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Celebrating years of plenty ... Shari Mendes and her husband, Dr David Mendes

A hug for Mum . . . Shari and her son Jonathan

On Tuesday, July 3, 2017, Tisha B'Av, the Fast of the Ninth ...
1922: The Waldman family in Tel Aviv (from left) Elka, Moshe, Lala (Dave Bloom’s mother), Rose, Betty

Moshe Waldman as a young soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army – First World War

The Power Hydro Electric Power Station on the Jordan River in the 1920s. Photo: Zionist Archives

Some of the Photovoltaic (PC) panels on the roof of Gail and Dave Bloom’s home in Kochav Yair

Moshe Waldman (second row on left), with Pinhas Rutenberg (second row, fourth from left, ) and workers of the original Israel Electric Corporation at the first diesel-powered station in Hachashmal Street, Tel Aviv, circa 1926

 My story starts almost 100 years ago when my maternal ...
Photo Credit: By Droopyjaz (talk) Wikimedia

On a warm Sunday evening, more than 25 people came to listen...
Herzliya's Build a Neighborhood

It's time to share the wonderful world of ESRA beyond Israel...
Metal gazelle cutouts on watch over Gazelle Valley. Story and photo by Lydia Aisenberg

How it used to be ... packing fruit in the Gazelle Valley

A short distance from the Begin highway, the most heavily tr...
Jeffery Levy with the Mallard A4 Class series locomotive of the London-North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.) of 1938, renamed Rod Stewart.

Not for sale . . . a plane with the Star of David on its wings

When Englishman Jeffrey Levy opened The Antique Toy Gallery ...
The gang gather outside the Crown Plaza. Photos: Maxine Truman

Carolyne Davis at the Montefiore Heritage Jerusalem.

ESRA in Eilat was recently relaunched and we are proud to re...
Stunning... the Chicago skyline

Eli Libenson

Rosh Hashanah is the holiday of new beginnings. But, truthfu...
Members of ESRA Ramat Aviv at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Technology in Rehovot


Inside the Weizmann home

On a very beautiful, but very warm July 4th morning, a full ...

I came across a hand in a recent club tournament which gave ...
A few words of welcome by project co-ordinator Ma’ayan Fisher Kadrinal. Story and photos by Janet Chait Kiesari

Nina Davis (left) with Ma’ayan Fisher Kadrinal, Social worker and co-ordinator of the project, Rishon LeZion Municipality

A scorching hot day did not spoil the children's enjoyment a...
Soba with mango, aubergine and tofu. Photo credit: Jessica Spengler www.flickr.com

There are many connections between Yom Kippur and vegetarian...
A smile from the proud boy destined to die at Auschwitz “Angel Boy”, 1943, photo of a young Rhodian Jewish boy, of the Angel family, wearing the Star of David on the lapel of his coat. The Jews of Rhodes were not required to wear the Star. For the photo he is wearing it as an innocent gesture of pride, instead of its actual use as a symbol for persecution. Tragically, the boy was deported the following year to Auschwitz, where he was murdered along with about 1,500 Jews of Rhodes.

Inside the Jewish Museum of Rhodes Photo: Courtesy of the Jewish Museum in Rhodes

Holocaust Memorial in the heart of the Juderia in Rhodes

Picturesque ... the exterior of Kahal Shalom Synagogue, Rhodes

 "No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to t...
he Applebaum clan at Meira and Jack’s 50th year in Israel anniversary dinner

Jack Applebaum

Meira Applebaum

The Applebaum children when they were young

Speaking with Jack and Meira Applebaum is like living a piec...
ESRA members at the Ayalon Institute Bullet Factory view one of the exhibits. Photos: Uri Themal and Dennis Kaliser

The hole under the boiler in the laundry through which the kibbutz workers squeezed to descend to the underground factory

The Ayalon Institute, now a museum, was a secret ammunition ...
Operation Wedding: See Audrey Goodman Cinema Club

Knitting: Modiin, Raanana, Rishon LeZion

How to keep in touch with ESRA activities: If you have an em...
Eddie Shapiro, Rifka Ashete, Natalie Shapiro, Omri Shahaf and Maoz Trudler with the proud skaters and their 'trophies' at the end of the year

A group of skateboarders taking their first steps

 Four years ago, we thought about creating a skateboard...
Detail of the Knesset Menorah, Jerusalem: Hillel the Elder teaching a man the meaning of the whole Torah while he stands on one foot. Photo credit: Deror Avi via Wikimedia Commons

This famous sentence, "If I am not for myself, who will be f...