Henry (Bish) Ben Ezra was born in Adelaide South Australia, and schooled in Sydney, New South Wales. He studied at the University of NSW and has a B.Sc in Pure Mathematics and Statistics and an M. Ed. in mathematics teaching, history and philosophy related to education. He came to live in Israel in 1974 with his wife Ros and the eldest two of their three children.
They had come to Israel as volunteers following the Six-Day War of 1967. Henry taught Mathematics and Computer Science and programming in Tel Aviv at the High School Tet, and in Netanya at Tchernichovsky and Eldad high schools, as well as at the Zinman Academic College at the Wingate Institute. Since his retirement from high school and college teaching, Henry has been active in ESRA Netanya. He took over the responsibility for the Netanya Right-Track Centers which provide after-school recreation and learning for disadvantaged teenagers. He has also helped organize and shlep for various ESRA activities in Netanya. When not involved with his ESRA projects he grandfathers seven lovely grandchildren who live in Tel Aviv, Pardesiya and Karkur.