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.


  • 18. July 2010 - 8:00

    I want to report on a very successful Garden Club meeting held July 14th at my home in Kochav Yair. My neice Dr. Mollie Sacks gave a fascinating lecture on Soil.  She described all types of soils, their contents, their ability to grow plants, trees and of course enrich our gardens.  Many questions were asked and answered and it was a delight to have an informational evening on a subject that is so important to every gardener. 
  • 12. July 2010 - 8:00

    spain.jpgAll members at the AGM in March were invited to join an ESRA sweepstake for the World Cup Final........

    ........and the winner is........ Jane Krivine who won the draw as Spain pulled off its single goal against Holland in the 116th minute.  
    She wins NIS 500 (which she promises not to spend on sweets! )
  • 28. June 2010 - 8:00
    The choir and ethnic dance groups in our Hefzibah Music of Excellence Project were entertained, instead of doing the entertaining, during the end of year outing yesterday.  Joan, our ESRA coordinator, and Eva, the choral director, took the girls to a lovely movie "Toy Story 3" in Netanya. It was the perfect ending to a year where they have been learning that pulling together as a team and supporting each other is what makes things happen (which is the moral message behind the movie).
  • 27. June 2010 - 8:00

    Fifty four players took part in this year's Golf Tournament held last Golf_web.jpg
    Wednesday at Gaash Golf Club to raise money for ESRA projects,
    once again ably organised by Linda Isaacs and Dudley Kessel
    (shown here with Yochi Hoffman)

  • 23. June 2010 - 8:00

    A unique celebration took place on Wednesday evening June, 16th when the Kfar Shmaryahu handicapped center opened their excellent and moving photographic exhibition “People in Colour”.

  • 22. June 2010 - 8:00
    This month the Branch Forum reinvented itself! Instead of inviting all ESRA members for an update of  Branches and Projects, it was decided to invite just the Branch heads to sit down for a session of sharing experiences. To quote one of the participants "This is exactly what we needed - to get practical information from ESRA Head Office, to hear about how problems are solved in other branches,  to share information and questions and to just feel that we're part of the greater ESRA family and have the support of this family behind us". 
  • 20. June 2010 (All day)

    ESRA Rishon Lezion Branch are organising a birthday party for the children attending this Moadonit for at-risk familes. Anyone who can help in any way is invited to contact Janet 054-733 5055
  • 15. June 2010 - 8:00
    "An Israeli Love Story" with Adi Bielski played to a packed house in Raanana on the 13th June. Adi, alone on the stage, held the audience spellbound for 70 minutes while she acted out the poignant story of the love affair between Margalit, the young and vibrant kibbutznik and Ami an idealistic pioneer and solder in the Palmach. It begins in the summer of 1942 through a chance meeting at a bus stop. Despite the many dangers and hardships of those times, their relationship develops into a promise of marriage.
  • 30. May 2010 (All day)
    Our new ESRA Befriender's Group has now completed its 4 week training session which included familiarising ourselves with the workings of ESRA, getting to know each other, and working as a group.  We were instructed by a professional social worker, counselor and psychologist.  They briefed us on how to be more assertive, to be able to acknowledge depression and much more.  We had roll play on listening skills and talked about confidentiality.  A very interesting and informative four weeks.
  • 4. May 2010 - 18:00
    ESRA's AGM held on Tuesday 4th May at Beit Fisher,  welcomed in a new Executive Committee to be co-chaired by Adele Hunter and Nina Zuck with two new vice-chairs, Val Kantor and Jane Krivine.Thanks were expressed to ex-Chairperson, Debby Lieberman and her team for their devoted work over the past two years.