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.


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Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for February 2015
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We are pleased to announce the formation of a new ESRA branch in Petach Tikvah. The inaugural meeting took place a few weeks ago, a new committee has been chosen, and they have organised their first event - a pre-election seminar on Thursday evening 26 February. Welcome to the ESRA family!

ESRA's Cinema Club is opening its doors again, honoring Audrey Goodman ז''ל  who conceived and ran the program for 10 years. The first 2015 screening of the Audrey Goodman Cinema Club in Raanana will be on Wednesday 25 February with 'The Green Dumpster Mystery'. Book early with Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.
Ellen Kronitz is ESRA's new volunteer coordinator for the Cinema Club so if anyone has any suggestions or requests for films please contact her at: ejkejs@smile.co.il.



ESRA has started a new venture ESRA AMBASSADORS. The aim is to spread the message of the amazing work that ESRA and its wonderful volunteers are doing to help disadvantaged communities through self-help and education programs. We believe everyone should know more and are offering to host you and your guests from abroad on an individually tailored afternoon tour of some of ESRA's projects in real time. Please read this link for more details ESRA AMBASSADORS - LET'S BRAG A LITTLE.

Take a look at some other activities and events that have taken place by clicking on this link - reports from Givatayim, Petach Tikva, Ramat Aviv, Rishon Lezion, Haifa and Karmiel, as well as a special outing for the Handicapped Youth of our Kfar Shmaryahu Social Club.



raffle_2014.jpgThe draw for the ESRA 2014 Raffle took place on 6 January.
The results can be viewed on this page http://www.esra.org.il/community-fund
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to the prize donors and to all those who bought tickets.


ETHIOPIAN HAND EMBROIDERED GIFTS
     50% DISCOUNT ON REMAINING ITEMS IN STOCK  All items must be sold! 
View gift items for sale on this link.

Items can be ordered online, or call 09-950 3871 to place your order.

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Please note: the Ethiopian design printed items such as gift cards, Memory Keepers, coasters etc. will continue to be available.



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.
  • Lectures at the ESRA College-Moadon Hazahav at the Raanana Mishkan continue on Monday mornings.
  • The Netanya series of lectures at Beit Yona - three different lectures this month on Tuesdays 10 17 & 24 February
  • The Five Towns series 'Unsung Heroines of the Bible' with Rabbi Ayala Ronen Samuels continues on 4 & 18 February with Tamar and Deborah.
  • A  new course on Jewish Life in the Holy Land with Yudit Weil commences on Monday afternoon 9 February at Beit Fisher - 4 weekly sessions
  • ESRA Jerusalem Branch Course on Hebrew Literature with Rachel Korazim - continues with poems of Bialik on 3 & 10 February with a final meeting on 10 March
  • The 2014/15 Art Lecture series at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art - this month 'Minimalism' on Monday 9th & Thursday 12th February - both series are fully booked - Admission by subscription card only!
  • Weekly activities at Beit Fisher: Zumba Gold for Beginners on Wednesdays at 10:00; Intermediate  on Sundays at 10:00; Folk Dancing with Roni on Thursdays - beginners at 09:00, Intermediate at 10:00.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #178 will be distributed from 3 February.mag_178_s.jpg

Advertising in the ESRA Magazine or on ESRA's websites - For details of display and classified adverts contact Shani 09-956 5728 or email: esramag@esra.org.il

Share your family MILESTONES with ESRA readers - births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, new homes, condolences, and more. Send in your MILESTONES to Sandra in our Gan Rashal office or call 09-950 8371                         
 


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest TV Magazine - December 2014.

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA North Coast 'Theodor Herzl’s Zionist Vision' with Asaf Shamis
ESRA Givatayim Social Breakfast
ESRA at TAMA - Monday series 'American Art'
ESRA Modiin Music Lovers Group
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA at TAMA - Thursday series 'International Exhibitions'
ESRA Karmiel Annual Quiz
ESRA Tel Aviv 'Jews and the Detective Novel' with Carol Novis
ESRA Ramat Aviv 'From Broadway to Hollywood'
ESRA Trip to the Jezreel Valley
ESRA North Coast Games Evening
ESRA hike in the Western Galilee

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

ESRA Ambassadors – Let’s Brag a Little!
Kfar Shmaryahu Social Group meets the Spivak Team
Organ Donation in Israel
ESRA Petach Tikva Preliminary meeting
ESRA Ramat Aviv Backstage Tour of the Habima
Another new ESRA project in Rishon Lezion
Chanukah 2014 with ESRA Haifa Branch
ESRA Ramat Aviv Chanukah Party - Food, Fun and Musical Merriment
Innovations with ESRA Karmiel

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for Chanukah 2014
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In the spirit of the season, many of our branches are holding Chanukah parties to celebrate the festival together. Greetings to all our readers for a happy festive week with friends, colleagues and family.
Check out this article on 'Two Themes to the Festival of Lights'  in the current issue of the ESRA Magazine  www.esra-magazine.com/blog/post/chanukah-5775



raffle_2014.jpgThe draw for the ESRA 2014 Raffle will take place on 6 January. You could be the lucky winner of a weekend for 2 at the Carmel Spa or Bereshit in Mitzpeh Ramon and many other valuable prizes. Don't forget to return your stubs and money in the envelope provided (or mail to ESRA POB 3132, Herzliya 4613002) by the end of December.


ETHIOPIAN HAND EMBROIDERED GIFTS
     50% DISCOUNT ON REMAINING ITEMS IN STOCK  All items must be sold! 
View gift items for sale on this link.

Items can be ordered online, or call 09-950 3871 to place your order.

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After almost 20 years of operation our Ethiopian Embroidery project is closing down. The women and men who were employed, created the beautiful designs for the many gift items which were marketed by ESRA.
Please note: the Ethiopian design printed items such as gift cards, Memory Keepers, coasters etc. will continue to be available.



Our Seminar in November 'Caring for Children with Disabilities' was attended by over 40 people. There has been an interest in forming a Support Group so we will be holding a follow up meeting on Tuesday evening 30 December at Beit Fisher. Parents and siblings of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested, please call Glenis 054-773 4392.


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Our bi-annual Awards Ceremony, honouring the recipients of our 2014 Volunteer Awards was held on Thursday 4th December. Fourteen volunteers from ESRA branches all over the country each involved in a different aspect of ESRA's activity were honoured. Read all about it by clicking on this link.



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will take place
on Sunday 4 January 2015

featuring THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR BAND
with a selection of the Beatles best hits.

Book your tickets now with ESRA Gan Rashal office in Herzliya 09-950 8371.




COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.
  • Lectures at the ESRA College-Moadon Hazahav at the Raanana Mishkan continue on Monday mornings.
  • The Netanya series of lectures at Beit Yona - on 30 December Erela Keinan will talk about Jewish Issues on Broadway.
  • The Jerusalem Literature lectures with Dr. Rachel Korazim continues after Chanukah on Tuesday afternoons on 30 December, 6 & 13 January.
  • The 2014/15 Art Lecture series at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art - next lectures on Monday 5th & Thursday 8th January on 'Meret Oppenheim: Surrealist and a Woman' - both series are fully booked - Admission by subscription card only!
  • Weekly activities at Beit Fisher: Zumba Gold for Beginners on Wednesdays at 10:00; Intermediate  on Sundays at 10:00; Folk Dancing with Roni on Thursdays - beginners at 09:00, Intermediate at 10:00.


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This month we have reports on ESRA activities in three of our branches, Ramat Aviv, Karmiel and Haifa, and on the highly successful National Quiz Night that connected branches all over Israel for a fun evening, whilst raising over 10,000 shekels for our Bayit Cham project.

There is also a heartwarming account of the Scholarship Award Evening held recently in Netanya for the chosen students of the 'Students Build a Community' Project. The project is also featured in an article written by Brenda Katten and published in the December 2014 issue of ESSENCE, Haaretz English Edition's lifestyle magazine. You can read it by clicking on this link http://www.esra.org.il/press-coverage


Click on this Latest News link to see the selection or click on the individual items in the ESRA News section below.



There has been a request for an ESRA Branch in Petach Tikvah so an exploratory meeting will be held on Tuesday evening 13 January. You can check on coming events organised by the various ESRA Branches  by clicking on the individual links below, or on this link to ESRA Events, to find out what's on in your area.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #177
was distributed at the beginning of December. Edition #178 will be published at the beginning of February 2015

Advertising in the ESRA Magazine or on ESRA's websites - For details of display and classified adverts contact Shani 09-956 5728 or email: esramag@esra.org.il

Share your family MILESTONES with ESRA readers - births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, new homes, condolences, and more. Send in your MILESTONES to Sandra in our Gan Rashal office or call 09-950 8371                         
 


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest TV Magazine - June 2014.

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Raanana Course with Yudit Weil 'Anti-Semitism: the Mutating Virus'
ESRA Ramat Aviv 'From Broadway to Hollywood'
ESRA Rishon Chanuka Party
ESRA Ramat Aviv Chanukah Party
ESRA Haifa Chanukah Party
ESRA North Coast Chanuka Party
ESRA Tiberias-Jordan Valley Chanukah Party
ESRA Day Trip 'Stay Warm and Dry'
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA Tiberias-Jordan Valley Visit to the Circassian Museum in Kafr Kama
ESRA Modiin Music Lovers Group
ESRA Fundraiser with David D'Or

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

Innovations with ESRA Karmiel
Scholarship Ceremony for Students Build a Community
ESRA Volunteers 'Kleib Nachas'
ESRA’s National Quiz a resounding success
Haifa Branch gathers momentum
ESRA Ramat Aviv travel North

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for November 2014
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This month we have some wonderful reports on various ESRA activities that have taken place in the last month. Click on this Latest News link to see the selection or click on the individual items in the ESRA News section below.

You can check on coming events organised by the various ESRA Branches  by clicking on the individual links below, or on this link to ESRA Events, to find out what's on in your area.

raffle_2014.jpgThe draw for the ESRA 2014 Raffle will take place on 6 January. To ensure your chance of winning one of the great prizes please return the stubs and money in the envelope provided as soon as possible!! Please contact the office 09-9508371 if you would like more books to sell - the more the merrier!!



Welcome to Sharona Bick who has joined the ESRA staff as ESRA's new Volunteer Coordinator. Sharona will assist Branch and Project co-coordinators in the placement of new volunteers and provide ongoing care for ESRA's existing Volunteers.



On Sunday evening 16 November we are holding an informative seminar 'Caring for Children with Disabilities' especially for parents and siblings of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A panel of guests will share their expertise with us. Reserve your place now with ESRA 09-748 2957.
                                                                                          
Our NATIONAL FUN FUNDRAISING QUIZ is drawing close. On Wednesday 26 November ESRA teams all over Israel will be getting together to pit their wits against one another to have fun and to raise money for the 'Bayit Cham' Projects. If you would like to be part of a team near you, or even host an evening in your home, please contact Glenis as soon as possible.

We are proud to announce that our bi-annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony, honouring the fifteen recipients of our 2014 Volunteer Awards from ESRA branches all over the country, will be held on Thursday evening 4th December. We will also be entertained by the 'Cord-ially Yours' a cappella group.

Our latest round of Regional meetings is underway, bringing representatives from branches all around Israel together to share ideas - Southern Region on Tuesday 11 November in Jerusalem; Northern Region on 16 November at Kibbutz Hanaton and Central Region on Sunday 23 November at Gan Rashal.

And last but not least....hot from the press .... ESRA's Annual Fundraising Concert will take place on Sunday 4 January 2015 and will present THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR BAND with a selection of the Beatles best hits.



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #177
will be distributed from 2 December.

Advertising in the ESRA Magazine or on ESRA's websites - For details of display and classified adverts contact Shani 09-956 5728 or email: esramag@esra.org.il

Share your family MILESTONES with ESRA readers - births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, new homes, condolences, and more. Send in your MILESTONES to Sandra in our Gan Rashal office or call 09-950 8371                         
 


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest TV Magazine - June 2014.

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Givatayim Social Breakfast
ESRA Autumn Trip to the Galil
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA Hol Hamo'ed Hike in the Yarkon National Park area
ESRA Annual Golf Tournament
ESRA NATIONAL FUN QUIZ NIGHT
ESRA Herzliya Bridge Tournament
ESRA Fundraiser with David D'Or

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

ESRA Trip 'The Salad Trail'
ESRA Befrienders Get Together
Friends of ESRA
ESRA and the Brunch Connection
Support for Sderot - ESRA's trip to the South
Letter to ESRA from a mother in Sderot

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for October 2014
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We hope that you spent a meaningful Yom Kippur wherever you were, and in whatever way you celebrate, and we take this opportunity to wish a Hag Succot Sameach to all our readers.

ESRA Branches have already started to plan events for the coming season as you can see on the list below. Click on the individual links to see details, or on this link to ESRA Events, to find out what's on in your area.



raffle_2014.jpgESRA 2014 Raffle books were distributed with the September edition of the magazine. Please contact the office 09-9508371 if you did not receive yours, or if you would like more books to sell - the more the merrier!! To ensure your chance of winning one of the great prizes please return the stubs and money in the envelope provided as soon as possible!!



ESRA together with IBCA invite you to the Annual Balfour Anniversary Lecture on Sunday 2 November in Kfar Shmaryahu with guest speaker Dr. Jonathan Spyer who will speak on 'Israel In The Changing Middle East: Threats and Opportunities'.
                                                                                              
Once again we will be holding a round of Regional meetings bringing representatives from branches all around Israel together to share ideas - Central Region on Tuesday 28 October at Beit Fisher; Southern Region on Tuesday 11 November in Jerusalem and Northern Region on 16 or 19 November at Kibbutz Hanaton.

Make a note of the date of our NATIONAL FUN FUNDRAISING QUIZ to be held on Wednesday 26 November at homes all over Israel. If you would like to take part, or even host an evening in your home, please contact Glenis



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #177
will be distributed from 2 December.

Advertising in the ESRA Magazine or on ESRA's websites - For details of display and classified adverts contact Shani 09-956 5728 or email: esramag@esra.org.il

Share your family MILESTONES with ESRA readers - births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, new homes, condolences, and more. Send in your MILESTONES to Sandra in our Gan Rashal office or call 09-950 8371                         
 


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest TV Magazine - June 2014.


ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Tel Aviv Social Get Together
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA-IBCA Balfour Anniversary Lecture

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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Become a member of ESRA and receive your copy of ESRA MAGAZINE to your door


ESRA News

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for May 2014
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esra_calendar_top_1.jpgThe 2014-15 RECIPE CALENDAR team invites you to support ESRA's important community work and personalise your calendar. There is still time to choose your date - call now!  Check out the options for your personal or business involvement on this link www.esra.org.il/esra-calendar-2014-15



mag_174_0.jpgESRA MAGAZINE #174 was distributed at the beginning of April.
Adverts for issue #175 due out in July, can be accepted up to Thursday 12 June, 2014.

Advertise for a year on ESRA’s websites - only NIS 600 for the entire year. www.esra.org.il and www.esra-magazine.com.
Contact Shani 09-956 5728 email: esramag@esra.org.il


Share your family MILESTONES with ESRA readers - births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, new homes, condolences, and more. Send in your MILESTONES to Sandra in our Gan Rashal office or call 09-950-8371



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.


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  • Our next hike is Tuesday 13 May - a 11km moderate hike in the Carmel hills
  • There are still places for our next fascinating trip - a Walking Tour of Jerusalem on Wednesday 21 May.
  • Only two more weeks to reserve your tickets for the Israel Opera productions of Swan Lake on Monday 9 June and La Traviata at Masada on Monday 16 June, and a special for ESRA branches in the North, tickets for the Israel Opera production of Don Giovanni in the Crusader Courtyard in Akko on Thursday 19 June - NB booking closes 15th May
  • Booking now open for our trip to the Jezreel Valley on Wednesday 25 June
Reservations at ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.



Click on the links below, or on this link to ESRA Events, to find out what's on in your area.

English Speakers in Ramat Aviv are invited to an exploratory Open Evening on Wednesday 14 May to form a new branch of ESRA in Ramat Aviv.
ESRA Caesarea-Zichron Branch is now operating as ESRA Five Towns Branch since it includes English speakers living in Zichron Ya'akov, Binyamina, Caesarea, Hadera, Pardes Hanna, Karkur, Or Akiva and Beit Hananya, plus the moshavim and kibbutzim in the surrounding area.


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Click on this link for details of a Fundraising Evening in aid of the Israel Breast Cancer Emergency Relief Fund IBCERF - a Women's Health Awareness Evening on Monday 12 May 19:30 at Kehilat Ohel Ari, 98 Ravutski, Raanana. Or donate through this link.


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ESRA's Annual General Meeting will take place this year on Tuesday 10 June 10:00 at Beit Fisher, Raanana


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest TV Magazine - March 2014.
On the program:
Medical Clowns: class of 2013 produced by Patricia Carmel;
Birdwatching in Northern Israel produced by Renee Singer;
Habima Square (MFA);
HAPPY Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel 21c);
Independence Square, Netanya (MFA);
English On Stage produced by Maddy Levine


ESRA Upcoming Events

Zumba with ESRA
ESRA North Coast Summer Picnic
ESRA Kfar Saba Kennedy Center Honors
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA at TAMA Monday series 'Art in the Middle Ages'
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
ESRA Ramat Hasharon Annual Concert

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

SUCCESSFUL ESRA ‘LET’S TALK’ LAUNCH IN RA'ANANA
Another successful meeting with the Tiberias-Jordan Valley Branch

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for April 2014
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pessach.jpgWe are happy to bring you this spring edition of our Newsletter and wish you all a very happy Pesach holiday sharing good times with family and friends.

ESRA's Chair, Brenda Katten, brings us her seasonal message entitled "We are the Lucky Ones" - please click on the red title link to read it.

Hag Same'ach to all




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The 2014-15 RECIPE CALENDAR team invites you to support ESRA's important community work and personalise your calendar.
Now is the time for you to choose your date!
Check out the options for your personal or business involvement on this link www.esra.org.il/esra-calendar-2014-15



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.



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  • Our next hike is Wednesday 16 April - a 10km easy moderate Hol Hamo'ed Family Hike to the Lower Galilee
  • Book now for our next fascinating trip visiting Atlit, Rosh Hanikra, Hanita and Yehiam with guide Beryl Ratzer on Wednesday 30 April
  • Watch out for the next, no less fascinating trip - a Walking Tour of Jerusalem on Wednesday 21 May
  • Booking continues for ESRA buses to the Israel Opera productions of Swan Lake on Monday 9 June and La Traviata at Masada on Monday 16 June, and a special for ESRA branches in the North, tickets for the Israel Opera production of Don Giovanni in the Crusader Courtyard in Akko on Thursday 19 June
Reservations at ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.



Click on the links below, or on this link to ESRA Events, to find out what's on in your area.

Our newest Branch in Haifa has planned their first event - open to all - a Beach Walk on Wednesday 9 April. Requests for a new Branch in Ramat Aviv have resulting in planning an exploratory Open Evening for all interested on Tuesday 20 May.


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Click on this ESRA News link to read about some of the great things going on in ESRA. This month we have news on the successful Spring Fair at the British Ambassador's residence, Hannah Wende's new book 'A Kangaroo Hop for Aussie Plants now available from ESRA offices, the excellent Workshop for Young Parents given by educationalist and new Olah, Judy Silver, and an account of Good Deeds Day happening in Raanana when Giora Fried of our 'Nearly New Charity Shop' hosted a group of teenagers from Rimon School.


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Please share your family MILESTONES with ESRA readers - births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, new homes, condolences, and more. Send in your MILESTONES to Sandra in our Gan Rashal office or call 09-950-8371

ESRA MAGAZINE #174 is being distributed at the beginning of April.
Adverts for issue #175 due out in July, can be accepted up to Thursday 12 June, 2014.
To advertise in ESRA MAGAZINE and websites contact 09-956 5728  esramag@esra.org.il.
To view our Classified Ads: click on this link



Please Note: ESRA office hours during Pesach
Beit Fisher: closed from Monday 14th - Monday 21st
Gan Rashal: closed from  Sunday 13th - Monday 21st.
Magazine office: closed from Monday 14th - Monday 21st.


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest TV Magazine - March 2014.
On the program:
Medical Clowns: class of 2013 produced by Patricia Carmel;
Birdwatching in Northern Israel produced by Renee Singer;
Habima Square (MFA);
HAPPY Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel 21c);
Independence Square, Netanya (MFA);
English On Stage produced by Maddy Levine


ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Haifa Games Evening
ESRA Tiberias - Jordan Valley Games Evening

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

ESRA at The Residence
"A KANGAROO HOP FOR AUSSIE PLANTS"
ESRA workshop for young parents
Good Deeds Day in Israel

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for March 2014
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We are happy to announce that we are now accepting orders for dates and sponsorships in ESRA's Fundraising 'RECIPE CALENDAR 2014-15'. Following last year's success we are looking forward to even better support this year from our branches, members and friends.
Check out the options for your personal or business involvement on this link www.esra.org.il/esra-calendar-2014-15


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Once again ESRA will be taking part in the British Embassy Spring Fair on Friday 28 March where local non-profit organisations have been invited to set up stalls. On sale will be emboidery, toys, ceramics, rugs and more....The general public is invited - prior registration is essential by sending an email request to this email address.


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ESRA will be holding 3 regional branch meetings before Pesach to which representatives of each branch are invited. These meetings provide an excellent forum for exchange of ideas and for getting to know each other. Southern Region on 18 March in Modiin Janet 054-7335055; Central Region on 26 March at Beit Fisher  Glenis 054-7734392; Northern Region - date to be decided  Jane 054-7405047, or ESRA Herzliya office 09-9508371.


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Those of you who have attended Dr. Pamela Peled's literature and Shakespeare lectures may be interested to know that a new ESRA Project has been set up in honour of Martin Peled ז''ל. MARTIN'S MEN trains youngsters in the techniques of painting and renovation so that they can spruce up public and private buildings in disadvantaged communities. Read more about this project and how you can donate by clicking on this link



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.


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Reservations at ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.



As more branches join the ESRA family, our list of events gets longer each month! Click on the links below, or on this link to ESRA Events to find out what's on in your area.
Tickets for LOGON production of "Man of La Mancha" in Modiin on Sunday 9 March - contact Jackie 052-7472151 and  in Raanana on Tuesday 18 March - contact ESRA 09-7482957.



Click on this ESRA News link to read about some of the great things going on in ESRA. This month we have news from our meetings in Herzliya, Givatayim and the Jordan Valley, an account of our trip 'Bakers, Fighters and Flowers', some of the inspiring Projects in Netanya, a new project Martin's Men, and an invitation to the Spring Fair at the residence of the British Ambassador and his wife.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #173 was distributed at the beginning of February.
Adverts for issue #174 can be accepted up to Thursday 6 March, 2014.
To advertise in ESRA MAGAZINE and websites contact 09-956 5728  esramag@esra.org.il.
Classified Ads: click on this link
Call our office 09-9508371 to give a gift of ESRA membership to someone you know who is contemplating Aliya or living in any area of Israel.


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest Programme - December 2013.

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Modiin Music Lovers Group
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA hike in the Western Galilee
ESRA Tiberias-Jordan Valley Purim Party
ESRA Day Trip 'Stay Warm and Dry'
ESRA Rishon Lezion Bazaar
ESRA at TAMA - Monday series 'American Art'
ESRA Netanya Benefit Concert with Gil Shohat
ESRA Tiberias - Jordan Valley Games Evening

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

Uplifting News from Netanya Projects
Jordan Valley Indentification Parade
Martin's Men - a new project
Enjoyable ESRA trip with an intriguing name
Barbara Blum and Isaac Stern open ESRA's new Givatayim branch
ESRA table at the British Embassy Spring Fair
ESRA Herzliya hosted Linda Silverstone in a moving evening of Poetry

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 



Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for February 2014
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If you can't see this page properly please click on http://www.esra.org.il/february-2014


Our newest Branch in Ramat Gan - Givatayim kicks off with its first social & cultural event with a lecture by music maven Barbara Blum on Isaac Stern on Wednesday 19 February.

Other branches have a variety of lectures and luncheons with plenty of opportunity to meet up with friends and acquaintances, new and old, and have an enjoyable time. Click on the links below, or on this link to ESRA Events to find out what's on this month.



Click on this ESRA News link to read about some of the positive effects of ESRA, including an Ethiopian student's success story when she spoke at our Broadway Hits Fundraiser last month, a new Haifa branch finally starting in Israel's 3rd largest city, the impressive talk by MK Isaac 'Buji' Herzog at the last of our winter lecture series, and a lovely account of ESRA's 'Golden Zumba Girls' as they danced for Breast Cancer Awareness.


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Our Annual Raffle was drawn on Monday 6 January. A list of winners can be seen by clicking on this link. A sincere thank you to all those who donated prizes, and who purchased and sold tickets. All proceeds are in aid of ESRA's Projects in the Community




COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE COMING SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.

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The documentary at the Raanana Cinema Club on Thursday 20 February is 'Special Interview' focusing on 2 young people with disabilities who follow their dream. Writer and Director Nitzan Rosenberg will speak after the film. Book now to avoid disappointment.



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ESRA Raanana Bookshop Special Sale - Entire Stock Reduced.
Books will be on sale at the College at the Mishkan on Monday 3rd February.
NEW!  'Books, Coffee & Chat' on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 – 12 NOON
ESRA Caesarea Bookshop welcome visitors to their new premises at the beautiful new Binyamina Mall
ESRA Modiin Bookshop Check out their Facebook page to find out who is their February Author of the Month



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Reservations at ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #173  is being distributed at the beginning of February.
Adverts for issue #174 can be accepted up to Thursday 6 March, 2014.
To advertise in ESRA MAGAZINE and websites contact 09-956 5728  esramag@esra.org.il. Classified Ads: click on this link


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's newest Programme - December 2013.

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Resuscitation and First Aid Course
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA Trip to the Jezreel Valley
ESRA at TAMA Monday series - 'International Exhibitions'
ESRA at TAMA Monday series 'Art in the Middle Ages'

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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Become a member of ESRA and receive your copy of ESRA MAGAZINE to your door


ESRA News

ESRA's Zumba girls dance for Cancer Awareness
Yitzhak Buji Herzog speaks to a packed ESRA audience
Birth of a Branch
Beautiful music creates a beautiful tomorrow!

Project of the Month

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'Bayit Cham' Clubhouses for Girls
Two clubhouses in Netanya and Herzliya creating a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
Your donations are always welcome
 


Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for January 2014    

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Another year has gone by and the variety and originality of ESRA activities has increased. Two new branches have been created in recent months, one in Ramat Gan-Givatayim and one in Haifa  (follow the links in red for more information). In addition an ESRA NEW GENERATION (E.N.G.) chapter has evolved in Rishon Lezion for the 20-50 age group.

Click on the links below, or on this link to ESRA Events to find out what's on this month. Click on this ESRA News link to read about various activities that have happened.

Wishing all our readers a Chodesh Tov, and a Happy 2014.



2013_raffle.jpgOur Annual Raffle will be drawn on Monday 6 January. Winners will be notified and a list will be posted.

A sincere thank you to all those who donated prizes, and who purchased and sold tickets. As you know all proceeds are in aid of ESRA's Projects in the Community





COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE WINTER SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.


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The next guest in our Winter Lecture Series is MK and Leader of the Opposition, Issac "Buji" Herzog speaking on 'Peace with the Palestinians – Is it Feasible?' On Sunday 19 January at Yad Lebanim in Raanana.
Some tickets still available from ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.



broadway-top_0.jpg BROADWAY HITS fundraiser on Sunday 5 January 2014 at the Herzliya Performing Arts Centre - TICKETS SOLD OUT! The show features Keren Hadar, Colin Shachat & Daniella Lugassy accompanied by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, conducted by David Sebba.
Thanks to all those who have contributed, and sold and bought tickets. Looking forward to a great evening.



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Reservations at ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.


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ESRA MAGAZINE #172  was distributed in December.
 
'WINTER' is the subject for our current photographic contest. Email your high resolution jpg as an attachment to esramag@esra.org.il with your name, address and telephone number – and in a few words please tell us where your photo was taken. The closing date for entries is Thursday January 16, 2014. The prize is a 2GB Ultra Class 10 SDhC card. The winner and a selection of other entries will appear in magazine #173.

Adverts for issue #173 can be accepted up to Thursday January 9, 2014. To advertise in ESRA MAGAZINE and websites contact 09-956 5728  esramag@esra.org.il. Classified Ads: click on this link


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's September 2013 Programme.

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA Fundraiser with David D'Or
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA Karmiel Annual Quiz
ESRA at TAMA - Monday series 'American Art'
ESRA Hol Hamo'ed Hike in the Yarkon National Park area
ESRA Modiin Quiz Night
ESRA North Coast Games Evening
ESRA Trip to the EILAT 2017– CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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ESRA News

New ESRA Branch in Givatayim
Rabbi David Rosen on Jewish-Christian relations
Creative Hanukah Party in the Jordan Valley
Books and cakes it does not get any better than that...!!

Project of the Month

Social Club for Handicapped Youth in Kfar Shmaryahu.
ESRA pays the salary of the group leader who organises weekly activities at the club.
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Your donation will ensure their club stays open.

Follow this link to contribute. Thank you.




Welcome to ESRA's e-Newsletter for December 2013            

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We're happy to bring you another issue of our e-Newsletter summarising activities for the coming month plus advance notice of future tiyulim or fundraisers. As usual our branches have organised a plethora of social and cultural activities - you can see what's offered in each area either by clicking on the links below, or by clicking on this link to ESRA Events.

Many of our branches also arrange social and/or fundraising activities involving volunteers in aid of projects. Click on this ESRA News link to read what's going on in Rishon, Netanya, Binyamina and more. Do send us more of your local events, with photos, to share with our readers.

We wish all our readers a very happy Chanukah.



Our Annual Raffle in aid of ESRA's Projects in the Community will be drawn on Monday 6 January. Only one month remains to give yourselves and your family, friends and neighbours the opportunity to win one of our wonderful prizes. More raffle books are available from our offices
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1st Prize: 2 nights for 2 at the Carmel Forest Spa Hotel
2nd Prize: 2 nights for 2 at the Beresheet Hotel in Mitzpeh Ramon
3rd Prize: 1 night for 2 at the Sharon Hotel in Herzliya
plus many additional prizes: Art work by Steffa Reis, Spa treatments, Hairdressers, Restaurants and more......



Congratulations to the ESRA Caesarea-Zichron Branch who have moved their Second-hand Bookshop to a brand new location in the 'Binyamina Sheli' Mall. Click here for details. The volunteers and committee welcome you to come in and browse and buy!

ESRA members in Givatayim are planning a meeting on Tuesday 17 December to discuss the possibility of a new Branch in the area - spread the word to anyone you know there.



COURSES AND ONGOING EVENTS FOR THE WINTER SEASON

For more details click on the links in red.


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The next guest in our Winter Lecture Series will be Rabbi David Rosen taking place at Yad Lebanim in Raanana on Wednesday 18 December. Rabbi Rosen will be speaking on 'How Much has the Christian World Really Changed in its Attitude to Jews and Israel?'
Tickets available from ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957.



broadway-top_0.jpgPurchase your tickets NOW for our next Fundraiser - BROADWAY HITS on Sunday 5 January 2014 at the Herzliya Performing Arts Centre. The show features Keren Hadar, Colin Shachat & Daniella Lugassy singing some of the world's favourite songs, accompanied by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, conducted by David Sebba.
Tickets available now from ESRA Herzliya office 09-950 8371.



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  • Our next hike is in January - more details to be posted soon. 
  • Tu B'Shvat tiyul on Thursday 16th January to Kibbutz Ein Shemer and Shuni 
  • Classical Music Festival in Eilat on Thursday 30 January-Sunday 2 February  all inclusive rate at the Laguna Hotel - We are still acccepting bookings for people not joining the bus (possibility of an organised flight).
Reservations at ESRA Beit Fisher 09-748 2957 .


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ESRA MAGAZINE #172  is now being distributed. Adverts for issue #173 can be accepted up to Thursday January 9, 2014. To advertise in ESRA MAGAZINE and websites contact 09-956 5728  esramag@esra.org.il. Classified Ads: click on this link
 
'WINTER' is the subject for our next photographic contest. Email your high resolution jpg as an attachment to esramag@esra.org.il with your name, address and telephone number – and in a few words please tell us where your photo was taken. The closing date for entries is Thursday January 16, 2014. The prize is a 2GB Ultra Class 10 SDhC card. The winner and a selection of other entries will appear in magazine #173.


Click on this You Tube link to see ESRAvision's September 2013 Programme.
    

ESRA Upcoming Events

ESRA North Coast Chanuka Party
ESRA Tiberias-Jordan Valley Purim Party
ESRA Netanya 'Meet and Greet' Coffee Morning
ESRA Raanana Course with Yudit Weil 'Anti-Semitism: the Mutating Virus'
ESRA Raanana Cinema Club 'Haute Cuisine goes Kosher'
ESRA North Coast Social Coffee Evening
ESRA Fundraiser with David D'Or

Click Here

Click on the Calendar
to see what's on


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Become a member of ESRA and receive your copy of ESRA MAGAZINE to your door


ESRA News

Books and cakes it does not get any better than that...!!
ESRA Rishon Lezion's Yearly Chanukah Mission
Netanya Craft Fair Success
Girls from 'Bayit Cham' discover a new talent
ESRA North Regional Meeting

Project of the Month

Social Club for Handicapped Youth in Kfar Shmaryahu.
ESRA pays the salary of the group leader who organises weekly activities at the club.
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Your donation will ensure their club stays open.

Follow this link to contribute. Thank you.