AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
American Citizen Services
Fresh Insights in Literature AACI Employment Resource Center

Navigational Series

Memoir Writing

Travel Advice - Ophir Tours

Summer Movie  Club Volunteer with us!
Family music class for children Choosing the “Softer Side” When Sharing Important Decisions with Your Loved Ones
  Accidental Soldier : Workshop & Lecture
6th Annual Children & Teen Creative Arts Exhibit Employment Resource Center workshops
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Employment Services Professional Women’s Network
  Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
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
Workshop: Discovering Your Money Personality AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Ruby Tuesdays
Merrily We Roll Along
Blood Drive  
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Health & Wellness Programs  
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
July 31 – The Human Stain (Philip Roth)
August 28m- Patrimony (P.Roth)
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Fresh Insights into Literature
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
July 25 and August 8 – The Short Story – Traditional and New         
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. 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.

Jul 20
Ilan Ben Moshe: The Bright Side of the Candle Making Industry
Jul 27
Irwin Blank: An Illustration of the Israel Intelligence Community
Aug 3
Shlomit Sattler: Herzl: The Man Who Changed the Course of History
Aug 10
Fred Casden: India for Me: A Photographic Journey
Aug 17
Daniel Sahalo: From Ethiopia to Megemeria Jewelry Making  
Aug 24
Barbara Levine: Workin’ on the Railroad
Aug 31
Ofra Stanger: Embroiderer of Tales and Tallitot 
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:  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  
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+
Sunday mornings -10:15 – 11:15 and 11:30 – 12:30
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 we
ar loose clothing.
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back
Plus  reduces stress
taught by Shoshanna Lederman
Mondays at 11am & Wednesdays at 12:15
Increase strength and flexibility and reduce aches and pains
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.
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
Thursdays, 10:00
There will be a summer break from Thursday, June 9th 
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. 
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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.
Wednesday July 20, 17:00 Postponed to July 25, 17;00
A workshop for baby-boomers to explore options.  We’ll consider:
  • What should I take into consideration in deciding whether to bring my parent on aliyah, or assist from afar?
  • What information can I gather on available resources, whether or not my parent is in Israel?
Presenters: Sheila Bauman is AACI’s klitah counselor.
Save the dates!
When:  Monday September 5th, 15:30 -19:30
When:  Monday Sept 19, 19:30
Presenter: Dr. Rafi Cayam is the Director of Medicine of Leumit Health Fund, Jerusalem District.
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!
Friday, Novemeber 11th
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

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.
Wednesdays at 16:30
NIS 35 for one child, NIS 60 for two . Discount with a clip card.
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
Accidental Soldier : Workshop & Lecture
August 15th at 1:30. at AACI Glassman Family Center
Cost: Free of charge!
Facilitator:  Author Dorit Sasson
In this 90 minute motivational talk/workshop, you'll also learn and discover some of the craft issues involved in writing a memoir. You'll participate in a number of writing exercises.
Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces is Sasson’s story of how she dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces in an effort to change her life―and how, in stepping out of her comfort zone and into a war zone, she discovered courage and faith she didn’t know she was capable of.
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
3 Day Seminar beginning July 12.  Click here for PDF download with full details
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Experienced players welcome
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
The movies will be preseded by an erudite introduction by Gary Levine, a long-time movie buff. For more information contact Gary at gary@thelevines.org
  Wednesday, July 20, 19:00
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
(Seniors and adults of all ages are welcome to attend).
At: AACI Glassman Family Center
Time: 12:30PM
Cost: NIS 25/15 AACI members per week, or pay NIS 125/ 75 for the whole series
Pre- registration is not required, but is encouraged.
July 19th: GREAT MUSICAL-Swing Time (1936), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, directed by George Stevens. Introduction by Gary Levine.
Aug 2nd - AACI leads movie, theme respectful of the three weeks
Aug 16t h- AACI leads movie,  theme respectful of the three weeks
The Adventures of Robin Hood. (1938), starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland, directed by Michael Curtiz. Introduction by Gary Levine.
Professional Women's Networking Forum
August: There will be no meeting in August

Save the date for our next meeting: September 15th, 2016
Details in the next Voice magazine
Coaching Corner
Persevere & keep taking those little steps towards your goal and vision... as long as they're in the right direction!
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
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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. 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:
Tuesday, July 19th 5:30- 8:30pm
At the AACI Glassman Family Center 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.
The Healthy Baking workshop is an action packed 3-hour workshop that explores how you can, using the same procedures you currently use to cook and bake, improve the health properties of your food, by simply substituting and perhaps adding certain key ingredients.
Are you confused about different grains, wheat, spelt and oats; which to use and why? We discuss things like genetic engineering, pesticides, organic growing, gluten intolerance and more. Are you unclear about which sweetener to use, white sugar, brown sugar, honey or Splenda? All these are explored. We examine different fats and oils and much, much more. The highlight of the workshop is a hands-on baking session where we bake a spelt multigrain bread together. You will leave enriched with vital knowledge, an increased awareness of the food you eat and tons of easily applicable techniques and tips which will have a huge impact on your family's well being. A must for anyone seeking to improve their family's health!
Cost: NIS 150- Participation by prior registration only. For more details and to register, please call 1-800-35-1222.
The workshop is given by Les Saidel, founder of Saidels Artisan Baking Institute, master artisan baker with over 35 years of baking experience and author of the "In The Grain" health/baking column in the Jerusalem Post.
Employment Services
Learn useful information on preparing and enhanceing your resume, with guidance from an expert.  Bring your resume with you
When:  Monday September 5 at 14:00
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
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
Tuesday, July 26 - Lunch at Medita, 101 Derech Chevron - Kosher Mediterranean
Restaurant with a contemporary Asian flavor, followed by a movie, 10 shekels for seniors. Please register by July 24th.  
Wednesday, August 17 - Lunch at Sushi Rechavia, Kosher Japanese restaurant located in the German Colony at Emek Refaim 48. Please register by August 15th.
Wednesday, August 31 - Dinner at Zidkyahu Steak House (kosher), 21 Yad Harutzim, followed by a night of Scrabble at AACI.  Please register by August 29th.
Brunch every Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  or just a cup of coffee at Cafe Hillel, 36 Yaffo Street
To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832  email: kneitelr@yahoo.com
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
Workshop: Discovering Your Money Personality
Tuesday, July 26th at 10:00 | Wednesday July 27th at 18:30
Are You Shy or Daring? A Warrior or a Martyr? An Artist or a Magician?
Learn How your Money Personality Impacts Your Life, Your Relationships and Your Finances
• Recognize Your Money Patterns
• Celebrate Your Financial Strengths
• Develop Greater Awareness and Confidence with your Money
• Embrace Calm Reflective Money Communication
• Create a Financially Empowered Future
Guest Speaker: Debbie Sassen, Financial Planner, Certified Coach, is your guide to developing a
healthy and confident relationship with money – without the financial mumbo jumbo. With 30+
years of experience in financial services, Debbie combines practical financial knowledge with a kinder, more conscious and deeply wise way of doing money. She addresses the numbers as well as the emotional components that frequently fuel money behavior.
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI Members NIS 30 per class
Registration is recommended by calling AACI- 02-566-1181.
To register or for more information contact Debbie: 077-533-4142, 054-842-7638
Choosing the “Softer Side” When Sharing Important Decisions with Your Loved Ones
A One-Day Learning Experience that Answers the Questions:
  • What Do I Need to Know to Make Wise Medical and Financial Decisions?
  • What Do I Need to Do?
  • How Do I Choose the Right Person(s) to Implement My Wishes? and
  • What's the Best Way to Say It?
Presenter: Berny Singer-Schwartz, MSW., Geriatric Social Worker and Psychotherapist
When: Monday August 1st, 9:00 – 15:00 (bring your own lunch or buy near AACI)
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: NIS 200 (non-AACI members/NIS 160 AACI members
  • Learn “tried-and-true” skills so you can express your wishes to generate a receptive response and a successful outcome with your loved ones. 
  • Be proactive by educating yourself on important medical/financial/legal information, so you can make wise and informed decisions while you are still healthy and have choices . . . and prevent a possible crisis due to lack of information and implementation.
  • Become familiar with pertinent medical/financial/legal/Halachic terminology and how it might apply to your situation.
  • Acquire valuable advice from poskim, lawyers, and geriatric social workers.
  • learn enough to ask the right questions.
  • Take the opportunity to listen, ask, share, and practice the best way to get your message across in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.
Join us for the day and get answers to your questions!
Berny Singer-Schwartz, MSW, has been serving older adults and their families, both in the US and in Israel, for over 35 years.  She developed "The Memory Workshop Series" and recently published the Our Family Legacy album, in both English and Hebrew.
Pre-paid registration is essential!  This learning experience is subject to sufficient registration. Please call AACI's front desk at (02) 5661181. Your check, cash, or credit card info will be held until confirmation that there will be sufficient participants. For questions about the content of the course, contact Berny at 058-4169033.
Memoir Writing
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:00
“No more procrastinating. Let this be the year I write my memoir.”
Join a workshop on writing life stories led by prize winning author Carol Ungar.
“Living” is a facilitated program in which participants collect the stories of their lives in prose and also through photographs, knick knacks and other visual cues. At the end of the year you will have an autobiography to share with loved ones or even publish.
Cost: NIS 25 / AACI members NIS 15 per week
Facilitator: Carol Unger is the author of the forthcoming cookbook Jewish Soul Food. She has been
conducting writing workshops for over five years at community centers in Jerusalem.
Health  / Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men
Are you a health professional? Join our exciting group & expand your health network & clientele. Together we'll promote and enhance the well-being of our clients and simultaneously grow our businesses
Tuesday, July 26
17.30-19.30 (Registration from 17.15 p.m.)  
Topic:  MANAGING' AD(H)D: Turning challenges into opportunities for GROWTH
Speaker: Ellen Cornfeld is a certified Narrative Therapist, and Food Coach working with children, teens, adults, couples and families.  Her work includes such challenges as AD(H)D, disordered eating, mental illness, and sexual abuse.  In addition to her private practice, Ellen is a group facilitator, lecturer, clinical supervisor, and international consultant.  Ellen's private practice is in Jerusalem, and she consults on phone and skype.  Learn more about her work at www.ellencornfeld.com
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  
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
Further info: lak.goals@gmail.com
Bring your business cards, brochures & marketing materials for networking!
Share with others who can benefit from this workshop!
Refreshments provided
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2016
Following the popular success of his first three lecture series at Jerusalem AACI, conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz invites you to join him for a fourth season, to learn while enjoying the thrill of great music.
For more than three decades, Harvey Bordowitz has been esteemed as one of this country's most innovative and creative conductors and music directors, nd has guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world. 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 6 at 19:30
The glory and splendor of Venice: the dizzying carnival spectacle of masks
and costumes, gondolas, canals and cathedrals, the majestic sounds of Vivaldi,
Gabrieli and other great composers paying tribute to the great city - La Serenissima - The Serene Monarch of the Sea.
Sunday, November 13 at 19:30
A look at the many faces of love, as portrayed by Puccini, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Dvořák, and more, in song, symphony, opera and ballet, and several of the legendary love stories of the silver screen.
Sunday, November 27 at 19:30
A whirlwind tour of the sounds, the rhythms, and the stories behind folk songs and dances from five continents, accompanied by a fascinating variety of folk instruments. Some of the songs we know and love, and some will be new discoveries. Fasten your seatbelts!
Sunday, December 4 at 19:30
Earth, air, fire and water - the elements of creation, said the Greeks. We will visit oceans and volcanoes, enchanted lakes and mighty rivers, see fireworks lighting up the skies, in works by Handel, Debussy, Stravinsky, De Falla and more.
Sunday, December 18 at 19:30
From the Golden Age of Shakespeare to the last night of the Proms. From
Elizabeth to Elizabeth. A treasure trove spanning more than four centuries of British music. Purcell, Handel, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and others - a Musical Empire on which the sun never sets!
Where:  AACI Glassman Family Center
Each lecture is approximately 2 hours with a coffee break
Cost of 5 Lectures: NIS 250 / AACI Members NIS 225
Individual lectures pre-booked NIS 55
Individual lectures at door NIS 65
Pre-registration absolutely essential.
The course will only take place with minimum number of participants.
For tickets:  register online at aaci.org.il or call 02-566-1181 with your credit card information.
Merrily We Roll Along will be rolling into Jerusalem this September, produced by J-Town Playhouse.

This entertaining score, written by Stephen Sondheim 
will be Directed by Aviella Trapido
with Musical Direction by Haim Tukachinsky
and Choreography by Avichai Barlinsky 

Merrily follows three best friends: Mary, Frank & Charley - Starting with the resolution of their friendship and working backwards to the magical moment when they first meet.

The question which haunts our actors, and our audiences, is: if you knew how your decisions today would affect your future... would you still make those same decisions?

We are looking for a stellar cast to carry on our Sondheim tradition here at J-Town - are you the one?

Performances will be the last 3 weeks of September 2016 and rehearsals will be conducted during the summer.
First City Improv Performance 
Because improv is funny. 
02-566-1181 or email israeltheatersource@gmail.com
Ruby Tuesdays
Cost: 40 NIS / 30 NIS for AACi members and students. 
For tickets please call 02-566-1181 
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