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.


English Tutoring Programme


  • Chatting to high school pupils to prepare them for the English Oral Bagrut Examination
  • Helping pupils with their English studies in coordination with the schools' English teachers
  • Tutoring pupils in English who are referred by municipal services

ESRA's 'English Tutoring Program' matches English speaking volunteers with school pupils from Grades 4 to 12 in order to improve their English. Volunteers do not need to be qualified teachers 

Mainly the program uses volunteers to speak English with teenagers who are preparing for their oral Bagrut examination. No previous teaching experience is necessary - just a willingness to chat with pupils on suitable subjects.  Volunteers meet with the pupils on a one to one basis, or in small groups. Guidelines suggested by the Ministry of Education are available from the area coordinator in all areas where the program operates. 

Volunteers also assist pupils with their English  in the lower grades working in coordination with class teachers.

This ESRA programme operates in the Givatayim - Ramat Gan area, Haifa and the Krayot, Herzliya, Hod Hasharon, Kfar Saba, Modiin, Nahariya, Netanya, Raanana, Ramat Hasharon, Rishon Le Zion and Tel Aviv

To find out more, contact ESRA's overall coordinator for the project,Shelley Sharon 072-2201482 
or the coordinator in your local area
who assigns volunteers to schools according to local need:

  • GivatayimHoney 054-456 8792   
  • Herzliya - Marise 09-957 1170
  • Kfar Saba / Hod Hasharon - Naomi  09-745 3851
  • KrayotMarsha 050-228 0755
  • Haifa Stanley 04-845 8907 
  • Modiin  Vicky 054 494 9698  
  • Nahariya  Linda 054-786 7331  
  • Netanya - Myrna  052-300 1545 or 09-866 5715
  • Raanana - Mike 052-250 5433
  • Ramat Hasharon - Lola 052-265 3847
  • Rishon Lezion - Marion 054-465 7717
  • Tel Aviv - Gill 03-602 1008
Your help is much appreciated and needed!
Location: 
In schools throughout Israel
Contact Name: 
Shelley Sharon
Telephone: 
072-2201482
Email: 
shelleys@esra.org.il