ESRAmagazine is Israel's major English-language community magazine. Founded in 1979, it is today a highly acclaimed 108 page bi-monthly publication that provides readers with an informative guide and entertaining companion to life in Israel.


It enriches the lives of English speakers, helping them get absorbed into Israel and involving them more in the community. Choc-full of fascinating articles on life and achievements in the stimulating country we call home, it reflects the amazing diversity of our writers' interests and expertise, with everything from food recipes to short fiction, photography to tax law, history to high-tech, book reviews to playing bridge and breakthroughs in health to discoveries in archeology. It is also crammed full of information on a myriad of subjects from how to green your life to how to give more of yourself as a volunteer, and have a full cultural and social life in Israel.


ESRAmagazine is also a forum for English speakers to voice their thoughts, write articles, network, initiate activities. Unlike many other in-house publications, ESRA looks out in addition to focusing on what is happening within the organization.


The Magazine, which maintains a professional quality, is written, edited and proofed by volunteers and it is financed by adverts. It is published by ESRA – English Speaking Residents Association, a nonprofit organization.



ESRA - ISRAEL'S COMMUNITY MAGAZINE is a unique and unusual publication. It is entirely written, edited, and proofed by volunteers. It has an editorial board which comprises an editor-in-chief and 21 contributing editors, all on a volunteer basis, and many of them professional writers. The administration and adverts are also done by volunteers.



Merle Guttmann



Maia AronAnnette  BodeJennia Ganit ChodorovLucille CohenJudy FrankelVera FreudmannCarl HoffmanDennis KaliserMarian LeborMorty LeibowitzEli LibensonShlomo LibermanHilary MeirPnina Moed KassCarol NovisMyra OlswangPamela PeledMike PorterNina ReshefJudy ShapiroPat Zuckerman,



Denis Shifrin 



Judy FrankelMarian LeborMarcia LevinsonShlomo LibermanCarol NovisNeil SchwartzCynthia Shapiro



Neville FriedlandArne Rabuchin



Myra Olswang  



Dennis Kaliser,/Website Lynette Karp / Website, Judi Ladizinsky/Website, Lolita Marcos/Advertisers List, Carol Novis / Website, Simonne Ram / Self Help Organizations, Penny Pulik / Indexing, Mike Porter / Website, Norman Silbert / Website & Translations