Here are selections from Hungary, Turkey and Israel.
Please refer to my previous posts for more photos and detail.
Budapest has many highlights including the Parliament.
Changing of the guard:
the Shoes on the Danbe Promenade <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoes_on_the_Danube_Promenade.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoes_on_the_Danube_Promenade.</span>
Jewish Budapest including the beautiful Dohany St Synagogue.
Gerbeauds – great for coffee and cakes.
Touring both sides of the Danube.
First time meeting with my 2nd cousin Feri at our hotel. A well known 1982 photo of him.
Family Tree – Feri and Eli
First cousins Neil and Ronen meet for the first time. Neil is at Oxford and Ronen lives in Israel.
Also Shachar, Ronen’s daughter.
Meeting my Turkish 2nd cousin Mehmet and his wife Billur for the first time.
Family Tree – Mehmet and Eli
Meeting other members of the family at Feri’s interesting apartment nearby.
The Friday night family dinner. An incredible gathering!
Flew in from Budapest with Mehmet and Billur.
My hotel, the Point Barbaros was excellent!
First time meeting with my 2nd cousin Ahmet and his wife Pinar and Mehmet and Billurs’ daughter Yasemin at a restaurant in Asia. We were picked up by the restaurant’s boat
on the Eurpean side of the Bosphorus.
Istanbul is a great city to tour!
The Neve Shalom Synagogue and the Jewish Museum.
The Hurva Synagogue
Family Tree: Avraham Shlomo Zalman Zoref to Eli
Meeting Feigele Gold and her family. Her parents also came from Orla, Poland
A Wedding montage at the Beit Hafutsoth Museum, Tel Aviv Unversity.
Meeting 3rd cousins Elissa and Ruti at the Port, Tel Aviv.
Met Saul Issroff at my cousins Hannah and Isaac Bloch. Saul provided the link between Feri and me in 2001.
My Mom’s Passport photo at the age of 15 with the question from iPhoto. a very intelligent bit of software!