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Born in Brooklyn, Mimi Tanaman's first love was acting. She toured NYC with her high school theatre group, and made Aliya shortly after. In Israel since 1966, she holds a BA and MA (ABT) in Psychology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

While studying and raising a family, she toured the country with the Golden City String Band bluegrass band as MC, singer and bass player, appearing in theaters, kibbutzim, on radio and TV. She later become involved in community theatre, acting, directing and producing with the Sharon Players.

Today, Mimi runs her own copywriting company, hi-Text. Aside from promotional writing she has also translated books, poems, and novels. Mimi has published two books available on Amazon, along with her translation of children's books in rhyme. Mimi lives in Raanana and is pleased to share 13 grandchildren with her British-Israeli husband. www.amazon.com/author/21mimit 

Ethiopia, December 2018, Simien National Park

We experienced 1/800th of the path through Ethiopia to Sudan


In 2004 there was an Israeli reality TV show called The Amba...

As the saying goes, "No one gets out of this world alive". B...




Volunteers, carers, and the group’s young adults, all equally enjoyed a day’s emersion in the music and memories of the Beatles.

A day out with ESRA's Social Club for Disabled Young Adults&...

... Would you like to renew your ESRA membership?" Coun...
SBC schoolchild proudly displaying her gifted laptop

Ongoing student-schoolkid contact, online and outdoors.

Nothing stops continued tutoring!

Students help schoolkids get together with organized activities, pandemic-style.

How ESRA kept students & school kids going even when sch...
On February 24, ESRA held an online event in honor of Lola K...
One hundred people recently logged in to a Zoom meeting with...
ESRA’s hardworking and dedicated Welfare Fund committee members

 Well perhaps not quite that fast, but efforts were cer...
Elad Shippony... show writer and lead actor

​You've no doubt heard the term the wandering Jew, but are y...
Nina Weiner ... saw the difficulties new Israeli immigrants were facing

Nina Weiner receiving an honorary doctorate from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Interview with Nina Avidar Weiner, Co-founder and Chairperso...
IDC students from around the world, working together with ESRA

Proud of volunteering with ESRA

Photos: Sunny Marshansky Universities in Israel encourage st...
The canyon approach to Petra (Photos: Mike Altman, Baruch and Mimi Tanaman)

The Treasury, Petra’s most famous facade

Ancient mosaic church-floor map detailing the columns along Jerusalem's Cardo

An oasis of souvenirs in the Wadi Rum desert

Sights of Petra, from simple homes to palatial tombs, all carved into the mountainsides

Echoes of ancient desert caravans

The whole happy ESRA group in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert

There are some countries that as soon as you enter, you feel...
Students Build a Community veterans share experiences with students about to embark on the new SBC project

Sharing success  ESRA's flagship project, Students Buil...
New ESRA Chairman Terry Morris

Former ESRA Chair Baruch Tanaman

ESRA Vice-Chair Glenis Bertfield

ESRA Life President Merle Guttmann

This year's Annual General Meeting, held at the Kiriyat HaSh...
The delight of sitting high with confidence

Anat Lavi- Kowarski, manager of the center, shows her appreciation to ESRA volunteer Laurence Jacobs


In surroundings as cozy and comfortable as a pair of messy o...

Richard Kemp told the meeting: “The IDF should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize” (Photos: Stephen Kliner)

Kay Wilson in Raanana reading an excerpt from her book about surviving terrorism and overcoming trauma

An evening with Col. Richard Kemp and author/tour guide/surv...
ESRA’s Nearly-New Shop on Ahuza Street has been given a revamp

Read all about it ... ESRAbooks has now relocated to Raanana’s high street – Ahuza

 ESRA runs two shops in Raanana – ESRA Nearly-New Shop ...
Enjoying the Crafts Fair

The tables are turned on ESRAVision’s Sally and Richard Halon who were videoing and photographing the day’s events

Can I have your autograph please? Followers of The Jerusalem Post and London Times columnist Melanie Phillips patiently queue to get her signature on copies of her books which were on sale

Hat parade and smiles in the sunshine

More happy faces

Welcome to Speakers' Corner

Enjoying lunch with friends on a sun-soaked day

With a little help from our friends ... and a Beatles tribute band

ESRA held its 40th Anniversary Celebration on 14th May. The ...
Rami with students Orion, Shira and Aviva who sang with him

Photographs by Yoav Cohen The theater was filled to capacity...

ESRA's English Tutoring Program (ETP) endorsed by the Israel...