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Glenis left school at the age of 16. After school she completed a secretarial course and worked as a secretary and personal assistant until she married Lawrence at the age of 20. She has had a varied professional career. Together Lawrence and Glenis ran a retail business for 40 years in Manchester where they have lived all their lives. Glenis also ran a property business, and ten years ago she did a course in Reflexology which she thoroughly enjoyed. When they moved to Israel, they both retired. Glenis made Aliya 18 months ago with her husband and they live in Raanana. They are having a wonderful life, and have met many interesting people who have now become their very good friends. ESRA has been a great way to meet people, and they love all the wonderful projects that occur on a weekly basis. They go on the monthly walks with Jack Rabinowitz, and through ESRA they teach English every week. They start every day smiling with the children who are part of "the walking bus", and walk them every morning to Ariel school. This project is run by Ariel school in conjunction with the Iriya. They also work at Beit Issie Shapiro on a number of projects, which is very satisfying. The best part of living in Raanana is that their daughter, her husband, and their four wonderful grandchildren live just one street away.They also have a son and daughter in law living in Brooklyn, New York, and three adorable grandchildren. Glenis's mother Netta Green also made Aliya at the age of 86.

Once again the ESRA quiz took place with teams from up and d...

 Before we started our adventure to Israel nearly 12 ye...
On a high note ... ESRA members at the music festival

The Isrotel ClassiCameri tradition is still going strong, as...
Having fun: Members of the Herzliya team taking part in the ESRA National Quiz

Some of those at Tal Aloni on their way to victory

Once again the ESRA National Quiz was an amazing success. Ea...

 After much heart searching and deliberation the decisi...

What a delightful afternoon was had by all who attended the ...
All smiles . . . the ESRA award winners pose for the cameras with their certificates. Photos: Barry Insell and Doron Bacher

In recognition and appreciation of his on-going availability and enthusiasm in utilizing his technical and photographic expertise in the coverage of national and local events.

For collecting and distributing by hand ESRAmagazines in all of Petach Tikvah, a task he has carried out with dedication for the last four years.

For her consistent willingness to assist in activities of ESRA’s Herzliya Branch and most notably for her devotion to ESRA’s Kfar Shmaryahu Club.

For her untiring, never-failing commitment to volunteer in the ESRA Raanana Book Shop every second Friday for many years.

For her untiring dedication over many years to the Kfar Saba branch and her participation in and contribution to all aspects of its work.

For their major contributions to the development and professionalism of ESRAvision, thereby elevating the visibility of ESRA, its mission and its work.

For her dedicated volunteering for ESRA over 25 years, applying her expertise and enthusiasm to the Volunteer and Executive committees, and training and mentoring tutors for the ESRA English Tutoring Program.

For her outstanding dedication to her responsibilities at the Gan Rashal office which is above and beyond the call of duty.

For her stalwart support from its inception of ESRA Five Towns and its activities and in particular for her contribution to the ESRA Binyamina Bookshop.

For his expertise and practical applications which have transformed ESRA’s Raanana Shop from a Second-Hand "Shop" to a Second-Hand "Boutique".

For being someone who, since its inception, has given years of untiring devotion and service to the ESRA Raanana Second-Hand Shop.

For her dedication and involvement in the activities of ESRA’s Modiin Branch and most notably, for her leadership of the ETP.

For her many years of untiring devotion and service to the ESRA Kfar Saba Second-Hand Shop.

For his ongoing support, guidance and advice in all aspects of ESRA’s major fundraising events.

For his outstanding service for many years as treasurer of the Rehovot branch of ESRA.

For her many hours of dedication to the Students Build a Community projects, bringing both her professionalism and experience to enriching these projects.

I was “asked” to say thank you on behalf of the awardees. (I love the strength of that ‘asked’ word…).

The Biennial event to give a huge thank you to our many wond...
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Who could believe that a year had passed so quickly. Last ye...
At the seminar in Raanana ... (from left) Maurice Collins, Sandra Rosen, Ralph Rosen and Janet Benjamin.

ESRA Seminar for families of children and adults with disabi...
The interior of the Kerala Synagogue on Moshav Nevatim and (below) the Indian-style art work to be found there.

At work in the garden of the Kalisher Absorption Center

 Once again Cecily Hanson organized a wonderful trip fo...

A new ESRA branch has recently been formed in Givatayim. Inv...
Glenis's mother, who attends a day center in Raanana five days a week

Lawrence and I have just celebrated five years in Israel. It...
Glenis Bertfield

I have just returned from my first Central Regional Branch m...
Audience participation . . . cook Gil Marks at the cookery demonstration in Raanana

The right ingredients . . . guests enjoying the cookery demonstration by Gil Marks

Gil Marks, who made aliya from America a year ago, gave an i...