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.


  • 13. March 2018 - 22:00
    The first bus trip of our ESRA Northern Travel Committee got underway on a perfect spring day, picking up members from Karmiel, Katzrin and Nahariya, and meeting up with others coming by car from Haifa and Zichron at our first stop, the Ghetto Fighters’ Museum at Lochamei Hageta’ot.
  • 27. February 2018 - 8:00
    Our first stop was on the sand dunes where the Battle of Nitzanim was fought between the I.D.‎F. and the Egyptian Army in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It was the first major Egyptian victory of the war, and ‎one of the few cases of Israeli surrender.‎
  • 21. February 2018 - 8:00
    ESRA in Netanya has been running an English tutoring program for Israeli students in Netanya schools together with AACI for 11 years and it is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.  Last year 50 volunteers tutored about 300 students from grades 4 to 12. Each tutoring session is for 2 hours once a week.
  • 21. January 2018 - 8:00
    On a drizzly early morning, 21 people gathered at Platform 1 in Nahariya train station and ‎boarded the 8:54 train to Tel Aviv.‎

    Our plans were well laid out and a short bus trip delivered us to the main ‎entrance of Tel Aviv University, where we met up with our host and guide Yael Rosen. The tour ‎was arranged with the assistance of Chen Saar Cohen, who serves as the ‎director of public education.‎
  • 20. November 2017 - 8:00
    The annual ESRA Scholarship Award Event took place on 13 November at the ‎Hefzibah Community Center in Netanya with the attendance of over 50 donors and ‎representatives from almost every ESRA branch throughout the country as well as the ESRA ‎board and management staff.  ‎
  • 15. November 2017 - 8:00
    ESRA Netanya opened its lecture series with an outstanding and inspirational address by Rabbi Dov Lipman on Religion and State – Where are we heading?. He held his audience spellbound with his experiences during the period he was a member of the 19th Knesset representing Yesh Atid.
  • 1. November 2017 - 8:00
    ESRA’s Right Track Centers in Netanya have been helping the kids from Netanya’s weaker areas to get the grades to succeed in their matriculation exams.  These centers are in partnership with the Youth at Risk Division of the Netanya Municipality.
  • 4. September 2017 - 8:00

    2017_pre-school_project.jpgIn early summer 2017, we learned that many of the kids from the kindergarten next door to the Matnas in Heftziba, were not ready to begin first grade. They lacked some basic skills which are needed for first grade such as how to hold a pencil, recognizing and writing numbers, and many other skills that children should acquire before entering first grade.

  • 8. August 2017 - 8:00
    The trend today is either to take a family trip overseas and/or to organise a large party!  But what happens when you can do neither? Thanks to our wonderful donors, our 12 year old girls in the Students ‎Build a Community Projects in Netanya, had an evening to ‎remember.‎
  • 16. July 2017 - 8:00
    On a very beautiful, but very warm July morning, ESRA travelers boarded a refreshingly cool and comfortable bus for a relaxing ride to our day trip destination - The Weizmann Institute of Science and Technology in Rehovot.