A visit to this hotel was quite an experience for Lydia Aisenberg. With many large photographs of Tel Aviv in the British Mandate period, a doorman dressed in khaki shorts and shirt, and with her bedroom dedicated to Hannah Senesh, the atmosphere was very nostalgic.

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HERODS TEL AVIV
Category: Arts
Issue No. 163
 

ESRA Magazine's list of personal announcements including, new homes, get well wishes and family occasions and condolences

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Milestones 163
Category: Milestones Passages
Issue No. 163
 

Family legends have the propensity to become myths, taking on a life of their own, becoming more colorful or more heroic over time. Eric Moss describes one such event that attained this status in his family in Daniel and the Knapsack: A Family Legend, and the subsequent story it inspired.

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Daniel and the Knapsack: A Family Legend - A Review
Category: Literature
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
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Gloria Deutsch describes Kay Wilson's very moving story in this booklet. Kay records in every agonizing detail the dreadful events of December 18, 2010 when she and her friend Kristine Luken were hiking in the forests near Jerusalem and were stalked and held captive by Arab terrorists. The book has no price and is probably not something you can buy in a bookshop, but can be ordered directly from Kay

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Where Happy Little Bluebirds Fly… A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

Adele, a former chairperson of ESRA, and Mike Rubin were excellent hosts and guides for an ESRA group who recently visited Sderot where they now live. The history of the city was explained and its highlights were visited. The many public areas were impressive, especially the huge indoor play center. A short film of a rocket attack was shown.

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Sderot with ESRA and the Rubins
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 163
 

A novel way to build stronger communities while supporting various charities, is described in Mini Bazaar on Mitzvah Day 2011. ESRA’s Students Build a Neighborhood in Herzliya held the successful event, a joint project of ESRA and the Municipality. Rosemary Rivlin reports.

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Mini-Bazaar on Mitzvah Day 2011
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 163
 

An educated, successful businesswoman, Cynthia Yaakovi, wanted to use her talents after retirement for the good of the community. She found her niche in a project where university students are offered rent-free living quarters in return for tutoring Ethiopian children in Kiryat Nordau Netanya. This Was the Year I learned to Juggle tells about Cynthia’s challenges and experiences.

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This was the year I learned to juggle
Category: Community
Issue No. 163
 

Issues revolving around ageing, loss of independence, care of elderly or ill parents were addressed in the Senior Dilemma Forum sponsored by ESRA. Held in Raanana and attended by over 100 persons, Barbara Grant reports that a panel of experts tackled sometimes distressing subjects which were raised in short movies, shown to the audience.

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THE SENIOR DILEMMA FORUM
Category: Passages
Issue No. 163
 

A report on the presentation of jerseys and gifts from the Rishon Letzion knitting group to children in local after school centers, with special attention to Ofakim where extra treats are included.

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Sweaters, Sweets, Dreidels, Doughnuts
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 163
 
 

ISSUE 163 - Jan-Feb 2012

FROM THE EDITOR

Cancer, prevalent and pernicious, affects so many families. “My Mother said at worst you’ll lose a breast” is an inspiring story of a line of amazing women fighting and surviving the disease with tremendous spirit. The cost of fighting it and struggling to lead a normal life are prohibitive for women without money - a fund IBCERF has been set up to help by an architect who too is afflicted. Qiqong is a martial art with gentle and pleasant movements that improve health and increase energy.

CONTRIBUTORS

Nina Zuck
Barbara Lyons
Ilan Hirschowitz
Barbara Grant
Meira Applebaum
David A. Frenkel
Alice (Aliza) Marks
Lynette Karp
Rolly King Kohansky
Nanci Schwartz
Dr. Pamela Peled
Diana Lerner
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