Brenda Katten

Brenda Katten was born and educated in London, UK.  She was a member of Bnei Akiva and the Federation of Zionist Youth (FZY). Professionally she worked as a Relationship and Educational Counselor in the remedial and education fields having obtained qualification from the British Association of Counselors. She and her architect husband, John, came to live in Israel in 1998. 

Brenda is a past chairperson in England of: British WIZO (and is currently Honorary President); the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland; Bnai Brith Hillel Foundation. She was chairperson of the Governors one of the largest Jewish Day Schools in London. 

In Israel she is currently Chairperson of ESRA – English Speaking Residents Association; Co- Chairperson of Europeans for Israel.

Her past voluntary positions in Israel include:  Chairperson of Israel, Britain and the Commonwealth Association; Chairperson of World WIZO Public Affairs and NGO Department. Chairperson of World WIZO Public Relations Department and Editor of the newsletter, The Fuller Picture and Executive Member of the International Council of Women (ICW). Brenda has been a delegate for Israel at the international conferences of  the United Nations’ Annual Commission on the Status of Women in New York; United Nations Conference against Racism in Durban (2001); Women Defending Peace in Geneva (2004). 

Brenda has three children and eight grandchildren. 

 

ESRA Springs Into Action

ESRA Springs Into Action

by Brenda Katten

ESRA was invited by the British Ambassador to participate more ...
What a performance!

What a performance!

by Brenda Katten

A magnificent show was put on by ESRA’s Fundraising more ...
Religion and state: Where are we heading?

Religion and state: Where are we heading?

by Brenda Katten

ESRA Netanya opened its lecture series with an address more ...
The Power of Facebook in Netanya

The Power of Facebook in Netanya

by Brenda Katten

In response to Carole Kaye's innovative idea of establishing more ...
Spreading our Wings

Spreading our Wings

by Brenda Katten

ESRA will be holding its first ever fundraising event more ...
Out of this World

Out of this World

by Brenda Katten

A truly fortunate audience was treated to an evening more ...
Applebaums: A life of giving

Applebaums: A life of giving

by Brenda Katten

Now celebrating their 50th anniversary of living in more ...
ESRA and the President of Israel

ESRA and the President of Israel

by Brenda Katten

The President invited ESRA’s Ethiopian dance group more ...
Like music to our ears

Like music to our ears

by Brenda Katten

"How much has the Christian world really changed in more ...
A Trek back to our Roots

A Trek back to our Roots

by Brenda Katten

ESRA supports the “Masa Journey to Identity” program more ...
Is history repeating itself?

Is history repeating itself?

by Brenda Katten

Brenda Katten makes a notable stand by displaying how more ...
Remembering Those who perished on Journey Home

Remembering Those who perished on Journey Home

by Brenda Katten

Zachor, was an event at Hefzibah that recalled the more ...
ESRA Volunteer Awards 2014

ESRA Volunteer Awards 2014

by Brenda Katten

Family, friends and ESRA colleagues gathered together more ...
Esras starry starry night

Esra's starry starry night

by Brenda Katten

A starry night of awards and accolades was enjoyed more ...
An Open Letter to the Israel Broadcasting Authority

An Open Letter to the Israel Broadcasting Authority

by Brenda Katten

Brenda Katten, co-chairperson of ESRA, has written more ...
 
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