Project of the Month

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

  • 30. January 2015 - 8:00

    “Hearing about it is amazing – seeing it is truly inspiring”  With this in mind, ESRA has introduced ‘ESRA Ambassadors’ a brand new program to show the whole world the amazing work we are doing in helping disadvantaged individuals and disadvantaged communities.
  • 28. January 2015 - 8:00

    Our group of handicapped young adults recently went to watch a group of handicapped young men from the Spivak Center practicing their basketball skills.  Spivak is the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled (ISCD) - an Israeli institution operated by ILAN aimed at rehabilitation of the physically challenged.
  • 22. January 2015 - 8:00

    organ_donation.jpgLast week Prof. Jonathan Cohen, gave a presentation on Organ Donation in Israel for the ESRA Givatayim - Ramat Gan branch. Professor Cohen, originally from South Africa, is Medical Advisor to the National Transplant Center, National Coordinator of organ donations in Israel and responsible for courses on organ donation in universities and hospitals throughout Israel.
  • 18. January 2015 - 8:00

    The first meeting of a prospective branch in Petach Tikvah was held last week at the home of Lenore & Shimon Simpson. Glenis Bertfield (ESRA Central Region Coordinator) chaired the meeting and welcomed everyone attending, explaining that there were several more who want to be involved but couldn't make it.
  • 12. January 2015 - 8:00
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    The rain last Friday could not dampen the spirits of the 35 people who came on ESRA Ramat Aviv's  Backstage Tour of the Habima Theater, guided by Ofer Regirer, an actor from Habima Theater, a talented young man possessing charm, intelligence and the ability to share his knowledge of theater and the history of Habima with us.
  • 8. January 2015 - 8:00

    ESRA is collaborating once again with the Rishon Municipality, this time in helping welfare cases return to the "working circle"  by helping them learn or improve their English, so necessary nowadays in order to develop computer skills. Several even need to learn to read and write, starting with the basic alphabet.
  • 24. December 2014 - 8:00

    haifa_chanuka.jpgIn the drizzling rain of last Sunday, ESRA Haifa hosted a Chanukah Party at Or Hadash. The programme opened with the Carmel Choir comprising 20 keen singers in good voice, led by their Choir Master Shimeon Ben David.
  • 22. December 2014 - 8:00
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    There was excitement in the air as 26 party makers celebrated Chanukah at the lovely home of Terry and Hezy Shlomo and shared a wonderful evening together. Everyone joined in as we lit the Chanukah candles, followed delicious food and getting to know one another.
  • 15. December 2014 - 8:00
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    The latest new activity in this Northern branch of ESRA attracted over 25 people. Spurred on by new olah, Sheila Silver who recently retired from a career in theatre education, we arranged an informal play reading choosing that perennial favourite, Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest' for our first venture.
  • 9. December 2014 - 8:00
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    The scholarship ceremony for ESRA’s 'Students Build a Community' Projects in Netanya took place in December at the Community Center in Hefzibah. Three projects run jointly by ESRA and the Netanya Municipality, help to empower 3 distressed communities by giving free accommodation in the area to students who are hand-picked by our committee.