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ESRA held its Annual General Meeting last month. Our Founder...
Hands free . . . taking a ride on Cabernet

Heather Gelb’s daughter with Cabernet near their home in Alon Shevut

"So," my husband casually brought up as we drove to a barmit...
‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’ is the second production by the Ashkelon Players

Storm in a tea cup . . . a scene from the play

Before making aliyah in 2008, we used to go to Nefesh b'Nefe...

Some of the Netanya youngsters who are studying marine biology

ESRA supports an outstanding group of children from Netanya ...

Gary Schmidt

A testament to teachers If you are from the United States, y...
“Hebrew has undergone more rapid changes than other languages” – Professor Ruth Berman

Professor Ruth Berman is passionate about her field of lingu...

By Joan Weisman and Ros Ben Ezra Here in Neta...
Mummy Mask in linen and plaster, painted and gilded. It dates from the early 1st century CE, Egypt, and featured in the recent Pure Gold exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem.   Photo: Moshe Caine

Inside the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem

Eli and Batya Borowski

The museum director: Amanda Weiss

In 1929, when Batya Borowski's parents left Palestine for Am...
Citizen's Advice Bureau Raanana

Volunteers at the Citizens' Advice Bureau can help you with:...
The building housing the Beth-El Zichron Yaakov Industries


We have been to Zichron Yaakov numerous times, but we never ...

Identical brain regions are activated in sighted individuals reading text and in blind individuals using Braille or listening to a soundscape (below). LH, left hemisphere; VWFA, Ventral Word Forming Area

Can this become an ESRA project? Two totally different image...
Your move . . . Playing Mah Jongg in Modiin

Concentrating hard on a game of Mah Jongg

On Monday, May 13, Modiin MahJ Mavens hosted their very firs...

Sonya Stern helping a youngster sleep.

Sonya Stern, an attractive young woman from Zurich, came to ...
Illustration by Danielle Meler

For parents who long for a child and find that they cannot h...
n 1949: a young Walter Teutsch on Siegmund Gestetner’s farm in the UK

Walter Teutsch with his wife, Sivia, in 1962

Walter Teutsch with his wife, Sivia, in 1984 on their silver wedding.

What big money is depends on a lot of things. To mention but...
Teaching English in Modiin

One of the earliest activities of ESRA Modiin is English tut...
At the launch of Riva’s book: Professor Richard Sherwin, formerly of Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities, Riva Rubin (center), and Professor Karen Alkalay-Gut, Tel Aviv University and chairperson of IAWE – Israel Association of Writers in English

I was actually the one who felt honored to be invited to the...
Varda Mendelsohn, sewing teacher, helping a student.

Teacher Varda Mendelson helping someone to sew

For the past two years I have been helping in the ESRA sewin...

In Denmark it could Not Happen By Herbert Pundik Gefen Publi...
Meet The Fugue: Mark Ivanir, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener in A Late Quartet

Making sweet music: a scene from A Late Quartet, directed by Israeli Yaron Zilberman

Plato once said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings ...