Brenda reflects on the difficult time we have all had during the weeks of Operation Protective Edge, and the terrible toll it has taken on the lives of the young soldiers who died so that we could go on living safely. She also reports on ESRA's highly successful campaign to collect donations that were used to provide aide for the soldiers and residents of the south.

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A time to weep . . . and a time to count blessings
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

Moshe Kwart has organized bags of support for the people of the south, suffering from the barrage of rockets that hit them during Operation Protective Edge. He describes the truckloads of toys, games, food and equipment that are part of the the tremendous outpouring of generosity and unity shown by the very kind people at ESRA.

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Bags of support
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

A request for awnings for the soldiers for protection from the severe heat was received in the ESRA office during Operation Protective Edge, and a delivery was made to Battalion 405 of coffee kits and shade nets.

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Troops need to take cover – from the severe heat
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

A heart-warming description of a thrilling evening for ESRA’s Center for Young Adults with Disabilities. Shiri Maimon, the singer and star, accepted an invitation to come and sing with one of the members of the group. Her warm personality and the young members excitement and pleasure made the evening a huge success.

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A dream comes true for Or as she performs duet with Shiri
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

A project that started in a kindergarten in Raanana spread to many other cities. Children sent their drawings and blessings to the soldiers fighting in Gaza, together with treats and useful items to make the soldiers' lives easier.

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For our soldiers! Children send their blessings: ‘Return safe’ together with gifts in decorated boxes
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

Four years ago Brian Fink and Natalie Wood left grey, dank Manchester and settled in Karmiel, in the Lower Galilee. They did some pre-aliyah reading on-line about ESRA "which appeared to be what we were looking for". One thing led to another, and now ESRA Karmiel goes from strength to strength. "If you .. live in the Karmiel area .. and have some free time, why not offer your services? You won't regret it," he sums up.

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Look North: the ‘Fink tank’ transfers a host of ideas from the UK to Karmiel
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

A good time was had by all at ESRA Modiin’s annual end-of-the-year event – a beach party held at Palmachim beach on June 19.

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Life’s a beach!
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

At the end of June, the Haifa branch of ESRA’s English Tutoring Program (ETP), organized an end of year meeting of volunteers with two representatives from the Ministry of Education’s English Inspectorate. Volunteers gave warm reports of their experiences teaching in the Haifa junior and middle schools and certificates of appreciation were presented to the volunteer tutors.

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End of the year get-together
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

The members of the ESRA Executive

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ESRA Executive Members
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 

New Year greetings from our readers

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New Year Greetings 2014
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 176
 
 
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