"There was nothing that pained Esther and I more than the fact that we were denied the right to have children. There wasn't a day we didn't mourn this loss."

The late Esther Pollard tied her fate to Jonathan’s, and for three decades fought relentlessly for his release. 

Throughout his long years in prison, Jonathan dreamed of the day when he would be able to repay Esther for everything she did for him. Unfortunately, about a year after their arrival in Israel, Esther passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

On the first anniversary of her death, in profound sorrow,and given the fact that he and Esther never had the chance to have children of their own , Jonathan has decided to commemorate Esther’s life and legacy through the establishment of Esther’s Children Center. By strengthening Jewish identity and instilling Jewish values in thousands of children, from toddlers to adolescents, the center will promote Esther’s values on one hand while symbolizing the Pollards’ unfulfilled dream of educating their own children according to these values .

After years in which we felt his pain, prayed for him and fought for his release, this is our opportunity to thank him for all he did.

Together, we will make his dream come true.

Together we will build the Esther Children’s Center

Come join us now.