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Barbara Grant is a freelance academic editor who previously worked in marketing and PR in the high-tech sector. She made aliyah from the UK in 1996 and lives in Raanana

On the ball at a Rock Steady Boxing class (Photos: Rock Steady Boxing, Tel Aviv)

Packing a punch ... Rock Steady boxers Ilene Spark-Greenberg and Evyatar Rotgoltz

 Can Rock Steady Boxing reduce the degenerative disease...
Horizontal hold ... Barbara Grant goes back on the couch

The hole in which Barbara broke her foot

"Put your best foot forward", the saying goes. Well at least...
Baruch Tanaman taking a session watched by (from left) Adele Hunter, Lawrence Bertfield and Brenda Katten. Photos: Mike Altman and Marian Lebor

Listening to what people have to say ... Nina Zuck, Cynthia Yaakovi and Dorith Bignon

Time to eat ... all this talk is making everyone hungry!

Baruch Tanaman with conference organizer Maddy Levine

At the mike ... Glenis Bertfield

Ilse Gluckstadt

Marise Gordon

Cynthia Barmor

Flowers for Smadar Alfasa, Director of the Community Center in Netanya, who allowed ESRA use of the center for free because of the work ESRA does with the Ethiopian community.

The motivator ... Barry Katz at the whiteboard.

There to film the event was ESRAvision. Log on to: to enjoy a short movie of the day’s proceedings.

Merle Guttmann ... closed the conference.

Talking heads ... ESRA’s first National Conference in the Kiryat Harsharon Community Center in Netanya

Concentrating ... Terry Shlomo, Glenis Bertfield, Jane Krivine and Jackie Klein

ESRA members from Modiin turned out in force for the Conference

Putting forward ideas

First National Conference: Moving forward together  The...
Rabbi Daniel Beller ... charismatic

Daniel at his bar mitzvah celebrations in March 1976

Marion Lebor, Jackie and David Shulman and Barbara...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

Hot! Humid! And it's not even August – it's already nearly t...
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The second Senior Dilemma Forum on legal issues took place o...