Rika Meyerowitz, long time ESRA volunteer, laughingly calls herself a "shlepper" since item collection has been one of her many tasks. Never daunted, Rika, a role model in the highest sense for volunteering, was coordinator of ESRAmagazine distribution, chairperson of the Herzliya branch, one of the initiators of Netanya Food Pantry, and much more.

More...
 
THE SPIRIT OF ESRA-151
Category: People
Issue No. 151
 

ESRA created an English tutorial program in Netanya for high school students in preparation for exams. The excellent volunteers receive training and the program includes other organizations that joined on the strength of its great success. Feedback is heartwarming with benefits all round.

More...
 
NETANYA ENGLISH TUTORIAL PROGRAM HELPS TO LEARN
Category: Education
Issue No. 151
 

This highly recommended book is set in Jerusalem during the height of the second intifada. Its multilayers reveal jealousy, mystery, murder, love and lust plus a dose of the philosophy of Zionism, all narrated in top notch, enjoyable prose.

More...
 
THE JERUSALEM FILE - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 151
 

Report on the ESRA Herzliya annual bridge and breakfast morning, together with details of competition winners.

More...
 
ESRA HERZLIA BRIDGE & BREAKFAST
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 151
 

Bridge column lightheartedly comparing a bridge hand to the closest you can get to real detective work, including investigative skills.

More...
 
BRIDGE THE RIGHT WAY
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 151
 

Report on the festive opening of Israel’s 2009 Maccabiah Chai, a combination of Zionism and sport attended by thousands of Israelis and visitors. It included 7,000 plus athletes from more than 50 countries. Athletics may be the reason for the event, but the true raison d'etre is Israel and Jewish unity.

More...
 
MACCABIA CHAI 2009
Category: Sports
Issue No. 151
 

Rachel and Jack Luck celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary surrounded by many family and friends and in pride of place was a special greeting received from Her Majesty the Queen of England.

More...
 
BOOBA & ZAIDA & THE QUEEN
Category: People
Issue No. 151
 

Obituary in memory of a much respected personality who was Rabbi of the Prestwich Higher Synagogue and something of a legend for many years in the north Manchester area of England for his selfless efforts. Through his tireless work with Yad LeAchim, he was also well-known in the USA.

More...
 
RABBI EPHRAIM GROUNDLAND  1932-2009
Category: People
Issue No. 151
 

Warm thanks to Anne-Rita Midttun from Oslo Norway, who has been collecting funds for the Hand in Hand Food Pantry project. Her generosity and kindness, and that of the Norway community, are much appreciated.

More...
 
A SPECIAL FRIEND
Category: People
Issue No. 151
 

Film review of “The Beetle” screened at the ESRA Cinema Club with the film's director in attendance. The story recounts the happy and sad voyage of the expiring Beetle car and arguments with his wife for and against sending it to the "knackers yard". Pleasant and quirky, it kept the audience amused.

More...
 
CINEMA CLUB   THE BEETLE
Category: Arts
Issue No. 151
 
 
Script Execution Time: 1410989755.67 seconds-->