Project of the Month

These programs allow talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science. Talented 7th graders from all backgrounds of Israeli society in the lower socio-economic levels are chosen - programs run for 2 years.


About Volunteering

ESRA encourages English speakers in Israel to volunteer in the community. Whether new olim or established citizens, by doing so we feel part of the surroundings and a contributing member of society. And, of course, Israeli society is all the richer for their input.

There are many different areas of volunteering to suit every individual's personality and/or area of expertise. ESRA has a volunteer coordinator who is willing to discuss your suitability and time availability for one of the worthwhile volunteering activities that ESRA is involved in.

Likewise, if you know of a project that needs English speaking volunteers then contact our volunteer coordinator who may be able to match a volunteer to help.  

More than 900 ESRA volunteers act as mentors and movers of cultural, educational & social activities and clubs, as helpers to children and families in need, as editors and distributors of the ESRA Magazine, as volunteers in the ESRA offices, and in other capacities.

If you are interested in more information please view our list of volunteer opportunities, or contact ESRA's Volunteer Coordinator Shelly Sharon 09-950 8371.

If you would like to find out more about starting an ESRA branch in your area, or helping on a local committee, please contact your area coordinator:
North - Jane Krivine
Centre - Glenis Bertfield
South - Janet Kiesari