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To the staff at Beth Protea, We are so very grateful for all...

In my previous article (ESRA 187), I explained that I seldom...
The Green: Johns

Bulletproof: Jaspers

New Fashioned: Botanika

Madame 57 from French 57

Gandhi delivers smiles at Cocktails & Dreams

Maple syrup, eggs whites and Chartreuse are some of the more...
Talya and her sisters, Anat and Asnat, their mother, Tsiona Dahan, her cousin Noam Bensaid eating his ice-cream in Mitspe Ramon in 1961. Noam still lives there

Writer Talya Dahan Dunleavy is on the far right with her sister, Anat, alongside

Of all the women and men that I have met in my life, it was ...
Bess Hoffman, Marcel and Sandra Grossman, Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and Dena Laufer

 We were asked by Sandra and Marcel Grossman of Herzliy...
Professor Ashenaf from Addis Ababa (second left) with the director and volunteers who run the ESRA Sewing Center

Beth Protea: Staff kind and caring

Retirement home care so special at this difficult time To th...
Helping children at risk ... a visit to Neve ESRA, Modiin’s afternoon care center, with Chanukah gifts. Standing: Stuart Razin, Beverly Rockman and Ilana Hars. Seated: Judy Goldstein, Rhona Berzack, Flori Cohen and Katrina Manobla. Story and photos by Flori Cohen

Bev Rockman (left) and Rhona Berzack hand out neck warmers to the youngsters for Chanukah

Neve ESRA, Modiin's afternoon care center for children at ri...
Kfar Shmaryahu social club members gather round singer Achinoam Nini during her visit. Photos: Richard Halon



Matan with Achinoam Nini

Even the driving wind and rain and the inevitable traffic ch...
The front of the Police HQ in Taormina showing two Stars of David. Many of the roads in the immediate area of the building have names of Jewish origin, indicating that this had very likely once been the main Jewish district of Taormina. Story and photos by Alan W. Benjamin

A section of the ancient mikveh in Siracusa that is still in use

Prior to our eight-day touring holiday in Sicily, we knew ve...

 I wasn't hip – but neither was I a geriatric! Some yea...
The saved parchment

There it was – a piece of torn brown leather rolled in a dil...
Cast of The Sharon Players’ production of Sitting Pretty: Seated (from left) Albert Levi, Linda Goldstein, Frances Thaler, Michael Singer. Standing: Linda Silverstone, Dalia Librus, Yohan Segev, Judy Bailey, Robin Reiss

 "Is she perfectly revealed, or perfectly concealed…" S...
Touch of class - or all present and incorrect

 Registry on the first day back at school in ENGLAND, t...
he 90th birthday celebration was a mini family reunion for Morris Silber held recently in Raanana. Over 45 family members attended this special day flying in from Australia, Canada and South Africa. All three children of Morris and Ettie plus their grandchildren and all their great grandchildren were there to pay tribute to this special man and his wife.

Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Births, B...
Members of the Rishon LeZion knitting group above (from left) Janet Chait Kiesari, Lorna Toube, Judith Marton, Lucille Reefe, Shirley Frenkel

A youngster tries on a sweater.

 Over the past six weeks, all those who joined ESRA Ris...
Cynthia Shapiro retires from running ESRA Bookshop

Cynthia Shapiro with Adele Hunter

Cynthia Shapiro with Esther Rabinowitz at Cynthia’s farewell party From Esther Rabinowitz, a volunteer at the Bookshop

With ESRA Chairman Baruch Tanaman

Cynthia and husband Stanley at her farewell party

From Carl Hoffman, a frequent customer Last December 12, I h...
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 ...
The Rana choir of Jaffa




People who sing in choirs speak of the joy they experience i...

U.S. / Israeli income tax update for year 2017 (2016 tax yea...
Music notes. Photo credit: www.planetofsuccess.com/blog via flickr.com




Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960) was one of the most successful...