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.


ESRA News

  • 26. April 2015 - 8:00
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    Members from the Jordan Valley Branch joined Nahariya-North Coast Branch when they met together last week for a another interesting walk around some of the streets in Nahariya as part of the "On the Street where you Live" series.
  • 12. April 2015 - 8:00
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    ESRA Haifa Branch planned its first picnic in the Carmel forest on Hol Hamo'ed Pesach. In spite of all the advance organising and planning, in the end everything had to be changed! 
  • 29. March 2015 - 8:00
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    Last Thursday ESRA Haifa again hosted a Games evening. It was held in our new home, the Bet Hecht Cultural Centre, at Central Carmel Haifa.
  • 27. March 2015 - 8:00
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    Our 'Students Build a Community' projects were certainly busy on Good Deeds Day with both students and kids from the Hefzibah and Nordau neighbourhoods working together to decorate and renovate homes and public areas.
  • 26. March 2015 - 8:00
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    Ingredients for a successful branch event: 1) A good idea = a walk along the wheelchair friendly Alexander River path; 2) a volunteer to worry about the logistics = Bish; 3) Attracting participants = publicity at our lecture morning + emails to all.
  • 25. March 2015 - 8:00
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    This week our Neot Shaked Dance Group gave a demonstration and show for their parents and a few ESRA volunteers, held in the hall of the Matnas (community centre).  
  • 24. March 2015 - 8:00
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    Marlyn Butchins and her amazing collection of quilts came to talk to our ESRA Givatayim group, and what a treat it was!! Dazzling colors, intricate designs, variety of themes and motifs - all this and more in the quilts designed and executed by Marlyn.
  • 22. March 2015 - 8:00
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    For over 60 years the Jordan river has suffered from neglect and severe pollution. Recently several organisations have combined efforts to improve the situation by the restoration of river banks, building a new a waste water treatment plant,  and releasing clean water from Lake Kinneret, with more projects in the planning stages.
  • 20. March 2015 - 8:00

    Last Wednesday, Nahariya’s ESRA volunteer tutors completed this school year’s tutoring program at the Harel Ulpanah High School. We were hosted by the senior student body in a coffee, cake and final tutoring session.
  • 28. February 2015 - 8:00
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    We're now in our second year of Zumba Gold classes held at Beit Fisher every Sunday morning at 10, led by Stacy Shani. It has become so successful that a new class for 'Beginners' has opened on Wednesdays at 10. Our class consists of around 30 women (with an occasional man) in our 60's who are drawn to the vibrance of the music.