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.

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

Sharon Farber is an award-winning classical composer, musician, conductor and writer of film music. During a recent visit to Israel Ms. Farber took a moment from her busy schedule to tell us what she does, how she does it, and where her talent comes from.

More...
 
The lady knows the score
Category: People
Issue No. 174
 

Seeking to make changes in her professional life, Sharon Bennet began volunteering for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR-Israel).  The services include medical treatment and aim to assist, amongst others, asylum seekers, foreign workers and their families who are without insurance. Sharon soon became the director of this clinic that makes such a valuable contribution to society.

More...
 
Providing health care for those without legal status
Category: People
Issue No. 174
 

A moving tribute to a dearly loved mother. A special person who filled her life with numerous activities, including volunteering for ESRA. An energetic, vivacious and caring role model, she will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

More...
 
Marigold Bergman 1932-2014
Category: People
Issue No. 174
 

A devoted family man and keen sportsman who, together with his wife Adele, was a long term volunteer for ESRA. David's warm personality and sense of humor will long remain with all who had the privilege to know him. May he rest in peace.

More...
 
David Isaac Margolis 1928-2014
Category: People
Issue No. 174
 

Max Stous, a former mayor of Sandton, was privileged to meet Nelson Mandela on several occasions. In spite of Mandelas ties to the PLO and other Arab institutions, he had a unique relationship with the Jewish community in SA. Many of the professional people who attended him – doctors and lawers - were Jewish, he spoke at Jewish gatherings and referred to Rabbi Harris as his personal Rabbi. Max also had the pleasure of sitting next to Mr Mandela at a Jewish wedding and explaining what was going on under the chuppa.

More...
 
The day I sat next to Nelson Mandela at a Jewish wedding
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

One of the less well-known attributes of Nelson Mandela was his great love of children. A newspaper clipping recalls an unforgettable moment in February 1990.

More...
 
While Crowd Waits, Mandela Plays With Babies
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

The Jewish Community along with the South African white population were apprehensive when Mandela came to power. Would he really live up to his words – unification and reconciliation? He did this and more with his wisdom, humanity and kindness. Jackie Klein was visiting South Africa at the time of his death and witnessed the outpourings of love for him from the local communities and from people all over the world .

More...
 
Mandela: Celebrating a life well lived
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

Godfrey Gadabout is the doll knitted by Barbara Portner which ESRA is soon going to raffle or put up for auction. “Whatever we do with Godfrey, he’s sure to bring money into ESRA’s coffers, one way or another", says Chairperson Brenda Katten,

More...
 
Hello dolly! Here’s hoping Godfrey will be a big money-spinner for us
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 

Elisha Linn, was one of the firstborn members of kibbutz Mishmar Ha’Emek, founded 91 years ago by Polish pioneers. Lydia remembers him as a storyteller par excellence and somewhat of a local historian with a formidable memory, a charming smile and a great entertainer.

More...
 
Legend that was Elisha Linn
Category: People
Issue No. 173
 
 
Script Execution Time: 1398302588.38 seconds-->