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Today a resident of Kfar Saba, Lynette and her husband Matthew came on aliyah from South Africa in 2008. A Nursery school teacher by profession. A writer and communicator by passion. Today a volunteer in areas of special interest and writer of `Life Tapestries’-family chronicles.

Sion Mehdi today

Flashback ... Sion Mehdi receiving a certificate from Prince Philip

The boys of Neve Hadassah enjoying their weekly session with Sion Mehdi

How a nice Jewish boy of Persian descent ended up mixing wit...
The Beth Protea dining room transformed into a card room

Rose and Hymie Segal

Cupcakes made in Rose’s honor by a member of staff at Beth Protea

Family revives Beth Protea bridge tournament in me...
Lolita Marcos ... recalls her life as one of satisfaction

Flashback to 1983 and the Funfair in Herzliya which Lolita Marcos conceived and organized

Saluting an ESRA volunteer The celebration of the 40th anniv...
Artist Marvin Turk

Faith’s Leap in oils by Marvin Turk

Modern Dance in oils by Marvin Turk

Violin and Viola in acrylic by Marvin Turk

 How painting as a hobby suddenly took off for Marvin T...

Sylvia Navon, a contributor to the first ESRA Newsletter, is...
Matthew and Lynette Karp in the kitchen of their Beth Protea home

 Our 10th move in 57 years, and it's the best one yet T...











The beautiful winning photographs of the photo contest for y...
All smiles ... enjoying company in the coffee shop

That’s the style ... a visit to the hairdresser

Too many of us worry about eventualities that never happen a...
Some of the ‘boobies’ made by the ESRA Tel Aviv knitting group. Story and photo by Lynette Karp

A chat over a cup of tea became another of those enlightenin...
Sybil Shapiro ... received an ESRA volunteer award

ESRA mourns the passing of a stalwart volunteer worker and s...
Henry Shakenovsky on his bridge over untroubled waters in his Ramat Hasharon garden. Story and photos by Lynette Karp

A koi swims in the stone fish pond

 Henry Shakenovsky is not only a distinguished man of t...
Barbara with her ESRA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012

To meet Barbara Blum is to want to get to know her better - ...

Life has taught me that when faced with a crisis, one gains ...
Janet Kiesari (far right) with ‘Team Rishon’ ... Marion Levy, Naomi Aharoni, Lorna Toube, Shirley Frenkel and Lucille Reefe. Photo: Zvi of Foto Shop Rishon LeZion

The byline which appears on the ESRA website: "one organizat...
Hannah Baum ... meets many people and has little time to be idle

Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, an enthusiastic m...

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