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The young chess champ and proud parents

Little Liam Kopaloff is all of seven years old. He is a beau...
Identical twins ... Naomi Aharoni (left) with her sister, Laurel Yakobovitz

My identical twin sister – Laurel - left us a few days befor...
Tamar Meshulam’s ceramic work, ‘Balata, Jaffa Extrude’, is to be added to the Knesset’s permanent art collection

Tamar  with her ‘Green Seat’ sculpture in the community garden of Ma’agalei Yavne Street, Katamon

Tamar's ‘Cool Seat’ recently won a commendation in a contest held in South Korea

On the 5th Iyar 1948, as the UN vote for the establishment o...
ESRA Chairperson Brenda Katten (left) with hosts Beverly and David Saffrin (and in the center) former Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, and his wife, Janice



ESRA prides itself on the wonderful projects it supports – a...
Illustrations by Denis Shifrin


He is an old man, and to avoid any debate on the issue, let ...
Aliyah article in UK Jewish paper features ESRA

 A TRIO of familiar faces appeared in the September 27 ...
Susi Cohen ... escaped the Nazis

From Essen to Omer Having escaped the Nazis in Essen, Susi c...
Young, gifted pianist Omer Barash, 15, entertains at the ESRA tea party in Caesarea

The setting given for an afternoon tea party – British style...
Annelise Lowi and her brother Hanns cycling in the forest in the Spring of 1938

She’s leaving home ... Liesel with Hanns and Mutti before being sent to England

The family business in Schwerin before Kristallnacht

After seeing above photo of Liesel and Hanns, she chose Liesel

Dolly Levy in the summer of 1939

Bob Rodney aged 25, and just out of the Army

We are family ... Chanita Rodney pictured alongside her grandchildren in 1996

Married 40 years ... with husband Bob Rodney on their ruby wedding

 After Kristallnacht, little Liesel was abducted and ab...

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady ...
Club members enjoying a day out in 1985

Standing is Barbara Blum with Natalie Goodman and Rachel Sopher.

Rachel (Cookie) Rabban with Cyril Fisher on her right, and on the left Natalie Goodman and Rachel Sopher.

Standing: Henry Blanks (back) and Deena White. Sitting: Sonia Fischler (left), Jo Granby and Gladys Sevitt (right).

 Many happy memories were stirred by the last issue of ...
Syd Kenny ... joined an elite group

Syd Kenny, born Sydney Kentridge, passed away in Israel on A...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

WELCOME TO ISRAELDeborah Fineblum | USABasya Goldstein | USA...
My sister Riva Riva was born in Booysens, Johannesburg to Jo...

By now all paid up ESRA members and contributors should be e...

A FAMILY get-together . . . when Shiphra and Mel Davis, of N...
Applying non-stick spray on the cookie tray

What's cooking? Recipe sharing has always reminded me of the...
Author A. B. Yehoshua

A packed hall greeted the award-winning Israeli writer, AB Y...
View of the interior of the Hurva Synagogue.  Photo by Robert Schenk



Edna Miller, Tel Aviv: “the Azrielli Center reflected in a puddle in a street near me.”

Hylton Bark, of Rehovot: “the place I love is the Dead Sea in the morning.”

Isaac Nurok, of Moshav Kfar Haim: “My Japanese garden which I designed, built and planted myself, is special to me because it is where I can relax completely, being soothed by the bubbling sound of the little waterfall.”

Jeffery Lederer: Lake Bled in Slovenia. “It’s beautiful and romantic.”

Rachel Sherwin, Herzliya: on the outskirts of Herzliya and Nof Yam. “I call it ‘mini-Caesarea.’”

Joey Kaplan, Misgav: “In my ‘balagan’ art studio below my home, with two of my seven grandkids.”

To quote the words of that well-known song, There's a Place ...
Sandy Kaye with her granddaughters, Ariana and Talia

It has taken me almost two years to finally sit down and com...