The ESRA Netanya branch has a large Volunteer Committee that meets every 4-6 weeks. We are involved in a wide range of projects and welcome anyone who is interested in helping or has an idea for a new project or event.
Please call Barbara 054-782 7385 or Nina 054-430 5498.
An ongoing Lecture Series is held every second Tuesday morning at 10am at Beit Yona, starting straight after Succot until end May, with a variety of interesting and entertaining lectures. Call Joan 077-798 4130 or Ros 052-539 3264.
The ESRA Counselling Service is here to help with counselling for bereavement, loss and times of trouble. Call Susan 09-885 1146.
ESRA Netanya Befrienders - After a successful course we now have trained male and female befrienders who are willing to visit lonely or homebound people. If anyone would like to take up this new service we are offering, please contact Netanya Befrienders Coordinator, Debbie Shwartzberg 054-499 9294, or Glenis Bertfield 054-773 4392 (Central Befrienders Coordinator).
ESRA Netanya Drop in Centre opened in January 2016 at 15 Herzl Street (2nd floor). Open on Sunday and Wednesdays 10:30-12:30. Welcome to drop in for tea/coffee and a chat and find out about all ESRA activities. New volunteers to help man the office always welcome. Call Carole 052-683 1416.
Our Events Committee is busy organising social, musical events, walks, guided trips, arts and craft fair for 2016. Call Jacqui 09-882 2714.
Magazine Distribution - Always looking for volunteers to bundle and distribute, or as substitute distributors if needed. Call Sheila 054-4785403.
ESRA Second Hand Clothing & Nearly New Goods - always looking for items for our shops in Kfar Saba and Raanana. Call Gloria 09-865 1215 to arrange uplift.
ESRA Membership. We encourage membership of ESRA and are always looking for new members to join. New Olim in their first year of Aliyah are eligible for 1 year's free membership, and we welcome Netanya's regular visitors to join. Call Rika 054-464 4106
The Netanya projects include:
- Bayit Ham - centre for teenage girls at risk in Kiryat Nordau. Open every afternoon 2-6pm. Esther 04-636 5565.
- Computer Centers in Hefzibah and Neot Shaked for youth and adults. Nina 054-430 5498.
- English Primary School Tutoring - program for teaching English to Ethiopian Primary School children. A rewarding bonding experience on Tues afternoons at 1pm. Gill 054-726 5970.
- English Tutoring in 17 schools throughout Netanya - a joint project with the AACI Netanya (elementary, middle, high). Myrna 052-3001545.
- Ethnic Ethiopian Dance Group - in Hefzibah Joan 077-798 4130 and Neot Shaked - Aviva 054-433 1087.
- Hand In Hand Food Pantry - food parcels are packed in Neot Shaked Matnas. Donations of money and food always welcome. Shiphra 054-474 5701 or Rika Rika 054-464 4106.
- Projects of Excellence for motivated teenagers at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute.
- Dorith 054-561 6620
- Right Track Centres to give after-school tuition to Teenagers at Risk in 2 neighbourhoods - Neot Shaked & Hefzibah. Open every day 5-8 p.m. Henry 09-834 0937.
- Sewing Centres in 3 neighbourhoods - Kiryat Nordau, Neot Shaked & Neot Ganim, to teach adult Ethiopians how to use sewing machines and make their own clothes. Open 2 mornings and 1 evening a week. Nordau-Ros 052-539 3274, Neot Shaked-Rika 054 464 4106, Hefzibah- Carol 052 344 8852.
Students Build a Neighbourhood - Students are given free accommodation in return for mentoring kids in four neighbourhoods – Hefzibah, Kiryat Nordau, Sela and Neot Shaked.
Hefzibah-Miryam 052-640 1061; Nordau, Neot Shaked and Sela-Cynthia 054 661 7781.
- Volume Music Centre in Hefzibah. Open house for teenagers to play music, learn instruments and listen to music. Nina 054-4305498.