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ESRA Ramat Hasharon

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 e-mail 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 e-mail 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 e-mail 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