Glenis Bertfield

I left school at the age of 16. After school I completed a secretarial course and worked as a secretary and personal assistant until I married Lawrence at the age of 20. I have had a varied professional career, together Lawrence and I ran a retail business for 40 years in Manchester where we have lived all our lives. I also ran a property business and ten years ago I did a course in Reflexology which I thoroughly enjoyed. When we moved to Israel we both retired. I made Aliya 18 months ago with my husband and we live in Raanana. We are having a wonderful life and have met many interesting people who have now become our very good friends. ESRA has been a great way to meet people and we love all the wonderful projects that occur on a weekly basis. We go on the monthly walks with Jack Rabinowitz and through ESRA we teach English every week. We start every day smiling with the children, that are part of "the walking bus" and we walk them every morning to Ariel school. This project is run by Ariel school in conjunction with the iria. We also work at Beit Issie Shapiro on a number of projects which is very satisfying. The best part of living in Raanana is that our daughter her husband and our four wonderful grandchildren live just one street away.We also have a son and daughter in law living in Brooklyn, New York and three adorable grandchildren. My mother Netta Green also made Aliya at the age of 86.

Three coaches took members of ESRA to the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. A full capacity audience welcomed the athletes as they marched into the stadium. Former Olympians took part in the official ceremonies and an amazing array of talent took part in an unbelievable entertainment programme.

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Our sporting elite did us proud on the night
Category: Sports
Issue No. 171
 

Report on the successful Shavuot cookery demonstration held by Gil Marks for ESRA with the added bonus of an easy recipe for pancakes included

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Top Marks to Gil for cookery demo
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 170
 

A new ESRA branch has recently been formed in Givatayim. Glenis reports on the first meeting and the fantastic response ESRA received from the English-speaking community there.

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Fantastic response for ESRA Givatayim launch
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 173
 

Ariel school, together with the Raanana municipality, wanted to encourage children to walk to school rather than travel in their parents’ pollution-emitting cars. Glenis Bertfield expalins how this works. Her slogan is "Encourage your children to walk to school - make a difference!"

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BACK TO ARIEL SCHOOL  RAANANAS WALKING BUS
Category: Environment
Issue No. 156
 

The generosity of four fashion houses and numerous models, all donating their services resulted in a financial and pleasurable success of a fashion show put on in a private home in Raanana in aid of Students build a Neighborhood project.

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Lovely Models at ESRA Fashion Show
Category: Community
Issue No. 163
 

The ESRA activities morning during Chanukah was such a lovely event: kids with their mums or grandmothers all having a good time together. It was great to see different generations having fun and we look forward to our next activities group during the Pesach holidays

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KIDS, MUMS, GRANDMOTHERS HAVE FUN TOGETHER AT CHANUKAH
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 153
 

Only five years in Israel but settled as if born here, Glenis and Lawrence have become very involved in ESRA affairs and in private endeavors to help others. Her aged mother is cared for at a wonderful day center in Raanana.

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And mother came too!
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

At her first meeting as co-coordinator of this region Glenis used this opportunity to get to know everyone. The needs of each branch, ideas for future projects and suggestions of follow up meetings were all discussed.

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New Blood and Ideas Wanted
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 172
 

Yet another excellent outing organized by Cecily Hanson. The full day trip included Moshav Nevatim and its Cochin synagogue with interesting historical information. Next was the Kalisher Community Garden to learn about the activities in the garden and the Absorption Center. Proceeds from the event went to Neve ESRA, a care center for at-risk children in Modiin.

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On the edge of the Negev stands a small shul with an enormous past
Category: People
Issue No. 174
 
 
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