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.


  • 4. September 2017 - 8:00

    2017_pre-school_project.jpgIn early summer 2017, we learned that many of the kids from the kindergarten next door to the Matnas in Heftziba, were not ready to begin first grade. They lacked some basic skills which are needed for first grade such as how to hold a pencil, recognizing and writing numbers, and many other skills that children should acquire before entering first grade.

  • 8. August 2017 - 8:00
    The trend today is either to take a family trip overseas and/or to organise a large party!  But what happens when you can do neither? Thanks to our wonderful donors, our 12 year old girls in the Students ‎Build a Community Projects in Netanya, had an evening to ‎remember.‎
  • 16. July 2017 - 8:00
    On a very beautiful, but very warm July morning, ESRA travelers boarded a refreshingly cool and comfortable bus for a relaxing ride to our day trip destination - The Weizmann Institute of Science and Technology in Rehovot.
  • 20. June 2017 - 8:00
    The energy is palpable. The air is bursting with enthusiasm. Evidence of ‎friendship and comradery is everywhere. It's happy energy, infused with ‎excitement. It's the happiness of accomplishment lighting up a pathway into ‎a brighter future. It's the Students Build a Community End-of-Year event.‎
  • 18. June 2017 - 8:00
    On a sunny day in May ESRA travelers boarded our bus for a 2-day overnight trip to the Western ‎coast and Galil.‎ First stop was the unique Tunisian Synagogue in Akko, the result of 54 years of ‎work of local resident Zion Badasche.
  • 4. June 2017 - 8:00
    On a hot day in May, 37 ESRA members and non-members braved the heat to visit the new Planetanya, in Netanya (opened in ‎‎2016).  As the name suggests this is ‎a center that explores science and the planets.‎

  • 30. March 2017 - 8:00
    Zappa in Haifa generously hosted a most successful show to raise money for the ESRA ‎Haifa Branch support of a project for children with ‎learning difficulties.‎
  • 23. March 2017 - 20:00
    Henry Gild, one of ESRA's stalwart hikers since the inception of the Midweek hikes with Jack Rabinowitz, was so impressed by ESRA's latest day trip to the Gilboa, Beit Shean, Beit Alpha and Tel Yisrael, that he was moved to write this piece:
  • 14. March 2017 - 8:00
    "As long as there is one hungry child in Israel – I will perform" These were the words of the eminent Conductor, Composer and Pianist Gil Shohat as he once again introduced a musical evening of pure delight in aid of ESRA's "Hand in Hand Pantry" Campaign. 

    The proceeds of this concert ensures that hungry families will have sufficient food for this coming Pesach.
  • 9. March 2017 - 8:00
    An article written by Brenda Katten, ESRA's PR coordinator, and published in The Jerusalem Post, focusing on the Kfar Shmaryahu Club for Special Needs Young People, an ESRA project where Leslie Henan is an ESRA volunteer of many years standing.