909Re: A Czernowitzers meeting in Israel
- Jul 9, 2006Hi Mimi,
My printer broke down so without printing out your suggestions, I will have
to rely on memory:
As far as duration is concerned, I suppose for the people living in Israel
this is not a critical point because in this respect we can be flexible. 3
days would be good.
To point 4) The best place would be Tel-Aviv, option Haifa, but I think the
majority should decide.
I don't know exactly what you mean by exclusive or inclusive. I believe that
the people who have no connection with Czernowitz, would not be interested
to join anyway! As far as family and descendants are concerned: again, for
instance my own children would be interested I am sure, my son who lives in
Germany would certainly come, about daughter plus family in San Diego
remains to be seen.
About journalists: In this respect the "Die Stimme" staff could be of
assistance and advise who would be suitable and who would not.
I do hope that Lya Koening, an avid Czernowitzer, would once more be willing
to be in charge of entertainment, she should be asked.
One festive meal would be nice, I remember with pleasure the one we had in
the Dan Tel-Aviv, actually we had two, one cocktail party and one dinner.
And of course there would be tales to tell - provided not all of it has been
told in the course of the Czernowitz reunion.
In any case, I would be prepared to give a helping hand and not retire into
passivity as I did regarding the Czernowitz reunion. In truth, I was simply
sad that I couldn't join!
I do hope it will happen1
----- Original Message -----
From: "Miriam Taylor" <mirtaylo@...>
To: "Czernowitz" <czernowitz-l@...>
Cc: "Danny Alon" <alonltd2@...>; "Yehudit Yerushalmi"
<elhod@...>; "Lucca Ginsburg" <lucca99@...>; "Charles
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: A Czernowitzers meeting in Israel
> In response to all who have written that they like the idea of having a
> Czernowitzers meeting in Israel:
> I know that the Organization of Bukowina Jews, regularly holds meetings in
> Israel. A Czernowitzers meeting is not meant to replace or supplant this.
> I do not know how many of you are interested in a Czernowitzers meeting
> what various people expect the program to be, or when and for how long we
> should meet.
> I think it would be best if all who are interested answer the following
> 1. Are you interested in a "Czernowitzers" meeting which would take place
> in Israel in the winter of 2006?
> 2. Would you like the meeting to last:
> a) 3 days
> b) a shorter time, how long?
> c) a longer time, how long?
> 3. Please suggest activities for inclusion in the program.
> 4. Where in Israel would you like the meeting to be held?
> Please be specific.
> 5. How inclusive, or exclusive would you like this meeting to be?
> a) Shall journalists and photographers be admitted?
> b) Shall admittance be limited to Jewish Czernowitzers, their
> descendants and family members?
> 6. Who shall have the copyright to any material presented at the meeting?
> Personally, I would like the meeting to last 2 - 3 days.
> Preferably on or about the 3rd, 4th and 5th of December 2006.
> This is before Chanukah and Christmas vacations and before
> the price of airline tickets and hotel rooms goes up.
> I do not know whether to have the meeting on a Saturday or not.
> If we do, observant people will not be able to attend, if we do not,
> working people may not be able to attend.
> I would like the program to include talks and discussions about various
> topics related to Jewish Czernowitz, possibly an exhibition of Czernowitz
> memorabilia and an exhibition of Czernowitz maps and photographs. Also an
> exhibition of Czernowitz-related books in print.
> On the lighter side, I would welcome an evening of Czernowitz anecdotes
> jokes, if possible also a joint meal of Czernowitz style food.
> I suggest that this meeting not involve any joint travel arrangements and
> hotel bookings.
> It would be best if the answers to the above set of questions would be
> to the whole list. I am willing to tabulate the results.
> Greetings to all,