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ESRA’s Maia Aron with Counseling Program Co-Founder Susan Kurnedz and Cecily Spungin

Co-Founder Juliet Rostowsky and Professor Claire Rabin, who is responsible for the counselor training program

Cecily Spungin, Supervisor

Michelle Freedman, Grief Counselor

Where Friends in Need are Friends Indeed  Photos by Ste...

It is said there are just two things in life that are certai...
Beth Protea, the retirement home that was established in Her...
Harold finishing his 2nd out of 13 Tiberias Marathons, 1978

It is a cold and miserable winter's morning. The rain has ju...
Hazel with two cousins, Maisie Berman and Doreen Mendelson, in Haifa, 1950

Brother Donny Loon qualifying as a doctorwith sister Hazel completing physiotherapydegree at Wits University, 1948


Living through a pandemic is definitely not one of the scena...

By Estelle SlevinSelf-publishedIllustrations by Aliza Friedm...
Judith (in blue and white) dressed for work in the Corona Care Unit at Tel Hashomer Hospital.

The Torah Study Group at Beth Protea

Patients suffering from the Covid-19 (corona) virus in Israe...
This is a little book by Spencer Johnson M.D. a parable of s...

As a couple therapist for over 40 years, I was not surprised...
Illustration: Liora Blum

As humans we crave certainty.We imagine that our lives can b...
Photo by Sylvia Zhou on Unsplash

I first learned to drive when I was a young mother. Aft...
Dr. Debra Gershov West ... on the front line

Cast your mind back to life BC – Before Coronavirus - when w...
An Israeli girl has a Zoom chat with a Chinese youngster

COVID-19 has swept through Israel and is causing havoc with ...
Sam and Fanny Lipshitz ... he succumbed to the Spanish Flu

With the current coronavirus world pandemic, many info email...

Jackie Benson_with husband Mark in Cyprus, February 2020

Cyprus, February 2020

 Written before the lock-down in Israel It's March 15, ...
Jessica in 2017, a year after her illness

The ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) team from Johannesburg arriving to save Jessica´s life

Jessica leaving the ICU after being disconnected from the respirator and ECMO

In 2016, Jessica Bachmann Dahan, who was born in Copenhagen,...
The cover of John Barry’s book The Great Influenza

Alice Wolowitz

Alice’s brother Norman Wall (left) and his nephew Melvin Wall

Alice Wolowitz’s final resting place

A granite bench in Kehilat Israel cemetery dedicated to Alice’s memory

Photos and research: Jay Wall For millions of Americans, the...
All the information that was written on the envelope


I am a regular walker and like taking a route that goes thro...
Civilization is defined by ages, or by eras. Same goes for u...

IsraAID is an Israel-based non-governmental organization tha...