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ESRA Computer Centers provide free access to computers and innovative instruction in computer skills for underprivileged children, youth and adults helping to close the cultural and educational gap.

ESRA News

  • 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.
  • 27. February 2015 - 8:00
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    The New Branch of ESRA in Petach Tikvah held its first meeting on 26 February when a respectable turnout of 30 people came to hear all about the upcoming Israeli elections in a lively interactive presentation by Israel Seminars. Political positions may not have budged too much, but the explanation on the post-election process of building a coalition was an eye opener for some.