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.


  • 26. March 2015 - 8:00
    Ingredients for a successful branch event: 1) A good idea = a walk along the wheelchair friendly Alexander River path; 2) a volunteer to worry about the logistics = Bish; 3) Attracting participants = publicity at our lecture morning + emails to all.
  • 25. March 2015 - 8:00
    This week our Neot Shaked Dance Group gave a demonstration and show for their parents and a few ESRA volunteers, held in the hall of the Matnas (community centre).  
  • 24. March 2015 - 8:00
    Marlyn Butchins and her amazing collection of quilts came to talk to our ESRA Givatayim group, and what a treat it was!! Dazzling colors, intricate designs, variety of themes and motifs - all this and more in the quilts designed and executed by Marlyn.
  • 22. March 2015 - 8:00
    For over 60 years the Jordan river has suffered from neglect and severe pollution. Recently several organisations have combined efforts to improve the situation by the restoration of river banks, building a new a waste water treatment plant,  and releasing clean water from Lake Kinneret, with more projects in the planning stages.
  • 20. March 2015 - 8:00

    Last Wednesday, Nahariya’s ESRA volunteer tutors completed this school year’s tutoring program at the Harel Ulpanah High School. We were hosted by the senior student body in a coffee, cake and final tutoring session.
  • 28. February 2015 - 8:00
    We're now in our second year of Zumba Gold classes held at Beit Fisher every Sunday morning at 10, led by Stacy Shani. It has become so successful that a new class for 'Beginners' has opened on Wednesdays at 10. Our class consists of around 30 women (with an occasional man) in our 60's who are drawn to the vibrance of the music.
  • 27. February 2015 - 8:00
    The New Branch of ESRA in Petach Tikvah held its first meeting on 26 February when a respectable turnout of 30 people came to hear all about the upcoming Israeli elections in a lively interactive presentation by Israel Seminars. Political positions may not have budged too much, but the explanation on the post-election process of building a coalition was an eye opener for some.
  • 25. February 2015 - 8:00
    Jordan Valley Branch reported a very successful meeting in February when over 30 people enjoyed the evening at the home of branch chair Peta Singer and husband Neville in Deganya Bet.
  • 24. February 2015 - 8:00
    After months of preparation ESRA Haifa Branch finally hosted an event on 22 February with a high ranking diplomat from the British Embassy in Tel Aviv. The event took place in our new 'home' at Central Carmel - a large air-conditioned Hall in the Hecht Cultural Centre.
  • 18. February 2015 - 8:00
    Our 12 ESRA volunteers spent a most enlightening afternoon on Kibbutz Maggal under the guidance of Shlomi, a member of the kibbutz and director of the Riding and Animal Therapy Center. We started at the olive oil shop where we were able to taste the 8 varieties of oil - each delicious in its own way! A wide selection of excellent oil was taken back to our Netanya kitchens!