Rachelle Egel came to Israel from the USA 40 years ago. In spite of her disabilities she was always active, and was involved in bringing social and active events to English speakers in Tel Aviv. Rachelle had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life to the full.

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Rachelle Egel 1947-2011
Category: People
Issue No. 161
 

"A Woman of Valor" justly describes Anita Berman who gave her time generously from delivering the first issues of ESRA MAGAZINE to organizing, creating and developing myriad activities for Russian pensioners. Merle Guttmann & Judy Fisher pay tribute to this outstanding person.

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Anita Berman 1919 - 2011
Category: People
Issue No. 161
 

Recalling incidents of humor and interest over the years of being a shlepper for Motti and the 2nd hand ESRA shops that he started, allows the writer to pay tribute to Motti’s memory.

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MOTTI REVISITED
Category: People
Issue No. 160
 

A review of Marlene Dietrich’s legendary life scanning a historical time in history – her relationships with men, women and the county of her birth were all included in Barbara Blum’s very successful musical evening presented for ESRA.

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FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN- WITH MARLENE DIETRICH
Category: People
Issue No. 160
 

Leila Marinbach, originally from New York, taught for 25 years at East Midwood Jewish Day School in Flatbush and made a lasting impression on her students as serious, no-nonsense and hard-working. In 1977 she came to live in Israel and volunteered in Amit and ESRA. When she died she left a legacy of tolerance, stoicism and optimism, and love of family and friends.

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LEILA MARINBACH   1920—2011
Category: People
Issue No. 160
 

Esther Lucas was an innovator, a brilliant teacher and author of English as a Foreign Language, and active in furthering the educational aspects of UNICEF, was honorary president of UNESCO Associated Schools project in Israel, represented Israel at conferences worldwide (IATEFL, TESOL, AILA, ISA, WEF, IFUW), was on the board of the local International Women’s Club, and recipient of 7 awards from Israel and abroad for her outstanding work.

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DR. ESTHER LUCAS  1918-2011
Category: People
Issue No. 160
 

Dr. Carl Hoffman wins the Be'chol Lashon Media Award with his article "Letter from the Philippines"

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DR. CARL HOFFMAN WINS MEDIA PRIZE
Category: People
Issue No. 160
 

We meet Shirley Hirsch, an artist and horse lover, and briefly follow her life from a childhood in England to her coming to live in Israel and learn how her deep involvement with horses grows and develops.

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Shirley Hirsch, a passion for horses
Category: People
Issue No. 159
 

In the 1940’s cardiologist Norman Wall brought American technology to Israel. During World War II the Americans set up a camp to treat allied casualties at Tel Litwinsky – this became Tel Hashomer. Dr Wall was in the USA medical corps and while Tel Litwinsky was being evacuated managed to get a large amount of the medical supplies to the Hagannah and where he first met Dr. Chaim Sheba. Head of a hospital in the USA Wall maintained his connection with Dr Sheba and has always supported Tel Hashomer in many ways. Last December Wall was honored by the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer at a ceremony in Orlando USA.

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‘Luck and destiny:’ An untold medical story from Israel’s past
Category: People
Issue No. 159
 

Roy Caplan pays a loving tribute to a close friend, Rose Johnstone. He describes his relationship with a most unusual, many-talented, highly-respected individual and the real value of friendship.

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PROFESSOR ROSE MAMELAK JOHNSTONE, FRSC 1928-2009
Category: People
Issue No. 159
 
 
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