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Everyone knows the seasoned thespian's motto: "never work wi...
Ishmail Khalidi

Karmiel was honored to host Israel's first Bedouin diplomat,...

New regulations came into force in March this year with the ...
Gourd lamp created by Aviva Levine

Aviva Levine amongst her trelised gourds

An outdoor lampshade crocheted from recycled plastic bags

If you are searching for a novel way to vacation or celebrat...

Clinic Director Orel Ben Ari: Started as a volunteer

Occupying over four square blocks or an approximately 144,00...
Tour ended by the beautiful lily ponds

Enjoying the trip to Sarona ... members of the newly-formed ESRA Petah Tikvah branch

A warm but pleasant July early evening saw over 30 ESRA memb...
Sleek and fashionable ... the dresses make it to the catwalk

Dramatic black dresses that could stand on any red carpet

Some of the staff at Turning the Tables

In the 1940 movie "Waterloo Bridge", a luminous Vivien Leigh...
Eli Libenson being congratulated by his father

ewish Theological Seminary of America.  Photo: Jim Henderson-Wikipedia

On his ordination in June 1972, Eli Libenson with his wife Suzy

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City is the acad...
Photo: Harvey Sapir. Photography PikWiki Israel

Damas Pakada is an IDF soldier, the recipient of an award fo...

The high holidays are almost upon us and Israel's bicycle st...
The ANZAC memorial, Beeri forest. Photos & text: Lydia Aisenberg

The Path to Peace project at Moshav Netiv Ha’asara

The mikveh alongside the Maon ancient synagogue near Kibbutz Nirim

Although I have been living in Israel since the 1960s and ha...
First Nations Kahnawake Community Police Chief Dwayne Zacharie visiting the Western Wall, Jerusalem

Dwayne Zacharie at the Givat Haviva Peace Tree

David Mendelsohn and Dwayne Zacharie in the Jezreel Valley

In 2003 and still a work in progress, First Nations educators leave their peaceful mark on the Givat Haviva peace tree

Story and Photos: Lydia Aisenberg Dwayne Zacharie, a recent ...
Posing for a selfie ... Lawrence and Glenis Bertfield

In the month of April our dedicated volunteers, Glenis and L...
Naomi Meshasha with the girls she tutors in Hefzibah

 Co-Chairpeson's Message Upon reaching a certain age, o...
Photographs by Charles Yacoub









Scenes from this year's Independence Day celebrations held a...
Richard Stein is put through his paces by dance teacher Aviv

Aviv with Joan Weisman


Recently our ESRA Neot Shaked Dance Group gave a demonstrati...
Taking a peek inside the cave in Peki’in

Statues in Peki’in Square

The ruins of the ancient synagogue at Baram National Park

Story and Photos by Yael Meyer On a beautiful Israeli spring...

Harold Grinspoon reads a story to a youngster

It's a long, long way from Sevier County, Tennessee, where D...
A class in session at Keshet Elementary School, Modiiin

ESRA Modiin school volunteer tutors initially worked for abo...
Photos by Emile Lieber

A visit to the Tunisian Synagogue was a highlight of the trip


On one of the hottest days of the year so far – Wednesday, M...