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. December 2015 - 8:00
    Last Tuesday evening 1 December, tension mounted as the clock struck 7:30 and 400 ESRA quiz afficionados all over Israel sharpened their wits in preparation for ESRA's 2nd National Quiz. This year 20 teams took part, 7 up from last year, ably coordinated by Glenis Bertfield and technically aided by David Shulman.
  • 12. November 2015 - 8:00
    The official opening of the Students Build a Community Project in Hefzibah took place ‎during the first week of November at the local Community Center.‎ The 48 children participating in the project attended, together with their parents, ‎representatives of the schools and the community centers, the students and ESRA ‎volunteers.‎
  • 10. November 2015 - 8:00
    The 'Students Build a Community' Project in Neot Shaked started the year ‎with an “Around The World” Happening organized by the new students ‎participating in the project. Seven different ‎‎“stations” represented a different country with different activities representing each culture.
  • 11. October 2015 - 8:00
    A new tradition has been established on Kibbutz Degania Bet for the end of Succot . What began many years ago as a traditional Succah crawl for kibbutzniks has now developed into a street fair with many craft stalls, food stalls, street entertainers and over 1000 visitors.
  • 16. September 2015 - 8:00
    Our day started with a visit to an apiary, in the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, to see how honey is made.

    We continued to Zichron Yaakov to hear about the jams and other goodies produced by the Christian Zionists at Kibbutz Bet El within the city.
  • 9. September 2015 - 8:00
    ESRA Haifa's first event of the season was a Sunday evening Musical Sing-Along at the beginning of September, meeting as usual at our regular meeting place at Bet Hecht on Central Carmel.
  • 13. July 2015 - 8:00
    A warm, but pleasant July early evening saw over 30 ESRA members and friends from Petach Tikvah gather to enjoy a 2 hour stroll with our experienced  tour guide Pamela Levene around Sarona where we saw refurbished Templar houses in the heart of Tel Aviv.
  • 12. July 2015 - 8:00
    The Students Build a Community Project celebrated its eighth year in an impressive and heartwarming ceremony. The 3 participating neighborhoods, Hefzibah, Kiryat Nordau, and Sela, joined together for the first time in a shared celebration, with the participation of 250 pupils and parents.
  • 11. July 2015 - 8:00
    Our Champagne Brunch took place on a Friday morning in June - a most successful event with a wonderful turnout - the food was terrific and the company was fantastic (and if I sound a bit high, maybe I'm not over the champagne yet).
  • 6. July 2015 - 8:00
    The Dragon Boat Israel festival took place on the Kinneret at the end of May. Five members of our ESRA branch helped out on the day as volunteer marshals or information officers.