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Education and welfare projects

Education & Welfare Projects

ESRA, founded in 1979 as a non-profit, is Israel's largest English-speaking community, aiding the integration of olim while working toward equality in Israeli society. ESRA aims to help diminish educational and social gaps, especially in the socio-geographic periphery, focusing on education and excellence programs and enhancing personal and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. We also integrate English-speaking immigrants into these projects, helping them feel useful and contributing members of society, thereby serving our two significant aims.

Education and Welfare Community Projects
A long-term project whereby students live rent-free in disadvantaged neighborhoods, they each mentor a group of local schoolchildren and enrich the community. Netanya, Akko, Rishon Lezion
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
Financial assistance to students, from their third year of studies. Nationwide
Children with behavioral problems learn to communicate and acquire tools for success, through interacting with animals on the therapeutic farm at Kibbutz Magal, Hadera and surroundings
Weekly activities for young adults providing a social framework and enrichment. Kfar Shmaryahu
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
Professional sewing training for adults. Netanya
Exposure to plays and building a theater group 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
Weekly  Nature & Animals activity and special occasions activities in an afterschool welfare center. Rehovot
Development of thinking and study skills among youth diagnosed with learning difficulties. Kfar Hasidim
Animal therapy and weekly fun in the park. Tiberias
ESRA Secondhand Shops
ESRA second Hand & Vintage Shops for the Community

Our secondhand shops for the community are loaded with clothing and brands for women, men, and children, bric-a-brac, vintage, and much more….all at reasonable prices!

ESRA second Hand & Vintage Shops for the Community

Our secondhand bookshops have a huge variety of English fiction and non-fiction for all ages, including lots of good reads for kids, all at rock-bottom prices.