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 I thought and thought but could not know what joy to m...
Channi Hurwitz ... a sister, a friend, an extraordinary confidante

Channi and her husband Bernard, with their grandson Avishai Michael at his wedding in Kfar Chabad, February 2019

October 2000: ESRA on the Hilla Bagalil Walk for Women’s Health (from left) Marigold Bergman, Channi Hurwitz, Merle Guttmann and Rika Meyerowitz

ESRA outing organized by Channi Hurwitz with Russian olim. Channi is second on the left

We are sad and dismayed to announce the sudden passing of ou...

Portrait of the writer as a young boy

Carl Hoffman in Borneo

Carl Hoffman teaching at a refugee camp in the Philippines

Carl Hoffman (far right) pictured in 2019 at one of the regular ESRA Editorial Board meetings

 IN MEMORIAM Rabbi Stewart WeissThe mystics of Kabbala ...
Room with a phew!

Flushed with success ... the renovated bathroom

Work in progress ... removing walls and widening doorways

Circumstances dictated that we moved on. If you're thin...
Annice with ESRA Rehovot board members: Annice Grinberg (far right) pictured with (from left) Benny Edelman, Lucille Edelman, Ira Grinberg, Dorothy Hertzman, Thelma Bernstein Arvatz, Gila Schwartz and David Schwartz. Roy Caplan is seated. Missing from the line-up are Joyce Lasovsky, Sharon Levisohn, Susan Lurie and Aliza Weinberg

 With the recent passing of Annice Grinberg z"l (see he...
Lorraine Melzer

My beloved sister, Lorraine Melzer (née Gutstein), passed aw...
Gert Guttmann . . . a generous soul, always a gentleman

The architect . . . Gert Guttmann at work on a project in his office

​In 1995 I asked Gert for some advice. I was planning to reb...

Jay Bushinsky was for four decades a reporter from the Middl...

I met Shuka in the Yom Kippur war when we were called up for...

Gabe Glazer was born in Montreal in 1931. His dad was a taxi...

​"Ettie Klinghoffer is dead!" So rang out the message from m...
David Brownstein

My daughter recently attended a farewell party for a friend ...
Mum’s the word ... Elana Mohnblatt with daughter Keren Mohnblatt Nahum

It was a Friday afternoon when my daughter and her family ca...
Stunning... the Chicago skyline

Eli Libenson

Rosh Hashanah is the holiday of new beginnings. But, truthfu...

I feel humbled and honored to talk about Ita Weiner who pass...