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Kaplan Family Reunion 2004 - Philadelphia, PA

From July 2 to 5, 2004, the Kaplan family held a wonderful reunion. It was headquartered at the Valley Forge Wyndham Suites Hotel, just outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Sixty-four family members attended. They came from England, Canada, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nevada, and Virginia.

Friday was devoted to getting settled and getting reacquainted over dinner in various restaurants in the area or in the hospitality room at the hotel. We also lit Sabbath candles and said the blessings over wine in the hospitality room Friday night.

The whole group!

Sandra Marchocki Kervin, and Ned Kervin with

granddaughter Kaitlin

On Saturday, about 20 cousins took a walking tour of Independence Mall. Others went shopping at the famous King of Prussia Mall, while others just hung out.

From back left: Matthew Kent, Ned, Skip Kent, Gary Steinberg, Elan Steinberg, Paulette Kent, Sandra Kervin, Erv, Tickey, Linda Steinberg, Earl Elkowitz, Peter Elkowitz, Kaitlin, Sylvia, Sheri, Steve Townsend

Saturday night, we had a wonderful dinner in a private room at Maggiano's, a fun family style Italian Restaurant. There was enough food for an army. There was plenty of time for visiting and picture taking.

Aaron Elsstein, Mara Bragg Elsstein and Ettie Handelman

The Page Family

On Sunday, we had a delightful brunch at Winberie's, a local Bistro. We had the restaurant to ourselves. There was a staggering variety of items on the buffet table.

The last event was a barbeque at the home of Margie and Lou Surden.

I want to thank all those who attended and want to express special thanks to all that helped with the planning. They include Ettie Handelman, Debby Page, Kama Storie, Margie and Lou Surden, and particularly to my wife Muriel (Mudge) who really did most of the planning and organization.

Ruth (Duffy) Page will be hosting a reunion in 2 years in the spring, summer or fall in Rhode Island. You will get information about the dates before year end.


Elliot Goldman


For lots more pictures of this memorable event, click here.