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It was hard to concentrate as Gidi (the fireplace maven) exp...

It was through my late husband, John, that I first met Judy ...
Text and photographs: Lydia Aisenberg Wedged between two flo...
Some of the members of the Kochav Yair - Tsur Yigal chapter of MWM

Sharing emotions with mothers living on the Gaza border.

Mothers with Meaning (Imahot im Mahut) was founded in 2015 b...
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Photo courtesy of Israeli Olympic Committee Amit Schisse)

Big (League) in Japan  Israel's baseball team won the h...
Remember when you made aliya and had to figure everything ou...
Beth Protea, the retirement home that was established in Her...
Playing “rock, paper, scissors” for real

The Hebrew name for this project is א"ח בקהילה which has two...
I, an 89-year-old widower, was puffing along, like Thomas th...



Photos by Kobi Klaitman of Lapid ceramic items from the coll...
IDF soldiers with PTSD learn to make music as part of their ...

... Would you like to renew your ESRA membership?" Coun...
Harold finishing his 2nd out of 13 Tiberias Marathons, 1978

It is a cold and miserable winter's morning. The rain has ju...
SBC schoolchild proudly displaying her gifted laptop

Ongoing student-schoolkid contact, online and outdoors.

Nothing stops continued tutoring!

Students help schoolkids get together with organized activities, pandemic-style.

How ESRA kept students & school kids going even when sch...
The joy of a walk in the park after Corona

Photos by Omri Horesh After more than a year of conducting Z...
Tablemats quilted by Marilyn Butchins

Bringing joy and excitement to Israel's needy  The near...
Kamil Sari

Ehab Zidan

Zainab Abu-Swaid

Anat Harrel

Photos by Anat Harrel Most tourists, and even many Israelis,...

My grandfather's family originally planned to make Aliyah in...
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...
Orel having fun with customers

A young guy building a relationship with a positive adult figure

Two innocuous second-hand clothing stores, one in down-town ...