AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
 
 
ARTS & CULTURE HOBBIES/COURSES
AACI  Gallery Exhibition Beginners Mah Jongg
Classic Reading The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Contemporary Book Club Creative Crafts
Fresh Insights Into Literature  
The Best of the Best of American Jewish Culture  
The Beat Goes on With Howie Kahn  
 CHILDREN
INFORMATIONAL
Parent Baby Workshop American Citizen Services
JELLY Navigational Programs
  Senior Outreach
  Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
  Volunteer with us!
EVENTS LECTURES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Conquer Your Laptop
Contemporary Israeli Cinema Death, Dying & Desserts
RAPS: Retired Active Persons
  Professional Woman's Network
LIBRARIES FINANCE
AACI Library  
AACI DVD Library  
AACI Kids Library  
 
AACI'S Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library  
HEALTH
 
SUPPORT GROUPS
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
Feldenkrais Balance Support Group for Womenwho are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Exercise for 50+ Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
Health & Wellness Programs THEATER
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men The American Songbook
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class Shards
Pilates Class The Last Five Years
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  
 
 

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/

 
The AACI Lending Library
 
Library Hours:
Sun, Mon, Wed, Tues, Thurs: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
The 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.   
Attention readers returning books: 
You may return library books when the library is closed by leaving them on the desk in the library. Please DO NOT leave books to return at the front desk of the AACI.
 
A charge of 5 NIS per borrowed book is requested.
For your convenience we offer a multi-purchase card as a service to readers.
 
The AACI Childrens' Library
 
Giant book sale of all children's books on Tuesday, February 11, 12 noon - 17:00
All books NIS 10 or 5 each
 
AACI'S Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library
Wednesdays, January 22, and February 12, 26, 11:00 - 12:00
 
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.
 
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.
 

AACI The Star Media Library

For AACI members ONLY!

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

5 NIS per DVD

Click here for the list of DVDs

Please address any questions to info@aaci.org.il

AACI’S Library for the Visually Impaired
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 -  12:00 Tuesday 9:30 - 16:00
 
 Heard Any Good Books Lately?
 
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
 
 
The AACI 55+ Friendship Circle is for singles and couples who enjoy socializing, meeting new people and making new friends. ON-GOING FRIDAY BRUNCH:  
 
Join us every Friday at Café Joe for a casual Friday Brunch! Reservations required to later than noon on Thursday. Please call: the front desk at (02) 566-1186 (8:00-16:00) or Martin Silberman at 058-636-1108.
 
WANTED: 
Lively and active seniors who would like to be part of our Planning Committee
 
Contact:
Belle Fine-Cohen by email at bfine2day@gmail.com for more details.
 
55+ ACTIVITY INFORMATION:
 
Sign up to be put on our mailing list by writing to aaci.55ish@gmail.com. Please include your e-mail address and phone number.
On your e-mail accounts, please add the 55+ email address: aaci.55ish@gmail.com to your contacts list, so that the emails will not go to your spam folder.
 
WATCH FOR OUR PLANNED ACTIVITIES IN OUR E-MAILS and come to our AACI Thanksgiving Bash!, and take note of the other interesting events.
Our Facebook page is now live. Please like our page, called “AACI55ish” so you can be up-to-date on 55+ activities. 
 
 
 
Monday, January, 27, 16:00-18:30
 
Israeli Cinema has grown and expanded in the past 2+ decades in terms of themes, film making, directing and exploration of social diversity issues within contemporary Israeli society. One such example of a director is the young and talented Joseph Cedar, whose films Footnote, Beaufort and Campfire, as well as the recently acclaimed TV mini-series Our Boys,  have gained him a seat in the front row of promising current Israeli directors.
 
In addition to the viewing of the film Footnote, there will be a short introduction, followed by a post-viewing public disscusion.
 
Facilitator Noa Paz Wahrman has a B.A. in Hebrew and Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M. A. in Film and TV Studies from the University of Warwik in the UK, and an M.A. in Library Sciences from Indiana University in Bloomington,IN. Noa has been teaching film and TV courses in private and public venues, as well as tutoring adults in English, and is self-employed as an editor and translator, English-Hebrew, Hebrew-English.
 
 
Cost: NIS40/NIS30 AACI Members
 
 
Contemporary Book Club
Tuesday, February 4 from 10:00 - 12:00 
Cost: NIS 15
 
Are you interested in joining a monthly book club that will give you the chance to read and discuss great contemporary reads by outstanding authors such as Fredrik Backman, Tana French, Kate Morton, Celeste Ng, etc? (Genres being considered: fiction, historical fiction, memoir, etc.)
Then this is the club!
 
Tuesday, February 4 -  "The River" by Peter Heller
 
This title is available in our Amit-AACI Library
 
This book club will be a casual gathering and we want this to be where book lovers feel comfortable and at home to express their thoughts and opinions and simply share their passion for books.
 People with all reading backgrounds and interests are welcome! 
 
If interested please email Stevie Lynn at stevie@seedsofhope.org or Rolene Segal at amitaaci.library@gmail.com . Once a group is formed we will decide on a day/time best for everyone to meet. 
 
 
We will meet on the following days from 13:30 - 14:30:
 
Thursday, January 26: "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi
Thursday, February 23: "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf
 
 
Cost: NIS 15
 
 
We will meet on the following days to discuss Hamlet by Shakespeare from 12:30-14:00.
 
Sundays, February 16 and 23 - Nature and Poets 
 
Monday, February 17, 18:00 – 20:00
 
* Open to men & women in the health field or who are interested in the topic
 
Topic: Emotional Aid®: Five Steps to manage our feelings and reactions during an emergency.
The tools taught will help you and others release stress and anxiety. They will help to restore internal self-regulation, discharge emotionally challenging and traumatic memories, strengthen the nervous system and restore its resiliency.
 
Speaker: Jeffrey Goldstein - Somatic Experiencing® practitioner (trauma releasing therapy) and Attunement therapist (Energetic Medicine)
 
Facilitator: 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 
 
Cost: NIS 40 / NIS 30 AACI members
No pre-registration required. Email: lak.goals@gmail.com for further info.
Open to men & women in the health field or who are interested in the topic.
 
Bring your business cards, brochures and marketing materials for networking!
Share with others what you feel could benefit from the networking and discussion!
Refreshments are provided. Look forward to seeing you!
 
 
Thursday afternoons at 15:00 - Beginners | 15:45- Intermediate/Advanced
Cost: NIS 540/ NIS 420 - Payment by cartisa only (punch card).
 
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.
Find your balance at AACI with Nancy Harel 02-533-3493
 
 
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Mondays at 10:45
Cost: NIS 600/ NIS 480 - Payment by cartisa only (punch card).
 
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.
 
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Wednesdays at 12:15 
Cost: NIS 600/ NIS 480 - Payment by cartisa only (punch card).
 
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.
 
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Sundays at 09:00  and Wednesdays at 09:00
Cost: NIS 660/ NIS 540 - Payment by cartisa only (punch card).
 
This is a program tailored to the needs of the mature adult, including exercises for strength, bone density, flexibility, balance and coordination. The class is conducted standing near a chair, or sitting.
Marilyn Cohen (050-224-0191) is a fitness instructor with certification from Wingate Institute
 
 
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 9:00-10:00
 
Join Rochelle Gilbert as she continues her highly acclaimed series of courses for users of laptops (and personal computers).Be sure to bring your fully charged laptop as well and remember your enterance password and e-mail passwords (if you already have an e-mail account). 
 
Course Outline:
Week 1- Understanding the functions and keyboard of your laptop.
Week 2- Surfing the internet. How to register on, and save website.
Week 3- How to set up and use Gmail.
Week 4- How to use Word, Part I
Week 5- How to use Word, Part II and How to scan and print (in theory) 
Week 6- How to upload photos and manoeuvre through Google Drive
 
Instructor: Rochelle Gilbert, computer and cell phone teacher.
Check her website www.never2late.co.il or call: (054) 977-9994
 
Cost: NIS 550 / NIS 600 AACI members for the whole course
Pre-paid registration required; limited space available.
Call the AACI to register: (02) 566-1181
 
Navigational Programs 
 
AGING AT HOME
When: Tuesday January 28 at 10:00
Let’s explore whether staying at home or moving to assisted living (diyur mugan) is the best option for you.  What do you need to know?  What support services are available if you choose to stay at home?  Get started gathering necessary information and resources!
Presenter:  Sheila Bauman is AACI’s Jerusalem klitah counselor
 
 
NAVIGATING THE HEALTH SYSTEM
When: Monday February 24 at 10:00
Learn some tips and consider what questions to ask in order to access the best possible care.
 
RETIRING IN ISRAEL
When: Tuesday March 31 at 10:00
Thinking about aliyah?  Or are your parents visiting and want to explore the possibilities?  A workshop for retirees considering whether aliyah is the right move for them, and if so, what to think about as well as useful information on how to go about it.  Adult children welcome!
 
Presenter:  Sheila Bauman is AACI Jerusalem’s klitah counselor
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 8:45
 
Pilates is the art of controlled movements. If practiced consistently, pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops endurance for the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance - the ideal workout for adults.
 
Helena Jonas (054-203-2267) has been a professional fitness instructor for 7 years, is a licensed inter-generational mediator and the CEO of Yedid Nefesh, a company that offers companions for conversation, intellectual and cultural fun to healthy, independent premium-ages.
 
 
Programs 2019
 
Wednesdays at 11:00 am –12 noon
At the AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
For more information call AACI (02) 566-1181
 
Jan 22 Yerachmiel Ziegler: Off the Derech - Finding Your Voice in a Noisy World Yerachmeil's personal journey from Monsey to Jerusalem, from religious and political extremism to love and acceptance - with music as the center)
Jan 29 Yudit Sidikman: From Sugar Cubes to Hot Peppers: Why I Love This Country
Feb 5 Leah Hakimian: How Couples Meet and Marry; Then and Now: A Conversation
Feb 12 Alena Kacal of Jerusalem Bird Observaty: Israel - A Wonderland For Birds
Feb 19 David Benkof: How have Jews contributed to American culture? Great American Jewish Fiction (First in series of 5 talks)
Feb 26 David Benkof: How have Jews contributed to American culture? Great American Jewish Art (Second in series of 5 talks)
Mar 4 David Benkof: How have Jews contributed to American culture? Great American Jewish Films (Third in series of 5 talks)
Mar 11 David Benkof: How have Jews contributed to American culture? Great American Jewish Drama (Fourth in series of 5 talks)
Mar 18 David Benkof: How have Jews contributed to American culture? Great American Jewish Music (Fifth is series of 5 talks)
 
 
Nominal charge of NIS 15, which includes beverages and cookies
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
lahavs@netvision.net.il
 
Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Group meets every other Sunday. Call (02) 566-1181 for details. 12:30-14:00
 
Ellen Sucov Phd invites 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 twice a month at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot. Please call for further details 02-5661181.
 
Monday, February 3 from 11:00 - 12:00
 
 
AACI member Chaya Weinberg has offered to facilitate a forum to hear the strategies, and coping skills that she has incorporated into her lifeto learn to accept, grow, thrive, and even smile along life's journey. 
 
Chaya Weinberg (02) 652-3232 is a cancer survivor, who has much experience helping others cope with loss.
 
Mondays, January 20, and February 17, 14:00-15:30
 
Join us for a special paid session on Monday, November 18 as we host Dvorah Gordon Clinical Director of Audiology at the Leage for the Hard of Hearing, Jerusalem and a senior audiologist at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem. She will vbe speaking about equipment, goverment reimbursments, communicating with your audiologist, follow-up expections and more.
 
Cost: NIS 30/ NIS 25 AACI members
 
RSVP: (02) 566 - 1181
 
Facilitator: Ronnie Kaufman is a highly trained speech pathogist who is deaf and has offered to host a support and education group for people who are HOH or deaf. Ronnie has over 20 years of experience in the speech and audiology field.
 
 
Death, Dying & Desserts
 
Join the conversation. Death is often a taboo subject surrounded by fear and discomfort. I would like to invite you to an intimate evening to explore and discuss any aspect of this natural transition. Ideally, this will lead each of us to become more empowered in the lives we live today.
desserts will be served.
 
February 2, 19:00.  No charge for this evening of conversation.
Space is limited. Please respond by January 20, 2020
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00-15:00
 
The Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Canter (IICC) is devoted to shedding light on some of the more secretive chapters in Israel's history. Its mission is to honor, remember and preserve information about members of Israel's intelligence agencies, and to commemorate the fallen from all branches if Israeli intelligence.
 
During our visit we will see to films, visit several exhibits and walk through the commemoration maze.
 
After a lunch break (please bring your own sandwiches; coffee and teas will be provided), we will have a personal meeting with a retired intelligence agent, who will share with us hhis personal story about his life and career.
 
Cost: NIS 140/NIS 110 for AACI members, includes bus fee.
 
Pre-paid registration required. Online payment HERE or with credit card to AACI front desk 02-566-1181.
 
No refunds. Registration deadline: Sunday, February 9, 2020.
 
The bus will leave from AACI Jerusalem at 8:45 promptly and from Binyanei Hauma at 9:10.
 
 
Adult Mosaic Workshops:
Join us and learn the art of glass mosaics & complete a project in one class as you observe our weekly students working on their masterpieces.
 
When: 
Mondays: 10:30-12:30
Wednesdays: 15:30-17:30
 
To register/for more information for this class: Call Dana: 054-788-3874 or e-mail her at Creativecrafts4u@gmail.com.  Creativecrafts4u2.com for more details.
Pre-registration required: creativecrafts4u@gmail.com
 
Cost: NIS 100  per workshop
 
Free demonstration of a RIE® Parent-Baby Class for crawlers and new walkers 
 
Visiting veteran RIE® teacher, Wendy Kronick, will introduce parents to the RIE® respectful parenting approach in a “loving laboratory,” where parents observe babies in a quiet, relaxed and safe environment while they show us their magic, intelligence, creativity and capabilities. We’ll have time for discussion and questions.
 
Please register at AACI: (02) 566-1181. 
 
An introductory evening for those interested will be held Monday 9/9 at Ruth Mason’s. For info: 054-8115580
 
RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance Class
 
“Coming here makes motherhood easier. It makes me feel like I’m doing it right.”  Desi, participant in AACI summer RIE® class
 
RIE® certified Parent-Infant Guidance classes encourage babies to be attentive, active, exploring and aware of themselves and others. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, these classes help parents to be confident in their supportive role.
In class, babies play freely and parents learn helpful RIE® principles and have a chance to relax, observe their babies, and to share experiences and challenges.
 
Facilitated by RIE® Associate and certified parent educator, Ruth Mason, assisted by early childhood educator, Hadassah Zamir, and Jody Fox Blum, MSW. Based on the Pikler® and RIE® approach to respectful parenting.
 
Eight weekly sessions beginning on Tuesday, January 7th. Crawlers and beginning walkers are welcome from 11:30 – 12:30. Pregnant women are also welcome! Pre-registration for the eight sessions is required. Babies must be vaccinated!
 
Cost: AACI members NIS 360; non-members NIS 440.
Classes will be limited to roughly eight parent-baby pairs.
 
 
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!
 
Popular Music of the 50's, 60's and 70's
 
 
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 era of music.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 19:30: 
World Anthems - Pleas for Peace
From "It's a Small World" to "We are the World" 
 
Wednesday, February 26, 19:30:
It was 50 years ago today.
A sing-along to The Beatles.
 
Wednesday, March 26, 19:30:
The magic and the music of Laurel Canyon.
Songs from The Mamas and The Papas, The Byrds, The Turtles and the others.   
 
Howie Kahn has been a professional entertainer for more than fifty years. He worked in the music business in the USA both in New York as well as Los Angeles. Howie has preformed all around the world and is presently working as the "Entertainer in Residence" on Kosher River Cruises in Europe. He aslo entertains regularly in Jeusalem and throughout Israel.
 
Cost: NIS40/NIS30 AACI Members
 
Register by calling the AACI - 02-566-1181
 
 
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
 
Experienced players welcome
 
Cost: NIS 120 - Payment by cartisa only (punch card).
 
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Beginners Bridge
Mondays, 12:30- 13:00
 
Advanced, beginner-intermediate level players are welcome to come and improve their bridge skills! We will discuss various topics in bidding, declarer play and defense. 
 
 
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays, 13:00-16:00
 
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
 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 13:00-15:00
 
Topic: Designing a Social Media Strategy
What are the steps? What should you consider?
 
Speaker: Paula Stern - CEO of WritePoint Ltd. Paula began working with social media on a personal. basis, building a blog that documented her journey as a mother of Israeli soldiers. When she ended her blog, 11 years later, it was averaging 1-1.5k visits a day. Using what she learned as she built and promoted her blog, she began helping small busineses design and implement their social media strategies. She is an international speaker at annual conferences in Europe and Asia along with a popular author and journalist.
 
 
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR and Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder and CEO of L.A.K Creations&Consulting.
 
 
Cost: NIS40/NIS30 for AACI members
 
No pre-registration required. E-mail lak.goals.@gmail.com for further information.
 
Bring your business cards, brochures and marketing materials for marketing!
 

Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 10:30-12:30
 
Topic: More about social Medial for your business.
We will discuss: What's a content calender? Why you should use it and how to make it fit your needs;
  • Figuring out who your target market is.
  • Coosinig the relevant social media sites for your business
  • And more!
Speaker: Jordana Mark - Marketing associate at Moore Connected Communications. Jordana specializes in social media, canva and content creation. She teaches various social media classes at Webschool: Digital training and is and Instagram addict.
 
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR and Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder and CEO of L.A.K Creations&Consulting.
 
 
Cost: NIS40/NIS30 for AACI members
 
No pre-registration required. E-mail lak.goals.@gmail.com for further information.
 
Bring your business cards, brochures and marketing materials for marketing!
 

 
Small business owner? Thinking of starting a business? Looking to grow or scale your small business? Seeking assistance with strategy, identifying/reaching your target market and more?
 
Back by popular demand and highly subsidized by AACI Jerusalem! Two seperate tracks are here...
  • Six session "Boost your Business Workshop" for Women. Practical, hands-on workshop with support and discussions amongst other business owners. Group forming after Passover.
  • New! Highly subsidized individual business coaching sessions. Ideal for existing small business owners or wanna-be owners (women/men)
Inquire and reserve your session now.
  • Limited places available
  • Flexible hours
Info for individual and group sessions:
Lesley Kaplan: lak.goals@gmail.com
 
The Best of the Best of American Jewish Culture
 
How have Jews contributed to American culture? We'll look at the fiction, paintings, films, plays, and music through which American Jews made special contributions.
 
When:  Wednesdays from 11:00 – 12:00
 
Wednesday, February 19: Great American Jewish Fiction
Wednesday, February 26: Great American Jewish Art
Wednesday, March 4: Great American Jewish Films
Wednesday, March 11: Great American Jewish Drama
Wednesday, March 18: Great American Jewish Music
 
Presenter: David Benkof is a Jerusalem-based teacher whose presentations at Jewish institutions around the world analyze Jewish cultural products – fiction, poetry, musicals, films, lyrics, art. His other hats include Jewish historian, political analyst, seven-language polyglot, essayist, theater enthusiast, and trivia buff.
 
Full series:  NIS 100 / Phone to register 02-5661181
 
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

 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
'With Brush & Pen" Kids Art Exhibit 2020 details
 
Tiyul to IIC Center, Feb 25th
 
AACI eBook Library
 
AACI J-Town Playhouse
Shows

details
 
 
AACI Travel Program 2020
   
 
 
 
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