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
 

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
 
 
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