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Cyclist Gino Bartali By Laurence Lebor in action in 1945 (Photo: Wikipedia)

Memorial plaque dedicated to Gino Bartali in Terontola

Riding up to Assisi

Last September I participated in a remarkable and inspiring ...
Nitzan Krivine in her local supermarket with the chocolate bars printed with her cake

After winning the first season of Bake Off Israel in 2016, t...
Eli with friends Judy, Annabel and Shlomo

Eli’s friends Stu

and Edward

New friends are silver, old friends are gold. All of us have...
A touch of class . . . Shay Ohana, front and center, with some of her wards in the township of Dunoon, Cape Town

Shay Ohana hugs the school principal

An Israeli flag painted on the school wall – with Shay’s name added

The township of Dunoon

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Shay Ohana, the ...
Leslie Slomowitz Armon at the ESRA meeting in Ramat Gan / Givatayim


​IsraAID is an Israel-based non-governmental organization th...
Sion Mehdi today

Flashback ... Sion Mehdi receiving a certificate from Prince Philip

The boys of Neve Hadassah enjoying their weekly session with Sion Mehdi

How a nice Jewish boy of Persian descent ended up mixing wit...
Lori Kaye

Amilia’s daughter, Dr Roneet Lev, speaking at the street dedication.

The Chabad Community Center, San Diego, now has bulletproof doors. The garden in front has been dedicated to Lori Kaye.

Amilia (right) seated on the bench at Poway Lake dedicated to Lori. With her is Jane Cohen who campaigned to have the seat installed

The woman who was shot and killed trying to protect her rabb...
Creative Movement with students in Chinese College

Gail and her family

Children in the Snoezelen Room, Arugot, Haifa

Signing collaborative agreement with Dr. Gail Suskin and President of Ya’anan College

Gail's contributions to Israel are significant  Wh...
A portrait of Marianne Ravor by Mike Porter when he was a student in her art class 20 years ago

Marianne today aged 99

In January of this year I attended Marianne Ravor's 99th bir...
Photograher David Rubinger checking on some of his slides

March 2, 2020, marked the third anniversary of the deat...
Maia Age 6

Herb, age 6

Just married ... newlyweds Maia and Herb on their wedding day in 1978

When the stars come outAnd shineThey burn so brightDrown the...
Before going out to the orchards for the morning citrus picking, Brian Kaplan and Stephen Schulman, with the ‘infamous’ Flash, relax on the kibbutz lawns

 The morning of the 2nd February 1969 dawned. Amongst a...
My zeide was a "real" zeide. He was no "zaydee," as so many ...
Swing time ... Mark in action

Mark with a golfing trophy

In the early 1960's, a group of four boys from Liverpool, En...
Mike Rubin with Shimon Peres

General Manager of the VISA credit card company

 Mike Rubin, my husband, was born in Boston where the R...
John (Hans) Hanauer... luggage he designed featured in a Bond movie

A photo taken in John’s hometown Wurzburg, Germany, on the occasion of laying Stolperstein – memorial stones – in the pavement outside the house that was John's home. Back row - daughter Elaine, wife Jackie, grandson Yoel, son David and his wife Dafna. Front row – Tal, Yoel's wife and John Hanauer

 John (Hans) Hanauer was born in the beautiful Bavarian...
Toby Morris and Emma Wells at their wedding in London with Toby's grandmother Brenda Katten (left), parents Deborah and Andrew Morris, and sister Phoebe

Boaz Katten and Maayan Hoch at their wedding in Emek Hefer with their grandmothers, Brenda Katten (left) and Lulu

NEW HOMESKfar SabaLorette & Ralph GreenbergBIRTHSOn your...
 I thought and thought but could not know what joy to m...
Channi Hurwitz ... a sister, a friend, an extraordinary confidante

Channi and her husband Bernard, with their grandson Avishai Michael at his wedding in Kfar Chabad, February 2019

October 2000: ESRA on the Hilla Bagalil Walk for Women’s Health (from left) Marigold Bergman, Channi Hurwitz, Merle Guttmann and Rika Meyerowitz

ESRA outing organized by Channi Hurwitz with Russian olim. Channi is second on the left

We are sad and dismayed to announce the sudden passing of ou...

Portrait of the writer as a young boy

Carl Hoffman in Borneo

Carl Hoffman teaching at a refugee camp in the Philippines

Carl Hoffman (far right) pictured in 2019 at one of the regular ESRA Editorial Board meetings

 IN MEMORIAM Rabbi Stewart WeissThe mystics of Kabbala ...