Cynthia Yaakovi nee Shapiro was born in New York City and raised in Bayswater, Queens. Very active in Junior Hadassah, she came to Israel as a volunteer in 1967 and stayed to marry a local boy. She studied English Literature at Queens College, NYC and Business Administration in Tel Aviv. Cynthia recently retired from an over 40-year long and demanding career in International Marketing and Sales of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She now fills her spare time studying Anthropology and remains an avid world traveler, never declining an opportunity to visit a new and unknown place, and is the volunteer coordinator of ESRA’s Students Build a Neighborhood project in Kiryat Nordau, Netanya. She lives in Ramat Poleg, Netanya. She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all living in Israel.
Students in Netanya’s Students Build a Neighborhood Project celebrated the completion of another year of enriching and enjoyable time together at the Michmoret Marine Studies Institute. The exciting and enjoyable day ended with a dunk into the inviting blue water.More...
Coming of Age in Israel and America . Batmitzvahs are celebrated somewhat differently in ’the old ‘country’, USA, from those in Israel. The styles in food, clothing, music and gifts are worlds apart, according to Cynthia Yaakovi….More...
An educated, successful businesswoman, Cynthia Yaakovi, wanted to use her talents after retirement for the good of the community. She found her niche in a project where university students are offered rent-free living quarters in return for tutoring Ethiopian children in Kiryat Nordau Netanya. This Was the Year I learned to Juggle tells about Cynthia’s challenges and experiences.More...
Basketball with a Message describes the fun and excitement of the ESRA Kiryat Nordau and Hefzibah Build a Neighborhood project where basketball was the star attraction and Hoops for Kids gave away free tickets to the game. Cynthia Ya’akovi gives us the story.More...
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