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
 

Born in South Africa where she studied medicine specializing in psychiatry, Valerie Velkes went on to become an expert in family therapy. First in South Africa in the 1960’s, and then in Israel, she was a pioneer and teacher in this relatively new branch of therapy.

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Dr. Valerie Velkes
Category: People
Issue No. 165
 

A loving daughter pays tribute to the memory of her late father, relating anecdotes of his life from his growing up in the East End of London, through the second world war, to his aliyah and active retirement in Raanana.

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My father Jack Luck
Category: People
Issue No. 165
 

A loving memory of a dear friend and much missed ESRA volunteer.

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She made everyone feel like her best friend- Beverly Sigal  1938 – 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 165
 

Those Were the Days – life in Eilat as it once was, gives an overview of Eilat’s early days, written in memory of Dr. Reginald Morris. Dr. Morris and his dynamic wife, Fay, were early arrivals to Eilat in 1958 when it was still being hailed as ‘the wild west.’ The Morris’ contribution to the cultural, social and medical lives of visitors and residents is told by an appreciative friend, Barbara Abraham.

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Dr Reginald Morris: Life as it was in Eilat
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 
 
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