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.



If you would like a Befriender to get in touch with you, or visit you, please contact us.
Our volunteer befrienders have been trained to provide a listening ear, to help wherever possible with information, or to advise on referral contacts.
They are prepared to visit anyone who is housebound, elderly, or lonely including reading, conversing, taking for walks, shopping etc..

Anyone interested in joining our group of befrienders please contact us.

All over Israel
Contact Name: 
Glenis Bertfield
054-773 4392

Cotton Candy in Rishon - a new experience for our volunteers

News Date: 
30. May 2012 - 8:00

rishon_candyfloss.jpgOn Tuesday afternoon, May 29, Janet Kiesari, Marion Levy and Naomi Zuri were privileged to attend an end of the year "happening" for the 'Nativ' Project in Rishon held at the Chai Kef Zoo, under the auspices of the Municipality with the Mayor of Rishon Lezion (Mr. Dov Zur) in attendance.

Netanya Hefzibah 'Insight' and Social Morning

News Date: 
13. May 2012 - 8:00

hefzibah_social_1.jpgExcitement was in the air as we arrived at Hefzibah on the morning of 8 May for our ESRA presentation. We had attracted over thirty interested people, mostly recent olim.  The Matnas looked magnificent after its recent refurbishment, organised and welcoming.  

Wonderful Woollies for Rishon children

News Date: 
15. December 2011 - 8:00

rishonknits.jpegCombine ESRA volunteers who love to knit, with children who need warm sweaters..... and Bingo .... a very special ESRA Knitting project is born.  

Neighborhood Gardening in Hefzibah

News Date: 
20. February 2011 - 8:00
trees-93.jpgStudents in ESRA's “Students Build a Neighbourhood” Project in Hefzibah, Netanya organised a neighborhood  'happening' to plant hundreds of plants and a number of trees in a new community garden in the neighbourhood.

Inspiring INSIGHT seminar

News Date: 
13. February 2011 - 8:00

The Insight day is just the kind of event that ESRA members enjoy.  From the 10am start, ESRA veterans enthused at the constant flow of information.  Newer members were in awe by what has been done, and by what is being done by ESRA.  The room was abuzz with anticipation and pride.  The energy and enthusiasm generated by the speakers was palpable - Joan Weisman, Netanya

Volunteer Awards 2010

Ros & Henry Ben Ezra

Australians, Ros and Henry married in 1967 on Israel Independence Day, immediately  coming to volunteer in Israel  during the Six Day War, staying on  for a couple of years as teachers in Nahariya.

Volunteer Awards 2008

Tuesday October 28, 2008 at Kibbutz Shefayim Auditorium

ESRA at thirty is a remarkable organization. It began as a group of English-speaking new immigrants who sought the ease and familiarity of socializing with other English speakers. It has grown into a registered charitable organization which presents to the public a rich array of social, cultural and educational activities and services as well as over thirty projects in the community for those new olim and veteran Israelis in need of support.

Opportunities for Volunteering

Click on the orange headlines below to find out what volunteering opportunities there may be for you.

Click on 'Current Volunteering Opportunities' to see where help is most needed at this time.

About Volunteering

ESRA encourages English speakers in Israel to volunteer in the community. Whether new olim or established citizens, by doing so we feel part of the surroundings and a contributing member of society. And, of course, Israeli society is all the richer for their input.

There are many different areas of volunteering to suit every individual's personality and/or area of expertise. ESRA has a volunteer coordinator who is willing to discuss your suitability and time availability for one of the worthwhile volunteering activities that ESRA is involved in.