AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
AACI Celebrates Jerusalem Beginners Mah Jongg
AACI  Gallery Exhibition Introductory Mah Jongg
AACI Star Film Club Board Game Course
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Creative Writing Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
  American Citizen Services
Family music class for children Navigational Series
  Volunteer with us!
  Senior Outreach
  Books & Brunch
Employment Services The Application of Your Apps!
  “Meet” the Author - Donna Leon
  Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
  Professional Women’s Network
  Smartphone Tutorial Session - Presented by Annatel
AACI Celebrates Jerusalem Amit - AACI Library
AACI DVD Library
Community Clean Up- Give Back- Clean Up! AACI Kids Library
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2017 AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
Yard Sale  
Critical Financial Issues facing Olim – a 3 part series AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Discover Your Money Personality Music, Fun, and Tzedakah!
  Ruby Tuesday
Blood Drive Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
Exercise for 50+ Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Gental Yoga  
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Nordic Walking Group  
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- No meetings during July & August
Sunday, 13:30 – 14:30
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
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Fresh Insights into Literature - No meetings during July & August
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
Cost:  NIS 20 / NIS 10
For more information about the class only, contact Dr.
Oster at 02-624-6256 jxo4@case.edu
The AACI Childrens' Library is adjacent to the adult library.
Children’s Library Hours - Meet Librarian Helene Messinger, an expert on children’s books, who can help you choose books for your children! Choose books to take out of the library and sit in our children’s library and enjoy reading with your children! All books are in English. Children of all ages welcome.  12:00- 14:00 at the AACI Glassman Family Center, Pierre Koenig 37, Talpiot, 4th floor.
For further information please contact us: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email: amitaaci.library@gmail.com
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email:amitaaci.library@gmail.com
“Meet” the Author - Donna Leon
Tuesday, July 18,14:00

“Meet” the Author – An In Depth Interview with Donna Leon
Come & watch an online in depth interview with Donna Leon, author of the Guido
Brunetti books.
Cost: NIS 10, register by calling AACI, 02-5661181
Books & Brunch
Thursday, August 3rd, 11:30-13:00

Join us for a fun new type of book club! For those of you who love to read and socialize as well . Here is a chance to share your opinions on different authors, as well as new and old books.
Bring your brunch and a book you’ve been reading for lively discussion and sharing with friends. Coffee, tea, and cookies provided.
Cost: NIS 15/ 10 AACI members

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 19
Elisheva Horowitz on "Torah and Eretz Yisrael as Visual Inspiration"
July 26 Rabbi Zev  Shandalov on "If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem"  
Aug 2 Andy Luterman: 1917: The Year Everything (in Eretz Yisrael) Changed
Aug 9 Daniel Feld: The Yid and The Yang: from Beit Midrash to Chinese Medicine
Aug 23 Reuven Liebman: The Unbelievable Story of the Femal Israeli Scientist Who Influenced the US to Give Israel the Green Light to Begin the Six Day War
Aug 30 Miram Feinberg Vamosh: Beyond Masada: Cherishing and Challenging the Ancient Diehard.
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, August 8, 22,
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
Beginners crochet
Tuesdays, June 6th, 20th | 12:30- 1:45

Pre- registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181. Register early- limited space!
Cost: NIS 200/ 160 AACI members for the whole course
Crochet hook and skein of yarn available at minimal cost. Email Gale at galegphaff@
if you would like to purchase these materials.
Never crocheted before? Learn the basics of crochet including the slip knot, chain and
single crochet techniques to create a scarf , bag, or hat.

You’ll love Gale’s down-to-earth approach as she teaches you the basics of crocheting.
Photography Workshop: Behind the Lens
Thursday, July 20th from 19:00-21:00
Cost: Free!
Join the seven photograp hers whose work is featured in the Photo Stories exhibit for an insightful presentation on how this exhibit came to fruition. The artists will discuss their participation in a year-long master class taught by Professional Photographer Yehoshua Halevi, how they overcame technical and logistical obstacles to pursue a long-term project amid their busy lives and how they confronted the inherent challenges that accompany every creative project. This workshop is appropriate for art as well as photography enthusiasts and will feature a tour of the exhibit and discussion of individual works and how they were created.
For additional details, please contact Yehoshua Halevi at yh@yehoshuahalevi.com
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
Wednesday, July 19, 16:00-19:00
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for a pint of blood.  Want to have your favorite flavor at the next blood drive?  Become an ice cream sponsor and pick your flavor!  E-mail mbarth@aaci.org.il for more information.
Your donation can make the difference!
Donors must:
  • Be aged 18-65 (Those over 65 can donate with a doctor's note.)
  • Be of minimum weight 50 kg
  • Have not donated blood in the last 3 months
Those who have spent a total of 6 months in the UK between 1980-1996, received a blood transfusion or had an operation in the UK cannot donate blood. 
Magen David Adom appreciates all who came to donate on behalf of the individuals who will benefit from your donation.
AACI Jerusalem members benefit from blood insurance in case of need.
When you are hospitalized in Israel, it is a customary hospital procedure to request that someone donate pints of blood to the hospital blood bank. AACI Jerusalem offers blood insurance for our members, and our blood drives “bank” this blood on behalf of all our members.
AACI will now host a blood drive every four months.
If you’d like to get blood drive date reminders by email, please send your e-mail address to mbarth@aaci.org.il
Volunteer with us!
AACI is seeking a volunteer for office/computer work. Willing to train someone who has some knowledge of data entry, use of Microsoft excel. Looking for someone willing to commit to a few hours at a stretch, once or twice a week.
We are also seeking volunteers to help with social networking initiatives on media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Individuals should have experience and confidence using these websites, as well as an ability to work independently coordinating information from a variety of sources. Individuals will create and modify unique content under (indirect) supervision on an as-needed basis. Workload will vary greatly from week to week, and sometimes be spread out over a variety of days. Most work can be completed remotely, if desired. Knowledge of spoken and written Hebrew is an asset.
AACI is looking to set up a database of volunteers who would be willing to undertake small freelance projects on an as-needed basis. We are looking for qualified individuals who are experienced with any of the following fields: blogging; photo editing; e-philanthropy; graphic design; internet communications; etc.
If you are an AACI member who works professionally in any of these fields, but would like to give back 5-10 hours per month on your own time, we encourage you to contact us!
membership@aaci.org.ilor 02-566-1181 ext 301
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2017

Following the popular success of his first four lecture series at AACI Jerusalem, conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz invites you to join him for the fifth season, to learn while enjoying the thrill of great music.  For more than three decades, Harvey 
Bordowitz has been esteemed as one of this country’s most innovative and creative conductors and music directors, and has guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world.  For 40 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, October 29th, 19:30
Women’s Night - entirely devoted to women, including heroines and villainesses, witches, murderesses, monarchs and mothers, seductresses and abandoned women: Madam Butterfly, Delilah, Tosca, the Queen of Sheba and the Queen of the Night, Evita and My Yiddishe Momme.

Sunday, November 12th, 19:30
The towering Russian composer Tchaikovsky wrote immortal works in every musical genre - operas, symphonies, ballets, choral and chamber works.  Ever tortured by his hidden homosexuality, even his death was a mystery. Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Eugene Onegin and so much more, are his enduring legacy.

Sunday, November 26th, 19:30
From Mount Olympus to the Black Forest, from Scheherazade to Hansel and Gretel, the stories which have formed the folk memory of entire peoples. Meet Sinbad, Orpheus, the Erl-King, and even Eliza Doolittle, in music by Schubert, Humperdinck, Weber, Offenbach, Mussorgsky and so many more.

Sunday, December 10th, 19:30
Meet the instruments that take center-stage in the orchestra, and touch our souls –the soothing flute, the clarion trumpet, the silken clarinet and the soulful French horn. We will come to know these instruments both as soloists in great masterworks and in their place within the orchestra in the symphonic repertoire.

Sunday, December 24th, 19:30
Love and death under the blazing Spanish sun. Fiestas and flamenco, and the seductive sounds of the guitar.  Hear Spanish music as written by native composers (Albeniz, Granados, De Falla and Rodrigo) and great foreign composers such as Bizet, Chabrier and Rimsky-Korsakov, who paid tribute to Spain’s music and passion.

Each lecture is approximately 2 hours with a coffee break
CALL AACI, 02-566-1181 to register or go to www.aaci.org.il
Cost of 5 Lectures when pre- booked:  NIS 250 / 225 AACI members
Individual lectures pre-booked NIS 55
Individual lectures at the at door NIS 65
Health and Wellness Programs
(All our classes take place at AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig/Corner of Poalei Zedek 2, Talpiot.)
Exercise Class for 50+
Sundays at 10:00 and 11:30 and Wednesdays at 9:15-10:30
NIS 55 / AACI Members 45 NIS / *660/540
The class is led by Marilyn Cohen, graduate of the Wingate Institute with a certification in Physical Activity for Seniors.
Please wear closed shoes and comfortable clothing.
For more information and to register, please call 02-5661-181
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class
Thursday afternoons 15:45 (beginners)
NIS 45 / AACI Members 35 NIS
Find your balance at AACI with Nacy Harel!  Almost everyone can do Tai Chi; it is done in slow motion with little joint stress, cleansing and rejuvenating the body and mind. Using flowing movements, a Tai Chi session moves through positions for strength and balance to integrate mind and body.  Please we
ar loose clothing.
Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs and Joints
Mondays at 11:00- Cost  NIS 50/ 40 AACI members
Discover your body’s natural ability to move with greater ease, releasing chronic tensions and learning to develop efficient and flexible movements. The students are guided through a sequence   of gentle movements, discovering new possibilities of movement with reduction of pain and stiffness.
Taught by Shoshanna Lederman (050-752-6631). certified Feldenkrais practitioner, M.A. education, Bank Street
Improve Your Balance with the Feldenkrais Method
Wednesdays at 12:15- Cost NIS 50/40 AACI members
Safety, grace, and ease when you walk, stand, climb stairs, sit, carry loads, and get up and down. Taught by Shoshanna Lederman (050-752-6631). certified Feldenkrais practitioner, M.A. education, Bank Street
The cost is: 50 NIS /AACI Member 40 NIS /  *600/48
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Shoshanna Lederman, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Israel certified yoga teacher-Wingate Institute, MA in Education, Bank Street College, NY
Call Shoshanna for details: 050-7526631.
Pilates class
 Tuesdays at 11:00 and Thursdays at 10:30 
Pilates is a fun way to help your body attain optimal health. Pilates helps with posture alignment and flexibility, helps with focus and provides body with more energy. After years of yoga and other forms of exercise, I truly believe in Pilates as a fun way to spend an hour that can relax your body into better shape you will see the changes.
Hodet Zeigler (hodetziegler@gmail.com 052-625-4461) has been dancing since she was 7 years old and trained in London, NY, and Israel. After a severe injury which left her in a wheelchair and unable to walk for year, she found the world of Pilates which helped her heal and stay in shape while recovering. 
Gental Yoga
Thursday mornings, 9:30
 A relaxing morning Yoga class that gently strengthens and stretches the whole body. Focus on breath work and relaxation practices in addition to exploring a range of motion and muscular stability. Learn to connecting breath with movement, which can help to relieve pain and fatigue. Participants are able to sit during the entire lesson, coming out of the chair for portions of the class as appropriate.
Dahlia Purim (dahliapurim@gmail.com), has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years, and has over four years of teaching experience.
Cost: NIS 50/ 40 AACI members
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Critical Financial Issues facing Olim – a 3 part series
Cost per class:  40 NIS / AACI members NIS 30 (pay for 2 seminars, get the third one free)
International Investing: How to Do it Better than Your Broker
Sunday, July 16th at 19:00
Why stockbrokers and other investment sellers often do so poorly, vs. the ‘Family Office’ approach
* How to choose investment advisors and investments
* 7 ways to Invest Internationally that are hidden Gems not described by traditional advisors
​*Featuring:  Mark van Gelderen & Jean Kauffmann, Financial Advisors, each with over 35 years’ experience.
Risk: How to Analyze and Manage Investment Risks
Monday, July 17th at 19:00
* What Risks are taken with the individual holdings and the mix of holdings in a portfolio? 
* New tools for evaluating Risk developed for High-Net-Worth investors can be used by all
This is for the serious investor who wants to better understand and reduce Risk exposure
Featuring:  Mark van Gelderen, Financial Advisor and FiRN Manager, & Dan Dobry, Chairman, International College of Financial Planning, and founder of the Financial Planning profession in Israel.
Israeli Real Estate: Ownership & Mortgages as Financial Tools
Tuesday, July 18th at 19:00
* Managing your largest financial commitment, your home 
* The Israe  system for buying real estate*
* The key mortgage issues and options for new buyers including the possibility of refinancing
* Israeli & international Real Estate alternatives, to owning and managing local rentals
Featuring:  Mark van Gelderen, Wealth Advisor and Manager of the Financial Resource Network, & Moshe Wilshinsky, one of Israel’s most experienced Mortgage and Credit experts.
For more information – 02-580-7013.  info@isrenet.com or http://www.frnisrael.com/contact_English.html
Discover Your Money Personality
Monday, July 24th at 18:30
An Interactive Workshop where you can 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
Speaker: Debbie Sassen, Financial Planner and Certified Coach, has over 30 years of experience in financial services.  Debbie combines practical financial knowledge with a kinder, more conscious and deeply wise way of doing money. To register or for more information contact Debbie at 054-842-7638, 054-471-2833 or Debbie@debbiesassen.com
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI Members NIS 30
Wednesday, July 5, 19:00     Wednesday, August 9, 19:00
Nordic Walking Group
Tuesdays-July 6, 13, 20th, 27th at 09:00

Nordic Walking is a total body fitness and form of walking using specially designed poles. The walking poles help you build greater strength in your upper body, help with better balance and coordination. Nordic Walking is a greater cardiovascular & high calorie burning workout while allowing less impact on the joints of the hips, knees and lower back. New research shows Nordic Walking can reduce pain in these areas and reduce the amount of pain medication.
This bi- monthly walking group will consist of stretches with the poles, and 30-40 minutes of walking. This group is for all ages and fitness levels.
Facilitator: Dr Tova Goldfine , is a certified Nordic Walking Coach as well as a
Chiropractor and Rehabilitation Specialist.

*Dr. Tova is very interested in helping people with their posture and walking better and stronger please be in touch with her if you have any questions or concerns- 052-420-1201.
Bring your Nordic Walking sticks*, and wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and water.

* If you don’t own Nordic walking sticks, they can be rented for a nominal fee from Dr. Tova- 052-420-1201.
Where to meet: Meet at the First Station next to Salcony Sneaker Store
Cost: NIS 270 / 210 AACI members for the whole course.
Pre- registration is required by Sunday, May 7th; call AACI 02-566-1181.
* If you’re interested in a late afternoon group, contact Miriam- mbarth@aaci.org.il
Smartphone Tutorial Session - Presented by Annatel
Tuesday, August 22nd, 10:00- 12:00

Are you maximizing your Smartphone’s potential? Do you feel challenged by your device? iPhone
or Android, come learn about how to make the most of your Smartphone. From Apps to Settings,
you too can become tech savvy!
Cost: NIS 20/15 AACI members, register by calling AACI, 02-5661181
Health and Wellness Networking Forum for Women and Men
Monday, July 17, 17.00 - 19.00 (Registration from 16.45)  
Topic: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Incontinence - What is it? Who does it affect? What are various symptoms to recognize it at various stages? Causes & Methods of treatment.   
Speaker: Sharon Wolfman is a licensed physical therapist with over 30 years’ experience in a range of areas, specializing in child development, pelvic floor rehabilitation, incontinence in children and adults & cranio-sacral therapy
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

No pre-registration required. Email lak.goals@gmail.com for further info.
Bring your business cards, brochures & marketing materials for networking!
Share with others you feel could benefit from the networking and discussion!
Refreshments provided. Look forward to seeing you!
Facilitator of networking events: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting

Co-organizer: Belle Fine-Cohen: M.Ed, Gerontologist and Advisor: Enhancing Health and Wellness. Founder of Be Fine Today 
Where: AACI Jerusalem - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center. Cnr Pierre Koenig & Poalei Tzedek Street, Talpiot (opp Kanyon Hadar)
(Entrance through passage on the left of Bazaar Strauss. Take the elevator to the 4th floor).
Buses: 34 & 15
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
Board Game Course
Tuesdays, July 4th- July 25th from 13:00 to 14:30
Whether you’re familiar with the games we’ll be playing or have never heard of them before, the
strategy games course is an opportunity to work on your strategy and skill whilst also being able to meet new people and have fun!
Register for the whole series NIS 120/100 AACI members
Pre- registration required! Call AACI, 02-566-1181
We will learn the following games: 
July 4th - Blokus
July 11th - Qwirkle
18th- Ingenious
25th - Mastermind
Instructor: Riva Kent is a self-confessed puzzles and games enthusiast. Before moving to Israel, she worked for the Happy Puzzle Company in England where she delivered “Puzzle Challenge Days” in schools all over the UK. She has also been involved with the Mind Sports Olympiad in London.
Creative Writing
Tuesdays, May 9th, 16th from 10:30-12:00

Join prize winning author and journalist Carol Ungar for a creative writing class in which
participants will be able to write both fiction and non- fiction. Write a short story, work on your
personal memoir, create poetry, and more!
Cost: NIS 125/ 75 for the course. Pre registration required- call AACI, 02-566-1181 to register.
Heard Any Good Books Lately?
AACI’S Library for the Visually Impaired
What if your vision deteriorated so that you could no longer read the books you love? AACI prides itself in filling every possible niche in making life in Israel a wonderful experience and solving problems.
Located in the Jerusalem office of the AACI, this very extensive library is a lifeline for visually and physically impaired booklovers. It contains books on tape, CDs, MP3s and in large print, ranging from fiction, suspense and humor, to self-help, Judaica and biographies.
What could be easier than to request books by phone or e-mail, have them mailed to you free of charge, and return them in the same container postage free? This amazing library is utilized by English speakers of all ages from Naharia to Eilat, in cities and towns as well as on kibbutzim and moshavim.
The librarians are all volunteers who take great pride in knowing their dedication enriches the lives of so many. All of the “books” in the library have been donated or purchased with donated funds. Gifts of large print books or audiobooks can be sent postage free to the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek Talpiot, Jerusalem.  P.O. Box 53349, Jerusalem 91042
To find out how you can access the world of talking books, make a donation or work as a volunteer, call 02-560-0912, or e-mail library@aaci.org.il
AACI Yard Sale!
New dates to be announced
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more!
Delicious food, drinks, and challot will be for sale!
A true bargain-hunter’s delight!

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

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, and 26, 16:30
Enjoy 45 minutes of music with singing, puppets, percussion instruments and lots of ideas to enrich your child’s musical and English development.
Tuesdays, starting on November 1st at 10:15 and
Wednesdays starting on November 2nd  at 16:30
Cost: NIS 30 for one child, NIS 50 for two . Discount with a clip card.
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
UPCOMING DATES: Monday, July 17 and August 7 at 11:00
Do you live with hearing loss? Have you felt isolated? Do you have trouble communicating with others- in person, or on the phone? You’re not alone! Facilitator:Ronnie Kaufman. 14:00
At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.
Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
(Valuable information on rights, bureaucracy, & more…)
 held at:
AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek
Talpiot. Directions
Tel: 02-5661-181
Please call in advance (02-561-7151) to confirm and to sign up.
In addition, AACI also offers:
"HOT LINE" Counseling with Sheila Bauman by phone, for short questions only!
Daily (Sunday – Thursday):  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Call 02-5661-181.
DROP-IN Counseling for AACI members
Either 9:00 am – 10:45 am or 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Call 02-5661-181 the day before or same day to confirm time and counselor availability.
Advice Sessions for AACI members, given by qualified volunteers.
Call 02-566-1181 to make an appointment for: Travel, Tax and Investment Advice; Banking Advice; Building and Construction Advice; Insurance Advice; Shipping Advice and/or Advice on Money Management – investments, real estate, wills and trusts abroad. By appointment only!
AACI Navigational Programs
Stay Out Of Overdraft- Take Control Of Your Income And Expenses!
Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 19:00
Learn how to set a budget and live within your means- a two session workshop for people who are serious about learning how to handle their finances.
  • Learn how to set and maintain a budget
  • See sample budgets for individuals, couples, families, etc.
  • Tips on how to live off of your Israeli salary
*This workshop will have “homework” after the first session in order to apply the skills that were
taught and be ready for the second part with your homework
* This workshop is best for people who are employed

Pre- registration required! Call 02-566-1181 |
Facilitator: Marsha Krieger is a former AACI National Employment Coordinator, and has many years of experience in budget counseling in both the U.S. and Israel.
Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Home In Israel
Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 19:30
Come and learn from our Panel of experts!
Presenters: Debbie Rosen Solow – Attorney; Chaim Friedman – First Israel Mortgage ; Alyssa
Friedland –RE/MAX Vision Jerusalem, Ronen Goldman – Goldfus Insurance; Moderated by Lesley
Kaplan - HR & Organizational Consultant.

Understanding Your Paycheck
Monday Aug 14 at 19:30

How did your employer got to the bottom line on your salary slip? Learn about gross pay, net pay and everything in between. Bring your pay slip and time sheets. This lecture is recommended whether you’re in your first job in Israel or have been working here for years!

Presenter: Moshe Egel Tal, CEO and Founder of Israpay: Making Payroll Simplified
Cost: NIS 20/15 AACI Members, FREE admission for Olim within the first 6 months of Aliyah.
Bring your Teudat Oleh with you!
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
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays,  16:00- 18/;00
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this club is for you!
Instructor: Susan Kirshner-Sheldon is a third-generation  Mah Jongg player and has been playing both competitively and for fun for 15 years.
NIS 10 per week.
Pre- Registration is encouraged by calling AACI, 02-566-1181. At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
Introductory Mah Jongg
Mondays, July 17, 24, and 31,  16:00-18:00

In this class, you will learn how to play this classic game! Learn how to identify the tiles, build
hands, and play strategically.
*This class is for people who do not have a background in the game. If you have experience,
please join our Mah Jongg Club on Sundays at 16:00.
Instructor: Susan Kirshner-Sheldon is a third-generation mah jongg player and has been playing
both competitively and for fun for 15 years.
Cost: 100/ 80 AACI members for the whole series
Pre- registration required! Limited space available. Call 02-566-1181
Professional Women's Networking Forum
There will be no meeting during August
Coaching Corner
Are you satisfied with being "good" or do you strive to be "great"?
Did you know that "good" is the enemy of "great"? 
Being satisfied with only "good" prevents you improving...
What one / two steps of action can you implement right NOW to start becoming "great"...
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting

Refreshments provided. | No pre-registration required
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30 | www.achieveyourgoals.co.il
For more information: : 054-4247628 | lak.goals@gmail.com
Bring your business cards, brochures, products, and marketing materials.
Share with others whom you feel could benefit from the networking and
discussions. Bring a friend who will participate for FREE the first time.
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American Citizen Services
Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem
Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000
Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070
Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392
(Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center)
Location via Google Maps 
Note from AACI: The map is not clear. David Flusser St. is a new street.
#78a bus goes directly to the US Consulate in Talpiot. Stops right in front of building. American Citizen Services Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem Email:JerusalemACS@state.gov Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000 Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070 Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392 (Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center) 
An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street. Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
Make An Appointment Online:
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
Employment Services
New program to be announced.
Presenter:  Helen Har Tal, MS Vocational Counseling/Human Resource development, has been a job developer, vocational counselor and employment counselor at AACI for over 25 years.
Cost:  30 NIS / AACI members free
AACI’s job-hunting members may schedule a personal consultation by
appointment with vocational/employment counselor Helen Har-Tal, in Jerusalem on Mondays,
(call 02-5661181 for appointments) or at AACI’s Tel-Aviv office (call 03-696-0389 for times and
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
New Venue – New Menu!!
Join us at Cafe Joe
Address – corner of Jabotinsky and Keren Hayesod, (opposite the Inbal Hotel.)
Please call Martin Silbermann 058 636 1108 no later than noon on Thursday to make your reservations.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – 6.30p.m.
Come cool off at
POMPIDOU Restaurant, 22 Emek Refayim
Call Martin Silbermann at 058 636 1108 to reserve your seat no later than noon, Monday, July 24th.
AACI Annual General Meeting,
July 25, 2017 6p.m. 
Come cast your vote and show your support for the new slate of AACI National Board of Directors. 
If you wish to join the mailing list of 55+, please send an email to: aaci.55ish@gmail.com
The Application of Your Apps!
Wednesdays, July 5th, 19th, August 2nd, 16th, 30th, 12:00-13:00
Cost: Pre-Paid registration required! Limited space available!
Register for the whole series- NIS 250/ 200 AACI members
Register for individual sessions- NIS 50/ 40 AACI members per session
Bring your fully charged Iphone or Android phone with you. 
Call AACI, 02-566-1181 to register
Do you have a smart phone but aren’t quite sure how to use your apps?
Learn how to master your apps and use them with confidence!
Each session will focus on one useful and important app:
July 19th                Health App
August 2nd           Moovit & Waze
August 16th          Google translate
August 30th         Dropbox/ Google Photos

Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
UPCOMING DATES: Sunday, new dates to be announced, 13:00- 14:00
Rena Meriash-Levine and Ellen Sucov invite women and men who are caring for a spouse with dementia to a bi-monthly support group.
The main focus of the group will be dealing with the challenges of caring for a spouse with dementia, and helping each other find solutions.
Meetings are free of charge. Sunday at 13:00 at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
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.
AACI eBook Library
Photo Stories - Art Exhibit
AACI Travel Program 2017
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