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Reichman University (Formerly IDC) & ESRA  Story an...

Let's talk about secondhand shops. We all know they exist, b...
Lydia Lustig, a volunteer at Bnei Akiva School Hadera, with her student, a non-native English Teacher enhancing his oral proficiency.

Ilan Israel, a volunteer, lives in Kfar Saba tutoring online a student from Gvanim School in Afula. When it became possible, Ilan came to Afula to meet his student and his teacher

I was born and raised in America. I cherish my childhood the...


What with having to drive at night and the forecast for rain...
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...
Working in Moshiah’s (yes Moshiach) workshop on base. Sar-El:

Age is of No Concern Several weeks ago, I found myself shlep...




Volunteers, carers, and the group’s young adults, all equally enjoyed a day’s emersion in the music and memories of the Beatles.

A day out with ESRA's Social Club for Disabled Young Adults&...

After I gave my sister placemats from the Ethiopian Arts and...
Ilana Barak proudly holds up her graduation certificate awarded at the end of the Digital Computer Course (Photo by Liron Cohen​)

A course in Ramat Hasharon for persons with Psycho-soci...

This past year has been traumatic for so many reasons – fear...

Arlette Kaplan used the lockdown during the corona pandemic ...


Together with Maurice and Merylin Hyman I attended the Annua...
Ian Fine, Chairman of Yachad’s English- Speaking Branch

Soldiers greet supporters at a look-out near Gaza

Up Close and Personal With the IDF Gaza Division  Remem...
Varda Mendelsohn

Belaynesh, the youngest participant, with Varda

Some of the sewing students at the party

A Tribute to Varda Mendelsohn  Varda Mendelsohn has bee...

It was through my late husband, John, that I first met Judy ...
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...
Playing “rock, paper, scissors” for real

The Hebrew name for this project is א"ח בקהילה which has two...

... Would you like to renew your ESRA membership?" Coun...
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...