Our branch was formed in 2012 with the aim of providing social contact for the many English speaking people living in the Tiberias and Jordan Valley. Our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some new olim and some who have been in Israel all their adult lives.  We have people from orthodox backgrounds, secular and everything in between. We have members who live in towns and many from the kibbutzim or yishuvim in the valley and further afield. One common factor is that many of our members feel that our branch is like a family.

We arrange monthly events such as quizzes, speaker meetings, outings and pot-luck get-togethers. Our lunch group meets weekly either in the shopping mall in Tiberias or in the dining room at kibbutz Degania Bet. We also have a knitting group providing much appreciated blankets and clothing for maternity units in our area,

For anyone wishing to take up volunteering activities ESRA provides training for befrienders and the English Tutoring programme which helps young Israelis improve their English language skills.  This is really important for access into higher education.

Through our fund raising activities we are very pleased to be able to support ESRA projects in particular the Students Build a Community project and the ESRA Welfare Fund. Locally we aim to fund animal therapy sessions for a kindergarten caring for children with autism. Like so many other activities this has been cancelled because of Covid but it will start as soon as possible.

We are always pleased to welcome new friends so if you are wondering about getting involved stop thinking about it and come and join us.

Call Peta 054 255 7286 or Carol 054 255 7229 and we will arrange to meet you.