ESRAmagazine
Delicacy at the Anna Restaurant








Israel is blessed with quite a few Italian restaurants, maki...
Write stuff ... author Ilya Meyer when he spoke in Modiin Below: the covers of the books in his Hart trilogy. Photos by Suzanne Naimer




In perfect and eloquent English, former journalist Ilya Meye...

After living in Israel for a year, driving here on a US driv...

A tender moving tale about the lives of young pugilists in a...
Yankee Doodle: Inge David’s Thanksgiving party looks dandy. Photo: Or Hayoun


Thanksgiving is and always has been my very favorite holiday...
Dr Sheinfeld ... a top valve surgeon

There was a large crowd at Yad LeBanim in Raanana to view th...
Joseph Harmatz ... with a robot




Sharing a platform with the then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Joseph Harmatz with Chaim Herzog, Israel’s sixth president who was also President of Ort Israel (1968-1984) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (1968-1974)

I am fortunate and proud to be able to write this tribute an...
Petach Tikva. Photo by Ori via Wikimedia Commons

 Although we are only a sapling branch, and our meeting...
E.Z. Rinsky with his dog Yeled, a Canaan breed. Photo: Rita Zimmerman


Somehow, you don't really expect the author of a dark psycho...
Jean Levin with grandchildren and great granddaughters on her 100th birthday in November 2015

 Jean Levin was an only child, born in London on Novemb...
Cast members playing orphans in the LOGON production of “Annie”

The sun'll come out tomorrowSo ya gotta hang on 'til tomorro...
Horizontal hold ... Barbara Grant goes back on the couch

The hole in which Barbara broke her foot

"Put your best foot forward", the saying goes. Well at least...
Marrakech, Morocco - Jewish Quarter. Photo by Benjamin Vander Steen-www.flickr.com

 ESRA has joined forces with Eddie's kosher Tours Trave...
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This recipe is an easy, fun recipe that everyone loves. No m...
All smiles . . . the ESRA award winners pose for the cameras with their certificates. Photos: Barry Insell and Doron Bacher

In recognition and appreciation of his on-going availability and enthusiasm in utilizing his technical and photographic expertise in the coverage of national and local events.

For collecting and distributing by hand ESRAmagazines in all of Petach Tikvah, a task he has carried out with dedication for the last four years.

For her consistent willingness to assist in activities of ESRA’s Herzliya Branch and most notably for her devotion to ESRA’s Kfar Shmaryahu Club.

For her untiring, never-failing commitment to volunteer in the ESRA Raanana Book Shop every second Friday for many years.

For her untiring dedication over many years to the Kfar Saba branch and her participation in and contribution to all aspects of its work.

For their major contributions to the development and professionalism of ESRAvision, thereby elevating the visibility of ESRA, its mission and its work.

For her dedicated volunteering for ESRA over 25 years, applying her expertise and enthusiasm to the Volunteer and Executive committees, and training and mentoring tutors for the ESRA English Tutoring Program.

For her outstanding dedication to her responsibilities at the Gan Rashal office which is above and beyond the call of duty.

For her stalwart support from its inception of ESRA Five Towns and its activities and in particular for her contribution to the ESRA Binyamina Bookshop.

For his expertise and practical applications which have transformed ESRA’s Raanana Shop from a Second-Hand "Shop" to a Second-Hand "Boutique".

For being someone who, since its inception, has given years of untiring devotion and service to the ESRA Raanana Second-Hand Shop.

For her dedication and involvement in the activities of ESRA’s Modiin Branch and most notably, for her leadership of the ETP.

For her many years of untiring devotion and service to the ESRA Kfar Saba Second-Hand Shop.

For his ongoing support, guidance and advice in all aspects of ESRA’s major fundraising events.

For his outstanding service for many years as treasurer of the Rehovot branch of ESRA.

For her many hours of dedication to the Students Build a Community projects, bringing both her professionalism and experience to enriching these projects.

I was “asked” to say thank you on behalf of the awardees. (I love the strength of that ‘asked’ word…).

The Biennial event to give a huge thank you to our many wond...
Guy in action at Sharon Park in South Tel Aviv. Photo: Elad Nissim

Guy and his ‘trophy cabinet’

An impressive series of victories has led Guy Firer, aged 19...
In stitches ... Rishon ESRA members study Ofra Burda Eidelman’s quilts

In the quilt, Ofra and her father

Three days later and I can't get the images out of my head. ...
Darbuka Drum. Photo credit: By Antonio-www.flickr.com

 After seven years of regularly visiting the Ofakim Aft...

For decades it has been unclear whether a U.S. citizen or gr...
My word . . . Wednesday is Scrabble night at Beit Fisher

If you love word-games and are a Scrabble freak Please come ...