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Judith Nussbaum last spring promoting ADI at a booth in the Rishon Lezion mall. Judith Nussbaum, who was donated a kidney, writes her story and urges joining the transplant registry.  "Whosoever preserves a single soul, scripture ascribes merit to him as though he had preserved a complete world" (Mishna Tractate Sanhedrin) THE SELFLESS compassionate act of a young Australian gave personal meaning to these quotes. Thr...
 Volunteering - Together We Can! "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." – Elizabeth Andrew The United Nations has declared Sunday 5th December 2021 as International Volunteer Day. Volunteers in all corners of the globe will be thanked for their impact on their communities, particularly in light of the cha...
Life is changing once again, and some of the world is opening up, heralding not an end to Corona, but a modus vivendi with it. Our cover, by artist Darius Gilmont, depicts the Kohanim blessing the People, and my wish is that it be so in the coming year. There are unforgettable moments in our lives, unforgettable people who leave indelible impressio...
For those who suffer from severe emotional disabilities, achieving a truly fulfilling personal and professional life is often a pipe dream: the forbidding gulf between darkness and light feels just too wide to cross. Yet, it is possible, and The Garage in South Tel Aviv is one of the rare examples. ESRA Magazine first wrote about The Garage at its ...
FUN – sharing stories of professional failure is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure in 90 countries, 321 cities, with over 15,000 events and 1,000,000 participants worldwide. Each month, in events across the globe, three to four quality and successful professionals get up in front of a room full of strang...
Excited to discover ESRA! Reichman University (Formerly IDC) & ESRA  Story and photos by Sandra Broza Four years ago, Reichman University Herzliya invited ESRA onto its campus to offer its students volunteering opportunities. Since then, over 300 students, some of them ESRA scholarship recipients, have worked as ESRA volunteers. Apparently, the experience has been ...
Orr Joffe How players with motor limitations can enjoy card games Orr Jaffe, 32, who has invented MagnaCard, a remarkable new tool which helps children with motor limitations play card games as independently as possible, has a first-hand knowledge of what it is to have special needs. She has ADHD herself and understands the social, as well as physical diffic...
Twenty-three people embarked on a tour learning about Ha-Lamed-Hei battlefield and then proceeded to the Gush Etzion Heritage Center. Just like the original four settlements in the Gush Etzion whose settlers came from all walks of life -- religious, non-religious, camp survivors and so on -- our group also consisted of various individuals and walks...
After Our shelter (miklat) was in bad shape. It was dirty and strewn with broken chairs that residents had discarded years ago; parts of old bikes, a battered mattress. The walls were a grimy white and the floor a dusty grey. But the space was perfect and it had great potential. The idea began to germinate when I went to buy a present for my grandson. A ...
Illustration by Cookie Moon I pull my mask down for a sip of water. The Delta variant is rampant in Binyamina and the platform is packed – but it's so humid that I allow myself a moment to hydrate, hoping I won't breathe in contagious particles. It's a memorable day: my first trip back to Jerusalem after having recently moved to the countryside in the north of Israel. The mil...