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Siri Jones-Rosen is a retired hotel receptionist who held a variety of jobs both in and apart from the tourist industry: secretary, translator, switchboard operator, movie extra, port tallywoman, telex operator (Israel America Chamber of Commerce, before fax machines), Las Vegas cage [casino] cashier, and blueprint operator at WED Enterprises - the company that designed and built Disneyland. She met her husband Emanuel when he re-founded his FDA consulting service (EARE) in Eilat in 1987; they were together until his death in 2008.

Semi-retired, she worked part-time at the SPNI Eilat Field School for seven years until 2017.

Siri made aliyah at age 12 with her father Frank, directly from Hollywood to Eilat, in 1965. Though not Jewish at the time, they both fell in love with Israel, the country, the people and Eilat. She is still very happy to have spent her life here.


Filming "Moses the Lawgiver"  Imagine a British-Italian...
The Port of Eilat in the 1950s (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Israeli stamp honoring the Port of Eilat (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

The Port of Eilat from the east (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

I was between jobs in Jerusalem when the Yom Kippur War brok...

Kol Zchut – "All Rights" - is a website giving informat...

Stop bending-over-double to look into the fridge: measure th...
On a recent Thursday, I was in a hurry and took two inhalati...
 Two years ago, I bought some honey on sale at an Israe...
Templer buildings in the Sarona colony on Kaplan Street before final restoration.   Photo: David Shankbone Wikimedia Commons

Children of the Templers

Hotel Fast in Jerusalem ... with a swastika flag flying

Bethlehem of Galilee. Photo: Hoshvilim, Wikimedia Commons

I joined the tour of Sarona organized by ESRA Kfar-Saba/Hod ...
An agriculture lesson taking place at a youth village in 1966 Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Prelude: my father and I came to live in Israel in May of 19...
One of my earliest memories is of a train trip from Los Ange...

"Access to a secure, safe and sufficient source of fresh wat...

Dr Kelsey aged 99 (Photo Credit: www.wikipedia.com)



Empress Catherine II "the Great" of Russia and Smallpox (Pho...
Prof. Netzer doing a freehand sketch

King Herod's sarcophagus at Herodium

Planting pots from the gardens of Herod’s palace

Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey at the Israel Muse...
Etched in the desert . . . rock art found on Mount Karkom

Action . . . filming on the mountain

 I found out about the Mount Karkom colloquium by accid...