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You’re a Star, Liat

You’re a Star, Liat
In the pool and on horseback ... Liat Pikado, who has cerebral palsy, joined the Magal project back in 2010 (Photos: Anat Lavi)

All smiles from award winner Liat Pikado with her certificate

Petting a labrador


Outstanding volunteer award for Kibbutz Magal volunteer...
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Sea of Learning for All

Sea of Learning for All
Teamwork builds new friendships at Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret (Photos: Dennis Kaliser)


The Applebaums



This year, the participants, parents, donors and ESRA volunt...
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Kids Show off their Animal Skills

Kids Show off their Animal Skills
Keeping control of the horse (Photos: Anat Lavi)

A bird in the hand . . .

The end of year party for the "Leadership through Nature" gr...
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Leadership Via Nature

Leadership Via Nature
It’s a dog’s life a hug for one of Kibbutz Magal’s four-legged friends (Photos: Anat Lavi)

Checking a horse’s hoof

Feeding one of the lambs

When Noam (not his real name) held the Labrador puppy for th...
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ESRA’s ETP Program is Approved

ESRA’s ETP Program is Approved
Learning English can be fun with ESRA’s English Tutoring Program

Lola Katz, ETP Professional Consultant

An ETP tutor helping an Israeli youngster master the art of writing English

The Israel Ministry of Education endorses ESRA's English Tut...
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I love Being a Mentor to Kids

I love Being a Mentor to Kids
Getting instructions for the afternoon's events

My name is Derso Belateh. I am studying Mechanical Engineeri...
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Celebrating Batmitzvahs in Style

Celebrating Batmitzvahs in Style


Photos: Cynthia Yaacobi This year we had 23 young ladies cel...
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Computer Savvy Jonathan Wins

Computer Savvy Jonathan Wins

Jonathan Matityahu aged 14 from the Gutwirth High School, Sd...
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Students Pride in Being Israeli

Students Pride in Being Israeli
Amharit blessing for Dabo – traditional Ethiopian bread

With handfuls of mud, Nina Zuck, head of ESRA Projects, joins the children in traditional house building

Cathy Aron, projects coordinator, joins a group of schoolchidren

Building friendships . . . two pupils with their student teacher

Creating sun-baked ceramics

Sharing stories of Ethiopia

Everyone gets involved, including ESRA Chairman Baruch Tanaman and wife Mimi

Photos: Sandra Broza An Ethiopian Village near Kiryat Gat… w...
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A Step at a Time

A Step at a Time
Working on balance, coordination, taking turns and counting as they jump

By using hand-eye coordination as well as other fine motor skills these children are putting together the alphabet in order

Practicing balance and coordination as well as gross motor skills

Perhaps you recall reading about the summer camp workshop ba...
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With Spring comes Purim then Pesach

With Spring comes Purim then Pesach
Purim fun and getting ready for Pesach...with our SBC student in Netanya

This entry was prepared by one of our students from Students...
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Evening to Remember for Batmitzvah Girls

Evening to Remember for Batmitzvah Girls
The girls dressed for the occasion (Photos: Tal Zuck)

The trend today amongst our children and grandchildren is to...
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Project Dedicated to Memory of Talia

Project Dedicated to Memory of Talia
Students on the Joint ESRA/Talia Trust Project in discussion with specialist teacher Sara and school counsellor Shavit

An exciting new project for ESRA, supported by fundraising f...
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Squeals as Kids get Beanies!

Squeals as Kids get Beanies!



It wasn't just one moment to cherish, but fifteen moments an...
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New Venue for Sderot Sewing Center

New Venue for Sderot Sewing Center
Seamstresses busy sewing in Sderot

The Sderot Sewing Center, initiated by Meira and Jack Appleb...
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Rishon Gets a Sweat(er) On!

Rishon Gets a Sweat(er) On!
ESRA’s Rishon Chairperson Janet Kiesari (left) with Shirley Frankel (center) and Lorna Toube. Shirley and Lorna run Rishon’s knitting project

Piled high: some of the knitwear

What a busy month we have had in Rishon, starting mid-Novemb...
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Brushing up Their Artistic Skills

Brushing up Their Artistic Skills
Story and photo: Harry Hiller

How do you spend Sunday mornings? At ESRA Haifa, painting se...
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Teaching English to Israeli Children

Teaching English to Israeli Children
A tutoring session

CHILDREN in Israel are hungry to learn English. But with 30 ...
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Our Vision for the Future

Our Vision for the Future
Naomi Meshasha with the girls she tutors in Hefzibah

 Co-Chairpeson's Message Upon reaching a certain age, o...
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Tutors Redraw Teaching Text Book

Tutors Redraw Teaching Text Book
A class in session at Keshet Elementary School, Modiiin

ESRA Modiin school volunteer tutors initially worked for abo...
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