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A packed house ... the audience at the Volunteer Awards 2014. Photos: Mike Altman, David Rivlin, Marian Lebor and Ira Grinberg

Ze’ev Bielski, Mayor of Raanana, brought greetings from the city.

Brenda Katten welcomed the guests and presented awards.

a line up of some of the awardees, ESRA members at registration

Meira Hanson accepted the award on behalf of her mother, Cecily, who was unable to attend the event.

An emotional moment for one winner, with ESRA founder Merle Guttmann















A proud moment ... the late Audrey Goodman’s family who were at the event to accept her special award

Family, friends and ESRA colleagues gathered together to pay...

Memories That Won't Go Away: A Tribute to the Children of th...
Dr. Einat Wilf ... we have in our hands the ability to shape our destiny

Dr. Wilf addresses the audience in Herzliya

Dr. Einat Wilf thinks that the underlying subtext of the upc...

WWW.MH-ISRAEL.CO.IL The recently inaugurated "Portal Mental ...

Many of today's A-list Hollywood actors have turned to starr...
There are no longer any centrist parties, muses biographer, critic and novelist Hillel Halkin

Hillel Halkin at his Zichron Yaakov home. Photo: Lucille Cohen

As the sun set rapidly and the deepening shadows of trees an...

Dalit Sharon ... we decided on the name The Garage because it doesn’t sound patronizing

The Garage students visiting the Vik Mumiz's exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum with guide Tamar Peled

I met Dalit Sharon, artist and teacher, in Ahad Haam Street,...
Miriam Zohar pictured in her home in Neve Avivim

I met Miriam Zohar through a mutual friend. I was a bit nerv...
ESRA Volunteer Awardees, 2014.

Chairperson's Message We are an organization that prides its...
We’ve got you covered ... at the Strauss Factory

The view of the fish ponds of Kfar Ruppin looking over into Jordan. Photo by Leah Morris

 We recently spent three days in the beautiful green an...

I cut my writing and editing teeth, quite literally, on the ...
At the seminar in Raanana ... (from left) Maurice Collins, Sandra Rosen, Ralph Rosen and Janet Benjamin.

ESRA Seminar for families of children and adults with disabi...

New olim with creativity, enthusiasm and originality are ali...
Learning to read is fun

The Linkit Early kit by Estelle Treiwis

"Passing on the knowledge I've gained over many years of tea...
Illustration: Denis Shifrin

Ariella has the best job in Israel. She is the human voice o...
Photo credit: RustyClark-www.flickr.com

Like most immigrants who made aliyah after the age of 30, I ...
Ariel Kerem enjoying his photography

Ariel Kerem at Leeds Habonim camp in May 1962

Near the campfire at the Leeds Habonnim weekend

In the Rock Gardens at Yarkon Park

 Ariel grew up in the UK and graduated from Leeds Unive...

Hilda Garrun (nee Friedman) was born in South Africa and liv...
A bridge too far ... for the faint hearted. Photographs: Lydia Aisenberg

In the jaws of Mother Nature ... Ihab Zeidan and family

I am not too good with heights, especially when between feet...
The Netanya team having fun at the quiz and (below) enjoying the food. Photos: Mike Altman


Reports gathered from the 14 teams participating in ESRA's f...