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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...
Suellen Zima . . . wanted to be part of the aliyah of Ethiopian immigrants

I was an immigrant in Israel from 1983 to 1989. When the mag...

Minchah in the New Synagogue at SodaStream

Time for prayers in the Muslim Men’s Prayer Room

Happy in their work . . . Jewish and Arab employees of SodaStream

Photos: Alan Stein In a fortuitous twist of fate, a change o...

To celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary, tour guide ONNIE SCH...
Susita ... still standing. Story and photos by Lydia Aisenberg

Waiting for restoration

Walking the Roman road

Perched 350 meters atop a strategic hill overlooking the eas...
Photos: Dennis Kaliser



Once again ESRA succeeded in organizing a wonderful visit to...
Speaking at the Weizmann dialogues (from left) Elkan Levy, Rachel Weizmann, Howard Epstein and Barry Shaw Photo: Glenis Bertfield

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Jewis...
Mike Altman

Before my wife and I found ourselves in Israel, we were livi...
Logo: Wikimedia Commons

The memory is so vivid. It's like it was yesterday. I was on...
Photo credit: Alpha Stock Images

As Israel reaches its 70th birthday, some will inevitably ob...
Henna

It was several weeks after my arrival in Israel that my newl...
Templer buildings in the Sarona colony on Kaplan Street before final restoration.   Photo: David Shankbone Wikimedia Commons

Children of the Templers

Hotel Fast in Jerusalem ... with a swastika flag flying

Bethlehem of Galilee. Photo: Hoshvilim, Wikimedia Commons

I joined the tour of Sarona organized by ESRA Kfar-Saba/Hod ...