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Meira Applebaum is a retired English teacher of gifted children. Originally from the U.S. she came to live in Israel in 1967. Since 1989 she has been a very active volunteer in ESRA and held many positions, including: Vice Chair; Executive Member; Chair of the Branch Forum; Manager of an ESRA boutique; Editor of ESRA’s Meatless Meals and Soups and Salads. 

Meira has four children, 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Cochin Synagogue which was built in 1568 and then rebuilt in 1664. Photo: By Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England via Wikimedia Commons

India is a very hot country. We landed in the city of Cochin...

Volunteer Ofri at the Youth Village

Horses eyes are masked to protect them from the flies

General view of the Youth Village at Acco

 Manof is a youth village located in Acco. My son Danie...
Jackie Klein, Co-Chair ESRA Modiin, presents a certificate and a gift to a student

Meira Applebaum receives an orchid from volunteer coordinatior Dorith Bigon

Special occasion ... some of the people who attended the awards ceremony

ESRA has sponsored a project for gifted Ethiopian children i...
Home sweet home ... Meira with husband Jack and Jack’s sister, Roslyn Segal, in their new home

We had been thinking about moving to a smaller apartment. Su...
Tali Angadia (center) who runs the Center with Valentina Israelov (left), the sewing teacher, and Noa Linden, a community activist

 With the inspiration of Adele Rubin (a former chairper...
Photo: Courtesy of

Land of mystery and beauty

Someone made a mistake. They gave the name "Greenland" to th...

Some of the Netanya youngsters who are studying marine biology

ESRA supports an outstanding group of children from Netanya ...