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"I have a dream" were the words once said by Martin Luther King. ESRA  has a dream too: to create a better tomorrow for Israeli society and I'm proud and privileged to be a part of that dream.

Seeing tears fill the eyes of a volunteer on reading "Couldn't succeed without you" written by a child, feeling a mother's hug of gratitude for a donated Shabbat dinner, and sharing the excitement with an student graduating as a lawyer, are only some of the things that drive me “to want, be and do more”.

We focus our work both on running education and welfare projects for those less fortunate, and on providing a wide spectrum of social and cultural activities. Through these projects and programs, we are building sustainable volunteer value and growth for our ESRA English speaking members.

ESRA is a dynamic, a pluralist and a learning organization led by values of professionalism and humanity. We are continually constructing appropriate facilities and creating the best opportunities for others, while keeping administration costs to a minimum.

Based on our Strategy Plan 2019 and leveraging on our core capabilities and strengths, we are moving forward, to expand our community projects nationwide and to develop ESRA's next generation.

We also seek to support immigrants from English speaking countries prior to their aliya. Our newly established ESRA UK is the first step in our goal of becoming a global NGO, to empower and enrich Israeli society.

As we look ahead, I encourage you to join us today. Let's talk 052 993 4277 

ESRA is YOU!

Sunny Marshansky 


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Lydia Lustig, a volunteer at Bnei Akiva School Hadera, with her student, a non-native English Teacher enhancing his oral proficiency.

Ilan Israel, a volunteer, lives in Kfar Saba tutoring online a student from Gvanim School in Afula. When it became possible, Ilan came to Afula to meet his student and his teacher

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The Beer Sheva ESRA committee (from left) Bob Gilmour, Chairperson Carole Rosenblatt, Susan Gross, Nona Abrahams and Sheila Warshawsky    Photos: Barbara Slater/Stephen Jacobs

Story time at ESRA’s Ramat Aviv branch

At the ESRA Ramat Hasharon Branch relaunch evening (from left) Steve Linde, Hertzel Katz, Ramat Hasharon Mayor Avi Gruber and his mother Irene Gruber

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