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

  • 18. February 2015 - 8:00
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    Our 12 ESRA volunteers spent a most enlightening afternoon on Kibbutz Maggal under the guidance of Shlomi, a member of the kibbutz and director of the Riding and Animal Therapy Center. We started at the olive oil shop where we were able to taste the 8 varieties of oil - each delicious in its own way! A wide selection of excellent oil was taken back to our Netanya kitchens!
  • 11. February 2015 - 8:00
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    ESRA’s Project of Excellence at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute in Mikhmoret takes place every Thursday afternoon.  The project takes 36 motivated underprivileged teenagers to the Institute for enrichment in the sciences, ecology, marine biology and teamwork skills. 
  • 8. February 2015 - 8:00
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    Kamatov TV is an exciting new Internet Video Channel offered to English speakers in Israel, in conjunction with ESRA, ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections to the 20th Knesset. The name Kama Tov comes from the Arik Einstein song of the same name – “How wonderful that you came home!”
  • 4. February 2015 - 8:00
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    The wonderful cooperation between the Netanya 'Hoops For Kids' Foundation and our 'Students Build a Community' project in Netanya resulted in an invitation for the kids from our programs to practise sessions of the 'Barak Netanya' Basketball Team. 
  • 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.