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To say that we're all in shock is not an exaggeration. When ...
You were born in Brooklyn to Jack and Curlie who, unfortunat...
 Teddy was a ball of fire. Exuberant, full of vitality,...
Elisheva Rabinowitz

Bernard Mann

Photo credit: Mark Neyman, Shavuot 2016

Please share with ESRA readers your celebrations - Births, B...
 We were devastated to learn that our dear friend and m...
 I met Teddy Edelstein in the 1970's when he came to th...
I am Teddy's son. What can we say about Teddy, the big littl...

 Fay Silverman passed away in San Francisco after suffe...

I am moved to write this obituary in memory of Rachel Max, s...
Deborah Glazer ... feels cheated

Lyn and Percy Glazer on their wedding day

It is rare for families not to have some kind of secret whic...
Hitting the road ...Dani Margolis (center) with father Phil, brother Ilan, and the VW camper bus

To say that Leeds-born Israeli educator and tour guide Dani ...
Annice Grinberg who passed away in July 2018

When my wife, Annice, passed away we had been married two mo...
Leah Esterson (left) with Freda Lanesman and Linda Schlosberg – the three all volunteered in the Raanana ESRA office

Leah, I am writing this with a very heavy heart. I cannot be...
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...
At Lake Kinneret in 1973

1974: Michael and Avraham Barmor at Ein Fashcha on the Dead Sea. This was the only place to swim in the fresh water springs which have since disappeared – as has the place itself

During Cynthia’s years with KKL she met and accompanied many famous personalities including Alex Haley, author of best seller Roots, during his visit to the Kennedy Memorial in Jerusalem

Cynthia with actor Rock Hudson who planted a tree in the Peace Forest in Abu Tor while filming the movie The Ambassador in Israel

Cynthia Barmor took the plunge and made aliyah 50 years ago....
Sherwood Schwartz ... grew up in The Bronx, New York

Playbill signed by Alec Baldwin

Playbill signed by Michael Baryshnikov

TV favorites... The Brady Bunch (left) and Gilligan’s Island were the brainchild of Sherwood Schwartz

Sherwood Schwartz was the creator of two U. S. television hi...
Now a successful businessman at the forefront of the algorithmic trading revolution, Eddie Shapiro was once an Israeli fighter pilot. This is an extract from his autobiography.

FEBRUARY 1982: JUNIEH HARBOR, NORTH OF BEIRUT – four months before the first Lebanese War. IAF Chief of Enemy Weapons Research (left), IAF Chief of Operations Maj. Gen. Zvi Kantor center) and Captain Eddie Shapiro (right). The trio flew into Lebanon. The two senior officers went to retrieve the first MiG23 L shot down and retrieved by Israel or the U.S. and was expected to be a treasure trove for Israeli Intelligence. Eddie Shapiro was sent to interrogate the Syrian pilot who was captured by the Christian Phalanges, under Bashir Gemayel.

After being grounded because of my injury caused by my head-...
Isaac Bloch: 1942-2018

Motti Cohen used to call Isaac, 'Hacol yachol', 'the guy who...
Trolley good show ... Jean Cohen gets on the bus with her agalah full of ESRAmagazines

My recollection of the publication eleven years ago (ESRAmag...
Susanna Kaufmann ... one of the few master watchmakers in Israel

 Timing is everything, they say, and that literally hol...