Dear ESRA Family 
Like you, we all share concerns about the safe and fast return of all our hostages and the well-being of our soldiers. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their dear ones.
As the country returns to some daily routine, we at ESRA are reactivating volunteer activities and educational and welfare projects, customizing them to better meet the current needs of our communities.
The ESRA Students Build a Community project, a symbol of stability in all circumstances, now offers school activities to help students cope with emotional challenges, provide social enrichment, and reinforce education to bridge gaps. We anticipate the project's opening in Jerusalem in English.
ESRA's local projects at welfare afterschool centers in Modiin and Rehovot are undergoing adaptations to meet present challenges, and we have successfully reinstated our special needs programs at day centers in Tiberias and Ramat Hasharon. Our dedicated volunteers in ESRA's English Tutoring Program have also resumed their school activities.
Picki by ESRA - Secondhand & Vintage shops in Raanana and Kfar Saba serves as a social hub for people of all ages, including scholarship students, individuals with special needs from Beit Ekstein, local high school teens, and both new and veteran olim, all coming together to contribute to Israeli society.
The new Hebrew online shop swiftly delivers items across Israel, recycling all donations to support education and welfare projects and assist new olim. One of our UK volunteers who made Aliyah 8 years ago says, 'It's fun, rewarding, and a great way to meet people while supporting ESRA's work.'

You can also visit our Secondhand bookshops in Modiin and Raanana, where our volunteers create an inviting environment for you to stop by, chat, and pick up a book.

ESRA’s social and cultural groups are starting to get together in person to network, gain relief, enrichment and find professional and social opportunities.

ESRA's personal support services are here for you, offering Zoom and in-person meetings to assist you in dealing with emotional challenges and strengthening resilience. We've made over 3,500 reach-out calls, checking on and providing personal support. An 86-year-old Olah, with no family in Israel, shared with our volunteer, 'I so look forward to seeing you. You are my social life.' Meanwhile, during a workshop focused on managing stress and anger, a teenage evacuee expressed motivation to reconnect with her friends in Ashkelon. 

Am Yisrael Chai!

Shabbat Shalom,

Nella Feldsher, ESRA Chair                
Sunny Marshansky, ESRA CEO

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