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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.

English garden at Neve Zeev

The Neve Zeev Community Center’s garden has become an English-speaking learning environment for children from local elementary schools.  Beer Sheva


Schoolchildren from the geo-social periphery are not generally exposed to after-school enrichment activities.  This project aims at strengthening children’s English speaking skills, providing them with an enriching after-school activity, and enhancing their knowledge of English while they work in the garden, tending flowers and vegetables, together with native English speakers. The experience of working together in a group also helps improve social skills and builds their confidence to chat in English with the volunteers.



Enriching children’s English language knowledge and skills
Improvingsocial skills through working in a group
Teaching the value of nurturing plant life



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ESRA Secondhand Shops
ESRA second Hand & Vintage Shops for the Community

Our secondhand shops for the community are loaded with clothing and brands for women, men, and children, bric-a-brac, vintage, and much more….all at reasonable prices!

ESRA second Hand & Vintage Shops for the Community

Our secondhand bookshops have a huge variety of English fiction and non-fiction for all ages, including lots of good reads for kids, all at rock-bottom prices.