AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
 
ARTS & CULTURE HOBBIES/COURSES
AACI  Gallery Exhibition Beginners Mah Jongg
AACI Star Film Club The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
 
Expressive Art Workshop  
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series  
 CHILDREN
INFORMATIONAL
Family music class for children American Citizen Services
JELLY Navigational Series
Little Lotus Kids Yoga Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Brush & Pen Volunteer with us!
Creative Crafts Senior Outreach
   
   
   
EVENTS LECTURES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Hebrew Literature course
AACI's Giant Book Sale Conquer Your Smartphone
Yard Sale Professional Women’s Network
The Beat Goes On RAPS: Retired Active Persons
CELEBRATION OF AACI TRAVEL The Joys & Challenges of Grandparenting
Book Sale Editing Course
   
   
   
LIBRARIES FINANCE
Amit - AACI Library  
AACI DVD Library  
AACI Kids Library  
 
AACI'S Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library  
   
HEALTH
 
SUPPORT GROUPS
Blood Drive Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
Exercise for 50+ Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Loved One – A Workshop Series
   
Health & Wellness Programs THEATER
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class  
   
AACI Advice Sessions
 
Advice Sessions
The following professionals offer their time for free consultations for AACI members only. 
 
Building and Construction Advice
Whether you are building or buying your home or apartment, Ira Braverman P.E., registered civil engineer (California and Israel) offers individual guidance and information. Call Ira at 054-796-2725 or e-mail ira.braverman@gmail.com
 
Employee Rights and Labor Law Issues
Moshe Egel-Tal, CSPP, founder and CEO of Israpay, is a payroll professional with over 20 years experience in all facets of Israeli payroll in private and public sectors. For a 15 minute private and discreet consultation, e-mail Moshe at moshe.israpay@gmail.com with your full name, phone number and a brief and precise outline of the issue. www.israpay.com
 
Family Budget Counseling
David Litke of Bonus Family Budget Counseling will offer individual consultations on managing everyday finances, monthly budgeting and preparing for life’s emergencies. Free phone consultations of up to 30 minutes every Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:00. Call David at 050-535-1800.
 
Financial Planning Advice
Mark van Gelderen, Manager of the Financial Resource Network in Israel, has been helping olim for over 20 years to find reliable information to manage the financial events in their lives. By appointment only by calling Mark at 02-622-3065.
 
Insurance Advice
Meet with an agent from Goldfus Insurance, exclusive AACI agents, who have been in the business for more than 30 years dealing with the special needs of olim and English speakers. Call 02-561-2223 for consultations in Jerusalem, or 08-970-4003 in Modiin.
 
Investment solutions for non-resident USA citizens
FATCA and other new USA regulations are now making it very difficult to be an investor who is a U.S. citizen living in Israel.
If you would like to find out how you can benefit from personal, U.S. based investment solutions, please contact Katherine Lapidoth, US and Israel licensed Wealth Manager, at 09-961-1342 or 050-523-8360 for a free consultation. Katherine has been serving the American community in Israel for more than 27 years. Meetings can be arranged at AACI offices as well as additional locations.
 
Legal Orientation
Seeking a legal consultation in commercial matters, wills, employment issues,real estate and / or business? Call Russell Mayer of Livnat, Mayer & Co.
for a 10 minute free telephone consultation on Tuesdays at 02-679-9533 or e-mail mayer@lmf.co.il.
 
Arnie Draiman has been advising individual donors and foundations for more than 13 years about how best to use their Tzedakah funds. Call Arnie at 050-515-6776 or e-mail ajdraiman@gmail.com for an appointment.
 
Tax and Investment Advice
Tax expert Alan R. Deutsch will answer your queries about taxes, filing U.S. tax returns, and overall financial planning. By appointment only by calling Alan’s office 02-999-2104 ext. 100 or 052-274-9999 alan@ardcpa.com  
 
Travel Advice
Ophir Tours has been providing AACI members the best prices, service and options for all travel needs for over 21 years. For the latest information regarding air fares, cruises, car rentals and domestic tourism, call  Henriette at 03-526-9424
 
The AMIT-AACI Lending Library
 
Library Hours:
Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 am - 4:30 pm;
Wed: 9 am - 7:00 pm
 
The AMIT-AACI Library offers a wide selection of books—all donated. We have fiction from contemporary titles to the classics, including classic murder mysteries. You can also find biography, Holocaust, Judaism, science fiction/fantasy and more on our shelves.   
 
A charge of 5 NIS per borrowed book is requested. All proceeds from the library are equally shared between AACI and AMIT Women.
For your convenience we offer a multi-purchase card as a service to readers.
 
NIS 15/10 AACI members
The AACI Childrens' Library is adjacent to the adult library.
 
Children’s Library Hours - Meet Librarian Helene Messinger, an expert on children’s books, who can help you choose books for your children! Choose books to take out of the library and sit in our children’s library and enjoy reading with your children! All books are in English. Children of all ages welcome.  12:00- 14:00 at the AACI Glassman Family Center, Pierre Koenig 37, Talpiot, 4th floor.
 
For further information please contact us: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email: amitaaci.library@gmail.com
 
AACI'S Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library
 
Love to read? Visit AACI's libraries or download books and use the Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library. 
For individual in-person or phone consultations, call the AACI front desk ar 02-566-1181 to make your appointment. Please bring your fully charged device and your AACI membership number.
Please note: The E-library is NOT COMPATIBLE with a regular Kindle.
 
When: Wednesday, Dec 12th, 11:00- 12:00
 
Facilitator: Rochelle Gilbert. www.never2late.co.il
 
Want to donate to the SHaron Woodrow Memorial E-Library? Contact the AACI development department ar 02-566-1181 ect.303 or 324.
 
-For further information about the library, go to www.aaci.org.il/elibrary.
Use your AACI membership number to login to http://aaci.freading.com/index.
Classics reading group
Sunday, December 30th, 13:30-14:30 – Short fiction by Non-Jewish writers on Immigrant Experience (stories to be sent via email)
Cost:  NIS 5:00
For more information about the class only, contact Dr.Oster at 02-624-6256
 
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Conquer Your Smartphone
Wednesdays, until December 19th, 10:00-11:00
 
 
Join Rochelle Gilbert as she continues her highly acclaimed series of courses for users of smartphones (IPhones and Androids). Be sure to bring your fully charged device as well as your Apple Password (for apple products) and any other passwords you might need such as email accounts.
Course Outline:
Week 1- Basic usage of your smart phone - swiping, tapping, operation of various buttons etc.
Week 2- Contacts - how to add, edit & more
Week 3-Apps - how to 'buy' them, explanation of purpose of them & examples
Week 4- WhatsApp- how to use this useful communication tool!
Week 5- Emails and messaging on your phone
Week 6- Pictures and videos on your phone
 
Cost:NIS 450 / AACI members NIS 400 for the whole course
Pre-paid registration required; limited space available. Call the AACI to register: 02-566-1181
Upon registration, please indicate whether you have an Iphone or an Android.
 
Instructor: Rochelle Gilbert, computer and cell phone teacher, www.never2late.co.il, 054 977 9994
 
 
It doesn't get any better for book lovers.
Best-selling novels, Jewish interest, non-fiction, children’s books, history and more.
 
Monday, December 24th, 16:00-20:30- Books are NIS 10
Excellent titles in excellent condition! Be first to get the best selection!
Tuesday, December 25th, 9:30-15:00-Books are NIS 5
Great bargains await!
                                                                                        
Children’s books- NIS 5 during the whole sale!
 
And for the first time:
Book Lovers who are visually impaired can also enjoy the GIANT BOOK SALE!
Extensive  selection of LARGE PRINT BOOKS
Large  selection of AUDIO BOOKS
CD's and MP3's -10 NIS each
Tape Cassettes1 NIS each while they last!
 
REMEMBER: You do not have to be visually impaired to enjoy Audio Books. 
(Listen on your commute;  while away the traffic jams)
 
 
Hebrew Literature Course
 
We will read and discuss together Hebrew short stories by Etgar Keret,  lda  Fink, Savion Livrecht, Agnon and others, and poems by Bialik, Tschernichovsky, Rachel, Lea Goldberg, Dalia Rabikobitsh and many more. 
We will also learn to sing some of these beautiful poems that have been set to music.
We will introduce the English translations of these poems and stories, for those who need them.
 
*Although fluent Hebrew is not required, a basic knowledge of Hebrew is required.
 
Instructor: Pnina Beck,. M.A  is a Hebrew and Literature teacher with lots of experience working  with teenagers as well as with the elderly .  Pnina teaches Hebrew and Hebrew Litreture in Arnona Hatzeira ,Talpiot,  and in  Ginot Hair in the German Colony.
 
 
Tuesdays, December 11th- January 29th. 15:30-17:15
Cost: NIS 160/ 100 AACI members for the course
Pre-registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
 
Passion for the written word? Great language skills? Interested in learning about all kinds of topics and getting paid for it? Then academic editing is for you.
Helene Hogri, with 40 years of editing experience, is keen on passing on her knowledge and finding job opportunities for promising students.
 
 

AACI The Star Media Library

For AACI members ONLY!

DVDs are now available to rent at The Star – AACI DVD Library!

How does it work?

There is a collection of DVDS at the front desk. Come in, sign one out, and return it in two weeks. You can take out up to two DVDs at a time! Cost per DVD: 5 NIS. Late fee for returns: 2 NIS per day. Hours of the front desk: 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Click here for the list of DVDs.

We are still collecting DVD donations to our DVD Library! Please either bring in your DVDs or mail them to us at:  AACI, P.O.B 53349, Jerusalem 91533.

Please address any questions directly to volunteer coordinator Gary at star@aaci.org.il

Expressive Art Workshop for Adults- Back by Popular Demand!
Thursdays, December 6-20, 12:30- 14:00
 
 
Yannah Popovitz M.A. will guide you in discovering your inner artist using a creative/expressive approach. Engage in fun and relaxing art activities including collage, artistic style exploration, “household art”, multimedia experience, and a taste of creative writing. And more! In this workshop, we will have special projects for Chanukah! Learn innovative techniques and gain a new and exciting perspective on art.  Connect with others in a welcoming setting. No prior art experience necessary! The seasoned artist will benefit as well.
 
Cost: NIS 350/ 300 AACI members for the whole course (price includes all materials for the course)
Pre- registration required by calling 02-566-1181. Space is limited.
AACI Star Film Club
Wednesday, December 19th at 19:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Rebbeca"- Alfred Hitchcock
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181
 

AACI Jerusalem Retired Active Persons (RAPS)
Wednesday Morning Programs begin at 11:00 a.m

Chairperson: Marcia Lewison

 

Programs are held at AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Family Center, Jerusalem, 37 Pierre Koenig 37, corner of Poalei Tzedek 2, Talpiot.

 
 
Dec 19  Irwin Blank: The Geneva Convention and Terrorism
Dec 26  Leo Taubes: Reading and Loving Poetry
Jan 2
Laura Ben David: Lost and Hidden Jewish Communities:
Bnei Menashe (with photographs)
Jan 9
Dr Menachem Gottsman: Jeruslem's Best Kept Secret: Insights from their work and their book Not at Risk
Jan 16 Helga Abraham: The Wandering Jew has Arrived
(Translation of a book written in 1929 by Albert Londres)
Jan 23
Miriam Litke: The Kinder Who Were Saved; My
Kindertransport Story
Jan 30 Irwin Blank The Czech-Israel Arms Deal of 1948
Feb 6
 Pearl Lopian: Let’s Explore EFT Tapping (and we don’t
mean dancing!)
Feb 13  Lenny Wolfe: The Afghan Geniza
Feb 20
 Ester Katz Silvers: Growing With My Cousin: A Tale of Love,
Life, and Land (book)
Feb 27  Irwin Blank: Joint American-Israeli Military Cooperation
   
Admission: NIS 10, which includes beverages and cookies
A weekly update of RAPS programs is sent by email. To receive these, please e-mail
Elisheva Lahav lahavs@netvision.net.il.
 
For more information call AACI (02)566-1181
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
 
When: Tuesdays
at 10:30 – 12:30
 
Take your skills to a higher level.  Bring your materials for knitting, crocheting or sewing and join in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
 
Facilitator: Gale Phaff made aliyah in 1993 and has an M.A. in Fibre Arts from Hunter College.  She teaches in various institutions and has exhibited her work in many places including the Brooklyn Museum.
 
Cost per week:  NIS 50 / NIS 40
 
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
February 26, 2019
 
Donate a pint of blood & Get a Pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for a pint of blood.  Want to have your favorite flavor at the next blood drive?  Become an ice cream sponsor and pick your flavor!  E-mail mbarth@aaci.org.il for more information.
Your donation can make the difference!
 
Donors must:
  • Be aged 18-65 (Those over 65 can donate with a doctor's note.)
  • Be of minimum weight 50 kg
  • Have not donated blood in the last 3 months
Those who have spent a total of 6 months in the UK between 1980-1996, received a blood transfusion or had an operation in the UK cannot donate blood. 
 
Magen David Adom appreciates all who came to donate on behalf of the individuals who will benefit from your donation.
  
AACI Jerusalem members benefit from blood insurance in case of need.
 
When you are hospitalized in Israel, it is a customary hospital procedure to request that someone donate pints of blood to the hospital blood bank. AACI Jerusalem offers blood insurance for our members, and our blood drives “bank” this blood on behalf of all our members.
 
AACI will now host a blood drive every four months.
 
If you’d like to get blood drive date reminders by email, please send your e-mail address to mbarth@aaci.org.il
 
 
Volunteer with us!

AACI is seeking a volunteer for office/computer work. Willing to train someone who has some knowledge of data entry, use of Microsoft excel. Looking for someone willing to commit to a few hours at a stretch, once or twice a week.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with social networking initiatives on media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Individuals should have experience and confidence using these websites, as well as an ability to work independently coordinating information from a variety of sources. Individuals will create and modify unique content under (indirect) supervision on an as-needed basis. Workload will vary greatly from week to week, and sometimes be spread out over a variety of days. Most work can be completed remotely, if desired. Knowledge of spoken and written Hebrew is an asset.

AACI is looking to set up a database of volunteers who would be willing to undertake small freelance projects on an as-needed basis. We are looking for qualified individuals who are experienced with any of the following fields: blogging; photo editing; e-philanthropy; graphic design; internet communications; etc.

If you are an AACI member who works professionally in any of these fields, but would like to give back 5-10 hours per month on your own time, we encourage you to contact us!

membership@aaci.org.il or 02-566-1181 ext 301

 
Health and Wellness Programs
(All our classes take place at AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig/Corner of Poalei Zedek 2, Talpiot.)
 
Exercise Class for 50+
 
Sundays at 9:15 and 10:45 and Wednesdays at 8:30
NIS 55 / AACI Members 45 NIS
 
The class is led by Marilyn Cohen, graduate of the Wingate Institute with a certification in Physical Activity for Seniors.
Please wear closed shoes and comfortable clothing.
 
For more information and to register, please call 02-5661-181
 
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
 
 
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class
Thursday afternoons 15:45 (beginners)
NIS 45 / AACI Members 35 NIS
 
Find your balance at AACI with Nacy Harel!  Almost everyone can do Tai Chi; it is done in slow motion with little joint stress, cleansing and rejuvenating the body and mind. Using flowing movements, a Tai Chi session moves through positions for strength and balance to integrate mind and body.  Please we
ar loose clothing.
 
 
Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs and Joints
Mondays at 10:45 - Cost  NIS 50/ 40 AACI members
Discover your body’s natural ability to move with greater ease, releasing chronic tensions and learning to develop efficient and flexible movements. The students are guided through a sequence   of gentle movements, discovering new possibilities of movement with reduction of pain and stiffness.
Taught by Shoshanna Lederman (050-752-6631). certified Feldenkrais practitioner, M.A. education, Bank Street
 
Improve Your Balance with the Feldenkrais Method
Wednesdays at 12:15- Cost NIS 50/40 AACI members
Safety, grace, and ease when you walk, stand, climb stairs, sit, carry loads, and get up and down. Taught by Shoshanna Lederman (050-752-6631). certified Feldenkrais practitioner, M.A. education, Bank Street
 
Cost: 50 NIS /AACI Member 40 NIS /  *600/48
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Shoshanna Lederman, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Israel certified yoga teacher-Wingate Institute, MA in Education, Bank Street College, NY
Call Shoshanna for details: 050-7526631.
 
 
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Health / Wellness  Forum for Women and Men
Wednesday, December 26th, 17:30 - 19:30  
 
Topic:All Through the Night: Seven Steps to Great Sleep
It’s never too late to embrace balanced nutrition and proper circulation, the keys to daily health and a good night’s sleep. We will discuss how to enjoy sweet dreams, discover the secrets to a great life and explore seven little known steps for dynamic health, including the enjoyment of sugar and carbs.
 
Speaker: Ginat Rice, Senior Macrobiotic Counselor. Ginat Rice embraced a plant based lifestyle in 1973 upon making Aliyah. Since that time she has graduated from the renowned Kushi Institute for macrobiotic studies as a senior counselor, owned and operated a natural food restaurant for 10 years, and co-founded the Rice House offering services for natural health and wellbeing. With her husband Sheldon she created and conducts the five day Whole Health Forum retreat, now in its 4th year. 
 
 
Art Workshop for Adults- Back by Popular Demand!
New dates to be announced
 
Yannah Popovitz M.A. will guide you in discovering your inner artist using a creative/expressive approach. Engage in fun and relaxing art activities including collage, artistic style exploration, “household art”, multimedia experience, and a taste of creative writing. And more! Learn innovative techniques and gain a new and exciting perspective on art.  Connect with others in a welcoming setting. No prior art experience necessary! The seasoned artist will benefit as well.
 
Cost: Cost: NIS 350/ 300 AACI members for the whole course (price includes all materials for the course)
Pre- registration required by calling 02-566-1181. Space is limited.
 
Heard Any Good Books Lately?
AACI’S Library for the Visually Impaired
 
What if your vision deteriorated so that you could no longer read the books you love? AACI prides itself in filling every possible niche in making life in Israel a wonderful experience and solving problems.
 
Located in the Jerusalem office of the AACI, this very extensive library is a lifeline for visually and physically impaired booklovers. It contains books on tape, CDs, MP3s and in large print, ranging from fiction, suspense and humor, to self-help, Judaica and biographies.
 
What could be easier than to request books by phone or e-mail, have them mailed to you free of charge, and return them in the same container postage free? This amazing library is utilized by English speakers of all ages from Naharia to Eilat, in cities and towns as well as on kibbutzim and moshavim.
 
The librarians are all volunteers who take great pride in knowing their dedication enriches the lives of so many. All of the “books” in the library have been donated or purchased with donated funds. Gifts of large print books or audiobooks can be sent postage free to the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek Talpiot, Jerusalem.  P.O. Box 53349, Jerusalem 91042
 
To find out how you can access the world of talking books, make a donation or work as a volunteer, call 02-560-0912, or e-mail library@aaci.org.il
 
AACI Yard Sale!
New date to be announced
 
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more!
Delicious food, drinks, and challot will be for sale!
A true bargain-hunter’s delight!
 
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more!
Delicious food, drinks, and challot will be for sale!
A true bargain-hunter’s delight! 
 
 
Where:  AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center,
37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, 4th floor
02-566-1181
 
        
 

Family music class for children from 4 months to five years old

 
 
Enjoy 45 minutes of music with singing, puppets, percussion instruments and lots of ideas to enrich your child’s musical and English development.
Tuesdays, starting on November 1st at 10:15 and
Wednesdays starting on November 2nd  at 16:30
 
Cost: NIS 35 for one child, NIS 50 for two . Discount with a clip card.
 
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
 
Little Lotus Kids Yoga
Tuesdays, 16:30-17:30
 
Come learn yoga poses while having a blast! We combine music, dance, and games with classic yoga poses to encourage kids to stretch, strengthen, balance, and relax their bodies. We end each class with breath work, massage, and relaxation time. Parents and kids have a chance to practice yoga together and share this wonderful experience. 
 
Cost: NIS 40/35 AACI members per session
 
Creative Crafts at AACI!
KIDS MIXED MEDIA – 16:45--:1715 For KIDS grades 3 & up- For kids who just want to CREATE! We get a taste of many different types of art ...from mosaics & stained glass, sewing, string art, landscape painting, glass painting, fimo, to edible art and spa month (where we make our own lip balms, soaps, bath salts, face masks) and more...                                          
Adult Mosaics- Starting October 3rd, 17:45-18:45- Create your own Mosaics…from beginners to the more experienced…we’ll help u realize your potential. Each participant will create their own unique mosaic. The most enjoyable 2 hours of your week! No prior experience necessary.
Sign up/ for more information on any of the above classes: Call Dana, 054-788-3874 www.creativecrafts4u2.com or Email: creativecrafts4u@gmail.com
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
UPCOMING DATE: December 17th  14:00
 
Do you live with hearing loss? Have you felt isolated? Do you have trouble communicating with others- in person, or on the phone? You’re not alone! Facilitator:Ronnie Kaufman.
 
At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.
 
Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
(Valuable information on rights, bureaucracy, & more…)
 held at:
AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek
Talpiot. Directions
Tel: 02-5661-181
 
Please call in advance (02-561-7151) to confirm and to sign up.
In addition, AACI also offers:
 
"HOT LINE" Counseling with Sheila Bauman by phone, for short questions only!
Daily (Sunday – Thursday):  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Call 02-5661-181.
 
DROP-IN Counseling for AACI members
Either 9:00 am – 10:45 am or 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Call 02-5661-181 the day before or same day to confirm time and counselor availability.
 
Advice Sessions for AACI members, given by qualified volunteers.
Call 02-566-1181 to make an appointment for: Travel, Tax and Investment Advice; Banking Advice; Building and Construction Advice; Insurance Advice; Shipping Advice and/or Advice on Money Management – investments, real estate, wills and trusts abroad. By appointment only!
 
AACI Navigational Programs
 
Making The Health System Work For You!
Wednesday, December 19th at 19:30

Presenter: Gabe Pransky is the founder of The Shira Pransky Project. SPP collects, organizes and publishes information about navigating the Israeli health and support system. They work with Israeli health and support institutions to make their programs more accessible for English speakers and demonstrate that English speakers in Israel are a community that deserves attention and assistance. http://shirapranskyproject.org/
 
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
 
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Experienced players welcome
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Beginners Bridge
Wednesdays, 12:30- 14:15

Cost: NIS 80 for the whole course
Pre- registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
Limited number of participants.
Learn to play one of the most popular card games worldwide! In this eight week course, you’ll
learn card playing, bidding, and maybe even winning!
Bring a note pad and pen to take notes!
Instructors: Mary Thompson & Lionel Josman
 
THE BEAT GOES ON:  POPULAR MUSIC OF THE 50’S, 60’S & 70’S
With Howie Kahn
 
“From California to the New York island” including Broadway
 
Learn the informative and entertaining stories behind the many musical selections of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s! Each session will focus on a different genra of music.
The first lecture will be:
 
Coming soon!
 
Wednesday, January 16th, 19:30
THE TIMES THEY WERE A-CHANGIN’:  THE MUSIC OF
PETE SEEGER, BOB DYLAN, JOHN DENVER & OTHERS
 
Wednesday, February 13th, 19:30
ORPHANS ON BROADWAY:  THE MUSIC
 FROM MUSICALS “OLIVER” AND “ANNIE”
 
 
 
“A splendid time is guaranteed for all.”
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays,  15:30-18:00
 
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this club is for you!
 
NIS 10 per week.
 
Pre- Registration is encouraged by calling AACI, 02-566-1181. At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
 
 
Professional Women's Networking Forum
New Dates To Be Announced

Topic: The power and potential of technology to connect, inspire, and empower you socially,
emotionally, and financially.

Speaker: Azriela Jankovic is an Israeli Olah and technology founder, executive, activist, and author.
She is CEO of SagePair Ltd, a devoted parent of four and passionate speaker and connector. She has a doctorate degree in Education Leadership, with an emphasis in educating teachers and learners in multi-cultural societies & an emphasis on creating relationships to foster meaningful learning. Azriela is presently authoring a book entitled ‘Ancient Insights for the Millennial Mind,’ which is set for release in early 2019.
 
 
Coaching Corner
The feeling of new beginnings is in the air...
What new beginnings and magic
can you create
NOW
for yourself, your career or for your business?
 
Refreshments provided. | No pre-registration required
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30 | www.achieveyourgoals.co.il
For more information: : 054-4247628 | lak.goals@gmail.com
Bring your business cards, brochures, products, and marketing materials.
Share with others whom you feel could benefit from the networking and
discussions. Bring a friend who will participate for FREE the first time.
 
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American Citizen Services

Embassy of the United States in Jerusalem

Email:JerusalemACS@state.gov

Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000

Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070

Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392

(Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center)

Location via Google Maps

Note from AACI: The map is not clear. David Flusser St. is a new street.

#78a bus goes directly to the US Consulate in Talpiot. Stops right in front of building. American Citizen Services Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem Email:JerusalemACS@state.gov Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000 Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070 Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392 (Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center) 

An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street. Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)

Make An Appointment Online:

http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/appointment2.html

Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:

http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/service/tips-for-speeding-up-your-visit/

 
 
CELEBRATION OF AACI TRAVEL
Save the Date! Sunday, January 6th, 18:00
 
Please add a picture of a plane/ globe
As well as the disenhaus logo
 
  • Meet representatives from Disenhaus- BTC and learn about the exciting travel opportunities for 2019
  • Enjoy a reception and reunion for AACI travelers- catch up with your friends from past trips
  • Live entertainment for past AACI travelers!
 
For more information, contact Elayna at eweisel@aaci.org.il
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
 
For singles and couples who enjoy socializing, meeting new people and making new friends. 
 
New activities to be announced!
 
Please email Helen Freedman at HPFreedman@aol.com for reservations and questions. Please include your phone number and Teudah Zehut information.
 
 
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2018
THE MAGICAL MUSICAL TOUR IS BACK!
 
Conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz invites you to join him for the sixth season, to learn while enjoying the thrill of great music.  For more than three decades, Harvey Bordowitz has been esteemed as one of this country’s most innovative and creative conductors and music directors and has guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world.  For 40 plus years he has lectured in both Hebrew and English on a vast range of musical topics, with humor, erudition and a deep love of music.  
 
Monday, December 17th, 19:30
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE – THE CONCERTO 
What could be more thrilling in music than a virtuoso's death-defying acrobatic feats, performed on stage to the accompaniment of the orchestra?  In this lecture, we will be learning about the concerto, its origin, history, and development into one of the most beloved of all musical genres, and we will hear samples of the greatest masterworks, performed by supreme soloists. We’ll also learn all about the concerto grosso. Fireworks are in store! 
 
Monday, December 31st, 19:30
A DEVIL OF A LECTURE! 
Satan, Lucifer, Mephisto, Beelzebub – the Devil has many names, but one trait – he is pure evil. The sworn enemy of God, he is cunning, seductive and devious, and labors tirelessly to lead humanity to perdition.  We'll be making the Devil's acquaintance through music by Mozart, Berlioz, Weber, Paganini, Tartini, Saint.-Saëns, Boito and many more.   We'll have a devil of a time! 
 
Each lecture is approximately 2 hours with a coffee break
CALL AACI, 02-566-1181 to register or go to www.aaci.org.il
Cost of 5 Lectures when pre- booked:  NIS 250 / 225 AACI members
Individual lectures pre-booked NIS 55
Individual lectures at the at door NIS 65
 
Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Group meets every other Sunday at 12:00
 
Rena Meriash-Levine and Ellen Sucov invite women and men who are caring for a spouse with dementia to a bi-monthly support group.
 
The main focus of the group will be dealing with the challenges of caring for a spouse with dementia, and helping each other find solutions.
 
Meetings are at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
 
 
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Loved One – A Workshop Series
New date to be announced
    
One of the many challenges associated with grieving the loss of a loved one is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one. In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the process of grief, the development of new routines, envisioning of new futures, and the possibilities of adopting a new sense of identity with individuals who have all had similar experiences. With Gershon Swimmer, MSc. is an experienced psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals.
 
He can be reached at gershonswimmer@gmail.com.
 
With Gershon Swimmer MSc
 
One of the many challenges associated with grieving the loss of a loved one is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one.
In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the process of grief, the development of new routines, envisioning of new futures, and the possibilities of adopting a new sense of identity in a supportive setting with a group of individuals who have all had similar experiences.
 
Cost: NIS 150/ 120 AACI members for the whole series
        NIS 25/20 per session
 
Gershon Swimmer, MSc. is an experienced psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals. He can be reached at gershonswimmer@gmail.com
 
The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting
 

Grandparents are very important in the lives of our children and grandchildren. We offer our
families our life experience, enthusiasm, attention and love - however there are also many
challenges involved.

We will discuss the importance of grandparents for families and learn listening skills for sharing
the joys and challenges of grandparenting and for building close relationships with children,
parents, sons- and daughter-in-laws.
 
Senior Outreach

The AACI Jerusalem Senior Outreach project continues to make calls to our members 60 years of age and older. Most members report that all is well; many are busy with work and/or family or as volunteers. Others would like periodic telephone calls or visits from Committee volunteers.
We would appreciate volunteers who could visit our homebound members, to play cards or games, or just make conversation to enhance their quality of life. Volunteers also distribute gift baskets at Rosh Hashanah and Purim.

If you feel you would find satisfaction in helping others in this way, please leave your name, telephone number and e-mail address at the front desk so Stefanie can return the call and discuss how your skills and interests can contribute to the Outreach Project’s work. Or e-mail her at sblack@amir.org.il

Stefanie Black, MSW, Project Coordinator.
 
Community Clean Up Day
 

Please register by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
Does litter on the streets bother you?

Join the Jerusalem Green Fund & AACI in a community cleanup of Talpiot!
Meet at the AACI, and then head to the streets to collect trash and beautify the neighborhood.
Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
 
 
 
 
 
AACI eBook Library
 
AACI J-Town Playhouse
Shows

details
 
 
AACI Travel Program 2019
   
 
 
 
 
 
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