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Remember when you made aliya and had to figure everything ou...
Beth Protea, the retirement home that was established in Her...
I, an 89-year-old widower, was puffing along, like Thomas th...



Photos by Kobi Klaitman of Lapid ceramic items from the coll...
IDF soldiers with PTSD learn to make music as part of their ...
Harold finishing his 2nd out of 13 Tiberias Marathons, 1978

It is a cold and miserable winter's morning. The rain has ju...
Tablemats quilted by Marilyn Butchins

Bringing joy and excitement to Israel's needy  The near...
Kamil Sari

Ehab Zidan

Zainab Abu-Swaid

Anat Harrel

Photos by Anat Harrel Most tourists, and even many Israelis,...

My grandfather's family originally planned to make Aliyah in...
Hazel with two cousins, Maisie Berman and Doreen Mendelson, in Haifa, 1950

Brother Donny Loon qualifying as a doctorwith sister Hazel completing physiotherapydegree at Wits University, 1948

Living through a pandemic is definitely not one of the scena...
Orel having fun with customers

A young guy building a relationship with a positive adult figure

Two innocuous second-hand clothing stores, one in down-town ...

Assaf Friedlander and Niv Zuckerman, Grandson of P...
Judith (in blue and white) dressed for work in the Corona Care Unit at Tel Hashomer Hospital.

The Torah Study Group at Beth Protea

Patients suffering from the Covid-19 (corona) virus in Israe...
Cathy Raff at the entrance to Beit Elfashara, decorated with the butterfly motif. Photo courtesy of Nura Kurdi.

In-gathering of the seminar participants, From left to right: Nura, Iman, today’s chief cook, her son Samir, who’s helping, and Amal, the assistant cook.

Nura on the roof lounge of Beit Elfarasha, overlooking the sea.

The table is set, before we begin. Amal is standing to the left.

"What is a nice Jewish girl from Columbus, Georgia, doing in...
Edith Dinar, celebrating her 90th birthday, in Raanana, with her family and friends

Happy birthday to Dr Albert Jacobs on his 90th with ESRA friends. From left to right: Estelle Schulgasser, Jeremy Weil, Helen Stohl, Irwin and Ethel Weintraub, Dr. Albert Jacob (on his 90th birthday), Carole Rosenblatt (Chairperson ESRA Beer Sheva), Dr. John and Ruth Gravinar, Joan Avigur, Ingrid Barzel, and Judy Levine. Photo by Wolf Levine

Please share your Milestones with ESRA readers: Births,...
How many times have you watched an English language news pro...
Sylvan riding on the racecourse at the 2020 Vuelta a Espana

Israeli Guy Sagiv racing in the Giro, May 4, 2018

Sylvan greeting Chris Froome in Jerusalem at the Giro Big Start, May 2, 2018

Photos by Noa Arnon "Climb every mountain," warbles Mother S...

Written by Lee Tanenbaum and Wendy Kalman  In a mo...




"There's a whole world out there, right outside your window....
ITIM Helps Meet Jewish Needs in the 21st Century Rabbi Seth ...