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.


Volunteer Awards 2003

ZIONA AGULNIK Ziona made aliya from South Africa for the second time in April 1996.  Her first project with ESRA was helping open the Techushon in Kfar Saba
where she volunteered for three and a half years.  She delivers food for the needy in Kfar Saba and works with the Ethiopian community.  She has also helped start a sewing chug for the Ethiopian ladies in Kfar Saba and worked with ESRA volunteers to help Beautiful Israel projects by painting walls and beautifying

Volunteer Awards 2007

Vera Freudmann
Vera and her husband Joey have lived in Ra'anana for most of the thirty years
they've been in Israel.  She remembers the start of ESRA and is delighted to be
involved with its magnificent work.  Her four children are all married and three
of them live in or near Ra'anana so she spends a lot of time with her seven
grandchildren.  Vera was with the Sharon Players for many years, worked in drama
for children and, more recently, has taught English to adults.  She says that

Volunteer Awards 2005

Pnina Angel
Born in New York Pnina made Aliyah in 1968.  Married, with 3 children, she is soon to be a grandmother.  She’s a graduate of Brooklyn College (History), and the Hebrew University  (Librarianship) and worked as a librarian for 29 years, including 20 years as librarian of the Israel Navy.  Having taken early retirement 2.5 years ago, Pnina joined the Esra Kfar Saba Branch and became project coordinator of the Mo'adonit Kfar Saba in Sept. 2004.
Pat Arthur

Volunteer Awards 2004

Meira Applebaum
Meira came on aliya from the US in 1967 with Jack and their four children. She founded ESRA’s second hand clothing shop in Zahala and served as Branch Chairman for three years, coordinating branch activities. Meira has volunteered teaching and organized many volunteer workshops and training sessions. She was instrumental in organizing a program in Yavne for gifted Ethiopian children to study at the Weizmann Institute. This year Meira headed the ESRA Soup and Salad Cookbook project.

Freda Berman (ז"ל)

Volunteer Awards 2002

Hadassa Birnbaum

Volunteer Awards 2001

David Band
For your untiring efforts and enthusiasm on behalf of the Right Track Centres. Your gift of story telling has brought added enjoyment and pleasure to everyone there.

Ellen Bernknopf
For your caring, dedication and nUliuring of ESRA's most valued asset - our volunteers. Your volunteering, facilitation of the Immigrant Women's Group and regular home visits to the elderly make you an exemplary volunteer
Pat Dimet

Volunteer Awards 1999

Mimi Ben Aderet:
For your many years of service to ESRA in Kfar Saba and your tireless efforts in helping all new immigrants.

Gillian Cole:
For your ongoing contribution to the children of ESRA Hadar Techushon & for your generosity in the giving of your home for them & other events.

Iris Davis:
For your many many years of outstanding organisation of the distribution of the ESRA Magazines in Kochav Yair almost single handed.

ESRA's Special Volunteer Awards