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Integration

ESRA facilitates the integration of English-speaking residents and immigrants through social & cultural activities, personal support, and volunteering.

Equality

ESRA works to close social and educational gaps in the socio-geographic periphery, through development and management of community projects.

Volunteering

English speakers that are integrated into community projects feel a useful and contributing member of society, thereby simultaneously serving our two major aims.

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Connect to life in Israel. Engage with English speakers. Maximize your networking opportunities.

Our community projects focus on enhancing educational and social strengths, promoting enrichment and academic excellence, and offering personal and financial support - all aimed at creating equal opportunity for personal, social and educational growth and development.

Make a difference in someone’s life. Make an impact on Israeli society.

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Connect to life in Israel. Engage with English speakers. Maximize your networking opportunities.

We invite you to become a member, enjoy social and cultural activities, access personal support, and feel the satisfaction of volunteering, wherever, whenever it suits you, knowing you are aiding Israeli society.

Make a difference in someone’s life. Make an impact on Israeli society.

Our community projects focus on enhancing educational and social strengths, promoting enrichment and academic excellence, and offering personal and financial support - all aimed at creating equal opportunity for personal, social and educational growth and development.

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In 2019 we made the most of your contribution

2,074

Children

Personal & Educational
Improvement

0

Families

Financial First Aid

0

Students

Grants & Scholarships

106,527

Hours

Volunteering for the Community

11,315

English-Speakers

Engaged in a Range of Activities

0%

Feel Integrated

ESRA Survey 2020

volunteering

“Volunteering with ESRA has allowed me not only to teach but also to learn from Israeli youth. ESRA has facilitated for me a connection into Israeli society in such a way that I feel I am not only giving to others,
I am growing from the experience.” Atara Hubert

Catch up on life in Israel among English speakers.
ESRAmagazine offers a diversity of entertaining, interesting, and informative articles about life and events in Israel.

Read more

In 2019 we made the most of your contribution

In 2019 we made the most of your contribution

2,074

Children

Personal & Educational Improvement

0

Families

Financial First Aid

0

Students

Grants & Scholarships

106,527

Hours

Volunteering for the Community

11,315

English-Speakers

Engaged in a Range of Activities

0%

Feel Integrated

ESRA Survey 2020

volunteering

“Volunteering with ESRA has allowed me not only to teach but also to learn from Israeli youth. ESRA has facilitated for me a connection into Israeli society in such a way that I feel I am not only giving to others,
I am growing from the experience.” Atara Hubert

Catch up on life in Israel among English speakers.
ESRAmagazine offers a diversity of entertaining, interesting, and informative articles about life and events in Israel.

Read more

Personal Support
Community Life
Career
Entrepreneurship
Volunteering

Personal Support

ESRA Befrienders

Volunteers provide a listening ear and support for those who need a friend.

ESRA Welfare Fund

Provides financial first aid for people in crisis (according to fund criteria)

ESRA Professional Counselling

Individual subsidized meetings for those dealing with trauma and life's challenges. Phone meetings available. Supervised by Prof Clare Rubin.

Our partners

The Ramat Hasharon Branch of ESRA is both old and new. It was amongst the first of ESRA’s branches to be established and in its heyday was very active.

Over the years, as the English-speaking population either integrated fully into Israeli society or moved to other areas, it became less active until it was ‘resurrected’ in 2018 by Hertzel Katz a former Ramat Hasharon resident.

The branch organizes regular fundraising events to support the joint project it runs with ENOSH, a nationwide organization that provides facilities for mentally challenged young adults. At the center in Ramat Hasharon, they make a variety of well-crafted ceramic items which are sold to the public and the proceeds go to the person who made the piece.
Our project supports a bi-monthly computer course which offers instruction in the basic technical skills that are such an essential part of today’s world of computers and smartphones.

Fundraising events, attended by a wide variety of audiences, have included lectures on a variety of key-issue topics (Living wills; the Coronavirus; Communication strategies)  and also 2 very successful bridge mornings sponsored and organized by  Vered Mintz of the Ramat Hasharon Bridge Club.

Residents of Ramat Hasharon volunteer in local schools to help pupils with their English studies as part of ESRA’s very successful English Tutoring Program (ETP). This was until Covid 19 made it impossible for them to continue in this format. Nevertheless, many are still active in distance tutoring and we welcome any resident who would like to join the ranks of this rewarding program. 
The coordinator of the program is Joe SchwarzThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 052 220 9620

Currently, we are in the process of setting up a knitting group. Those interested in meeting in a congenial setting with like-minded knitters  wanting to use their skills to benefit  worthy causes  are invited to contact Arlette KaplanThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  052 525 2126

As part of our plan to increase the ranks of active members in Ramat Hasharon,  we are hoping to enroll young families with a view to providing activities in English for young children.  For information about this please contact the chairperson of the branch: Lola KatzThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    052 265 3847


Chair: Lola Katz
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 052-2653847