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Lucille Cohen was born and educated in Leeds, UK. Her undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and Honorary Research Fellows are from the University of Manchester. She is a former President of the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region; former President of the Zionist Central Council of Greater Manchester; Member of the Jewish Leadership Council; delegate, Board of Deputies of British Jews. Lucille was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Middle East Studies and taught from 1990-2001 in the University Center for Continuing Education specializing in the history and archaeology of Jerusalem and the cross-cultural influences of mediaeval Spain. She writes occasional newspaper columns and has worked as a journalist on The Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish Gazette. She was acting editor of The Holyland (a Jerusalem fortnightly publication) and has edited academic work for the Hebrew University. She came to live in Israel with her husband in March 2014.

Mimi Semuha (left) and Jane Krivine, two of the ESRA committee members

By Lucille Cohen and Jane KrivineBook lovers in the Five Tow...
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...
Speaker Robin Froumin

The fascinating image of a sea plane landing on the Sea of G...

It was such a delight to see the collected 70 facts about Is...
The children celebrating Lag Ba’Omer with Polly

Judah and the Shavuot parade

Young gardeners with Simone

 What do you expect when you walk into a lively kinderg...