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Education and welfare projects

Education & Welfare Projects

ESRA, founded in 1979 as a non-profit, is Israel's largest English-speaking community, aiding the integration of olim while working toward equality in Israeli society. ESRA aims to help diminish educational and social gaps, especially in the socio-geographic periphery, focusing on education and excellence programs and enhancing personal and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. We also integrate English-speaking immigrants into these projects, helping them feel useful and contributing members of society, thereby serving our two significant aims.


Volunteers visit or telephone the elderly, helping them socially and culturally. Nationwide

Would you appreciate friendly telephone calls and/or visits from an ESRA Befriender?

ESRA understands that the corona pandemic has changed our lives in many ways and that the required social distancing and lockdowns have limited our contacts with family and friends.

ESRA has now updated its Befriending program to make it easier for people to make new friends and feel less isolated in these challenging times.

The ESRA telephone Befrienders program has trained telephone befrienders making weekly phone calls all over Israel.

If you feel you would benefit from calls and/or visits from a befriender, or know someone who would enjoy a weekly call or visit:

Mary 053 255 1508 (Netanya): Elana 052 231 6051 (Raanana): Candy 054 524 2186 (other areas)


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