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How much do you know about ESRA and all that it does?

ESRA, Israel's largest English speaking volunteer organization, is focused on two main avenues of activity. Firstly, ESRA is dedicated to the successful integration of English speaking immigrants into Israeli society through a rich array of social and cultural activities in English and providing volunteering opportunities. Secondly, ESRA works to close the social and educational gaps in the country's geo-social periphery through the development and management of community projects throughout the country.

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Multi-year project. Students live rent-free in weaker communities, mentor local kids, and enrich the community. Netanya, Akko
A biennial course for high-potential youth providing educational enrichment in marine science, and ecology at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret
ESRA’s ETP facilitates the work of the English teacher, promotes the students' academic achievements, and provides great satisfaction to volunteer tutors.
MA students mentor BA students in coping with studies while imparting leadership values and personal empowerment. Akko
Children with behavioral problems learn to communicate and acquire tools for success, through interacting with animals in the therapeutic farm at Kibbutz Magal, Hadera and surroundings
Weekly activities for young adults providing a social framework and enrichment. Kfar Shmaryahu, central region
Early childhood experts work in kindergartens, helping children prepare for first grade both educationally and emotionally. Netanya
Professional music instruction for youths to help develop their musical talents. Netanya
During afterschool hours, students mentor a group of schoolchildren recommended by the Welfare Department, in return for a scholarship. Rishon Lezion 
Learning basic computer skills, Internet and social media, at Enosh Center. Ramat Hasharon
Weekly chess class and activities for special occasions in an afterschool welfare center. Rishon Lezion
Remedial teaching in an afterschool welfare center. Modiin
Animal therapy and weekly fun in the park. Tiberias
Individual subsidized meetings in English for those dealing with trauma and life's challenges. Phone meetings available. Supervised by Prof. Claire Rabin. Nationwide  
Volunteers visit or telephone the elderly, helping them socially and culturally. Nationwide
Financial support provided to families in times of crisis. Nationwide
Financial assistance to students, from their second year of studies. Nationwide