Joan Weisman

Joan (Stein) Weisman came to Israel in August 1972 and two weeks later started teaching. She lived in Jerusalem but traveled to Kiryat Malachi to work in two elementary schools. After four years of working in Achim and Eli Cohen Schools and feeling that she was a soldier-teacher, she then worked in Agron School in Jerusalem. At this stage she wanted to leave teaching, and in her Sabbatical year she did a tennis coaching course at Wingate Institute, but ultimately decided to stay with the Department of Education

She then married and moved to live in Kiryat Shmona for a short period where she taught tennis at Kibbutzim Menara and Amir and also in Metulla. The Weismans later set up home in Karmiel, and Joan taught in the Horowitz High School for 15 very happy years. Her two daughters had wonderful years of growing up in the city. Wanting to “leave teaching while I was still enjoying my work”, Joan decided to take early pension. She then began working for the UJIA in Karmiel. For three years she was the volunteer coordinator for the gap year program as well as the aliyah person for new immigrants to the local absorption center. She also wrote grant requests for people who needed assistance from the UJIA Funds. Joan then taught English in a program for gifted children from the Arab and Druze sectors at the Ort Braude College in Karmiel.

She now lives in Netanya where she volunteers for ESRA coordinating the Ethiopian/Contemporary Dance program at the Neot Shaked community center and the lecture series for the English speakers

A New Venue for Netanya Lectures

A New Venue for Netanya Lectures

by Joan Weisman

A beautiful venue, a newly renovated hall run as a more ...
Girls who just love to get up and dance

Girls who just love to get up and dance

by Joan Weisman

ESRA initiated this Ethiopian dance group several years more ...
A new season, a new venue for lectures

A new season, a new venue for lectures

by Joan Weisman, Ros Ben Ezra , Susan Lurie

ESRA Netanya lectures have a new venue at Yona Apartments more ...
2010 VOLUNTEER AWARDS EVENT

2010 VOLUNTEER AWARDS EVENT

by Adele Rubin, Joan Weisman

At the 2010 Volunteer Awards Event Merle Guttmann, more ...
AT THE OPENING OF PEOPLE IN COLOR

AT THE OPENING OF PEOPLE IN COLOR

by Joan Weisman

The ESRA Social club for youth with cerebral palsy more ...
A Great Morning visiting the Turtles

A Great Morning visiting the Turtles

by Joan Weisman

Thirty Netanya residents walked on a wheelchair-friendly more ...
WHAT SIZE SHOES  DO THE HEFZIBA GIRLS WEAR?

WHAT SIZE SHOES DO THE HEFZIBA GIRLS WEAR?

by Joan Weisman

A heart warming report on the excitement and gratitude more ...
A look back at the second year of superb Netanya lectures

A look back at the second year of superb Netanya lectures

by Joan Weisman, Ros Ben Ezra

An encouraging report on the success of this year’s more ...
LAUNCHING ESRA IN THE NORTH

LAUNCHING ESRA IN THE NORTH

by Joan Weisman

May Karmiel/Misgav become another successful branch more ...
CHANUKAH LIGHTS UP HEFZIBA

CHANUKAH LIGHTS UP HEFZIBA

by Joan Weisman

Chanukah is known for a miracle. This Chanukah will more ...
Bonding with Animals and Nature at Kibbutz Magal

Bonding with Animals and Nature at Kibbutz Magal

by Joan Weisman

ESRA volunteers who visited Kibbutz Magal toured the more ...
 
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