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From ‘Grandchild Minder’ to an ESRA Befriender

From ‘Grandchild Minder’ to an ESRA Befriender

Nineteen years ago, after spending many years in the UK, my ...
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ESRA Takes the Lead

Lead-199 Kfar Shmaryahu Club for Physiclally Challenged Young Adults


Computer Centers

It is said that "children live what they learn". A prophetic...
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Knitting Is the New Yoga

Knitting-199 Giving is the greatest reward ... ESRA presenting knitted items to hospitals
Somebody once asked me, "Do you like to knit?" to which I re...
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Making a Difference

Lets-talk-19_20190828-124416_1 Let's Talk ... Sarah and Susan
Solomon Abeba ... studying law

Keren Maruvka ... wants to be a doctor

Counsellor Marlyn Butchins

Judith with Tami whom she befriends

ESRA has much to be proud of as we celebrate 40 years of giv...
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First Hebrish, now Fun-glish

Funglish
A common stumbling block among Anglo immigrants – whether ne...
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Speak English? Share The Skill

Speak-English-199 Learning English can be fun with ESRAFs English Tutoring Program

ESRA's English Tutoring Program (ETP) endorsed by the Israel...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

198-laughter-_20190820-080427_1 On the ball ... Boris Gruzenski and Matan Sharabi having fun (Photos: Roni Sela)
Volunteer Shifra Newman enjoying Laugh Yoga

Recently we were happy to welcome Zehava Marom at the Kfar S...
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SBC Scholarship Night

198-scholarship-_20190814-151748_1 Students, donors, and ESRA representatives smile for the camera (Photos: Elad Argaman)
Adele and Mike Rubin with Avi Talala, and Cynthia Yaakovi

Baruch Tanaman with Tarkin Adago, and Brenda Katten with Maayan Asayaho

Ilse Gluckstadt with Sigal Lagasa, Marilyn Ronen with Rachel Worka, and Terry Morris with Rafael Geva

Irene Stohn with Belaynesh Zeleke, Judi Argaman and Noa Margalit with Almog Monis, and Barbara Kliner with Israela Ayenow

The ESRA scholarship evening is a high point on the ESRA cal...
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To Ethiopia, Rediscovering Roots

198-ethiopia-7 One for the album ... members of the ESRA Ethiopia trip pause for a photo
Getting to know you ... meeting the family

A young Ethiopian boy

Avi Talala ... leader of the group in Ethiopia

Lighting the Chanukah candles in a straw-roofed dining room

Making buna coffee, which starts with the roasting of the beans

A grandmother now aged 102, blind but still graceful

A synagogue in what was once a Jewish village in Gondar

Ethiopian schoolchildren in pink school shirts, some of them torn and ragged

As with all of ESRA's projects, this one too, started with i...
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Man With a Beautiful Name

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Chaim Malkamu ... he served in an elite IDF unit and is now a law student

Before I tell you about Chaim, I want to share with you my f...
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Neighborhood Kids Put Skates On!

Skates-197 Yoni Benjamin with the boys outside
The boys putting on their equipment

ESRA volunteer Robert Arnov helping close the helmets that ESRA sent

In an effort to offer an interesting and energetic activity ...
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Notes And News From Heftzibah

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By Judi Argaman and Nina Zuck The holidays are behind us. Ac...
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Mentors in Waiting

Mentors-197 Enjoying a break in Jaffa
Working out the clues to continue the race

With much preparation and anticipation, we opened the year 5...
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Course on Civil Rights for Volunteers

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The course was free to the 18 participants, most of whom wer...
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Kids on Block are Mentors

Kids on Block are Mentors
Janet Kiesari with student Sahar Kazayov

 SBC: Students Build a Community – Rishon Lezion We hav...
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Sound of Singing Bells

Bells-197 Dovik Gal and Yael with their Tibetan Bowls

Photos: Roni Sela Thanks to the generous support of the ESRA...
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The Song that had us in Tears

The Song that had us in Tears
The four 6th Grade girls performing their song, Little Gifts

5th Graders performing

Compere: Rivka Ashegere

SBC: Students Build a Community – End of year parties This y...
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Shock of the New

Shock of the New

Getting used to a different way of life can be a daunti...
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Putting their Skates on for a Demo

Putting their Skates on for a Demo
Photos: Richard Halon

Eddie and Natalie Shapiro



 An exciting end of year event took place at the Skatep...
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Trip was Utopia!

Trip was Utopia!
Photos: Richard Halon






 Utopia Orchid Park– located at Kibbutz Bahan in the Sh...
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