish- click here.
  • Happy Birthday this week toWitney Burrows (13th),  Michal Segoli (15th), Joseph Levin (15th), Sylvia Kagan (15th), Ora Oppenheimer (15th),  Mark Glogauer (16th), Ivan Gordon (16th), Jack Gilbert (17th), Craig Cleaver (17th), Moshe Bortz (17th), Karen Blotnick (17th), Sheenagh Levy (18th), Talia Gordon (18th)
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      October Birthdays: (not sure how and if you're related? Then go to the family trees section)  Happy October birthdays to  Robyn Matz (1st), Leroy Kahn (1st), Rebecca Shivers (3rd), Florence Levin  (4th), Braham Kansky (4th), Aharon Glasser (4th), Daniel Weisz (5th), Eila Oppenheimer (5th), Shimona Tzukernik  (6th), Loren Hodes  (7th), Yakira Pauren (7th), Sheryl Marcus (8th),  Malcolm Siegel (9th), Adele Cleaver (10th), Rachel Hodes (10th), Nathan Glick (10th), Hayley Leibowitz (11th), Abby Glogauer (11th), Witney Burrows (13th),  Michal Segoli (15th), Joseph Levin (15th), Sylvia Kagan (15th), Ora Oppenheimer (15th),  Mark Glogauer (16th), Ivan Gordon (16th), Jack Gilbert (17th), Craig Cleaver (17th), Moshe Bortz (17th), Karen Blotnick (17th), Sheenagh Levy (18th), Talia Gordon (18th),  Danela Ezekiel (20th), Alan Hock (20th), , Ryan Gordon (20th), Irene Bacher (21st), Cale Klaff (21st), Lital Kasorla (21st), Amram Glasser (21st), Alon Haberman (21st), Chloe MacMillan (22nd), Hilda Stern (22nd), Avi Deul (23rd), Laura Bacher (26th), Lotem Segoli (26th), Adam Levy (26th), Jacob Beckman (26th), Susan Hock (26th), Lionel Arieh Gordon (27th), Asher Klaff (27th), Shelley de Millon (28th), Adelaide Bloede (28th), Naftali Oppenheimer (28th),  Adam Bacher (29th), Andrew Glick (29th), Rachel Karlsblad (30th), Yaffa Loew (30th), Jacob Freundlich. (31st)

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    September  2018 - A Short Trip to Montenegro
    July 2018 - Rome, Aviv's 50th birthday
    January 2018 - 23rd Levy Family Reunion

    November 2017 - Thoughts on a visit to Riga (Doreen's Column)
    August 2017 - A cruise to Iceland
    July 2017 - A visit to Vienna
    March 2017 - Our Dogs
    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
    July 2015 - A Visit to the North Norway Islands
    December 2014 - 50th Annmiversary and 20th Family Reunion
    April 2014 - visit to Vietnam
    February 2014 - Visit to Berlin
    October/November 2013 - Trip to South Africa
    July/August 2013 - Mediterranean Cruise
    July 2013 - Doreen's visit to Poland with Yad VaShem
    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
    Our trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey, April 2006
    Charles and Sheenagh Levy's trip to Peru     
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    A holiday at Lausanne and Lake Leman : 7-12 August 2005
    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)

    Trip to Italy (1-7 April 2004)
    Doreen's trip to Ethiopia (Feb-Mar 2004)
    Purim (March 2004)
    12th family reunion in Eilat (19-21 Feb. 2004)
    Hofit party to meet grandchildren (14 Feb. 2004)
    Maayan's brit mila (22 Jan. 2004)
    Moran and Michal's wedding (July 10, 2003)

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