Project of the Month

These programs allow talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science. Talented 7th graders from all backgrounds of Israeli society in the lower socio-economic levels are chosen - programs run for 2 years.

ESRA Befrienders Training Session

Training Course for New Befrienders
This training is suitable for both men and women who want to become 'befrienders' and visit the elderly and lonely in the areas in which they live.

ESRA's volunteer befrienders respond to requests from people who contact ESRA for help. Usually the befriender will spend approximately one hour with the "client"  depending on the circumstances of the individual.

The training takes place under the guidance of two professionals who will guide the group how to deal with different situations.

Psychologist, Juliet Rostowsky has worked in the fields of training and development, leadership development, individual and group communication skills, assertiveness training and career guidance and career planning.   

Yaffa Amit,  social worker and counsellor.

If you want to give something back to the community - please consider joining us for this fascinating day to become a befriender.


Private home
Contact Name: 
Glenis Bertfield
054-773 4392