CityKids in the News

High-Tech Sector Draws Diverse Expats to Tel Aviv

Sara Toth Stub | Nov. 17, 2015

“We really strive to be an ECC, meaning an English Community Center, rather than a JCC, or Jewish Community Center,” said Elvia Fisher, founder and director of CityKids, which runs a preschool and after-school activity center in Tel Aviv. The preschool, which serves many children of non-Jewish expats, celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas along with the Jewish holidays, focusing on common values such as hospitality or generosity rather than religious details.


Moving Up: Elvia Fisher

Shara Shetrit | Feb. 28, 2014

In this monthly column, Nefesh B’Nefesh is proud to introduce you to some of the remark-able immigrants from North America and the UK who have made aliya over the past 10 years and are making an impact on the State of Israel.


A girl with a plan

Gloria Deutsch | Oct. 18, 2012

Elvia Fisher’s idea of opening a community center in the heart of Tel Aviv has blossomed into reality.


Long-sought center for English speaking kids opens in TA

Raphael Ahren  |  Dec. 10, 2010

A new state-of-the-art community center providing activities for Anglo infants and children, and others looking to improve their English skills, opened in Tel Aviv this week. The CityKids English Center for Young Families, located on 25 Spinoza Street, is the first center catering specifically to Anglos to open in the city.


Thriving in the bubble

Raphael Ahren | Oct. 14, 2011 

Anglo immigrant sets up English-speaking haven for children in Tel Aviv 


Popular Tel Aviv nursery mulling transition to bilingual school

Mordechai I. Twersky  | Jan. 27, 2012

CityKids, a popular community center and preschool for English speakers in the heart of Tel Aviv, may soon transform into a full-time, bilingual school.


CityKids on its way to becoming a bilingual school

Mordechai I. Twersky | Feb.10, 2012

Following a Wednesday night meeting, CityKids founder and director Elvia Fisher confirmed to Haaretz that a formal application to become a full-time bilingual school will be filed with the Education Ministry by the March deadline.


Financing scuttles plans for Tel Aviv English-Hebrew school

Mordechai I. Twersky | Mar. 28, 2012

CityKids community center is dropping plans for a fully bilingual school; center says $100,000 in investments fell through.


With the help of a secret investor, Tel Aviv community center to launch bilingual school

Mordechai I. Twersky  |  Mar. 30, 2012

An 11th-hour development involving the privately-run CityKids would mark a stunning reversal, just two days after the center’s owners announced a $100,000 commitment had 'fallen through'.