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.

ESRA's Pre Rosh Hashanah Trip

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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.

Nestled in the rolling hills and olive groves of the Carmel hills, Ein Hod became an artists’ colony in 1953. During the afternoon of our trip, we spent the afternoon in the charming village of Ein Hod.

ein_hod_2.jpgAfter enjoying our picnic lunch in the village’s main square we visited several interesting art galleries each displaying art works, ceramics, mosaics and sculptures in a wide variety of styles.  

An administrative committee strives to ensure that only artists live in the village and, as a result, many Israeli painters, sculptors and musicians live there, maintaining studios and galleries.

Our guide for the afternoon was Dan Ben-Arye, himself a talented photographer specializing in photography of clouds. Along the way he took a number of photos of our group; to see them go to

The day finished off with a visit to Nissan Cohen's amazing Museum of Mechanical Music.