Elaine Benton writes with admiration and love about her mother Fay Shelter who recently passed away. Born in the UK, Fay was active in many organisations including AKIM, the local Women’s Institute and WIZO where she sang in the choir. She spent the last 20 years of her life in Israel.

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Fay Shelter 1919-2012
Category: People
Issue No. 164
 

Diana Lerner talks nostalgically about Yaffa Yarkoni and about their ongoing personal and working relationships spanning almost 50 years. Her legion of admirers on all continents will miss the legend, but Diana assures us that Yaffa Yarkoni will forever be part of Israel’s heritage.

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Yaffa Yarkoni – remembering the legend, mourning the friend
Category: People
Issue No. 163
 

Jill Sadowsky has received the Ministry of Health’s Shield 2010 for her outstanding work with the mentally ill. Jill drew her inspiration for her work from her own tragic experience with her son Doron. She was determined to try to change the attitude to mental illness and the mentally disabled in Israel. The support group that she started helps the families of mentally ill patients cope with daily encounters with the illness.

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Honored in the Knesset
Category: People
Issue No. 163
 

Ruth Reuven came from a Zionistic family in England where she learnt the values of giving and doing good. Now at the age of 99 she still continues to teach, knit for the needy, collect items for ESRA’s shop. A remarkable lady whose motto is “To live not only for yourself but also for others”.

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Ruth Reuven at 99
Category: People
Issue No. 163
 

The Award for Lifetime Achievement for health workers was presented by the Minister of Health to Prof. Leonard ‘Lennie’ Blieden in appreciation of his being among the founders of modern pediatric medicine in Israel, a teacher and educator, and an example to all those working in the field of pediatric cardiology in Israel.

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Prof. Leonard Lennie Blieden receives Award for Lifetime Achievement
Category: People
Issue No. 163
 

On a flight to the USA in 1984, Louise Leger sat next to a most interesting young man who told her about the scientific research he was doing. How excited she was when in October 2011 she read that he, Dan Shechtman, had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the quasicrystal

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February 1985:  A chance meeting...with Nobel Prize Recipient Dan Shechtman
Category: People
Issue No. 162
 

Inspiring story of British born Madeleine Lavine – Jerusalem tour guide with a unique approach of introducing Jerusalem from the towers and ramparts of the Old City.

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MADELEINE ON THE ROOF
Category: People
Issue No. 162
 

Cynthia Barmor and Jackie Klein co-chairs of ESRA Modiin, were honored by Yedioth Ahronot for their program which gives immigrants the opportunity to be absorbed into the community through volunteer service.

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Yediot Ahronot Honors Cynthia Barmor & Jackie Klein
Category: People
Issue No. 162
 

One hundred years old, still knitting for ESRA, Jeanne came to live in Israel in 2000. She lives at Protea Village and is still very active there. She is a much loved and admired centenarian who continues to give of her time to others.

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Jeanne Fine – a centenarian
Category: People
Issue No. 162
 

In memory of Lynn Lipchin, a tribute to this volunteer of ESRA Modiin since its inception, who contributed so enthusiastically to the branch activities.

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Lynn Lipchin 1946 – 2011
Category: People
Issue No. 162
 
 
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