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INDEX OF PICTURES 2004
The Klaff's visit
Joe Woolwich's visit.
December 18, 2004: Congratulations to the Leibowitz
family on the marriage of Josh and Tush.
December 16, 2004 : Engagement of Melanie Klotnick
Chanuka 2004, at the house of Shuli and Eitan
November 2004 with Joel and Beryl Klotnick
November 2004: Ophira and James are married
November 2004: Denise's bike ride around around the
Sea of Galilee
Welcome to this world, Cale Klaff
Welcome back, Melly
The Abu Ghosh Festival of Vocal Music
Hike to Har Karkom
October 2004: Hike on the Israel Trail (Oren to Yagur)
September 2004: Sukkot at Wendy Kansky's
September 2004: Aunt Ethel passed away.
August 2004: Evening dress at Glyndebourne reminded
us of Paris 20 years ago.
August 2004: With the Polucks in London
August 2004: Baby Almog with mother and grandmother
July 2004: Caryn visits the RV
June 2004: Winnie's week
April 2004: Frankies visit, with the Kessels
March 2004: Maureen Fain's 60th
Look who else likes ice cream
LOOK WHO ELSE LIKES ICE
Having a lovely time celebrating Maureen Fain's 60 th birthday at the
Lizard Club in Tel Aviv.
Frankie Klaff is on a short visit to Israel to see her mother. We
up with gossip and news at Colin and Louise Kessel's house. While in
we missed Louise's 60th birthday, and we took the opportunity at
at the wonderful book prepared by her family.
l to r: Colin, Frankie, Louise, Doreen
The last week of June 2004 was a very happy one for Aunt Winnie Levy
(nee Edelstein). Three of her grandchildren got engaged.
In Australia, Sharon and Joe Leibowitz announced the engagement of
sons Josh and Daniel
Joe, Doreen, Sharon, me, in Melbourne,
Daniel, Donna, Doreen, me in Port Douglas, Australia
Click here for wedding pictures.of Josh and
Click here for wedding pictures of
And from Johannesburg, SA, Sheenagh and Charles emailed the
of Katherine and Sean (who were in Florence having a
Washington, DC July 2004
We were delighted that Caryn Klaff visited us in our RV to
in July 2004. Caryn was chosen from 2600 applicants to be one of 90
to interview for an Environmental Protection Agency
There were 45 positions open for the two year posts, and Caryn got the
job she was really interested in - with the Community Outreach Program
working on Superfund community outreach. We're proud of you, Caryn. Now
that Caryn has moved to the Washington area she'll be seing more of
and sister-in-law Tamir and Alex, and of course niece Tali. They both
delighted at the change of address.
Saturday 14th August 2004 - welcome to Almog Collins, and mazaltov
to mommy Avigail, brother Gidon, and granny Caroline. Although
a relative, new granny Caroline has been part of our family since our
days, and we have watched Avigail grow up from a little girl to a
mother. These pictures capture their absolute delight with the new
See also the archives of
August 2004. London, lunch with Gordon and Shirley Poluck.
We met Shirley and Gordon when we all studied Hebrew at Ulpan Ben
in Netanya almost 40 years ago, and we became friends. Later Gordon and
I had an argument during which I chased him from our flat in Netanya.
later returned to England and a number of years ago we managed to track
them down; for the life of us we couldn't remember why we had argued -
but it no longer mattered. The Poluck's older daughter Rochelle lives
Hod Hasharon where she has a small catering business. Their younger
Mel lives in Brighton and we enjoyed an evening with Mel and her
Martin when we were in Brighton.
International Skal Conference, Paris 1984.
When Eitan was manager of the Coral World Underwater Observatory in
St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands he was very involved with Skal, a
club for people in the tourism industry. This picture was taken at the
Skal Conference in Paris in 1984, on our way back to Israel after 4
in St Thomas. See also the archives
of This Week's Picture.
Aunt Ethel passed away on September 7, 2004. (see archives
of This Week's Picture.)
We last saw her on our visit to South Africa in 2001. At her apartment
we spoke about family and old times, and she treated us to a delicious
meal at a restaurant, with her brothers Bertie and Donald and their
Ruth and Naomi.
30 September 2004
We celebrated erev Sukkot in a sukkah and with lulav and etrog at Wendy
Kansky's.The food was delicious and the company great. Lots of family
present. This was the first time some of the little ones had met, and
all got on fantastically.
Present were: Shirley and Nathan Kansky, Wendy Kansky and Dan,
Cheryl Tal and Ben and Ron, Braham Kansky and Ziva, Malia Levy, Dina
and Efrat and Yarden, Vered and Aviv Ron and Danielle and Lior, and of
2 October 2004
Denise joined us on a hike on a sector of Shvil
Israel (the Israel National Trail) from Tzomet Oren to Yagur. Very
enjoyable, though quite difficult - the 15 kms took us a full 8 hours.
The picture was taken at the summit of Mount Shokef.
The 3 M's (Moran, Michal and Maayan), Doreen, Denise, and Gili (a
from Sde Boqer) on a 2 day hike to Mount Karkom, purported by some
to be the "real" Mount Sinai.
pictures of the hike, on Maayan's homepage.
October 2004 - the Abu Ghosh Festival of Vocal
Abu Ghosh Festival of Vocal Music during the Sukkot holidays is an
event which takes place in the Arab village of Abu Ghosh near
There is also a festival during the Shavuoth holidays and we usually
some concerts at one or both festivals. This year we stayed at Maureen
and Dick Fain's house in Jerusalem (they are overseas); in previous
we have traveled from Hofit (about 80 minutes each way) or stayed in an
Abu Ghosh bed and breakfast.
Almost without exception we have thoroughly enjoyed the music, and
this year was no different at the three wonderful concerts we attended.
Apart from the enjoyment of the music and the delicious food
the authentic houmous) in the local restaurants, there is a symbolic
being part of a Jewish audience listening to music in a Christian
in an Arab village.
Welcome back. Melly! Melly Braverman, Yahel,
Rael and Denise's father, has returned to Israel after a long
in England. His plans at the moment are to stay in Eilat.
Big sister Tali welcomes Cale too.
Welcome to this world, Cale Klaff, born October
21, 2004, son of Tamir and Alexandra. Mazal Tov to you all, and
sister Tali, grandparents Vivian and Frankie, great-grandmother Ellie
and Uncle Oren and Aunt Caryn.
November 2004: Denise Braverman took part in the
bicycle ride around the Sea of Galilee. Here she is (in the white shirt
and white helmet) at the finish line. Good for you, Denise! It looks
great fun. Maybe we'll join you next year.
16 November 2004:
We went to Eilat to celebrate the wedding of Ophira Sadeh and James
Gevintor (right, in white shirt). Ophira is our daughter-in-law Limor's
youngest sister, and she and James, originally from Liberia, have been
going out for about 4 years.
The wedding was great fun, as guests from both sides danced and
While Maayan spent most of the time eating, then sleeping while we
babysat, or rather, babydanced, Itamar
was wide awake the whole time.
Joel and Beryl Klotnick were on a short visit to Israel. We managed
to meet a couple of times, and, as always, it was a pleasure seeing
Chanuka 2004: The pleasant tradition
as we again celebrated one of the nights with Shuli and Eitan Haberman.
Isaac Olkienitski lights the main Chanukia as Lior and Tal Haberman
niece) watch, waiting for their turn to light their Chanukiot.
December 16, 2004. Melanie Klotnick and Jonathan
announce their engagement. Congratulations to the couple, and to
and Joel and grandmother Milly.
December 18, 2004. Congratulations to the Leibowitz
family on the marriage of Josh to Tash
The Leibowitzes: l - r: Natalie, Joe, Josh, Tash, Sharon, Daniel,
see also Winnie's Week.
December 2004. Cousin Joe Woolwich from Liverpool
one of his fairly frequent visits to Israel. Over Friday night supper
heard the latest concerning his Shakespearean research, and his claim
Shakespeare used actresses for his female roles, and not actors
up as females, as is usually claimed. His arguments certainly sounded
December 2004 - January 2005. An always welcome
by Viv and Frankie Klaff. We always enjoy their stay with us, and the
dinners with their and our friends.
Livia Passwell, Viv Klaff, Orna Keren, Sybil Firer(Frankie's sister),
Rami Keren, Frankie Klaff, Doreen, Justin Passwell
The Klaffs with Aviv and Limor
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