Jonathan Essakow, managing director and owner of a shipping company, has been awarded the status of Honorary Consul of Portugal in Israel. Born in South Africa, he came to live in Israel in 1976 with his parents and siblings.More...
Murray and Marilyn Grant lived in Israel for more than 30 years and were involved in many volunteer projects. Amongst them were Project Renewal, ESRA, helping Refuseniks and the Ethiopian community. They were founders and benefactors of the recently dedicated Jordon River Project, which is a vocational village in the Upper Galilee for seriously ill children. Sadly Murray passed away soon after the dedication.More...
Babette Kaplan came to live in Israel in 1963. She taught English through drama which she had studied in her native South Africa. Later she studied for a doctorate and became an internationally recognized counselor. A protestor and demonstrator for many causes she also found time to volunteer in the local community and with ESRA.More...
Jewish gangsters were a well known part of the American criminal scene in the first half of the twentieth century. Benny Fein was one of these New York mobsters. The terrible fire in March 1911 in a garment factory that killed over 100 young women caused him to rethink his life style – he became a fighter for better conditions for the workers.More...
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