Project of the Month

ESRA Computer Centers provide free access to computers and innovative instruction in computer skills for underprivileged children, youth and adults helping to close the cultural and educational gap.

Five Towns including Caesarea, Zichron Ya'akov, Pardes Hanna, Karkur, Hadera, Beit Hananya, Binyamina, Or Akiva,

The FIVE TOWNS BRANCH started life in 2004 as the ESRA Caesarea Branch.  It reaches English speakers in Zichron Ya'akov, Binyamina, Hadera, Pardes Hanna, Karkur, Or Akiva and Beit Hananya plus the moshavim and kibbutzim in the surrounding area. 

Our main activity is our ESRA second hand English bookshop which opened in February 2008. In December 2013 it moved to the new shopping mall in Binyamina, and at the end of December will move to new premises at 13, Hameyasdim in Binyamina (in between Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim).  It will be open Sundays through Fridays from 10:00-13:00, and on Mondays and Thursdays 16:00-19:00.  Call Marion 04-639 8056 or Judy 050-8235 216 for further information.

Our regular Brunch Club has become very popular.  A purely social event, we meet at the charming and beautifully situated cafes and restaurants in the area of which, it is commonly agreed, there is no shortage.  

scarf.jpgThere is a Knitting Club, which meets bi-weekly in different homes. You can order these fashionable scarves in your choice of colors for NIS 90 (all profits to ESRA),  contact Judy Rosenblatt  050 823 5216.

Rosalind Jacobs is Head of English at the all-girls religious school Ulpanit in Or Akiva, where a number of ESRA members volunteer as part of the nationwide ESRA English for Schools program. She is always on the look-out for more volunteers, whose task it is to help students attain the best possible marks in English oral bagrut.  An hour or two of your time each week, no special training required, contact Roz at 

Branch members can also volunteer at the magnificent gardens at Ramat Hanadiv, in an imaginative and rewarding scheme where the volunteers are looked after very well, with many perks, in an English speaking group.  Contact Tamat at

Caesarea and Zichron Ya'akov, are tourist hot-spots, with a wide choice of places to visit and things to do.  We have wine-tasted (Carmel, Tishbi and Binyamina), we have held  an Arts & Craft Fair in a private home and put on a Palm Court tea at the Dan Caesarea Hotel and Jazz with Dinner in a beautiful Caesarea private garden. Museums we have visited include Dor Nachsholim, The Khan and The Feinberg House in Hadera and the Ralli Art Collection in Caesarea. We organise regular talks and day trips at least twice a year.   

Branch Chair Jane Krivine 077-550 3348 or 054-740 5047

Click here to see a You Tube video made by Caesarea Community TV (in Hebrew) about ESRA's activities in the area.