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Bess Hoffman came to live in Israel from South Africa in 1969 with her husband Eddy and three small children. In 1978 she got her Israeli tourist guide license and had a great time showing and explaining “our beautiful country” to many tourists until 1998. After retiring she became an ESRA volunteer and is Chairperson of ESRA Herzliya and also the organizer of ESRA’s annual bridge competition.

From The Rivers of Babylon to The Present Day - Lecture...
Irene Gee (left) and Judy Samuels

 Recently, I was invited to a "Bring-an-interesting-pla...
The Swedish Ambassador and members of the audience listening to the talk

In October the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Magnus Hellgren, mos...
The cover of Gregory J. Wallance’s book about Sarah Aaronsohn, the leader of the Nili spy ring

Online advice (from left) Dena Laufer, David Gee, Lenita and Stanley Curzon (Photo: Denis Kaliser)

 Two fascinating speakers recently each gave a talk to ...

 In May in Herzliya Cynthia Maresky gave an excellent t...
Left to right: Dena Laufer, Bess Hoffman, Yotam Polizer, Sally Oren, Sandra and Marcel Grossman

In April, in the beautiful home of Sandra and Marcel Grossma...
At the lunch ... front row (from left) Victoria Habib, Francois Horowicz, Ziva Kahn, Bess Hoffman. Back (from left) Maxine Ray (in blue with glasses), Gloria Shapiro, Dena Laufer, Marjorie Glick, Naomi Bar-Yosef, Ida Isaacs, Norma Steinberg and Linda Epstein Story by Linda Epstein and Bess Hoffman Photo: Eddy Hoffman

The Frances Greenberg Book Club had an end of the year lunch...
At the entertainment ... Irene Myron (left) with Barbara Blum

 ESRA's very own charismatic Barbara Blum invited us to...
Bess Hoffman, Marcel and Sandra Grossman, Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and Dena Laufer

 We were asked by Sandra and Marcel Grossman of Herzliy...
Rabbi Rahel Berkovits

Recently, ESRA Herzliya hosted Rabbi Rahel Berkovits of Jeru...

ESRA Herzliya had a most successful Bridge morning at the Ra...
Ruth Rasnic

Ruth Rasnic, founder of shelters for battered women, is to g...

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