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As Israel's largest English speaking community, ESRA aids the successful integration of olim, both new and veteran, by providing them with a social and cultural framework including high quality services and events for all age groups. ESRA also works to bridge equity gaps in Israeli society through its education and welfare projects, which at the same time provide olim with volunteering opportunities that get them involved as contributing members of Israeli society.

ESRA College and Raanana Moadon Hazahav Lecture Series

Monday, 1 November 2021 at 9:00

Mishkan for Music and Art , 2A Hapalmach St., Raanana

ESRA National

The English Speakers College in Raanana continue their series of weekly Monday lectures covering a wide range of topics and include experienced lecturers from the fields of academia, art, music, politics, travel and more...

Weekly on Monday mornings.
Two lectures a week through July 2022.
First lecture 09:00-10:00, Coffee break, Second lecture 10:30-11:30


Advance registration: Must be done at Moadon Hazahav, 2 Opsterland St, Raanana
Sun - Thurs 8:30 -13:00 (Bank details and ID card necessary.)
Those who were registered for the 2019-2020 series may register by phone at 09-761-0783 between 8:30-13:00.
Cost per month: Raanana residents NIS 100 | Non-residents NIS 125
Entrance charge at the door (open to all): Two lectures NIS 35 | One lecture NIS 25.


November Lectures

November 1
9:00-10:00 | Israel and the Arab World | Prof. Uzi Rabi
10:30-11:30 | Steven Mcrae – The Royal Ballet Superstar | Guy Baum

November 8
9:00-10:00 | Culture around the World and how We Perceive it | Prof. Tamar Almor
10:30-11:30 | The Voice of a Genius | Erela Keinan

November 15
9:00-10:00 | Gene Editing: A Miracle Cure or a Threat to Civilization? | Dr. Rakefet Rosenfeld
10:30-11:30 | International Intelligence: The Secret Espionage Cooperation- The Mystery-fascinating Characteristics of the Unique and Unusual Joint-Secret-Operational Intelligence Relationship | Saar Kadmon

November 22
9:00-10:00 | Jews in Poland after The Shoah | Paul Liptz
10:30-11:30 | Charles Darwin and the Adventure Aboard the Beagle | Noam Sgan Cohen

November 29
9:00-10:00 | A Short History of Body Image in Jewish Art | Jonathan Hirschfeld
10:30-11:30 | The UN and Israel: From Creation to Confrontation | Prof. Eitan Gilboa