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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
A long-term project whereby students live rent-free in disadvantaged neighborhoods, they each mentor a group of local schoolchildren and enrich the community. Netanya, Akko, Rishon Lezion
A biennial course for high-potential youth providing educational enrichment in marine science, and ecology at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret
Financial support provided to families in times of crisis. Nationwide
ESRA’s ETP facilitates the work of the English teacher, promotes the students' academic achievements, and provides great satisfaction to volunteer tutors
Financial assistance to students, from their second year of studies. Nationwide
Children with behavioral problems learn to communicate and acquire tools for success, through interacting with animals in the therapeutic farm at Kibbutz Magal, Hadera and surroundings
Weekly activities for young adults providing a social framework and enrichment. Herzeliya, central region
Early childhood experts work in kindergartens, helping children prepare for first grade both educationally and emotionally. Netanya
Professional music instruction for youths to help develop their musical talents. Netanya
During afterschool hours, students mentor a group of schoolchildren recommended by the Welfare Department, in return for a scholarship. Rishon Lezion 
Learning basic computer skills, Internet and social media, at Enosh Center. Ramat Hasharon
Weekly chess class and activities for special occasions in an afterschool welfare center. Rishon Lezion
Remedial teaching in an afterschool welfare center. Modiin
Animal therapy and weekly fun in the park. Tiberias
Individual subsidized meetings in English for those dealing with trauma and life's challenges. Phone meetings available. Supervised by Prof. Claire Rabin. Nationwide  
Volunteers visit or telephone the elderly, helping them socially and culturally. Nationwide