Fonda Dubb

Fonda was born in Pietersburg, South Africa. After finishing school, she studied ballet at the University of Cape Town Ballet School. During this period, she worked as a fashion model for leading fashion houses. Fondas husband, Mark Dubb, from Port Elizabeth, was an architect, volunteered to "Nachal" in 1956 and completed his Israeli Army training as a paratrooper. Fonda and Mark made Aliyah to Israel in March, 1988. They  have 3 children, all in Israel. After attending the Hebrew Ulpan in Raanana for one month, Fonda was asked to take over a ballet studio for 6 months. Not having the language, it was a nightmare, not being able to discipline and communicate with the children and the parents. A friend had heard about her love of catering and asked her to do a small function for 50 people in Israel. It was a success, and the next day she was approached to do a function for 250 people. That was how Fonda started catering professionally. In 1989, she opened "Fonda Catering", subsequently working for 15 years as a caterer for the South African Embassy. In addition, she did general catering: bar mitzvahs, weddings, etc. Her husband Mark, an architect, as well as right-hand man in the catering business, died very suddenly in 1999, at the age of 65. Fonda decided to close her business and moved to Eilat 8 years ago. In Eilat, Fonda started doing voluntary work for WIZO – giving demonstrations and organizing group birthday parties, escorting the blind club on their "tyulim" and helping them whenever needed. She teaches English to children of Ethiopian olim through the medium of cooking, and visits the sick at a convalescent center. One of her projects is selling Ethiopian craftwork for ESRA. She has started writing articles for ESRA and TelFed Magazines. Looking back on her busy life – only part of which is written here – Fonda feels very grateful for the gifts and blessings received.

Shelly Sheer Dancer and Teacher

Shelly Sheer Dancer and Teacher

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Shelley Sheer – internationally renowned dancer has more ...
Time Bank

Time Bank

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Time Bank, a wonderful community service more ...
YOURE NEVER TOO OLD TO DANCE

YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO DANCE

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A beautiful assessment of the benefits of enjoying more ...
Sunset in the Desert Mountains

Sunset in the Desert Mountains

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Whats Up in Eilat?

What's Up in Eilat?

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How to really see the stars and night sky – Join more ...
Language of the Heart

Language of the Heart

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Waiting in the hot afternoon sun in Eilat, Fonda Dubb more ...
INTRODUCTION TO FONDUES

INTRODUCTION TO FONDUES

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Fonda Dubb gives two recipes for savory fondue. A more ...
Baggage at bus station

Baggage at bus station

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Helpful advice regarding left luggage facilities which more ...
What a Ballet-Gan

What a Ballet-Gan

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Fonda recounts her personal victories over the system more ...
 
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