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
 

Former gymnast Agnes Keleti, a sprightly, energetic 91 year old resident of Herzliya, treasures her many medals and awards including 5 gold medals won at 2 Olympic Games while representing Hungary in gymnastics.

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GYMNASTIC GREAT - AGNES KELETI NOW 91
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 

Frank Sinatra and the Jewish Connection: He did it His Way, reveals the talented, multi-faceted personality in a new light. Rolly King Kohansky reports on the evening, sponsored by ESRA, where Barbara Blum spoke about Sinatra’s lifelong devotion to Israel and the Jewish people, a connection which many in the audience had been unaware.

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Frank Sinatra and the Jewish Connection
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 

Describes the `inner voices’, (subconscious criticism) that women experience which undermines their self esteem and affects their lives constantly. A very interesting explanation of an obvious difference in the genders.

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The Critical Voices of Fruma
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 

Terming himself a psycho-physician interested in bridging the mind-body distinction of sickness this graduate of Cape Town University has dealt throughout his career at Hadassah hospital with the mind body connection to illness and continues to do so in his retirement, even authoring a case study book on this phenomena.

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Dr Raphael Melmed: A Ray of Light for Israeli Medical Education
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 

With Lithuanian roots, Blossom Reiner was born in a small town in Namibia in Africa where the small Jewish community maintained their Jewish heritage. Blossom met and married her husband in Israel when she came here in the 1950’s. A memorial fund has been established in her name to assist Esra’s Students Build a Neighbourhood Project

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Blossom Riemer 1926 – 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 

Doreen (Devorah) Goldberg Doreen was born and grew up in north London. Witnessing pre-war anti-semitism strengthened her Jewish identity and in 1969 she came on Alyah with her husband and 2 children. Working as a secretary in the UK and in Israel, Doreen also volunteered with WIZO and ESRA. The last years of her life were spent in England.

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Doreen (Devorah) Goldberg 1924 – 2012
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 
 
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