Gavriel's original English project in the 10th grade age 14 and a half
By Gabriel Hoter
I was born on
Why was I called Gabriel? I am the only blonde "Ashkenazi" in the family and my brothers said I looked like an angel, so they called me Gabriel. The rabbi in Kfar Adumim, Gabby Goldman is also called Gavriel and he told my parents not to call me Gabby for short, so they didn't – so people call me Gavri for short but I prefer Gavriel.
I grew up in Kfar Adumim. We lived in a 2 room caravan and when I was 3 years old we moved to a three room caravan. I went to the children's day center when I was 3 months old.
We had a dog that liked me so she went with me to the "maon" and stayed all day by the door until I came home.
I liked to play with lego and spent many hours playing. I really like to work with plastercine and when I was little I made models and my brother made movies with them. When I was 9 I met Roni Oren the palstercine artist and I wanted to be like him.
Every night my father read stories to me from the Bible. I liked the stories about King David.
The night before the first day of school I couldn't sleep. I was very excited! I had a good teacher and I liked school! In the third grade I hated school and in the fourth grade I liked school again. I liked all the subjects except electronics. We had a very good teacher for art and I enjoy making things and also looking at art.
When I was 7 we moved to a house. A big house my father designed and built with his own hands. Before we moved I slept with my brothers and sisters in one room (five of us) on the first night in the big house everyone had his own bed and room. In the morning my parents woke up and found all the children on one bed together!
When I was 8 I went with my father and 2
older brothers to
When I was 10 I went to the childrens
opera. I had a very high voice and once I was in the opera Oedipus at the
I go to the scouts and like camping and I like to go on trips. In my family I am strange. Most of the time I don't feel cold.
I like to
Lat summer my family moved to the Golan mountains, but I wanted to stay in my beautiful Yeshiva in male Adumim. But when I go home to Alloney Habashan, there is a small house just for my brothers and me.
My parents brothers and sisters.
I have a very interesting family. My mum is
My father is a tour guide but he has worked in almost everything – (for example agriculture, microbiology, teacher, changing diapers, building roads, bridges, houses, architect, tour guide abroad, electrician, pickling olives, making wine, olive oil, etc. etc. etc…….)
My mother she teaches teachers to teach teachers and students or something like that. She is 24 hours a day at the computer (her eyes are square) she is working about the subject how you can teach on the Internet.
My oldest brother is called Ben-Yeshai. He
is 22 years old and is married to Adina. He is a medic in the army and now
lives in Ein Zurim. He was a very "good: brother and played with me a lot
when I was small. He is very
Next is Sephy. He is 19 years old and we
are very close. He
All my family like to sing together and when we are all home for Shabbat we sing most of the night. (until 12)
Next is me (go to page 1) then my sister Michal
She is nearly bat mitzvah. We have signed a peace agreement. This works well when I'm in the Yeshiva or in the other house. Michal likes to sing and ice skating. She also likes to work in the restaurant.
Next is Orit. She is 10 years old, in
fourth grade. We get on well together. We both c
Last and the best is my little brother. He is a year and a half and is called Avichai. He is very big for his age and soooooooooooooooooooo cute (blee ayen hara). He calls me "Gea". He is happy when I come home and cries when I go. We call him "master of disaster"
My fathers family
My father was born in a tent two years
after his family arrived from
They lived in a camp. They had a daughter, a beautiful daughter named Mazal. She was stolen and my grandparents didn't find her until this day. When my father and his sister were born my grandparents were frightened that people would steal them. They put them under the bed in the orange box until my father was 2 years old. Then 6 more children were born.
My grandfather worked with
My grandmother got married by a shidduch, but she was very old-12 years old! But she didn't like the man- he was too old, so she ran away and got a divorce. She married my grandfather when she was very old-16 years old. She makes good Yemenite food.
All my Yemenite family likes to dance. I
have many cousins, three live in
My mothers side. The Hellerman family
My mothers side is from
My grandfather was in the British army. He worked with the
My grandmother was born in a fish and chip
shop. Her father was a member of the communist party and was active before
Hitler came to power. My grandmothers mother is still alive. She lives in
It's very good that I have family in
My mum has 2 sisters and I brother. They all have children and we like to get together.