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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...
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   W...
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 out And shine They burn so bright Drown ...
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 Weiss The mystics of Kabbala...
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...