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Part of the Safari Steak House ad which appeared in the very first issue of the ESRA Newsletter

Design changes in our title piece reflect various typographical styles over the last 40 years

 200 issues on, we look back at earlier issues of ESRA ...



When ESRA introduced the renewed website (http://www.esra.or...
Omer Singer, aged ten, presents Klezmer musician Bernie Marinbach with a bouquet of flowers

Klezmer music from Bernie Marinbach, Aharon Gnipek and Gregory Lev

Gabriella Fulda ... overall winner of the contest

At the podium (from left) Renee Singer, Mayor of Raanana Haim Broide, Dr Ilana Blumberg, Marian Lebor, Shlomo Liberman

ESRA representatives at the podium (from left) Baruch Tanaman, Merle Guttmann, Carol Novis, Judy Shapiro, Glenis Bertfield

Guests gather at the reception in the Arts Center, Raanana, before the presentation of awards in the ESRAmagazine Short Story Contest

Story board ... catching up with winning tales

Photos: Yoav Cohen, Ilan Hirschowitz, Denis Kaliser, Ma...
Welcome to Israel ... Rhona and Eric Berzack, of Modiin, at Savidor Train Station, Tel Aviv, waiting to greet visitors

ESRA Song Contest volunteer Adi Assodri takes a selfie

Song Contest volunteers at Arlozoroff train station, Tel Aviv, include Modiin residents Marion Stone (second left) and Ora Blank (Photo: Dov Haimson)

 By Anthony Green and Cynthia Barmor Showing our best I...

If I were to list all the poems, essays, books, the written ...
Enjoying the Crafts Fair

The tables are turned on ESRAVision’s Sally and Richard Halon who were videoing and photographing the day’s events

Can I have your autograph please? Followers of The Jerusalem Post and London Times columnist Melanie Phillips patiently queue to get her signature on copies of her books which were on sale

Hat parade and smiles in the sunshine

More happy faces

Welcome to Speakers' Corner

Enjoying lunch with friends on a sun-soaked day

With a little help from our friends ... and a Beatles tribute band

ESRA held its 40th Anniversary Celebration on 14th May. The ...

A bereavement that affects the entire nation It is with deep...
 Very dear Merle, I spent this morning at the ESRA offi...
Dear Merle, The Celebration of ESRA's 40th Anniversary was m...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Merle with Neville Friedland, whom she describes as “my right-hand man”

Now . . . Merle sitting on grandson Ben’s knee

Then . . . Ben sitting on grandmother Merle’s knee

Have you ever been landed with something to do, totally unex...


Computer Centers

It is said that "children live what they learn". A prophetic...
ESRA: The night it all began  April 5th, 1979, on my 20...
 Thank you so much to the women of ESRA Modiin for the ...
Rami with students Orion, Shira and Aviva who sang with him

Photographs by Yoav Cohen The theater was filled to capacity...
ESRA Rishon organized a Purim party for the children attendi...




Photos: Barbara Slater  The highly successful bridge to...
What a performance! Singers C B Davies, Dena Buchman Davies, Shimi Herman and Shlomit Leah Kovsalski

ESRA Modiin was recently treated to a wonderful evening of B...
Speaker Robin Froumin

The fascinating image of a sea plane landing on the Sea of G...
Somebody once asked me, "Do you like to knit?" to which I re...
On December 30th, 2018, a new Knitting and Crocheting Circle...