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.


  • 19. December 2010 - 8:00
    ESRA has stepped in to help Ethiopian students who can no longer receive a free meal at Bar Ilan University. In a meeting with Adele Hunter (ESRA co-chair and chair of the Welfare Committee) to discuss future scholarships for students in need, the Dean of Students explained that their donor source for meals can no longer help,

    ESRA turned to one of their generous donors for assistance.  As a result ESRA is able to contribute and many of these very needy students will now be able to continue having a hot meal.
  • 5. December 2010 - 8:00
    quiz82vs.JPGESRA newest branch in Karmiel held a successful table quiz on Saturday night with participants not only from Karmiel but also from other yishuvim in the area including Eshchar, Michmanim, Maalot, Kfar Vradim and the winning table from Shorashim.

  • 24. November 2010 - 8:00
    JennyB.JPGYesterday evening Jennifer Bell received an award on behalf of ESRA at a special evening for new and recent immigrants organised by Raanana Municipality. The evening at Yad Lebanim, organised by the Aliyah and Klitah Department, in the presence of the Mayor of Raanana, Nahum Hofri, honoured 10 local organisations who work towards absorbing the new arrivals.

  • 21. November 2010 - 8:00
    "Whilst visiting Israel I had the privilege of visiting three amazing municipality After-school Clubs set up specifically for children in danger" writes Ruth Heller from London.

  • 19. November 2010 - 8:00

    ESRA Modiin was invited to and participated in the municipality’s first ever open book exchange on Thursday 18th November. We were asked by Deputy Mayor, Moish Levy  who attended our ESRAbooks opening a month previously, to supervise the English books swap, “bring one, take one”.
    The event was organized by council member Levana Shiffman within the framework of her portfolio of environmental quality.
  • 18. November 2010 - 8:00
    This week the Ethiopian Community Centre in Kfar Saba was the location of  the opening  of the new 'Students Build a Neighborhood' project attended by Kfar Saba dignitaries, ESRA representatives, Beit Berl students and local residents.

  • 17. November 2010 - 8:00
    Memory_Keeper.jpgESRA's latest gift item from the range of Ethiopian designed goods, is a beautiful perpetual calendar 'Memory Keeper' and is available from ESRA 09-9508371 at NIS 40.

    Each of its 12 pages is decorated with the brightly coloured Ethiopian motifs, and has space to enter that month's birthdays and anniversaries.

  • 29. October 2010 - 8:00
    AVR_1923.JPGOctober 28th saw the launch of ESRA Modiin Branch's new project 'Neve ESRA', (an afternoon moadonit for severely high risk children) in the prescence of Modiin Mayor, Haim Bibas.
  • 28. October 2010 - 8:00

    It went "beyond my wildest dreams" is all I can say about Rishon's first Cinema Club!   We had over 70 people attending to see "Ida's Dance Club." I couldn't believe it!
    The lobby looked  wonderful, the food tables were set up elegantly by our volunteers, we had ESRA poster displays on the walls and the newest DVD of ESRA's projects playing on a TV screen throughout the reception.
  • 20. October 2010 - 8:00

    October 19 heralded a fanfare opening of the ESRA Bookshop in the Azrieli Mall. mod_book_ribbon.JPGMoish Levy, Deputy Mayor of Modiin performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony and Rabbi Adi Sultanik affixed the mezzuza.