AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
 
ARTS & CULTURE HOBBIES/COURSES
  Beginners Mah Jongg
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Booksale  
Blockbuster Clips from Film and Stage, an Evening with David Kravitz  
INFORMATIONAL
Creative Writing American Citizen Services
Fresh Insights in Literature Important Information For U.S. Citizens Receiving Federal Benefits
Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust A film in honor of Yom Hashoa Navigational Series
  Navigating Loss Workshop
  Travel Advice - Ophir Tours
CHILDREN Volunteer with us!
Family music class for children LECTURES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
  Conquer Your Smartphone Fears
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Employment Services Professional Women’s Network
  The Curious Case of the Book of Esther
EVENTS LIBRARIES
Amit - AACI Library
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI AACI DVD Library
AACI’s Annual Canada Day / Independence Day Celebration AACI Kids Library
Yard Sale AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
  ebooks Library
   
FINANCE THEATER
Tax Seminars/ Important information for olim AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
A Beginners Guide To The U.S. Tax System, with David Garber Ruby Tuesdays
  Hanna Senesh
HEALTH
 
 
Blood Drive  
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Gental Yoga  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Pilates  
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf  
Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia  
Weekly Nutrition Group At AACI: Food Facts And Fads   
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.
 
My Tech Tutor in Israel
Personalized training on your electronic devices.It's EASY when you know how!
Empowering people to use contemporary technology...Philanthropic Consulting
Bryna Lee Jacobson email:  bl@mytechtutoril.com. mobile:  050-7725767
 
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  
 
Translation Advice
Need help understanding a bill or form? Come to AACI for help translating. This is not a notary or legal translation. By appointment only by calling the AACI front desk.
 
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 - 7:30 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.
 
Classics reading group
Sundays, 13:30 – 14:30
March 26,  The Metamorphosis (Kafka)
April 30, The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
 
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
 
Fresh Insights into Literature
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
March 20, 27 – Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
 
Facilitator: Dr. Judith Oster jxo4@case.edu
For information about the content of the classes, call 02-624-6256.
Cost:  NIS 20 / NIS 10
For more information about the class only, contact Dr.
Oster at 02-624-6256 jxo4@case.edu
 
 
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
 
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email:amitaaci.library@gmail.com
 
 

AACI The Star Media Library & Cinema Club

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

 

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.

 

 

March 15 Dorothea Shefer: "Chasing Dreams and Flies – A Tragicomedy of Life in France"
March 22 Eli Wiazemski: "The Great Aliyah from the USSR"
March 29 Hana Inbal and Nurit Shany: "A Double Reflection of Yossi Birstein – a Storyteller and a Father"

   
 
April 5              Rabbi Sidney Slivko: "Pesach without the Sacrifice – Clean-up without Burn-out"
 
April 12            (No meetings during Pesach)
 
April 19            Yitzchak Feller:  "Before I Forget – From the Notebook of a Retired Israeli Newsman"
 
April 26            Rabbi Benjamin Segal:  "Kohelet's Search for Truth – A New Reading of Ecclesiastes
Admission: NIS 10.
Further programs to be announced, and note some programs are subject to change.
A weekly update of RAPS programs is sent by email. To receive these, please e-mail
Elisheva Lahav lahavs@netvision.net.il.
 
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
 
When:  Beginning March 29th
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  
Wednesday, March 29, 16:00-19:00
 
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.ilor 02-566-1181 ext 301
Ext 324.
 
 
Travel Advice – Ophir Tours
 
Have questions about Travel?
This is your opportunity to meet with Henriette Hertz, an agent from Ophir Tours who has been in the travel business for more than 18 years. Henriette will be available on Wednesdays at 12:00-4:00 pm at our Jerusalem office (37 Pierre Koenig). Get the latest information regarding air fares, cruises, car rentals, domestic tourism plus much more. For an appointment, please call Henriette at 02-5398666.
 
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 10:00 and 11:30 and Wednesdays at 9:30
NIS 55 / AACI Members 45 NIS / *660/540
 
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 11:00- 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
 
The cost is: 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.
 
Pilates class
 Tuesdays at 11:00 and Thursdays at 10:30 
 
Pilates is a fun way to help your body attain optimal health. Pilates helps with posture alignment and flexibility, helps with focus and provides body with more energy. After years of yoga and other forms of exercise, I truly believe in Pilates as a fun way to spend an hour that can relax your body into better shape you will see the changes.
 
Hodet Zeigler (hodetziegler@gmail.com 052-625-4461) has been dancing since she was 7 years old and trained in London, NY, and Israel. After a severe injury which left her in a wheelchair and unable to walk for year, she found the world of Pilates which helped her heal and stay in shape while recovering. 
 
Gental Yoga
Thursday mornings, 9:30
 A relaxing morning Yoga class that gently strengthens and stretches the whole body. Focus on breath work and relaxation practices in addition to exploring a range of motion and muscular stability. Learn to connecting breath with movement, which can help to relieve pain and fatigue. Participants are able to sit during the entire lesson, coming out of the chair for portions of the class as appropriate. Participants with wheelchairs are also welcome.
 
Dahlia Purim (dahliapurim@gmail.com), has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years, and has over four years of teaching experience.
 
Cost: NIS 50/ 40 AACI members
 
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AACI Navigational Series
 
Cost: NIS 20 / AACI members NIS 15
NEW! Free admission for Olim within the first 6 months after aliyah. Bring your Teudat Oleh with you.  Please pre-register by calling AACI’s front desk at 02-5661181.
 
Workshop On Job Search Strategies
When: Monday, March 20, 15:00

• Defining your skills relevant to the workplace
• Enhance your resume for the Israeli market
• Research and understand realistic employment options

Cost: NIS 20/ Free for AACI members!
Presenter: Helen Har Tal, MA Vocation Counseling/ Human Resource Development, has been a job
developer, vocational counselor and employment counselor at AACI for over 25 years.
For more information contact Helen Har-Tal, Vocational Counselor at hhartal@aaci.org.il
 
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A Beginners Guide To The U.S. Tax System, With David Garber
When: Sunday April 2, 19:05
 
A short summary of (almost) everything you need to know about the US tax system, what you
need to file, and how to avoid (some) of the fines and penalties for not doing your tax return.
Session will include:
• Basic concepts in US taxation
• What is the tax system now?
• What do I need to do to comply?
• What if I skip my filing obligations?
• What documents and data do I need to file my taxes?
• Can I do my taxes myself?

Presenter: David C. Garber, IRS Enrolled Agent (E.A.), IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) is based in Jerusalem where he operates 7th Floor Expat Tax, Tax Services for U.S. Expats.
Please preregister!
 
Navigating Loss Workshop
 
Mondays, March 20th, March 27th, and April 3rd , 19:00- 20:30 at the At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.
 
In this workshop, we will introduce a general model for facing and navigating loss – Deconstruction, Maintenance and Reconstruction and how these three facets are related to the powerful changes that occur in our lives during and after loss. 
The workshop is highly practical model for navigating loss accessible to all workshop participants by providing well-organized information, presenting case studies, practical exercises and expressive art.
Among the topics covered by the workshop, are: decision-making under stress, taking action in the face of uncertainty, the value of routines and how to maintain them, radical self-care and self-love, the role of values, boundaries and vulnerability, etc.   
 
To register for the workshop, please contact Nancy Schwartz at 0586300372 or Leona Samson 0526244023. 90 shekels per session per workshop. Early registration 20% off for all three workshops.
 
AACI STAR FILM CLUB
To Kill A Mockingbird
Wednesday, March 22, 19:00
 
The movies will be preceded by an erudite introduction by Gary Levine, a long-time mo
vie buff. For more information contact Gary at gary@thelevines.org
Pre-registration suggested: 02-566-1181  Suggested donation 30 NIS / AACI members 20 NIS
 
 
 
 
Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust A film in honor of Yom Hashoa
Tuesday, April 4th at 19:00

In this film, hear the story of how Colonel Dwight Eisenhower devised an intricate international
plan to rescue 1,300 Jews from Nazi concentration camps. This story is told through interviews
with historians and relatives of the key players in the story. First- person accounts from survivors
detail their escapes and immigration to the Philippines.
 
Cost: Free. Thank you to our generous anonymous sponsor.
 
The Curious Case of the Book of Esther
Wednesday, March 8, 10:00-11:30

An evil minister with ten evil sons, a nice Jewish girl in a king’s harem, a sinister plot to annihilate the Jews of Persia, and God missing in action—what in the world is this story doing in the Hebrew Bible?

The holiday of Purim celebrates the unlikely story of the survival of the Jewish people against
an evil force that seeks to destroy them, not a new theme in Jewish history to be sure, but
remarkable in its cast of characters. A fool of a king who is at the same time hugely successful
and powerful, a megalomaniac royal adviser who is also a fearful and simpering husband who
runs to his wife for advice, and the Jewish heroine and hero whose domestic relationship is open
to question, though both are depicted in traditional sources as beyond moral reproach. Let’s
put aside the graggers and the hamantashen for a while and search together for the deeper
messages that this topsy-turvy story comes to teach us throughout our generations.
 
There is no charge for this lecture. Pre-registration is required-Call 02-566-1181

Instructor: Joanne Doades is a Jewish educator and author, who made aliyah in 2016. She is the
former Director of Curriculum for the Union for Reform Judaism and the author of “Parenting Jewish
Teens: A Guide for the Perplexed -- something like that”.
 
 
Health and Wellness Networking Forum for Women and Men
Wednesday 15th March,  17.30-19.30  (Registration from 17.15 p.m.) 
 
Topic: The Yid and the Yang: Chinese Medicine, Human Sexuality and Aging Gracefully  Often with age comes physical challenges. Too often in our modern world, we are exposed only to a Western take on sexuality, aging and health. Chinese Medicine offers a new perspective on aging, providing a dynamic framework through which we can see our bodies, our age and the seasons of life. Join us for a fascinating lecture in which we will gain practical tools Chinese Medicine offers us to enhance bone strength, pain management, quality sleep and high energy levels. We'll also discuss common medical conditions associated with age and how Chinese Medicine can help!

Speaker: Daniel Feld L.Ac grew up in a Berkeley Hassidic family & went on to complete a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. A practising Chazzan and a US trained acupuncturist, he is a nationally and California certified practitioner and a certified Qi Gong instructor. Daniel has studied with various Chinese medical masters. He runs Acupuncture Israel, a Jerusalem based acupuncture clinic specialising on bringing acupuncture to the Anglo and Yiddish speaking communities.
 
Facilitator of networking events: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting

Co-organizer: Belle Fine-Cohen: M.Ed, Gerontologist and Advisor: Enhancing Health and Wellness. Founder of Be Fine Today 
 
Where: AACI Jerusalem - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center. Cnr Pierre Koenig & Poalei Tzedek Street, Talpiot (opp Kanyon Hadar)
(Entrance through passage on the left of Bazaar Strauss. Take the elevator to the 4th floor).
Buses: 34 & 15
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
 
No pre-registration required. Email lak.goals@gmail.com for further info.
Bring your business cards, brochures & marketing materials for networking!
Share with others you feel could benefit from the networking and discussions!
Refreshments provided. Look forward to seeing you!
 
Creative Writing
Tuesdays, April 4th, 18th, 25th, May 9th, 16th from 10:30-12:00

Join prize winning author and journalist Carol Ungar for a creative writing class in which
participants will be able to write both fiction and non- fiction. Write a short story, work on your
personal memoir, create poetry, and more!
 
Cost: NIS 125/ 75 for the course. Pre registration required- call AACI, 02-566-1181 to register.
 
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. A true bargain-hunter’s delight!
 

The yard sale will be inside  the AACI.

 

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
 
NIS 30 for one child, NIS 50 for two . Discount with a clip card.
 
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
 
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
UPCOMING DATES: Mondays, March 27th and April 24th, 14:00-15:00
 
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. 14:00
 
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!
 
Financial Resource Network
 
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
 
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Experienced players welcome
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Beginning Bridge
New 8 week sessions beginning October 14th
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 14:00
Come and join in the fun!
Cost: 150 NIS/ AACI members 120 NIS
 
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays,  16:00- 18/;00
 
(Starting on March 19th).
 
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this club is for you!
 
Instructor: Susan Kirshner-Sheldon is a third-generation  Mah Jongg player and has been playing both competitively and for fun for 15 years.
 
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 date to be announced
 
 
13:00 (Registraion from 12:45).
Cost: NIS 40/ 30 AACI members
at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig Talpiot. 
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan (lak.goals@gmail.com)
 
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American Citizen Services
Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem
 
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:
 
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
 
 
Employment Services
 
New program to be announced.
 
Presenter:  Helen Har Tal, MS Vocational Counseling/Human Resource development, has been a job developer, vocational counselor and employment counselor at AACI for over 25 years.
 
Cost:  30 NIS / AACI members free
AACI’s job-hunting members may schedule a personal consultation by
appointment with vocational/employment counselor Helen Har-Tal, in Jerusalem on Mondays,
(call 02-5661181 for appointments) or at AACI’s Tel-Aviv office (call 03-696-0389 for times and
appointments).
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
 
Join our 1.7k walking group for Team Shira in the Jerusalem Marathon! Friday, March 17th
Support a great cause.
 
The Shira Pransky Project, and join the thousands of people walking the streets of Jerusalem on Friday, March 17th! For more information and registration, email marathon@shiraprasnkyproject.org or call 02-566-1181 ext 322. Indicate that you want to be part of the “55+ group”.

Tuesday, March 21: Visit the Levi Eshkol House- Join the 55+ for a private, English tour of the Levi Eshkol House (Ben Maimon 46). Then, join the group for lunch at Café Paris in Rechavia.
10 shekel admissions. Pre-registration required- Call Rachel Kneitel – 050-286-1832 or email
aaci.55ish@gmail.com and to register by Monday, March 20th.
 
Sunday, April 9 - Our last chance for Chometz before Pesach.  Join us for lunch at Pizza Sababa on Emek Refaim.  Call Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832 or send email to aaci55ish@gmail.com

Join the 55+ Friendship group every Friday morning for breakfast, coffee or tea.  We meet at 10 am at Kitchen First (дожреп) in the First Train Station.  Space is limited, please register by Thursday. Call Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832.
 
To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832
 
In order to serve you better, members of the group will now receive a program notice by e-mail and reminders of up-coming events. new members can sign-up at the front desk to join the group and receive program information. This address can also be used to contact: Rachel Kneitel, 55+ program coordinator. Please enter this e-mail address in your contacts so that it goes directly to your in-box: aaci.55ish@gmail.com
 
 
Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
UPCOMING DATES: Sundays, March 19 & April 2, 13:00- 14:00
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 free of charge. Sunday at 13:00 at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
 
 
5 Critical Issues facing all Olim
Sunday March 19, 19:30
 
• Israeli Banking - efficiently
• Israeli Saving & Investing – High Returns & good control close to home
• International Investing – New possibilities to do it better than your Broker
• Retirement Planning in Israel – Special issues for multi-nationals
• Living Wills and Healthcare Directives in Israel
 
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, Wealth Advisor and Manager of the Financial Resource Network,
& Jean Kauffmann, FRN Financial Advisor working with European clients. Assistance in material
preparation from Moshe Jonas, Israeli Asset Manager; Ken Wiseman, American Asset Manager;
Jeff Finkelstein, Personal Pension Specialist and Martin Feder, Elderlaw attorney.
Cost: 30 NIS / AACI member 20 NIS
 
Taxes and Tax Reporting in Israel and Abroad
Monday March 20, 19:30
 
• An overview of how the Israeli Tax System works
• Israel’s new tools to pursue those with unreported assets abroad
• How the American reporting system works and how to become totally legal
• How CRS works for almost all other countries and how to become totally legal here & abroad
• Potential tax shelters available to Olim
 
Cost: 30 NIS / AACI member 20 NIS
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, Wealth Advisor and Manager of the Financial Resource Network, & Chaim Wigoda, International Tax Strategist, working with Olim and the wealthy in North America, S. Africa and Europe.
To register or for more information 02 - 580 7013, or info@isrenet.com or www.frnisrael.com/
Mark van Gelderen will be available before and after the class, by appointment only, for free, individual, no-obligation consultations on money management, investments, real estate, taxes, wills & trusts, etc.
 
Useful Information on Tax and Pensions
Monday March 27th at 19:00
 
• U.S. REPORTING AND TAXATION ISSUES
• Israeli Pensions, And Employee Benefits Accounts (Keren Hishtalmut, Kupat Gemel)
with Leonard Tuber, enrolled agent (accountant), and attorney Ely Rosenzveig
Presenters: Leonard Tuber is US trained and admitted to practice before the IRS (Enrolled Agent). He specializes in U.S. international taxation reporting and compliance issues. He is the founder of the tax firm, Leonard Tuber-USA Tax Services Ltd. in Jerusalem.
 
Tel: Office: 972-73-707-9039; Mobile: 972-50-926-1161, email: leonard@us-tax.co.il
Ely Rosenzveig is a US tax, and trusts & estates attorney. He is the Principal of Ely J. Rosenzveig & Associates, P.C. with offices in White Plains, New York, Bet Shemesh & Jerusalem.
 
A Beginners Guide To The U.S. Tax System, with David Garber
Sunday April 2, 19:00
 
A short summary of (almost) everything you need to know about the US tax system, what you need to file, and how to avoid (some) of the fines and penalties for not doing your tax return. Session will include:
•Basic concepts in US taxation
 •What is the tax system now?
•           What do I need to do to comply?
•           What if I skip my filing obligations?
•           What documents and data do I need to file my taxes?
•           Can I do my taxes myself?
 
Presenter: David C. Garber, IRS Enrolled Agent (E.A.), IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) is based in Jerusalem where he operates 7th Floor Expat Tax, Tax Services for U.S. Expats. Please preregister!
 
Cost;NIS 20/ 15 AACI members, free for olim within 6 months of Aliyah
 
 
 
 
 
AACI eBook Library
 
Celebrating Israel’s 69th Year
 
7h Annual Children & Teen Creative Arts Exhibit 
 
AACI Travel Program 2017
   
 
 
 
 
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