Born in the UK in 1939, Barbara Lyons studied surveying. From 1971 she worked with the 35’s – Women’s Campaign for Soviet Jewry. She came to live in Israel in 1981 and worked in an employment agency finding work for English speaking secretaries and management professionals. On retiring and having time, ESRA was “my natural choice to give time to”. Her ESRA volunteering includes - working with the local Herliya committee, being a befriender, tutoring English in the local high school, working in all the ESRA offices, photographing at functions. She also wrote the occasional article. She was married to Neil with 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Barbara passed away in November 2014.
Babara reports on and exhilarating bridge tournament which was a good way to socialize and to raise money for ESRA community projects.More...
An ESRA tour to the Harel forest near Jerusalem reveals the history hidden in the Machal and Gachal sites. The group visited memorial sites to the fallen commanders and soldiersMore...
In the center of Herzliya is an interesting museum with halls of unique shapes - the venue for exhibitions of contemporary art of great variety and excellence, well worth a visit.More...
Youngsters with sincerity and no inhibitions made us laugh and cry-A film reviewMore...
Geocaching is Treasure Hunting in the digital age. Using a GPS device and following a Compass, it’s a treasure hunt in which all the family can partake. New places are located and lots of historical and local information can be learnt - there are many locations of geocaches in Israel. Started in the USA 15 years ago, geocaching is an international pastime all over the world.More...
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