Upcoming Zoom Events & Activities 
ESRA Family Fun Time!
A fascinating tour deep into the sea to explore the unique animals that are typical and critical to the health of the coastal sandy ecosystem. Learn about the flora and fauna typical of the Israeli coastline and understand the tension between the need to conserve nature and the pressures to develop human infrastructures. For children aged 6-15. 
ESRA, Telfed, and AACI - have come together to provide you with relevant and reliable information about the war with weekly updates from an official IDF Spokesperson, Public Diplomacy Office, Israel Defense Forces.
Oren Helman holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University. He has held key roles, including serving as a spokesman, assistant to the Finance Minister, and CEO of the Government Press Office. Oren is actively involved in various committees and initiatives, including serving as the Chairman of the Auditing Committee of the National Coal Supply Corporation and actively participating in initiatives aimed at integrating the handicapped in the IEC and society.
Click here to let us know what is currently bothering you the most in managing your business by Wed, Nov 8th, and we'll answer during the session.
Ze'ev Ronen, B.Sc., is a highly experienced CEO and consultant known for rejuvenating businesses and enhancing profitability. With two decades of leadership, including roles at Nestle and Shamir Optical Industries, he excels in international standards, marketing, and managing large-scale manufacturing systems. Ze'ev has a successful track record expanding businesses in the USA, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Japan, with expertise in finance, strategy, operations, marketing, and various industries.
In the meantime, you can read Ze'ev's blog here,  
Cares shared are cares halved. Join our professional counselors once a week to gain tools to cope with emotional challenges and stress with ESRA Professional Counseling Service counselors.
Session 1: Writing when Words Fail Us. How do we narrate our experiences when words fail us? How can creative writing help make sense of the world around us, and offer us comfort?  We will experiment with techniques for writing difficult experiences and experiment.
Session 2: Memory and Place. Where are we from and where are we here now? We will learn to use the tension between our previous life to our current life to evoke place in our writing. Register here for session 2.
Session 3: God is in the details. Writers look differently at the world. Learn to observe and use sensory details to evoke emotion. Register here for session 3.

Ayelet Tsabari is the author of the memoir essay The Art of Leaving, winner of the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards, a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, and an Apple Books and Kirkus Review Best Book of 2019. She co-edited with Leonarda Carranza and Eufemia Fantetti the anthology Tongues, On Longing and Belonging through Language. Read more here. 
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The painter Roni Taharlev maintains a longstanding, intimate dialogue with the human body, and especially with the female body. She explores its various aspects and engages in an in-depth study of its different dimensions, while building on her deep knowledge of the history of art from ancient Roman and Byzantine art to Renaissance, Modern and Contemporary art.
Taharlev’s multilayered oeuvre tells a story in which what is concealed remains greater than what is revealed.
A unique opportunity to hear about the exhibition from the artist herself.
Dr. Omri Eilat is a historian specializing in Modern Turkey and the Arabic-speaking Middle East during the late Ottoman period. His research includes topics such as entrepreneurship in late Ottoman Syria and Turkey's tourism industry. He completed his PhD at Tel-Aviv University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Middle East and Islamic Studies Department and the Haifa Marine Strategy Research Institute, where he continues his research on the history of Modern Turkey and Greater Syria in the Ottoman period.
Collective trauma from the 7.10 attack is affecting us all. The shock and complexity of our feelings make it hard to function normally. In this session, we discuss adaptation and recovery, aiming to understand our unique responses without judgment. It's okay not to be okay.

This short session is an opportunity to push “pause” for perspective reflection and to become more tolerant and compassionate with yourself and others.

Barry Katz specializes in communication, collaboration, influence, and impactful presentations. With 25 years of experience across 25 countries, he empowers individuals for success through effective communication, believing that people are the key to business success.
Dafna Ben Nun is a passionate, award-winning wildlife photographer. She travels the world in search of unique wildlife in their natural habitat. Combining her photos with lectures, Dafna helps raise awareness for endangered species.
Dafna has won several prestigious awards, and her work has been showcased in international exhibitions.
She also has her column in the Israeli National Geographic Kids magazine. 
Join us for a 45-minute tournament quiz on the amazing ways we explore the universe. From flying to far-away stars and constellations to watching the universe with telescopes roaming outer space, looking for signals that aliens might have sent us, and watching how space-time moves when two black holes collide. In this fun space facts quiz, we will learn, through riddles, about the amazing ways scientists explore the universe.
The novel is titled after its curmudgeonly but quietly heroic protagonist. A heart condition has forced Ove, a 59-year-old widower, into early retirement. Now lacking purpose and overwhelmed by grief for his late wife, Ove finds himself contemplating suicide. But behind the cranky exterior, there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the meaning of life.

“If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist).
Read the book and join us! Click here to find it on Amazon.
ESRA, English speakers’ home in Israel, promotes successful integration of olim, while running education and welfare projects for Israelis in need. Our Welfare Emergency Fund is providing financial firstaid, within 72 hours, directly to families in need, referred to us by municipal Welfare Departments.  
Please consider donating to ESRA's Emergency Fund. Any sum is greatly appreciated, so we may continue supporting families whose lives have been torn apart.
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