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.


  • 4. August 2016 - 8:00
    Following on previous successful similar events, ESRA Haifa held a Games Evening in July, this time hosted by Cora and John Tresman in their spacious apartment on the Carmel.
  • 16. July 2016 - 8:00
    Last evening Barbara Blum ‎brought Elvis Presley to life with tales of his rise to fame, ‎his love of his mother, his immense popularity and ‎unimaginable  success.
  • 17. June 2016 - 8:42
    Frank Taylor is one of our special volunteers who has undertaken over the past few years, to ‎take two groups of our kids from the Students Build a Community Project in Hefzibah and ‎coach them in English in a really fun way.
  • 11. June 2016 - 8:00
    ESRA’s First Conference held on 22 May 2016 was the culmination of six months’ hard work. ‎The committee co-chaired by Maddy Levine and Glenis Bertfield, comprised 6 people - ESRA Director, Yonit Gurfinkel ‎kept us on the straight and narrow making sure that we were working within the ‎boundaries of the Amuta.‎
  • 9. June 2016 - 8:00
    Every year the Institute manages to give us new surprises at the End-of-Year Ceremony for the ‎2 groups of  teenagers in our 'Excellence Project' who study once a week at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute - 36 kids in all.‎
  • 7. June 2016 - 8:00
    ESRA Karmiel chose a most auspicious day for its visit to Jerusalem choosing the day following Yom Yerushalayim, to witness the ‎very essence of democracy in our adopted land. Thirty six people took part including members from Karmiel area, Yokneam and Zichron Yaakov, vatikim and new olim (in conjunction with Nefesh ‎B’Nefesh Go North).
  • 6. June 2016 - 20:00
    Another year of social gatherings, activities and happy evenings of this special club, culminated ‎in an end-of-year visit to the Ramat Gan Safari. As the theme of this year’s meetings was ‎communication, it was a fitting end to use our skills to communicate with the animals.‎
  • 6. June 2016 - 8:00
    There was a last minute change of speaker at the ESRA Haifa evening event on Sunday 5 June. Due to a death in her family Hava Karrie arranged for the Deputy Director of the Golda Meir Mt. Carmel International Training Centre to take her place.
  • 2. June 2016 - 8:00
    Beautiful Princesses made out of balloons adorned the tables, two huge balloon pillars with ‎the number “12” on top decorated the stage, buckets of marshmallow flowers greeted the ‎incoming guests, a wonderful birthday cake on display.
  • 24. May 2016 - 8:00
    ‎“What a great day!”, “Terrific program”, “Very informative and interesting”, and “So glad I came!” were ‎just a few of the many comments made by ESRA Modiin members who attended ESRA’s first-ever ‎National Conference on May 22nd.