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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.

Visiting a Country at War (Ukraine) and its Jews with David Lisbona - Live and via Zoom

Monday, 28 November 2022 at 19:30

Golda Meir 27, Ramat Golda, Haifa

ESRA members NIS 25 | Non-members NIS 35

ESRA Haifa Branch

NYC 12:30 | UK 17:30 | SA 19:30

Click here to register for the live event
Click here to register for the zoom event

Israel is often described as a country at war, yet we Anglos know that for most people life goes on as usual even when there's a big military operation somewhere. All the more so for a country as huge as Ukraine (larger than France). So, a curious and adventurous ESRA member from Haifa decided to visit recently (the more peaceful) Western Ukraine and its Jewish communities. This talk, accompanied by photos and stories, will tell how Ukraine looks nowadays to a Western visitor, how the Jews are doing and how Ukrainians are coping with those who fled and those who came back.

David Lisbona from London made Aliyah 50 years ago at the age of 24. He served in the IDF as an officer and spent most of his professional career in Hi-Tech. He retired early and spent 12 years involved in Jewish-Arab and Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation work. He is a passionate genealogist and amateur historian and likes to travel.

Refreshments will be served.

For further information please contact David Toubkin on 055 227 4513 or Judy Granit on 054 456 8932
Note: Golda Meir 27 is about 260 metres from the Abba Hushi/Hannah Rovina bus stop. Best bus options are the 37 or 37A.


The time of the event refers to Israel Local Time.
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Registration: Click on the register link above or contact the Booking Office at 09-9508371 (ext 2).
If you have registered for the zoom option, an invitation will be sent to your email address once your payment has been processed.
A recording will be available for those who register and are unable to attend.

Proceeds support ESRA Education and Welfare Community projects to strengthen Israeli society. Read more

Event tags:
Lecture