Sara Groundland

Sara came to live in Israel with her husband from Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. Her main interests are reading, walking and writing. She reviews the films shown at the ESRA Cinema Club, as well as writes articles of interest to ESRA members. She has written a storybook for children around 6-7 years, purely bedtime reading aloud stories which has yet to be published. She is retired, lives in Raanana, is the grandmother of six grandchildren.

A documentary movie which tells the story of rivalry between two owners of humus and falafel stands in the West Bank.

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west bank story
Category: Arts
Issue No. 143
 

The third annual ESRA bridge morning, held in the WIZO hall in Herzliya Pituach on May 22, 2008 was a great success.

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ESRA Herzliya’s Annual  Bridge Morning
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 145
 

The ESRA trip to Eilat was a great success both socially and educationally. Over 50 members enjoyed full board at the Galil hotel and visited many points of interest including the Timna Mines, Be’er Ora, and the Salt Ponds.

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Esras Trip to Eilat
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 144
 

The emotional and simple story of Sisai, an Ethiopian immigrant covering his life from his arrival at 6years old to the present as filmed by his cousin David Gavro.

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Sisai - a film review
Category: Arts
Issue No. 145
 

ESRA was proudly represented in the Raanana Yom Ha’atzmaut parade celebrating 60 years of Israeli independence representing ESRA’s contribution and involvement in programs for the English speakers.

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Independence Day Parade in Raanana
Category: Israel
Issue No. 145
 

The last of this season’s cinema club movies portraying the dilemma facing this Vietnamese family given the opportunity to live in Israel.

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THE JOURNEY OF VAAN NGUYEN
Category: Arts
Issue No. 146
 

The true story of a group of American men and their secret mission to bring 1500 displaced persons out of the refugee camps in Europe to Israel, and the obstacles and hardships of this incredible journey.

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WAVES OF FREEDOM
Category: Arts
Issue No. 148
 

The harsh reality of what Muslim women may suffer when married off to abusive men is vividly illustrated in this documentary shown at the ESRA Cinema Club as their last movie of 2008.

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THREE TIMES DIVORCED
Category: Arts
Issue No. 148
 

ESRA cinema club showed this fascinating film giving us a glimpse into the world of the Naturei Karta in Mea Shearim. The pashkavils are public notices put up to inform the residents what to do, and not to do.

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YOEL, ISRAEL AND THE PASHKAVILS
Category: Arts
Issue No. 149
 

Documentary film review relating to the story of the director's grandfather, who was hidden in a loft, along with 15 other Jews during World War 2. Sokal's Jewish population was 6,000, but was reduced to 30 by the end of the war. A meaningful salute to Francisca Halamajawa for her bravery in saving Jews.

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NO 4 STREET OF OUR LADY
Category: Arts
Issue No. 151
 
 
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