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.


  • 9. February 2016 - 8:00
    ESRA Haifa branch hosted Dr. Einat Rotem at its monthly meeting this February. Einat is a very popular figure in the Haifa area - not only a successful architect and urban planner but also a City Councillor.
  • 19. January 2016 - 9:00
    ESRA's ETP (English Tutoring Program) is one of the most important and far reaching of the projects in ESRA. Israeli kids are hungry to learn the English language but with 30-40 children in a class, it is almost impossible for any teacher to give a student the one-on-one help that is so badly needed. This is where ESRA comes in.
  • 17. January 2016 - 8:00
    ESRA recently held its annual Scholarship Award evening for students involved in its Students Build a Community project. Carefully chosen students are given the opportunity of mentoring children from deprived backgrounds in exchange for living rent-free in the areas (and apartment blocks) where these youngsters reside.
  • 10. January 2016 - 8:00
    ESRA’s annual major fundraiser took place on January 3rd to a packed hall at the Performing Arts Centre in Herzliya. It was an evening ‎of outstanding entertainment which also raised money to support our projects  creating a better ‎tomorrow for those youngsters who need our help.‎
  • 3. January 2016 - 8:00
    Our new ESRA Drop In Centre in Netanya will open its doors for the first time on Wednesday 6th January 2016 at 9.30 am.  We look forward to welcoming many new and old faces and hope it will be well supported and serve a useful purpose in the Netanya English speaking community.
  • 22. December 2015 - 8:00
    A wonderful Evening of Appreciation was arranged for the knitters of ESRA Rishon Branch together with those of the 'Ad 120' Retirement home. This is an ongoing and joint project ‎of the two organizations. Every year the ‎‎22 knitters donate around 300 sweaters to needy children in the area.  ‎
  • 17. December 2015 - 8:00
    Our tour of Magdala with expert guide Nurit Greenberg, began in glorious winter sunshine as we drove through the ancient ‎olive trees in Emek Beit Hakerem, some of them around 1,000 years ‎old.
  • 15. December 2015 - 8:00
    Mimi Semuha of ESRA Yokneam organised a Chanukah get-together for local members on Thursday evening, the 5th candle of Hannukah. Mimi writes "Since we are a relatively young group, a lot of families brought their children so it was a fun party! 
  • 4. December 2015 - 8:00
    Last Tuesday evening 1 December, tension mounted as the clock struck 7:30 and 400 ESRA quiz afficionados all over Israel sharpened their wits in preparation for ESRA's 2nd National Quiz. This year 20 teams took part, 7 up from last year, ably coordinated by Glenis Bertfield and technically aided by David Shulman.
  • 12. November 2015 - 8:00
    The official opening of the Students Build a Community Project in Hefzibah took place ‎during the first week of November at the local Community Center.‎ The 48 children participating in the project attended, together with their parents, ‎representatives of the schools and the community centers, the students and ESRA ‎volunteers.‎