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Alice (Aliza) Marks was born in Wynberg, Cape Town and attended the Wynberg Girls High School. From her early teens she was active in Bnei Akiva and then joined Habonim. On leaving school she worked as a secretary for the Cape Zionist Youth Executive and initiated a magazine called Lanoar which was intended specially for Jewish children living in small communities throughout South Africa. The office duplicated magazine was in great demand and by 1995 it started being a printed item and sent to anyone who requested it. There are quite a few ex-faithful readers living in Israel today. She fulfilled her youth movement education by coming on aliya in 1956. She and her late husband David were the first couple to settle on their Moshav Givat Shapira, 5 kms north of Netanya. They were always involved in the life of the moshav where their three children were born. Alice worked in the import department of Tempo Beer Industries in Netanya for many years. When she retired in 1995, she joined ESRA and immediately became an active participant in the Ethiopian Embroidery Project. She has spent many years introducing new items and helping with the project administration. She volunteers now in the Students Build a Neighborhood project in Hefzibah, Netanya and is always ready to lend a hand wherever necessary.
Some of the young performers

At the launch ... the Mayor of Netanya, Miriam Feirberg, flanked by ESRA Chairperson Brenda Katten (left) and Nina Zuck

 The many young people living in the Hefzibah and Neot ...