AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
 
 
ARTS & CULTURE  INFORMATIONAL
AACI Advice Sessions
AACI Star Film Club American Citizen Services
"Classic Book Book Club" Navigational Series
Fresh Insights Into Literature AACI’s Employment Resource
Kid's & Teen Art Exhibition Travel Advice - Ophir Tours
Creative Workshop; Crochet & More  
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2014 LIBRARIES
  Amit - AACI Library
CHILDREN AACI Kids Library
Kids & Teen Art Exhibit AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
  AACI DVD Library
   
EVENTS SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples IGRA
  Jewish Philosophers:Torah &  way of the Land
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI Makeup Made Easy (with Andrea Simantov)
Yard Sale Professional Women's Network Meeting
FINANCIAL Success Strategies for Women
 
 
 
HEALTH & WELLNESS  AACI'S JTOWN THEATER
Blood Drive
 
Improv Jam Mondays
Exercise Class for 50+
Feldenkrais Ruby Tuesdays
Improving Your Balance
 
 
Tai Chi Class  
   
HOBBIES/COURSES  
Bridge  
Mah Jongg  
Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs  
Ulpan La'Inyan  
Volunteer with us  
   
 
Pre-registration is required for all AACI classes, programs and events.  We reserve the right to cancel programs in the event of insufficient pre-registration.                                             
 
AACI Advice Sessions
 
Advice Sessions
The following professionals offer their time for free consultations for AACI members only. 
 
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 02-539-8666 or drop in to AACI on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 15:00. 
 
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.
 
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  
 
Philanthropic Consulting
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.
 
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
 
Advice for Small Businesses
Michael Horesh is an experienced and registered business mentor, who has helped many open up and move their companies forward. From services to food to retail or high-tech, Michael sets about understanding your vision in order to resolve your issues. For a ten-minute consultation on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, call Michael at
052-344-8453, info@michaelhoresh.com.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Home Waterproofing Advice
Do your walls have moisture or water damage? Unable to find the source of the problem?
Call Rivka from Luzon Waterproofing Systems for a 15 minutes free telephone consultation on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 – 12 Noon.
1-700-701-151 ext. 3 or e-mail rivka@luzon.co.il
 
The AMIT-AACI 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 ficti
on 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 AMIT Women and the AACI.
 
For your convenience we offer a multi-purchase card as a service to readers.
 
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323 / 052-738-0270, 
 
 
Fresh Insights Into Literature
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: 
August 4  General Prologue
August 11  Pardoner’s Prologue And Tale
August 18  Wife Of Bath’s Prologue And Tale
 
Cost:  30 NIS / 20 NIS AACI Members
Facilitator:  Dr. Judith Oster
Dr. Judith Oster, Professsor Emerita of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is the author of Crossing Cultures:  Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature, and Toward Robert Frost:  The Reader and the Poet. 
 
Classic Book Club:
Led by Dr. Judith Oster
Sunday, August 24 -= SATAN IN GORAY by I. B. Singer  
 
Cost:  5 NIS
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
 
Dr. Judith Oster, Professor Emerita of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is the author of Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature, and Toward Robert Frost: The Reader and The Poet.  She has presented papers and lectures in the USA, Israel, France, China, Malaysia, Spain, and Greece. Dr. Oster has taught Shakespeare throughout her career, with special focus on the tragedies and the sonnets.  
 
For further details of each month's selected book please contact Dr. Oster at:  xo4@case.edu.
 
The AACI Childrens' Library is adjacent to the adult library. For further information please contact us: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email: amitaaci.library@gmail.com 
Weekly Chapter Book Story Hour “Pleasure Without
 
 
AACI invites your children/ grandchildren to join….
Stories Galore!
Stories, games and songs for 3 – 6 year olds
or
The Chapter Book Story Hour
An interactive program with chapter books, vocabulary building and art activities for kids
aged 6 to 9
Wednesdays  16:30 -17:30     Cost:  NIS 5 per child
Where: AACI Children’s Library – Glassman Family Center
4th floor, 2 Poalei Tzeddek corner Pierre Koenig, Talpiot
Tel: (02) 566-1181.
 
Teen Girls Book Club
Join other book lovers for discussions at the AACI youth library. We will meet to decide together on the format of the discussions, on the books to read, and on the frequency of meetings. The goal is to choose books that are appealing and suitable for everyone. Come see the great selection of teen books in the library!
Suggested donation: 5 shekels 
 
For questions and sign-up, please contact
Rolene at 052-738-0270  or   amitaaci.library@gmail.com 
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323 / 052-738-0270, 
 
 

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.

 
July 30
Adina Buchs of Melabev: Focus on Fighting Forgetfulness
Aug 6
Grace Rodnitzky: Ethiopian National Project
Aug 13
TBA
Aug 20
Renee Levine Melammed: Studying Jewish Women: An Historical Perspective
Aug 27
Ephraim and Bunny Seidman: Mitzvah Dogs
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
 
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
Sunday, October 26, 2014, Sunday, February 8, 2015, Sunday May 31, 2015 at AACI
 
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a scoop for a pint.
 
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. 
 
If you would like to volunteer for the Blood Drive, please contact Elayna at 02-5661181 ext 307
 
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 eweisel@aaci.org.il
 
 
Creative Workshop; Crochet & More
Tuesdays ongoing, 15:30
Take your skills to a higher level in this weekly gathering for starting, finishing and dreaming of the next knitting, crocheting or sewing project.  Bring your materials and join in a pleasant, relaxed environment.  This class is appropriate for advanced beginners of all ages who enjoy creating fashionable clothing and accessories.
 
Facilitator, Gale Phaff made aliyah in 1993 with her family and has a M.A. in Fibre Arts from Hunter College.  She has created crocheted clothing, accessories, famed Challah Quilts, wall hangings and more. Her work has sold in boutiques and a museum gift shop, and is purchased by private collectors and by friends and family. She has taught in various institutions and has exhibited her work in many places including the Brooklyn Museum. 
 
Cost:  20 NIS / AACI members 15 NIS (pre-registration requested)
Where:  AACI – Glassman Family Center in Talpiot    02-566-1181
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+
Sunday mornings -11:00 - 12 noon.
Wednesday mornings - 09:30
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 wear loose clothing.
 
 
 
Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs and Joints
Two Feldenkrais Classes!
taught by Shoshanna Lederman
 
In each Feldenkrais movement class, Shoshanna will guide students through a sequence of movements to discover ways of moving that are easier and give relief from aches and pains. The goal is to achieve greater flexibility, while reducing pain and limitations.
 
Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30.
 
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
Pre-registration required! Call AACI-to register, 02-566-1181
 
Advanced program available on request. Call Shoshanna for details: 050-7526631.
 
Shoshanna Lederman, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Israel certified yoga teacher-Wingate Institute, MA in Education, Bank Street College, NY
Advanced classes available- call Shoshanna 050-752-6631
 
 
New! Improving Your Balance with Shoshana & Tamar
Wednesdays, 16:00 – 17:30
Learn to maintain balance on the bus, get up and down more easily and improve your walking on uneven surfaces.
Cost:  85 NIS/ 75 NIS per session
 
Shoshana Lederman is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and yoga teacher, MA in Education. 
                                     For more details, please contact Shoshana; 0507-526-631
Tamar ben Shaul is a certified Feldenkrais and Reflexology practitioner.
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
 
 
AACI Navigational Series
 
ULPAN FOR OLIM STUDENTS
When: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 14:00
What is the Jerusalem Ulpan for New Immigrant school students all about? Would it be the right choice for your child and family? What is taught and how do they work in coordination with your child’s regular school?  An opportunity to hear information and get answers to your questions.
PresenterYael Shalom, Director of the Jerusalem Ulpan for New Immigrant School Students
 
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: 20 NIS/ AACI members 15 NIS
 
NEW! Free admission for Olim within the first 6 months after aliyah. Bring your Teudat Oleh with you.
 
 
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!
January 16th 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
Jewish Philosophers - The Thought of Eliezer Berkovits
 with Rabbi Artie Fischer
 
Is faith compatible with reason? Is belief by its very nature irrational?
 
Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Berkovits (1908-1992) was a profound and prolific modern-Orthodox Zionist thinker, whose ideas influenced generations of educatiors and policy-makers. His writings deal with faith, pirituality, morality, halacha and history in the confrontatin between religion and modernity.
 
Our text will be God, Man and History (1965), in which Berkovits suggests that harmonizing faith and reason no longer occupies the mind of the modern Jew. "Through the encounter Judaism first learned of God, who is almighty and yet cares for man, Supreme Lord and yet a friend."
 
Copies of the new edition of the book will be available for purchase (NIS65).
 
When: Tuesdays, 12:30, ongoing
Where: AACI – Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: 50 NIS / AACI members 35 NIS
 
 
Mah Jongg
 
Tuesdays, 12:00-13:00
 
Learn to play with a pro! With Marcia Gardner
This class is NOT intended for people who already know how to play.
 
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
 
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
 
Come and join in the fun!
Cost: 15 NIS/ AACI members 10 NIS
 
AACI Star Film Club

 
 
 
 
Professional Women's Network Meeting
 
How can your smartphone & technical devices help you work and play smarter?

Thursday September 11
Speaker: Bryna Lee Jacobson, founder of My Tech Tutor

Come and learn about how and why you should be using a smartphone in your business. It's not just about staying in touch anymore. From maps, to keeping your mobile office humming, to managing customers, there are many opportunities to optimize your time and efforts and have fun while doing it.
 
Bryna Lee made aliyah in 2009 from Chicago/Skokie and has a background as a CPA.  She was an early adopter of personal computer technology, portable computing and began using an​ HTC​windows smartphone before the iPhone was even released. Loving technology and wanting to share knowledge, competence and confidence is what My Tech Tutor is all about.
 
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center  -- 
Cost:  AACI members  NIS 30 / non-members NIS 40
Bring your own lunch – coffee provided.
 
NEVER  DO  ANYTHING  ALONE!  
 
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
 
 
Page Up
Makeup Made Easy
Monday, November 10 10:00–13:00 or 14:00–17:00
STOP spending your hard-earned money on products that are overpriced and contain the same ingredients as comparable and more-affordable items, and stop feeling embarrassed that you never really learned how to apply makeup!
 
In this 3 hour course, you will master the basics of makeup application and skin care.  
 
Guaranteed to be filled with useful information and a LOT of friendship, fun & laughter. (PLUS, you'll receive a GREAT GIFT!)
Where:  AACI – Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost:  120 NIS / AACI members 100 NIS (pre-paid registrations only)
 
Pre-paid registration required!  02-566-1181
 
Facilitator:  Andrea Simantov of Jerusalem Bride is a professionally trained makeup artist and hair stylist and has been making women beautiful for more than a decade.  A mother of six and grandmother of ten, she recently appeared on Israel's Amazing Race and is a frequent inspirational speaker for various organizations. www.jerusalembride.com
 
Success Strategies for Women
 
This six-week course gives you practical tools to achieve success in your work, family and personal life. We will discuss ways to manage our energy, gaining clarity on what we want, getting unstuck and developing our vision. Then we will support each other in taking action to make our visions real. This powerful course is perfect for new olim in their new settings, or veterans who want to readjust their approach to business and personal goals.
 
Facilitator: Meira Golbert, of ConnectedLife. Meira is a motivational speaker, Certified Life Coach and has been an alternative health practitioner for thirty years. She specializes in empowering women to heal from health and relationship issues.
 
When: Wednesdays, August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17  18:00-19:30.
Cost: 350 NIS/ AACI members 300 NIS
Pre-paid registration required by August 11 by calling 02-566-1181.
 
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. 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.)
 
 
Make An Appointment Online:
 
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
 
 
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
 
Sunday afternoon, August 10 – Join us for lunch at Marvad Haksamim Restaurant, 42 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem.  Please register by Wednesday, August 6.
 
Tuesday evening, August 26,  Enjoy dinner at Terasa  Restaurant at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, 6 Nahon St.  followed by a  7 p.m. (80 minutes) tour in English of the Menachem Begin Museum.    Registration for the museum tour is limited to 25 people, so please register as soon as possible and no later than August 12th.
 
For further information and registration for the above activities, please call Susan Block Goldman at 02-566-1662 (not on Shabbat).  If no answer, please leave a clear message on her voice mail or email her at susangoldman9@012.net.il 
 
To receive emails regarding our activities, please subscribe to our group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AACI_Fifty_Five_ish/ and click on the "Join Now!" link in the group description.
 
 
 
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2014
 
Harvey Bordowitz was the founding Music Director and Conductor of the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra. With an M.A. in Conducting and Musicology, the New York-born maestro conducted and directed operas and musicals in New York before his Aliyah in 1976. For 35 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.
 
Sunday, November 2nd
The New World – America!
How did American music break free of the old European molds? How did ragtime, jazz, swing and spirituals make America the sassy new kid on the block? The New World in all its passion, pain and. glory.
 
Sunday, November 16th   
Who Needs Conductors, Anyway?
An insider’s look at the strange and wondrous profession of the conductor. What is a conductor? What happens in rehearsals? In the concert? The audience will be invited to compare and judge different recordings.
 
Sunday, December 14th
Beethoven: from Tragedy to Triumph
Beethoven's confrontation with his increasing deafness and his bravery in adversity gave rise to triumphant creations that stir our souls to this day, and that single-handedly ushered in the 19th century – the Romantic Era. Hear the Eroica Symphony, No. 3, the Fate-Symphony No. 5 and the mighty Ninth – an ode to freedom, courage and human dignity.
 
Sunday, December 28th
With Strings Attached – All About String Instruments
Some of music’s most thrilling works have been written for string instruments. We will learn about the legendary violin makers, sample towering masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Brahms, in unforgettable performances by Heifetz and Casals, Jacqueline du Pré, and the newest generation of brilliant young virtuosi.
 
Each lecture is approximately 2 hours with a coffee break.
Cost of 4 Lectures: NIS 250 / AACI Members NIS 200
Individual lectures pre-booked    NIS 55
Individual lectures at door NIS 60
 
 
Pre-registration and payment is absolutely essential.  Course will only take place with a minimum number of participants.
 
IGRA
 
Have you recorded your family story??  Wondering how to tackle this project?  The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) invites you to join us at the AACI Glassman Family Center.
 
 
IGRA has a new dynamic, bi-lingual search engine on its website, http://genealogy.org.il/databases/!! Searches can be done with a variety of filters to bring you more accurate results. We have prepared and uploaded more than 65 databases and more will be appearing in the months ahead. The databases have materials relating to the Ottoman, British Mandate and Israeli Administration. There are voter lists, census material, different occupations, address books, candidates for various positions, delegates to Zionist Congresses and much more. Images of the scanned documents are being added to the search engine and will be available to members of IGRA.
 
AACI J-TOWN PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTIONS
& AUDITIONS
Improv Jam Mondays
 
Ever wanted to learn Improv? Don't have a huge budget for classes, or lots of time on your hands?
 
We have the perfect solution for you!
 
AACI's J-Town Playhouse invites you to come participate in our weekly drop-in Improv Jam, led by Artistic Director Raphael Poch.
 
This Jam will be led by us and by you! While we will be working on different skills and techniques each week, we will also ask the participants to bring in what you know and share your ideas, all while doing improv!
From introducing the basics of how to perform long-form improv, to finding "The Game" of the scene, honing short form improv skills, participants will learn how to think on your feet, use "yes-and," how to play at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create comedic environment for the game or improvised scene and get you to be a better improviser. Just wanna come and improvise –no problem – the sessions will be half learn, half play! 
 
WHEN: Monday evenings, at 19:30, all summer long!
WHERE: AACI - Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center
COST:  Minimum 10 NIS drop in fee, but if you like the class and want to give more, all the better!
 
For More Information please email: israeltheatersource@gmail.com
 
To Register call: 02-566-1181
 
Ruby Tuesday Concert Series
presents singing sensation Aviella Trapido
 
You've probably seen her on stage before in any number of musical theater productions here in Jerusalem and around the country. Now we bring her to you at AACI!
 
"You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews"
 
Join Aviella Trapido, Jerusalem's very own Soprano, as she takes a walk down Broadway, bringing with her many musical memories by Jewish composers who have made Broadway what it is today. A fabulous selection of both the old and new – feel free to sing along.
 
When: Tuesday, August 12th 20:30
Cost: NIS 30
 
 
    
 
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AACI Travel Program 2014    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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