Dear Family and Friends...
to our family website. We hope you enjoy our collection
of family pictures and yearly Rosh Hashanah letter.
If you have comments about the family tree, or
wish to add family narratives or stories, please
email us at cornbleetmail-xxxx, where xxxx is
the current Jewish year (5766), at yahoo.com.
still both enjoy our part time work and volunteer
activities. This year, Harry and Joanne will begin
a 2 year commitment to the Florence Melton Jewish
Adult Education curriculum, a program from Hebrew
big news is that Jenny has just published her
first cookbook, "Raw Food Made Easy."
The book has gotten a good reception from the
health food community in the publicity trips and
book signings arranged by her publisher. To learn
more about Jenny's book, see her website:
by Ilan Braun
December we toured Thailand with Grand Circle. It was
very interesting to learn about the Thai society and
culture, which is heavily influenced by the widespread
practice of Buddhism (>90%). We were there when the
Tsunnami struck, but we were in Bangkok, far away from
the sites of devastation. We noted the self-determination
and compassion of the Thai people in coping with the
crises. They insisted that foreign charity contributions
go to help poorer countries than Thailand, even though
Thailand is not a wealthy country itself.
summer, we returned to Eastern/Central Europe, staying
on our own in Prague and Vienna. As well as the typical
tourist sites, we particularly enjoyed going to opera,
ballet, and orchestral performances nearly every night.
our trip, Harry worked with a Jewish genealogist to
trace his maternal grandmother's family, who came from
Bohemia. While we were in Prague, we made many day trips
into Western Bohemia and found evidence of the Klaubers
and Schwarzkopfs in their ancestral towns in Jewish
cemeteries, libraries, and synagogues. See pictures
from these sites in sequence beginning with the page:
summer, we hope to travel to Lithuania and Belarus and
engage the services of a genealogist from that region
to find out more about the Albert family (Joanne's paternal
grandfather) and Dzencelsky familiy (Joanne's paternal
are continuing to slowly update this website. This year,
we have added family narratives and family trees. If
you have any additional information to include or corrections
we should make, please let us know.
We send all of you our best hopes and wishes for a good