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.


  • 10. November 2015 - 8:00
    The 'Students Build a Community' Project in Neot Shaked started the year ‎with an “Around The World” Happening organized by the new students ‎participating in the project. Seven different ‎‎“stations” represented a different country with different activities representing each culture.
  • 11. October 2015 - 8:00
    A new tradition has been established on Kibbutz Degania Bet for the end of Succot . What began many years ago as a traditional Succah crawl for kibbutzniks has now developed into a street fair with many craft stalls, food stalls, street entertainers and over 1000 visitors.
  • 16. September 2015 - 8:00
    Our day started with a visit to an apiary, in the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, to see how honey is made.

    We continued to Zichron Yaakov to hear about the jams and other goodies produced by the Christian Zionists at Kibbutz Bet El within the city.
  • 9. September 2015 - 8:00
    ESRA Haifa's first event of the season was a Sunday evening Musical Sing-Along at the beginning of September, meeting as usual at our regular meeting place at Bet Hecht on Central Carmel.
  • 13. July 2015 - 8:00
    A warm, but pleasant July early evening saw over 30 ESRA members and friends from Petach Tikvah gather to enjoy a 2 hour stroll with our experienced  tour guide Pamela Levene around Sarona where we saw refurbished Templar houses in the heart of Tel Aviv.
  • 12. July 2015 - 8:00
    The Students Build a Community Project celebrated its eighth year in an impressive and heartwarming ceremony. The 3 participating neighborhoods, Hefzibah, Kiryat Nordau, and Sela, joined together for the first time in a shared celebration, with the participation of 250 pupils and parents.
  • 11. July 2015 - 8:00
    Our Champagne Brunch took place on a Friday morning in June - a most successful event with a wonderful turnout - the food was terrific and the company was fantastic (and if I sound a bit high, maybe I'm not over the champagne yet).
  • 6. July 2015 - 8:00
    The Dragon Boat Israel festival took place on the Kinneret at the end of May. Five members of our ESRA branch helped out on the day as volunteer marshals or information officers.
  • 16. June 2015 - 8:00
    The pink and purple decorations and the beautiful pink and white cake, made specially for the girls by Juliet Rostowsky, showed that this was a ‘girls only affair”.  Our annual Bat Mitzvah party for the 12 year old girls in our Students Build a Community Projects took place this year at Beit Davidson in Netanya.
  • 3. June 2015 - 8:00
    akko_tunisian_flat.jpgThe hottest day of the year so far, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Forty-five participants joined the Ramat Aviv ESRA Group for a most interesting and inspiring day in the ancient city of Acco. Our young, intelligent, charming guide named Ori, shared his wealth of knowledge with us