August 2nd, 2006Report Brighton 2006 from 8 Furnace Road, Carmarthen, SA31 1EU
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August 2nd 2006
A collection of nearly £2000 was made to support Brighton Torah Academy Primary School in the name of Jacob Halevy. This was initiated by Jack Abraham, strongly supported by Raymond Shayo and Albert Cohen, and taken to the rabbi by Mr Hatchwell.
It was thought that re-unions in Brighton, every year or two, would be popular, and Sasha Tesler said that the Princess Hotel, Eilat, would continue to offer hospitality and facilities in October in years when no other major activity was organized, though he pointed out that it was very disappointing if only a very small number of Whittingehamians attended.
Dozens of messages of commendation and approval have been received, including these: “It was a smashing success, and the photos and play programmes of all those years ago gave that much more ‘oomph‘ to the nostalgia. The informal camaraderie was wistfully sweet. I enjoyed taking the number 5 bus (formerly the 19) to see Whittingehame Gardens, as well as visiting the Duke of York’s Cinema”; “I think the idea to present one of our many success stories (Eli Harari) was a very nice approach, and we should have one or two presenters at every meeting if we can”. Do you agree? Louis Mandel, with his usual generous and prompt efficiency, has already put many many pictures on www.whittingehame.com. See them immediately, and keep looking !
It is sad to report a death. David Barouch (1948-52), a very good-natured pupil who spent nearly the whole of his career in the precious gems industry in the Far East, died recently in Thailand. We know of no relatives, and understand he was buried in Jerusalem.
But ……… we have found Sergiu Luca ,our only brilliant instrumentalist, who is still Professor of the violin at Rice University, South Dakota, and who must be congratulated, at the age of 61, on becoming a father for the first time. So Mazeltov to him. If you go to “Sergiu Luca” on Google you will find 1000s of references to his career and recordings.
A meeting will be convened in London in the autumn to discuss our next moves. If you would like details please let us know as soon as possible. In the meantime Take Care, Be Well; and Best Wishes. Just now, as you can imagine, our thoughts are with all our friends in Israel, to whom we send our warmest and BEST GOOD WISHES
Mike Howard, 1 College Rd.,
Wembley, M’sex HA9 8RL Tel 0208 904 7313 Email
I will end with a list (apologies for some possible omissions) of those who turned up::: Jawck Abraham (58-63), Carlo Adler (58-64), Ivi Adler(62-7), Amos Afroyim (58-64), Michael Arwas (58-63), Jacob Asnin (57-60), Dibo Attar, (54-9). Abram Azagury (56-60), Gordon Bloom (61-7),David Azagury (56-64), George Barkhordarian (50-63) Victor Barkhordarian (59-62), Trefor Bolton (staff), Nissky Boury (61-64), Anthony Belford (60-64), Martin Berger (58-60), Joe Brim (63-67), Leslie Brown (47-58), Edwin Clein (42-50), Albert Cohen (53-8), Iraj Cohen (59-62), Morris Cohen (47-54), Robert Cohen (53-64), Stanley Cohen(53-62), Neville Davis (33-40) .Dan Dee (57-61), Ron Dee (60-5), Eric Dickman(62-7), Ralph Djemal (59-63), Elie Dunnoos(57-9), Alex Ebrahimzadeh(59-65), Eddy Edelsburg (62-6), Marc El Eini (61-4), Edward Ezer (50-57) Gerald Fine (31-34), Jeffrey Feeeman (48-55), Jacob Fuchs (57-63), Stephen Gale (64-67), Zigi Gonczarowski (60-64), Anthony Glynne(52-9), Leo Gitbud (59-63), Martin Glynne (46-57), Barrie Goldstein(58-65), Dennis Goodman(36-9), Martin Green (52-63), Michael Green (57-63), Bruno Grunfeld (60-6), Maurice Glynne (56-65),Eli Harari (58-63), Dan Hasssidoff (53-6), Kirsten Hatchwell (staff) , Simon Hatchwell (staff), Michael Howard (53-5), Barry Jacobs (51-8) Michael Keidan (52-59), Fabio Kertzer (62-5), Moise Khalife (57-69), Chaim Klein (62-65), Leopold Kula (61-65 ), Chaim Labenski (63-6 ), Colin Lee(47-55), Anton Loew (56-9), Henri Levy (61-4), Aaron Lichtschein (60-5), Louis Mandel (59-66), Julius Maslovat (55-60), Edgard Mann (60-2), Paul Marks (63-7) Jack Melroy (51-8), Sol Missri (51-61), Jacob Morgan (58-67), Herbert Nahmias (51-4), Vyvyan Nussenbaum (60-7), Joseph Pinto (62-5), Philip Prashner (52-7), Izzy Rozov (57-62), Farouk D. Shamash(49-54), Raymond Shayo(52-7), Dubi Shiff (59-65) David Singerman(54-61), Jacob Skopicki (60-5), Zev Solomon (57-61), Eldon Smith (staff), Ella Smith (staff), Moshe Solel (54-8), Axel Stawsky(61-7), Yasha Sutton(59-62), Alan Task (56-60), Sasha Tesler(63-7), Danny Unger (64-7), Nahum Vaskevitch(62-6), Zvi Vromen(54-7), Amnon Weiser(59-62), Sam Wine (34-37), Andrew Wyman (60-66), Paul Wynblatt (49-53), George Zaidman(57-63), Jacques Zaidman(52-4), Joseph Zaidman (52-4), Jamshid Zadeh (51-7), Haim Zukerman (61-65)
Already looking forward to seeing you in Brighton again or sooner, Eldon & Ella
June 15th, 2006
On Sunday coffee will be served at the Grand from 10.00 a.m., and there will be a photograph s (and a few other mementos) on display. If you have such items please bring them along. Louis Mandel (helped by Andrew Wyman) will have his equipment for instantaneous transmission to the web-site.
Lunch will be at 12.30 for 1.00 p.m. After the usual post-prandial sermons there will be tea for survivors (Second joke). And then Au Revoir until the next time.
Let us know if you have booked at one of the sea-front hotels so that Whits can be put in touch with each other without wasting precious time Also, please, let us know (if you haven’t done so already) if you are bringing guests, so that we can be as accurate as possible in our lunch orders.
Everybody is looking forward –
so be certain to be there !
May 9th, 2006
By the way, Ella and I belong
to an organization called Saga, which caters for holidays etc for people aged
50+. The joke goes that the initials stand for Sex And Games for Ancients, or,
alternatively, Send A Geriatric Abroad. However I should think that all
Whitniks are now entitled to be members, and the point is they have a Hilton
Brighton cheap holiday scheme which is worth investigating.
Louis Mandel will be bringing scanning equipment, so if you have suitable snaps please bring them. I have already received some from Messa, a pre-war Whitnik who cannot attend.
I regret having to report the deaths of two Edwinsfordians : Tony Marsh (Matz) and Gerald Levy. I have sent messages of sympathy to the families, including Joyce, Tony’s sister, who was one of the small number of girls at Edwinsford.
We will be out of computer range next week (May 15-22), so I apologise in advance for any delay in replying to your messages --but please send messages, all the same ..
April 6th, 2006
THE WHITTINGEHAME CLUB
At the successful Eilat Re-union in October 2005 it was agreed that the next major meeting should be in Brighton, rather than in London. A questionnaire was e-mailed, and it was confirmed that this idea was overwhelmingly backed – with more than 100 very positive supporters.
There is to be a lunch at the De Vere Grand Hotel (known in our Brighton days as the Grand) on Sunday June 25th., We can foregather for coffee etc from 11a.m., and stay until after tea to reminisce. The charge will be £50 per person (please send cheques as soon as possible to Michael Howard, 1 College Rd., Wembley, Middlex HA9 8RI –Tel 0208 904 7313-0 We need to pay deposits and meet other expenses, so additional loans or donations will be very welcome indeed. If cheques are impossible please arrange bank transfers to the Whittingehame Club account , no. 00277398 at Barclays Bank 20/36/16 The interests of visiting Whitts will vary: the Pavilion, the Surrenden Rd site, the Duke of York’s Cinema, the Theatre Royal, the Dome, Handcross, the piers, coffee bars, Lanes, Black Rock (now a marina – and we half-expect one visitor by boat), etc. Please send your ideas….. We hope to arrange talks by visitors with interesting post-school experiences ( such as Dan Gillerman, or Eli Harari) or fantasies or myths. There will certainly be an evening talk on Saturday, followed by a light meal. As you know there are many hotels on the front, so you can choose your accommodation. Some have already booked at the Grand or the Hilton Metropole.
Apparently www prepaid
reservations are cheaper:
We have not had an opportunity to report on the very successful party in NY when Dan Gillerman hosted a get-together at the Israeli Embassy But look at the pictures on http://www.whittingehame.com, which Louis Mandel continues to manage so brilliantly, deserving our admiration and gratitude.Visit the site to see recent pictures of Dan Gladstone, Nisky Boury, Tony Loew, Ebu Cohen, Dan Gillerman, Itzak Djemal, Ezra Suleiman, Izy Kogan, Charles Joory, Solomon Levy, Edgar Mann, Sami Jolles, Alex Ebrahimzadeh, Mickey Gillerman, Raphael Attar and Joseh Safra, our President, whose business landed him in New York at the right time. There are one or two others too – and lots of wives.…………..
At the same time you can look at the pictures of the Eilat re-union of October 2005, (a wonderfully happy occasion as always) and see pictures of Victor Barkhordarian, Amos Afroyim, Arye Tenne, Leo Gitbud, Marc El-Eini,, Haim Zukerman, Michael Alfasi, Ivi Adler, Sasha Tesler, Chaim Labenski, Dibo Attar, Zev Solomon, Dennis Goodman , Alfred Inselberg, Amnon Weiser, Jack Melroy, Farouk Shamash, Jacob Asnin (and others). And lots of wives, though grandchildren,(very welcome at the Princess) remained unphotographed..………………………And don’t forget to look at the Announcements regularly.
We regret having to tell you of some recent deaths. Maurice Casket was exclusively a non-Brighton Whitnik ,1941-44, (of whom there were few). He became a much-respected solicitor and arbitrator, with whose wife Maureen we share grief and sympathy. We have also lost. David Green and Joseph Wahba, both in their fifties. David, in particular, had been able to attend many recent functions despite massive heart attacks, but Joseph had not complained of ill-health, and died very suddenly indeed. We send our sympathy to their families.
IF YOU receive this by post, (especially if you are not resident in the UK), do you realise that you could have received it several days (or weeks) earlier by email, and do you appreciate it saves us time and money to communicate by email? So if you are electronically active -Please send us your email address. And playing with this equipment apparently keeps you young (and romantic)!!!
BUT electronically or no All possible good wishes
March 24th, 2006
The major elements of the re-union will occur on June 24-25th, 2006 The interests of visitors will vary enormously: the Pavilion, the Surrenden Rd site, the Duke of Yorks cinema, the Theatre Royal, even the synagogue, Handcross, the piers, coffee bars sites, the Lanes, Black Rock (now a marina) etc. Much will depend on old cronies and wives. Some will have limited time and will content themselves with the 24-25th in Brighton and then to London or elsewhere. We hope to have opportunities to hear Old Whitts who have interesting post-school histories (e.g.Dan Gillerman) or fantasies (WHO?) So we cannot prepare a 3 or 4 or 5-day programme, as we could if we we were going to Las Vegas or Israel ! But other functions will be arranged , for example a talk on Saturday evening, followed by a light meal.
The venue for the Reunion Lunch is the De Vere Grand Hotel in Brighton. We are charging £50 per person. Please send cheques, made out to the 'Whittingehame Club' as soon as possible, (M.Howard, 1 College Rd., Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8RI ) to enable him to pay the 50% deposit required, (Loans would also help to expedite the process).
Whitniks who have problems with sterling cheques (to pay for lunch or make loans or contributions) are encouraged to use bank transfers to Barclays Bank 20/36/16 Whittingehame Club Account 00277398
For hotel accommodation:
Rates for the
Brighton (Next door to the Grand),are:
Rates include breakfast and taxes.
Rates for the
Thistle Hotel in Brighton
(also on the sea-front, about 100 yards nearer the pier) are:
Both the above hotels should be booked through
Hotel Connect by E-Mail to:
Rates for the
De Vere Grand
at Brighton, are:
Should be booked
DIRECTLY with the hotel -Tel: +44 (0) 1273 224311 E-Mail -
Other Brighton Hotels
Other functions will also be arranged - certainly an evening function on the Saturday, but possibly others as well.