November 17th, 2005
Report Eilat 2005
The Eilat Re-union in October was a great success, as usual, though attendance did not reach the numbers we hoped for. There was representation from nearly all Whittingehame cohorts - Dennis Goodman (as Guttman) was sent to Australia in the early days as an enemy alien, and Manfred de Vries was sent to Carmel College on the final day in similar circumstances. (He told us that no Carmel O.B. club like ours would ever get off the ground).
Once again Sasha and the whole Princess establishment went to the limit in providing all we could want, and the Whittingehame Club is really highly indebted. The participants included ( in random order) Ivi Adler, Dibo Attar, Amnon Weiser, Jacob Asnin, Mark El Eini, Leo Gitbud, Farouk Shamash, Jack Melsroy, Alfred Inselberg, Victor Barkordarian, Haim Zukerman, David Amini, Aryeh Tenne (Tenenbaum), Chaim Labenski, Dennis Goodman, Manfred de Vries, Zeev Solomon, Michael Alfasi, and of course Sasha Tesler himself, many with wives or grandchildren! It is impossible that you don’t recognise some of those names, and I strongly advise you to consult them to confirm that it was a most enjoyable occasion, with participants “jelling “ harmoniously as they always do . I must apologise to some whose names have eluded my current rather unreliable memory.
BUT AN IMPORTANT VOTE WAS TAKEN, AND THERE WAS UNIVERSAL AGREEMENT THAT THE JUNE 2006 RE-UNION SHOULD BE CELEBRATED IN BRIGHTON, EXTENDING FROM THURSDAY UNTIL SUNDAY
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This can only be achieved if we receive support from YOU. We have established that there are no major conferences in BRIGHTON during that period, and the great hotels you remember (the Grand, Metropole, Old Ship etc) can all offer us a banquet on SATURDAY JUNE 24th 2006 at very reasonable terms – especially if compared with London prices.
If you think the proposal is sound, and are likely to attend ( for the Dinner, particularly) please let us know asap and certainly in the very near future? You will realise that making all the arrangements will not be an easy task - SO BY DECEMBER 10th WE MUST KNOW YOUR IDEAS.
Can you send a
response NOW, please?
September 5th, 2005
So get on the
phone to the Princess Hotel 00972 -7-6365572 or
I can remind you that a double room with sea and mountain view costs $175 per night with breakfast, and with sea and pool view $200 per night, and that Princess breakfasts are so varied, delectable and monumental that you will need little to eat for the rest of the day. There have been bookings by all generations, new Whittingehame friends are easy to make, and those who don’t already know it can be assured that they will enjoy every moment of the October 27th-October 30th, 2005 week-end.
Despite our increasing age, most Whitniks remain very active ; Raphael Moissis (b 1933) is in charge of the construction of the Greek international oil pipe-line ! In fact nobody seems to retire : Dr Barry Roseman (51-56) has now taken on the presidency of Birmingham Jewish Care, in addition to many other charitable and sporting responsibilities. We continue to hear of wonderful promotions, the most important of which include Dan Gilerman’s election as Chef de Cabinet of the General Assembly of the U.N. Academic successes seem endless , though sometimes bewildering; Alfred Inselberg, (accidentally found by Joseph Shayo),who left in 1949, became a Professor of Mathematics in the USA and Tel Aviv, specialising in Algebra, Jake’s favourite and forte. David Singerman (left 1962), is a Professor of Mathematics at Southampton, and also an Algebra specialist; but they don’t understand each other; did Jake slip up, I wonder? I’m sure he didn’t ,(actually). Nature being what it is, we have lost lots of friends : Dino Barda, Raphael Bedussa, Maurice Casket, Geoffrey Finestone, David Miller, the Morris brothers (Frank and Lionel), William Phillips, Harry Retkin. It’s a great shame - but ???
Many Whittingehame items have been transferred to Brighton Public Library Archives Department, so when you have no further use for magazines, photographs etc please send them there, so that memories of Whittingehame survive ! There is also a collection in Southampton University Jewish Education Archives Department. So please don’t consign anything to the rubbish bin. And don’t forget to CONSULT www,whittingehame.com - Louis Mandel continues his Herculean work.
Thanks to the very many who sent good wishes, congratulations and presents to Ella and me for enjoying sixty years of married life, of which twenty-five were spent in the company of Whittingehamians .
The vast majority of you now get electronic mail . Unless a specific request is made for printed copies we may drop these, so PLEASE send us your e-mail addresses either to me or to our web-site
Every possible good wish. Ella and Eldon Please keep in touch !
June 22nd, 2005
Ella and Eldon are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary on August 1st.
They are holding a modest buffet lunch in Brighton on Sunday August 7th.
Whittingehamians in the locality who would be free to join them to meet a few
old friends. If you happen to be in that group, would you please let them know
so that they can let you have the details and make arrangements with the
June 19th, 2005
As everybody remembers, Sasha Tesler told us at the June 2004 re-union that he
would welcome us at the Princess again this coming October. I have been told by
both regulars and newcomers that they will be with us -one such newcomer being
Alfred Inselberg who left in '53 and spent the intervening years as Prof of
Algebra (shades of Jake!) at San Diego, Tel Aviv and elsewhere, and who hopes to
re-establish contact with contemporaries. I am sure it will be another festive
occasion in remarkable surroundings, for we all know that Sasha provides
facilities which we could never afford in
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June 19th, 2005
March 30th, 2005
Whittingehame Re-Union 2005