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.


Message from the General Manager


sunny_marchansky.jpgFebruary 2017

I would like to say THANK YOU for choosing me to become a part of the ESRA family, and what a remarkable and devoted family it is. For over 38 years ESRA, driven out of the pure goodness and spirit of giving, has embraced and fulfilled the social needs of immigrants as well as supported the less privileged in Israel.

ESRA's ongoing ability to champion its goals is made possible by the wonderful volunteers assisted by partnerships developed with municipalities, foundations and private donors, and by professional management structure in the administrative and financial fields.

It is an honor for me to be part of this esteemed organization and I pledge to justify your trust by working to ensure that all our important goals are met and that together we reach new heights.

Briefly about myself: I immigrated to Israel from the United States when I was a child. I live in Givatayim with my three marvelous boys (20, 16, 9). I hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management, and have accumulated vast experience in the management of companies and NGO engaged in incoming tourism, cultural and educational activities in Israel. I believe in transparency, setting clear and attainable objectives and teamwork. I strive for excellence and realize that success has no shortcuts.

I share the values and purposes of ESRA and strongly believe that it is our individual and collective responsibility as a society to take care of one another; especially the weaker and less fortunate.

I'm learning about ESRA's many activities and projects, structure and culture, goals and objectives, challenges and opportunities. I am especially interested in you, dear individuals, who together are the beating heart of ESRA. I encourage you to address me directly with your thoughts and ideas as I come with a clean slate.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Yonit Gurfinkel, my predecessor, for the warm welcome, endless assistance and wish her great success.

I'm excited!

Sincerely yours,

Sunny Marshansky    sunnym@esra.org.il
General Manager, ESRA