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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.

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...

Yad Lebanim, 147 Ahuza St., Raanana

 Weekly on Monday mornings.

Two lectures a week through July 2023.
First lecture 09:00-10:00, Coffee break, Second lecture 10:30-11:30

Please Note: There may be changes in speakers and/or subjects. Schedules will be updated monthly.


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.


Advance registration: Must be done at Moadon Hazahav, 2 Opsterland St, Raanana
Sun-Thurs 8:30-13:00 Sun and Mon 16:30-18:00 (afternoon registration in July only) 
Those who were registered for the 2021-2022 series may register by phone 09-7610608/4
from July 3, 2022 between 8:30-13:00 or via the Internet at:   https://www.hugim.org.il/Raanana_2023.htm
Registration fee: 25 NIS Please bring bank details and I.D. card


September 2022 Lectures

 September 5 
9:00-10:00 | The Establishment of Petah Tikva, the Start-up of the People of Mea Shearim | Dr. Anat Gueta
10:30-11:30 | The Two Pigeons – an Allegoric Ballet Set in Bohemian Paris | Guy Baum

September 12
9:00-10:00 | Israel and the Arab World | Prof. Uzi Rabi
10:30-11:30 | Barbra Streisand, the Empress of Show Business | Tzviki Levin

September 19
9:00-10:00 |The Greatest Jazz Big Bands | Dr. Raz Yitzaki
10:30-11:30 | Neuro-esthetics: The Brain on Art, and the Creative Brain | Amit Avron

September 26
Rosh Hashana - no lectures