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Education and welfare projects

Education & Welfare Projects

ESRA, founded in 1979 as a non-profit, is Israel's largest English-speaking community, aiding the integration of olim while working toward equality in Israeli society. ESRA aims to help diminish educational and social gaps, especially in the socio-geographic periphery, focusing on education and excellence programs and enhancing personal and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. We also integrate English-speaking immigrants into these projects, helping them feel useful and contributing members of society, thereby serving our two significant aims.

Education and Welfare Community Projects
Financially struggling students receive free housing in disadvantaged areas. In exchange, they mentor local schoolchildren and become social activists, enriching the whole community, currently in Netanya, Akko, and South Tel Aviv (including a total of 60 students and 240 schoolchildren).
A biennial course for 38 high-potential youth, 8th -9th grade, providing educational enrichment in marine science, and ecology at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret
ESRA ETP, in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Education, promotes English academic achievements, and offers English speakers the opportunity to become a contributing part of Israeli society.
Financial assistance to students from their third year of studies. Nationwide
Through therapeutic interaction with animals, 15 children with behavioral problems learn to communicate and acquire tools for success at the Kibbutz Magal riding and animal therapy center, Hadera, and surroundings.
Social club for 14 physically or mentally disabled young adults from the central region who meet in Kfar Shmaryahu. 
Early childhood experts work in kindergartens in the socio-economic periphery, helping 50 children prepare for first grade both educationally and emotionally. Netanya
Professional music instruction for 30 teenagers to help develop their musical talents. Netanya
Professional training in seweing for 18 adults in two community centers in Netanya
In partnership with SYL and in accordance with the UN model, 15 8th-9th grade students are trained to become ambassadors of Sderot through debating
Acquaintance with theatre, acting and plays to form a communal theater group for 15 mentally challenged adults at Enosh Center in Ramat Hasharon
Weekly Photography & Cinematography classes and activities for special occasions in an afterschool welfare center. Rishon Lezion
Remedial teaching and special enrichment programs are provided in an afterschool welfare center in Modiin, to 15 schoolchildren who live under difficult home conditions that affect their wellbeing.
Weekly class in Art for 24 scholcildren at the Moria and Pitango Afterschool Welfare Center in Rehovot
Weekly animal therapy and fun in the park for 10 children attending a special kindergarten for autistic children, in Tiberias
ESRA Secondhand Shops
ESRA second Hand & Vintage Shops for the Community

Our secondhand shops for the community are loaded with clothing and brands for women, men, and children, bric-a-brac, vintage, and much more….all at reasonable prices!

ESRA second Hand & Vintage Shops for the Community

Our secondhand bookshops have a huge variety of English fiction and non-fiction for all ages, including lots of good reads for kids, all at rock-bottom prices.