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Nina Zuck, originally from South Africa, came to live in Israel in 1972. She studied English Tutoring at Beit Berl College and is a private English teacher. She has had vast volunteering experience, in the AACI Netanya for 16 years and in ESRA projects since 1998. In 2008 she became Head of ESRA Community Projects and was Co-chair of ESRA from 2010 – 2012. Nina has also had writing experience and says: “I write about the projects through my love for them!”·
Varda Mendelsohn

Belaynesh, the youngest participant, with Varda

Some of the sewing students at the party

A Tribute to Varda Mendelsohn  Varda Mendelsohn has bee...
Playing “rock, paper, scissors” for real

The Hebrew name for this project is א"ח בקהילה which has two...
Faces from far and near


Love and appreciation from Netanya

 A very different ceremony was held this year due to th...
Jakey Lichterman



Written by Osnat Sheffler and Nina Zuck Photos by Orna Mekon...
Janet Kiesari with student Sahar Kazayov

 SBC: Students Build a Community – Rishon Lezion We hav...
The four 6th Grade girls performing their song, Little Gifts

5th Graders performing

Compere: Rivka Ashegere

SBC: Students Build a Community – End of year parties This y...
Photos: Richard Halon

Eddie and Natalie Shapiro



 An exciting end of year event took place at the Skatep...
Photos: Richard Halon






 Utopia Orchid Park– located at Kibbutz Bahan in the Sh...
In the pool and on horseback ... Liat Pikado, who has cerebral palsy, joined the Magal project back in 2010 (Photos: Anat Lavi)

All smiles from award winner Liat Pikado with her certificate

Petting a labrador


Outstanding volunteer award for Kibbutz Magal volunteer...
Teamwork builds new friendships at Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret (Photos: Dennis Kaliser)


The Applebaums



This year, the participants, parents, donors and ESRA volunt...
Keeping control of the horse (Photos: Anat Lavi)

A bird in the hand . . .

The end of year party for the "Leadership through Nature" gr...


Photos: Cynthia Yaacobi This year we had 23 young ladies cel...
Henry Ben Ezra ... handing over the Right Track reins to someone else. Story & photo by Nina Zuck

ESRA's Right Track Centers in Netanya have been helping the ...

Several years ago, the Prottaska Fund, under the guidance of...
Recogntion at last ... ESRA’s Janet Chait Kiesari receives the framed certificate from Rishon’s Deputy Mayor Moti Ajami. Story and photo by Nina Zuck

At the end of the school year, ESRA was invited to the offic...
The group outside the Gojo house at the Atachlit Ethiopian Farm

Story by By Adele Rubin and Nina Zuck A few years ...
The girls dressed for the occasion (Photos: Tal Zuck)

The trend today amongst our children and grandchildren is to...
Meira Applebaum with a gift from the children. Photos: Mike Altman & Terry Morris

Checking out the shark parts in the laboratory

Every year the Ruppin Marine Science Institute in Michmoret ...
Volunteer Frank Taylor with some of the students in Hefzibah

Frank Taylor is one of our special volunteers who, over the ...
Thumbs up ... having a great time. Story and photos by Nina Zuck



Our once-a-year get together of all four Students Build a Co...