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Marion Stone from Leeds, UK made aliyah in 1979, and moved to Modiin in 1996. She got involved with The Society for Preservation of Sites and Landscape in Modiin which works to prevent destruction of the historic heritage and beauty in the area.

Sandra Apperman

Sandra pictured at a Fun-glish class in Modiin.

Sandra Apperman was born on July 9th 1943, in Canton, Ohio, ...
Joseph Gitler speaking in Modiin

I was at the Food Forum that took place last March in Modiin...
Most of us who made aliyah to Israel have left behind our co...
Svia Epstein and Elishama Jacobs are two sisters whose paren...
Volunteer Mark Simon

ESRA Modiin hosted two speakers who have each volunteered fo...
 ESRA Scale-Up Nation Panel Event began with opening wo...
At work in the Ata factory

The leaflet produced by Marion Stone to showcase fashion styles for a fashion week in Italy in the 1970s


Museum piece ... a Rikma dress bought by Marion Stone in 1972

Photos by Marion Stone It all began when I heard curator Efr...
Clifton Flack answering questions after his talk at ESRA Herzliya

Clifton Flack has a marketing background, gained in England,...
Joint committees of ESRA Modiin held a get-together to say g...
Genealogist Aviad ben Izhak

Lt. Col (res) Aviad ben Izhak is a professional genealogist,...
General view of the Lower Himalayas

A Tibetan student

The meal at the Chabad House

Dumplings ...Tibetan street food

The colorful lobby of the hotel in Mcleodganj, a village next to Dharamshala

Story and photos by Marion Stone After travelling all d...
Encouraging movement in the hydrotherapy pool at Aleh Negev

A tomato grown in the experimental greenhouse

Marilyn and Mike Libman tasting the delicious strawberries

Experimenting with crops irrigated with saline water at Ramat Hanegev

Photos: Cynthia Barmor A bus full of ESRA members left Modii...
Remembering . . . lighting candles at the joint ceremony in Modiin

Speakers Edie Kalib (left) and Chaya Subar

Members of ESRA Modiin and Hadassah joint event committee with speakers. Seated (second left) is Modiin’s Deputy Mayor, Shlomo Pazzy

They did it again. In another show of community solidarity, ...
StandWithUs Israel speakers Yahya Mahamid (center) and Richard Corman with ESRA Modiin chair Cynthia Barmor, who introduced them to the audience. Story and photos by Marion Stone

Richard Corman and Yahya Mahamid addressing the meeting at ESRA Modiin

After a brief introduction by Cynthia Barmor, chair of ESRA ...
Success for the team in Germany

The acrobatic trio of Romi Prital Ozeri with Rotem Birav and Noa Leon in action

Four generations of the Maddy-Ozeri family

The Snunit Acrobatic team from Modiin won 17 medals at the I...
Rabbi Adi Sultanik

ESRA Modiin hosted a well-attended event in mid-March by scr...
Story and main photo by Marion Stone

From left to right: David and Sivanne Weiss, Svia Hazon, Leah and Eliezer Bar-Ad, Anne Belinsky, Allan Green, Sandra Apperman. Seated (from left) not known, Marion Stone, Joan Lester and Stella Padeh


Entertaining the children in those early days in Modiin

Lots to talk about ... Sandra Apperman (left) with Marion Stone today

August 2016 marked 20 years since the modern city of Modiin ...
Mixed chamber choir Piccolo Coro singing Mother Rachel and Her Children in Prague Conservatory. On the backdrop are words of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer. Story and photos by Marian Stone





Drama students and the Fama Quartet perform Gideon Klein, Portrait of a Composer, at the Prague Conservatory. Klein is brought vividly to life again by actor Tomas Kyselka, who is seated at the front

Clothworkers Consort of Leeds perfoming in the Spanish Synagogue, Prague

Some years ago, during Ellul, just before Rosh Hashanah, I w...
This holy Hindu town has 52 stairways leading down to the lake where the water is believed to cleanse sins and cure skin diseases

Diwali Festival

A holy Hindu man carrying a food container

Window shopping in the bazaar ... a holy Indian cow in Pushkar




From Top Left: A Pushkar woman carrying vegetables on her head. At the Pushkar camel festival. Entrance to a Hindu temple and Lunch at Chabad in Pushkar.

Story and photos by Marion Stone Pushkar is a holy pilgrimag...
Expert Amit Re’em explaining one of the niches

Three burial niches

The cross in the mosaic floor

A general view towards the mausoleum

I remember, in the early days of getting to know the Modiin ...

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