In fond memory of Michael Adler – a brilliant man and initiator of significant educational projects in Israel and in South America. He also founded and organized the ESRA Colleges and the ESRA Travel Club.

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Michael Goldway 1917 – 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 167
 

Aerospace engineer who became an impresario

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Seth Hoffman - aerospace engineer
Category: Community People
Issue No. 167
 

In loving memory of a deceased brother.

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John 1943-2011
Category: People
Issue No. 166
 

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.

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Jonathan Essakow appointed Honorary Consul of Portugal
Category: People
Issue No. 166
 

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.

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A dream fulfilled: a tribute to Murray Grant 1927 - 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 166
 

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.

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Babette Kaplan 1934 - 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 166
 

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.

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Dopey Benny
Category: People
Issue No. 166
 

Remembrance of Piers Coleman, a generous provider for items in ESRA’s Second Hand Shop.

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Piers Coleman-1932- 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 166
 

Jerry Stevenson recalls his first visit to Arbanel Street to the home of Felix Shulman, the founder and director of the Abu Gosh Music Festival. A doctor and veterinarian surgeon by profession, he also had a very solid musical background. His home was the center for his professional work as well as his musical activities.

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THE HOUSE ON ABARBANEL STREET
Category: People
Issue No. 165
 

A toast to Ruth Reuven on her 100th birthday.

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To Ruth Reuven
Category: People
Issue No. 165
 
 
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