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Jock Falkson with his daughter Sharon

A sketch of Jock Falkson when when he won recognition as the foremost direct mail authority in South Africa

 I come from a singing family. We've always sung, espec...
Staff of Afridar Housing Corporation Ltd in 1956 . . .Selwyn and Barbara can be seen in the center of the second row

Barbara and Selwyn Lurie who now live in California. The photo was taken on Selwyn’s 97th birthday on 7th August 2019

The Certificate of Honor which the city of Ashkelon presented to Selwyn

Stop press ... The story of how Selwyn built Ashkelon made the front page of the Natal Mercury in August 1958

Ashkelon, 1956: Barbara Lurie outside her home at 7 Johannesburg Road, Afridar

residents of Afridar attending a town hall meeting which was addressed by Selwyn Lurie.

South African Jewry's participation in the founding of moder...
Gerald Feinstein, ESRA Kfar Saba Vintage Shop's longest serving volunteer has retired. He is seen here with Maurice Singer, the shop's manager, who presented him with a certificate of appreciation and a big thank you. Good luck Gerald in your retirement and lots of pleasure and leisure.

NEW HOMESHerzliyaDebby & Myron LiebermanBIRTHSOn yo...
Meir Feigenberg ... grandson of author Sholem Aleichem (Photo:

In ESRAmagazine #201 (September 201) I wrote about Solomon N...
Renee Goldway ... looking back on her rich and varied life

The Event 1995 at Wingate (from left) Renee Goldway, PM Yitzhak Rabin and Frankie Cronin

Renee Goldway with Merle Guttmann and guest at an ESRA event

ESRA's 40th anniversary has given us an opportunity to look ...
Lolita Marcos ... recalls her life as one of satisfaction

Flashback to 1983 and the Funfair in Herzliya which Lolita Marcos conceived and organized

Saluting an ESRA volunteer The celebration of the 40th anniv...
The Imperial War Museum, London, where Graham Zeitlin tells visitors about his experiences (Photo: Flickr)

Graham Zeitlin who grew up in Birmingham in World War II

Graham Zeitlin pictured today at the Imperial War Museum (Photo Lydia Aisenberg)

The book Graham wrote about his experiences working on the railways

By man who was at school when bombs rained down  T...
Jack Sher ... became the expert demolition man in Cape Town

Dad was born in 1930 soon after Ouma and Oupa came from Lith...

In flames ... John’s painting of the destruction of Bamberg Synagogue on Kristallnacht

 John was a dear friend. Together with Brenda, who is g...
Uzi Jona (right) with a Palestinian worker at the Amatzia Vineyards

Frank Mecklenberg with green table grapes at Amatzia

The wall between Israel and Judea

Story and photos by Frank Mecklenburg​ Gush Katif was a...
Kinneret Zohar-Lahav ... has a wide scope of subjects

No-one tells them better than historian Kinneret It was cher...
Room with a phew!

Flushed with success ... the renovated bathroom

Work in progress ... removing walls and widening doorways

Circumstances dictated that we moved on. If you're thin...
Zvi Brenner in the Special Night Squad

Zvi Brenner with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion

Family man ... Zvi with his children

Zvi with Orde Wingate’s son Jonathan at a memorial to Wingate in Kochav HaYarden

Who helped shape the birth of our nation  Photos from t...
The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...
Solly Meltzer turned 90 on Simchat Torah. Here he is in Gallery Lauren, his curiosity antique shop, on 83 Sokolov Street in Ramat Hasharon, where he has worked for the last 35 years.

Ranen Shemesh weds Aviya Chatuka, granddaughter of Doreen and Willie Malkinson

Email your Milestones to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  BI...
Story and photo by Harry Hiller On Sunday 15th Septembe...
A poignant engraving in Lori’s garden in Poway, San Diego

A trip out ... Lori with Amilia Lev’s daughter, Anat Shlocker, in Ramat Rachel last year

Lori celebrating her 60th birthday in Modiin with the Shlocker and Lev families

A visit to the relocated American Embassy in Jerusalem

Shopping trip ... Lori Kaye visiting Jerusalem’s shuk in December

A woman who was killed in a synagogue shooting in the U.S. t...
The Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy, the highest Lithuanian medal of Diplomacy

Abel and Glenda Levitt with their children Ari, Sonya, Adam and Mia

The Lithuanian Embassy in Tel Aviv held a ceremony on June 5...

Richard Kemp told the meeting: “The IDF should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize” (Photos: Stephen Kliner)

Kay Wilson in Raanana reading an excerpt from her book about surviving terrorism and overcoming trauma

An evening with Col. Richard Kemp and author/tour guide/surv...
Sholem Aleichem (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Sholem Aleichem ... a founding father of modern Yiddish lite...