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Name:Joel Hirsh
Location: Monroe, NY
Date: December 19, 2006, 2006 at 20:18
Dear Uri and Andrew, I recently visited your wonderful website on the Cherezli-Israel family you did a great job it's really nice to see a long and rich family tree so well exhibited and organized.

Name:Yael Israel
Location: Israel
Date: Monday May 22, 2006 at 8:48
You guys did great work with the website

Name:Alain Chamla
Location: France
Date: Friday May 19, 2006 at 6:10
Thank you for creating this interesting website Keep this siteexisting! it is part of our family...!

Name:Laurent Zerbib
Location: France
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 3:00
Congrulation for this great work !!

Name: Mimi Maseda
Location: Egypt
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 7:50
It is just a fantastic tree this cherezli other word.. sound so complete... Congratulations on this wonderful and complete tree

Name: Irit Turgeman
Location: Qirit Gat
Date: Monday, October 24, 2005 at 10:29
I wanted to bless you for this wonderfull site and for the detailed work you have been doing.

Name: Kiofentzoglou Constantinos
Location: Serres, Greece
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 10:59
I live in SERRES where your family's roots are. Sherez is the turkish name of Serres and Sherezli means FROM SERRES in Turkish language. Your work is great and you are always wolcome in your family birtplace Look at for more about Jewish history of Serres.

Name: Raymond F, Schinazi
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 09:49
Thanks for finding OUR ROOTS. It is so exciting to be part of this wonderful family. I wonder how all our lives would have changed if our fathers (and mothers) had stayed in Egypt because they were content and happy with the politics and the quality of life. Uri, Hazak ou baruch to you.

Name: Rebecca Schinazi
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 20:13
Fascinating. I feel amazed to be able to so clearly see my relations to so many people. Thanks so much for your work.

Name:Desire Sakkal
Location: Brooklyn, NY USA
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 20:09
A great site lots of information here. Thank you for a wonderful job. A link has been established on our site the Historical Society of Jews From Egypt Shalom

Name: Tzur Eilam
Date: Monday, December 27, 2004 at 11:43
Great work,very nice site, "Kol Hakavod" Tzur.

Name: Joseph Ambar
Location: Raleigh, NC USA
Date: Monday, December 20, 2004 at 12:39
Not only is it interesting but also very moving. Regards, Joe Ambar son of Ines Moussa

Name: Alain Halimi
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 11:10
I want to thank you for your wonderful site, which gave us a lot of information about the Egyptian branch of my wife (Noemie)'s family

Name: Michal Horn
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 00:48
This is a beautiful, and much appriciated, documentation of our family's history.

Name: shlomo shirizly
Location: givatayim, israel
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 12:38
Very nice & interesting web site, keep on Regards

Name: Etty Horn
Date: Friday, December 3, 2004 at 09:53
Beautiful site, I enjoyed visiting it.

Name: Jessica Hilleary
Location: Bridgeport, CT USA
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 13:24
I found this site through my father Edouard Israel, and I am amazed to see so much wonderful history about our family,and to see pictures of my grandfather and great grandfather. It's a great site.

Name: Hassoun Raphal
Location: Braine l'Alleud, Belgium
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 03:23
Congratulations for this excellent work !!!

<Name: Juanita Franco
Location:Harare, Zimbabwe
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 8:57
Your website is amazing. Great work. Juanita and Stuart Pringle

Name: hassoun samy
Location: Bruxelles, Belgique
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 10:59
Dear uri We were very happy to know all about our family by your work. we will be pleased to help you as much as we can. Regards to all who write in this guestbook Samy and Clement Hassoun

Name: Jane Franco
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 17:22
I visited the family site yesterday and it was wonderful- what an effort you have made

Name: Anne-Marie Hassoun
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004 at 14:55
I have found your site on the Web. It was very nice to find it.

Name: Garance Pernez
Location:St Sylvain-D'Anjou, France
Date: Friday, October 13, 2004 at 17:12
Im' very impressed by your web site

Name: Haim Neshef
Location: Bat Yam, Israel
Date: Friday, October 1, 2004 at 17:52
Great and blessed work. Our excited children have finaly found their roots

Name: Lea (Israel) Neshef
Location: Bat Tam, Israel
Date: Friday, October 1, 2004 at 17:45
More power to you, Uri

Name: Ester (Etty) Schinasi Saffran
Location: montreal, Quebec Canada
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 17:03
The family tree is a great achievement. We thank you ever so much for undertaking such a time consumming task. Thanks a lot .

Name: Sharone Barwise-Franco
Location:Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2004
Thanks so much for all the hard work on the Franco Cherezli family. I think that you have done a great job, and I really thank you for this.

Name: Solomon (Moni) Schinasi
Location:Hampstead Qc, Canada
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2004
I would like to send you my heartfelt thanks and Kudos for the work you have done in tracing my family tree and yours on your web site. You deserve a lot of credit for having undertaken such a worthy but time consuming endeavor.

Name: Victor Attas
Location: Paris, France.
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 12:55
First of all, my congratulations for your superb work. I found here a part of my family and it's a pleasure for me to contribute to the accuracy of the tree and also to add some more people

Name: Shimon Aloni
Location: Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.
Date: Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:20
This is an amazing project! You deserve a big Yeshar Koach. Im proud to be a descendant of such great people.

Name: Gabriella Miriam Israel
Location: Boston, MA USA
Date: Friday, July 16, 2004 at 23:44
What a wonderful website! My cousins Sharon and Karen Israel, along with my brother Daniel and I all enjoyed reading and browsing through the history of our great family. Thank you for making it possible to showcase the many wonderful faces and personalities that make up our family! ~~Gaby M. Israel

Name: Karen Israel
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 23:18
This site is truly so important to me. It helps me feel connected to people, places, and eras that I would have otherwise never known of. I feel richer and more whole as a result. Thanks, Karen

Name: Norah Lambelet Krafft
Location: Pully-Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland
Date: Friday, June 18, 2004 at 02:33
Have been so astonished and so happy to hear about this unkown new branch of family : it is like a gift sent from heaven. It is great to look through this amazing discovery of the Cherezli family and I am proud to be part of it. It feels good to "belong" at last, after this shattering of the family throughout the years and throughout the world .

Name: Ada Aharoni
Location: Israel
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 1:27
I have visited your site and enjoyed it very much. Kol Hakavod for the excellent work you are achieving! I am sending copies of this email to my children and grandchildren, so that they can add details about their families to this great family tree. With all best wishes, Ada Aharoni

Name: Maurice Dwek
Location: London, England
Date: Monday, June 7, 2004 at 15:12
I have just had a look at your web site and I am very impressed. Congratulations. I looked at my own and close family entries and they are fine.I also read the historical text which is very interesting.I was aware I was descended from Chief Rabbis in Cairo in the 19th century and had read books on Jews of Egypt which referred to them but it was good to read the more detailed text you prepared. Once again many thanks for referring me to my family history.I hope we will remain in touch through e-mail or phone. Best regards, Maurice

Name: Claudine Wallace
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 19:14
Its quite unbelievable - just got your email and I'm thrilled to bits. Great Web Site - am looking forward to reading it all in greater detail

Name: Zilberbush Family
Location: ashdod, tel aviv, israel
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 06:48
for making our family heritage a source of pride, for us and for the next generations to come... yishar co'ah!!

Name: Alon Cherizli
Location: karkur, israel
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 07:14
shalom uri the site is very nice @ friendly best reg.

Name: Edouard Israel
Location: Bridgeport, CT USA
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 14:11
This is truly's a great feeling to finally find out our family's history. I am very grateful to you all for this site. Any plans for Family reunions?

Name: Amy Herzenstein Punkar
Location: San Francisco, CA United States
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 18:27
I am so excited to see this site and am amazed that our family really lives all over the world. My father Jacques now lives near me. I would love to hear from anyone. In peace....Amy

Name: Edouard Grunberg
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 16:07
The Israel-Cherezli site reflects the highly dedicated and invaluable personal involvement of its authors. Like many people scattered around the world, I look forward to connect to some family members and share. I feel an immense gratitude to Uri Sherizli and Andrew Strum for there patient and very high standard accomplishment

Name: Felix Israel
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 08:10
I hope to have been able be contribute a little to complete this wonderful site, that I recommend with pride around me.

Name: Sidney Grunberg
Location: Paris, France
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 18:01
It was a great discover to learn about your site and discover that my grandmother Henriette Israel is mentioned.

Name: Dave Hughes
Location: London, U.K.
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 14:20
Wow! I'm SO grateful to you for doing this! I was just showing my mother (Victoria Elkayam)how to search the internet, and we came across this magnificent site. Many Thanks.

Name: Roger Arditi
Location: 21 quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris, France
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 20:01
I scanned through the Israel Cherezli site. You have done superb work indeed. I was very much interested in all this, as our family is so large and I don't always know all relationships. With best regards, Roger

Name: Gilles Benzakein
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 13:34
Bravo for a marvellous work which brings our past to present and will remain for future generations. By the way, my wife, Edya, was born on 24.12.1966, my first daughter, Shany on 24.08.1993 and my second daughter, Lior on 07.06.1997. Very best regards. Gilles.

Name: Robby Israel
Location: antwerp, belgium
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 05:38
Thank you for this excellent job. I heard from rabbi kohen of antwerp that all families israel decend from the same root... he gave me a very rare book written in 1935 in Rhodos by Simon Markus : toledot arabanim lemishpacha israel mirodos , in hebrew. This document contains a family tree tracing back to rabbi Moshe Israel from jerusalem and rhodos born in 1620.I wonder if your tree could be connected to it. good luck. Robby

Name: Jonathan Herzenstein
Location: Pepper Pike, Ohio USA
Date: Monday, December 15, 2003 at 19:33
Mazel tov! I am so very excited about this web site! I have tried for many years to complete the picture of my Father's family. He was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, and fought in the War of Independence. During the War, the family was scattered, and we've tried to piece things together ever since. His cousin (Paul Israel--who lives in Paris) finally created a very comprehensive family tree which dates back even further. Please feel free to contact me at any time. --Jonathan

Name:Dr. Omar Kamil
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 23:52
Dear Andrew and Uri: Thank you so much for this great work. I think it is a fantastic job that you are doing with the history of the family. Could you send me information about Marcel Israel (Sherizi). I am working at the Simon Dubnow institute for Jewish History and Culture about the role of the Jewish intellectuals in the Egyptian society until the 1950s. So I am not related to Mr. Marcel Israel but I just want to collect information about him. I just became a nice book in Arabic from Cairo about Marcel from 2002. Best wishes Omar Kamil

Name: Julie Sasson Burak
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Date: Friday, November 28, 2003 at 10:09
I think it is a fantastic job that you are doing with the history of the family. Regards to all the family.

Name: Delphine Nathan
Location: Paris, France
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 15:37
I am very pleased to find all this information about my family. I am wondering who has done this beautiful work. Please feel free to write me. Delphine

Name: Hugo Metcalfe
Location: Brook, Surrey England
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 16:44
It was really interesting and strange to find my name on your site, i had no idea this site existed until today!if you wish i have photos etc i could send u!just email me!thankyou.

Name: Andre Cohen
Location: Paris, France
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 01:18
Thanks you for your beautiful work ! We all appreciate. My family is very happy to find all these details

Name:Alain Farhi
Email:alain at farhi . org
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 20:08
Very Nice site. Congratulations!

Name: Karen Israel
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 12:33:00
Andrew and Uri, Thank you so much for this. I peruse the site often and always marvel at our heritage. I am looking forward to more additions. Sincerely, Karen Ray Israel

Name: Dan Cherizli
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 05:42:35
Dear Andrew and oori yeashar coch

Name: Joseph Israel
Location: Minneapolis, MN U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 22:31:04
It's a great site. Thank you Andrew and Uri. We recently moved to Minneapolis and came across some old photos. Hope to add them to the site soon.

Name:Andrew Strum
Location: Melbourne, VIC Australia
Date: Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:08:21
Welcome all to the Israel-Cherezli family web-site, the culmination of the combined efforts of Uri Sherizly and myself in tracing our family back to its origins in 18th century Serres (Sherez) in Turkey and thereafter in Jerusalem (from 1807) and Cairo (from 1846).