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1969's Mixed Bag of Pickles

pickles-2 In amongst the lemon trees ... (from left) Brian Kaplan, Livia Edelstein, Stephen Schulman. Les Mirkin on the ladder and the upraised hand holding a cigarette would belong to Alan Michaels, resting his head on Livia. The picture was taken by Robin, our ulpan photographer
Before going out to the orchards for the morning citrus picking, Brian Kaplan and Stephen Schulman, with the ‘infamous’ Flash, relax on the kibbutz lawns

 The morning of the 2nd February 1969 dawned. Amongst a...
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Cynthia's Look Back

Cynthia-SA Annie and Marcus “Sonny” Opland in Cape Town. Cynthia is pictured with her husband Henry (Tzvi) Rotstein and is holding her eldest son, Michael
At Lake Kinneret in 1973

1974: Michael and Avraham Barmor at Ein Fashcha on the Dead Sea. This was the only place to swim in the fresh water springs which have since disappeared – as has the place itself

During Cynthia’s years with KKL she met and accompanied many famous personalities including Alex Haley, author of best seller Roots, during his visit to the Kennedy Memorial in Jerusalem

Cynthia with actor Rock Hudson who planted a tree in the Peace Forest in Abu Tor while filming the movie The Ambassador in Israel

Cynthia Barmor took the plunge and made aliyah 50 years ago....
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Six Day War - I Put a Note in the Wall

Six Day War - I Put a Note in the Wall
Front row: Dr. Bornstein, head of the Burns Unit with his wife and twin sons and Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Back row: Prof. Chaim Boiches, who became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, other volunteer doctors from the U.S., Australia and England and Ben Novis (second on the right)

In May 1967, I was in London doing post-graduate medical stu...
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My Aliyah Was Sparked in 1965

My Aliyah Was Sparked in 1965
1965: Dov Vogel (standing, left) with other teenagers on the Masada summer program in Israel

 I had finished my first year at university and was wor...
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Cleaning Wasn’t Going to Floor Me!

Cleaning Wasn’t Going to Floor Me!
Sawyer, Maia’s ‘chief advisor’ . . .

The most delightful thing about being a new immigrant is tha...
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