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 Modiin arranges a variety of exciting and interesting social events throughout the year that range from lectures and concerts to brunches, movie screenings and game evenings. Additionally, there are regular activities and programs as well as joint events with other organizations. We extend a helping hand to all Anglo newcomers.

All our efforts raise funds for Neve ESRA, our afternoon care center for children at risk in ‎Modiin. Modiin is the only ESRA branch that supports its own project financially.‎

Regular Activities

“Let’s Talk” Improve your spoken Hebrew with Hebrew/English conversation partners.
Easy conversation exchange on a one-to-one basis.
We match you with Israelis wishing to improve their spoken English
Weekly meetings at your own convenience
A FREE and ongoing service to the community.

English Coordinator -  Jackie 054-268 1634
Hebrew Coordinator - Anat  054-207 8899     mah_jong_s.jpg

Mah Jongg – Modiin Mahj Mavens meet every Wednesday evening at 19:00
The group organizes an annual Mahj Marathon and occasionally offers Beginner Classes.
For further information, contact Cynthia at 050-8251923

Ladies Knitting and Crochet Circle - Every alternate Tuesday morning 10.30-12.30 - Wool is provided. Items are knitted to benefit soldiers, infants in hospitals, and the children in Neve ESRA, our afternoon care center for kids at risk. Click here to read an article on our contribution to the Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikvah. Monthly participation fee NIS 20. Information: Rhona 054-4208550 or Beverly 054-6886697

Volunteer opportunities
  • English Tutoring Program (ETP) - English conversation with elementary and high school pupils in coordination with the school curriculum. Volunteers required: 1-2 hours once a week. Contact: Vicky Pilo, 054-494 9698esrabooks_logo.jpg
  • ESRABOOKS, our Secondhand Book Shop - used English and Hebrew books at nominal cost, located on the first parking level of the Azrielli Mall 08-634-6528; Sun-Fri 10:00-13:00; Tues, Weds, Thur 16:00-19:00. Volunteers required: 3.5 hours, approx once in two weeks. Contact: Cynthia Barmor, 050-8251923.   

ESRA SUPPORT AND COUNSELING ‎- We know how to listen!‎
Anger, Stress, Bereavement, Depression, Fears, Relationship Issues, ‎Redundancy and Work Issues, Trauma, Abuse, Change and Major Life Events
Our trained and supervised counselors can help you through difficult life ‎situations
Countrywide, face-to-face, confidential counseling. Nominal Donation
Call Susan: 052 698 9088 or Elisheva 058 720 9794‎

A Free and Confidential Service for the English Speaking Community
Newly Diagnosed or Undergoing Treatment or In Remission?‎
Experienced qualified counselor is available to ‎support individuals and/or their families.‎
Please contact Carol Lipman at 052-885 8115 or at ‎  for further details. ‎

For information about our branch, please contact Branch Chair: Cynthia Barmor 08-970 2453, 050-825 1923

Check out this article on Modiin written by ESRA contributor, Marion Stone in the ESRA Magazine - February/March edition #188