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This year I decided to teach English as a volunteer to the c...
Andee Goldman chats with American Ambassador David M Friedman

Photo: Wikipedia

Ed Blank, JNF-USA National Board Member, who funded the memorial

Judy Levinhar, whose son Shai was killed in the 9/11 attack

'Day of infamy began just like any other. But that clear blu...
The Ethiopian Church on Ethiopia Street

The close proximity from the Ben Yehuda front door to the entrance to the Ethiopian Church courtyard - an Ethiopian monk can be seen just leaving the courtyard

Ethiopia Street is just a hop, skip and jump away from the o...
Always with us ... memorial to the Metzer victims of terror

Kibbutz Metzer is a very short walk from the 1949-brokered A...
Along the German Colony (Photos: Denis Kaliser)


Model cooling tower In the Visitors Center at the Bazan Group Oil

At the Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

Summer begins; but a bus full of ESRA day-trippers ignored t...
Left to right: Dena Laufer, Bess Hoffman, Yotam Polizer, Sally Oren, Sandra and Marcel Grossman

In April, in the beautiful home of Sandra and Marcel Grossma...

 This morning, I attended an ESRA lecture given by Anat...
The garden’s waterlily pool



Two views of Botanical Gardens baby baobabs

In the land of dreamers, every new venture starts as a dream...

Hot smoking ground with Kibbutz Nachal Oz in the background

A firefighter and fire truck working on the edge of the Beeri Forest


A salute to the brave men tasked with putting out the flames...
Mikve Yisrael - old gate on to the highway (Photos: Mike Altman)

Women working in the fields in Rishon

Rishon's first synagogue

Inside the Agam Museum

Rishon's Memorial Park

 Our group of ESRA explorers from Netanya, joined by a ...
The YMCA bazaar in Jerusalem (Photo: Matson Collection Library of Congress, Washington)

If a simple interpretation of the phrase 'tikun olam' is to ...
ESRA Volunteer Award winners proudly display their certificates

President’s Award: Adele and Mike Rubin

Chairman’s Award: Betty and Ed Wolfe with Merle Guttmann and Baruch Tanaman

The Ethiopian Dance Group together with their choreographer

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, b...
Joyce and Mervyn Lasovsky today

Joyce and Mervyn Lasovsky on their wedding day in Cape Town in April 1948

On April 18, 1948, Joyce Sachs and Mervyn Lasovsky were marr...
The salt evaporation pools in Atlit at the Salt of Israel visitor center.

Chava Almo who spoke of her trek from Ethiopia and her aliyah

Photos: Dennis Kaliser Wednesday, April 25 dawned … raining!...
Shul’s damaged doors (Photo: Alan Stein)

Flashpoint Overnight last Shabbat our synagogue was vandaliz...
Encouraging movement in the hydrotherapy pool at Aleh Negev

A tomato grown in the experimental greenhouse

Marilyn and Mike Libman tasting the delicious strawberries

Experimenting with crops irrigated with saline water at Ramat Hanegev

Photos: Cynthia Barmor A bus full of ESRA members left Modii...
The water tower at Kfar Yehoshua museum of the Hijaz Railway

Co-founders of the Elroi NGO: Nathan Ben-Haim (left) and Nachum Levy, our guide

Hearing about the Templer buildings at Bethlehem of the Galilee

Story and photos by Wendy Blumfield For a long time, ESRA me...
Entrance to the Dubrovin Farm

Day out . . . at the Hameiri Dairy

A visit to the Adir Winery

Photos: Dennis Kaliser After ensuring all our fellow travell...
Sonya Davidson ... energy research

Releasing the energy stored in water

Sonya Davidson made aliyah to Israel in December 2007 and si...
Shop manager Maurice Singer . . . "It's a laugh a day," he says

Jackie Diamond has been volunteering for three years

There are bargains galore to be found in ESRA's Vintage shop in Kfar Saba

Story and photos by Carol Novis Is traditional retail sellin...