AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
 
ARTS & CULTURE HOBBIES/COURSES
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Booksale Scrabble
 
Creative Art Workshop INFORMATIONAL
American Citizen Services
Fresh Insights in Literature AACI Employment Resource Center
Memoir Writing Navigational Series
Travel Advice - Ophir Tours
  Volunteer with us!
CHILDREN LECTURES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Family music class for children Employment Resource Center workshops
6th Annual Children & Teen Creative Arts Exhibit Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER Professional Women’s Network
Building your at-home Business Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
   
EVENTS LIBRARIES
Amit - AACI Library
Book Sale AACI DVD Library
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI AACI Kids Library
Full Day Eco Urban Tour of “Green” Projects in Maaleh Adumim & Jerusalem AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
AACI’s Annual Canada Day / Independence Day Celebration  
Walking Pesach Tours  
Yard Sale  
FINANCE THEATER
Can You Sustain Your Wealth in Israel?  
HEALTH
 
AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Blood Drive Ruby Tuesdays
Exercise for 50+ Number the Stars
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back Merrily We Roll Along
Health Wellness Networking  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Learn how to be your own health advocate in Israel   
Pilates  
Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness  
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
May 29 - Daniel Deronda (George Eliot )  
June 26 - Mr. rosenblum Dreams in English
 
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
 
Fresh Insights into Literature
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
May 23 - Shakespeare sonnets (handout will be provided)
June 20 & 27 - The Power of themetaphor (handouts of examples and poems)
 
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.

 
 
Apr 13
David Herman: The Best of Ben Reuven
Apr 20
Rabbi Klein-Katz: We were Slaves in Egypt and Now We are Free…or Are We?
Apr 27
Closed for Pesach
May 4  Rob Binder on "What’s a Nice Jewish Boy Doing in a Tale of Arabian Nights? Aladdin Comes to Jerusalem"
May 11 Avi Lipkin on "Will the Terrorist Acts in Brussels, Istanbul, Pakistan, etc. Change Any Attitudes Toward Israel?" Avi Lipkin on "Will the Terrorist Acts in Brussels, Istanbul, Pakistan, etc. Change Any Attitudes Toward Israel?"
May 18  David Young on "The Six Million Paper Clip Project, Tennessee"
May 25  Brenda Hirsch on "ALYN Hospital and Why I'm So Proud of It," and Jackie Malul on "ALYN from a Parent’s Perspective"
                       
          
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
 
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
 
When:  Tuesday,  April  19, 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’s Employment Resource Center
 
Building your at-home Business: Transform your Passion into a Thriving Business!
 
Speaker: Yochi Eisner, Marketing Expert and Brand Builder

This seven-session course is designed to help small business owners ready to take their business to the next level, and those thinking about taking the big step, understand basic business concepts from a business model through branding, marketing, advertising and more.   While these concepts can take years to learn, Yochi will help kick-start your business efforts with this short, focused course that will give you the tools to begin the demanding process of successfully building your business.

  • Session One: Culture and Language / Time management / Setting boundaries / Setting goals
  • Session Two: Setup costs / Training / Remodeling: creating a professional work space
  • Session Three: Branding / Who are you and what do you have to offer? / Branding, markets and niche markets
  • Session Four: Marketing / Differentiation / Creating a message / Marketing Case Studies
  • Session Five: Advertising / Why advertise? / What do I advertise? / Online advertising / Traditional advertising
  • Session Six: Competition / Pricing / Creating a Service / Product Menu and Price list / Creating a Portfolio of Work
  • Session Seven: Customers / Who are my potential customers? / How do I reach potential customers?
 
When: Tuesday, May 10, from 9:30 – 11:30 
Where: AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: 1050 NIS / 950 NIS for AACI members.  Course price includes two FREE one-hour private skype consultation sessions (300 NIS value).  
 
Call or email for syllabus: 052-3413249, yochi.eisner@gmail.com   Register through AACI Jerusalem at 02-566 1181. 
 
Please note:  THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO SUFFICIENT PRE-PAID, PRE-REGISTRATION!
 
About the speaker: Yochi Eisner has held a wide range of roles in diverse areas of the Israeli business arena and lectured on a variety of business topics from online and traditional marketing and sales techniques to customer-perceived value, pricing, competition and so much more. Yochi assisted many olim jump-start their first Israeli businesses and today spends much of her time providing branding and marketing strategy services to small business owners.
 
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
New date to be announced
 
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 eweisel@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 eweisel@aaci.org.il
 
 
Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
 
AACI member Chaya Weinberg has offered to facilitate a forum to hear the strategies and coping skills that she has incorporated into her life to learn to accept, grow, thrive, and even smile along life's journey. 
 
The meetings will take place on Monday, May 2 and Monday, June 6 from 11:00 – 12:00 at AACI.  There is no charge for this gathering.  Chaya Weinberg (02-652-3232) has taught both in Toronto and in Israel.
 
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 no classes from April 21st until May 12th
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.
 
Preparing for IDF Army Service in Israel
An informational evening for parents and teens
Wednesday April 13th, 17:00
 
An informational workshop for parents and teens, and for olim considering becoming lone soldiers.  What is the process - from the first visit to “Lishkat HaGiyus” until the day you are inducted to the IDF and begin training and army service?  We will also discuss what a Lone Soldier is and what benefits are available – from the army; from the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption; and from the Lone Soldier Center.
 
Presenters: Rafi Kristall-Weiss serves in the “Meitav” unit for olim at the IDF Induction Center (Lishkat HaGiyus) in Jerusalem.
Hayim Ezra Ani, born and raised in Baltimore, MD, made Aliyah in 2009 and served as a lone soldier in the Egoz Unit in the Special Forces of the IDF, where he was the head navigator and sharpshooter of his division for his entire service. Today, Hayim is a student at Shalem College majoring in Philosophy and Jewish Thought, interns at The Times of Israel newspaper and volunteers at the Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem where he is an advisor to lone soldiers and a PR representative for the center.
 
A representative of the Center for Lone Soldiers in Memory of Michael Levine. The Center was founded by former lone soldiers who experienced the difficulties of servicing the Jewish people without the support of immediate family in Israel.  The Center serves as a family for current lone soldiers through extensive social programming and a support network.  
 
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Everything You Need To Know (And Then Some) About Buying A Home In Israel
Wednesday May 18, 2015, 19:00
A panel of experts in the real estate field will give valuable information about buying and selling real estate today in Israel, and answer questions.
  • Mortgage Broker Tzvi Shapiro from First Israel Mortgage will discuss interest rates, and how to find the best mortgage to suit your needs
  • Real State Attorney Debbie Rosen-Solow will discuss "the do's and don'ts" from a legal perspective, and what to look out for when buying property
  • RE/MAX Vision Real Estate Broker / Owner Alyssa Friedland will discuss tips for finding the right property at the right price in today's market... where ,when and what to know before you buy or sell!
Presenters: Tzvi Shapiro is co-founder of First Israel Mortgage - a mortgage brokerage & consultancy firm. Advocate Debbie Rosen-Solow specializes in real estate law.  Alyssa Friedland is the co-Owner of RE/MAX Vision Real Estate in Jerusalem and a broker/agent.
 
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In honor of Yom Yerushalayim
 
Klitah Resources For English Speakers In Our Jerusalem Community
Wednesday June 1, 17:00
 
Learn about how the Klitah Authority of the Jerusalem municipality welcomes and serves English speaking olim and vatikim
 
Presenters:  Project Director, Olim From English Speaking Countries, Jerusalem Klitah Authority; Eliezer Rosner, Klitah and English Programming, Ginot Ha’Ir Community Council; Yoheved Benmaman, Har Nof Klitah Coordinator; and Eli Berger, Coordinator for Olim Absorption and Jewish Renewal, East Talpiot and Arnona Hatzeira Community Center. 
 
 
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
 
Full Day Eco Urban Tour of “Green” Projects in Maaleh Adumim & Jerusalem
Tuesday, May 24, 8:45-16:00
Tour Adumim together with the BioRegion Center of Jerusalem -an amazing full day look at ecological projects within city areas.
 
*Visit to the Jerusalem Bird Observatory)
*Guided Tour of Jerusalem Community Garden
*Guided walk in MItzpe Neftoach +discussion on keeping Jerusalem "green"
*Guided tour of Aleinu Hydroponic Rooftop Farm in Maale Adumim
 
Bring a picnic lunch.
Where to meet:  Bus transportation from Givat Hatachmoshet at 8:45, return at 16:00.
 
Cost: NIS 165 / NIS 150
Pre-paid registration required by calling 02-566-1181 or at the AACI front desk.
 
For more information, contact Shelley Brinn at 054-527-5404
 
AACI Yard Sale!
Friday, June 3, 08:30-12:30
 
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more. A true bargain-hunter’s delight!
 
Where:  AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center,
37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, 4th floor
02-566-1181
 
 
 
 
AVUUEIW!?!!   Come and Improve your Scrabble
 
Enjoy Scrabble as a family game?  You’ll enjoy it more when you can sidestep racks like AVUUEIW, tease out seven-letter bonus words every game and take command of the board.   For beginners and parlor players of all ages, at all levels: Come and learn techniques, tips and strategies from top player Dr. Shmuel Sussman, in theory and while you play.
 
When:  Wednesdays, May 17 – June 22 18:00 – 19:30
 
Cost for the 6 week course:  NIS 150 / NIS 120 for AACI members, Scrabble Club members and students
Pre-paid registration required.
 

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
 
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!
 
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
 
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Experienced players welcome
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Beginning Bridge
New 8 week sessions beginning October 14th
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 14:00
Come and join in the fun!
Cost: 150 NIS/ AACI members 120 NIS
 
AACI STAR FILM CLUB
 
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, April 13, 19:00                       Wednesday, June 11, 19:00
                                                                             
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181
 
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
 
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Thursday, May 19th
 
Topic: Social Media Marketing: 1 hour a week. In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to create a social media strategy and content calendar
  • Time saving tools to streamline your marketing
  • Creating graphics with no design background
Speaker: Shalom Shore is a creative director & the founder of Systemagic Studios. He has worked with Hebrew U and many other organizations to create websites, craft marketing strategy, and develop creative marketing campaigns through videos, web, and social platforms.
 
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
054-4247628
 
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Thursday, June 16th   
 
Topic: Business Success - the Secret “S”
What contributes to the entrepreneur’s chances of success? What is needed besides business strategies in order to have a thriving business? In this lecture we will take a look at the “inner workings” (mind and mood) that are so important for business success.

Speaker: Yehudit Benmenachem, MSW, certified Life Coach, ADHD Coach, N.L.P. practitioner, and Strategic Interventionist, is the mother of 8 boys. She is the founder of the “Emotional Fitness Gym”, where she teaches tools and trains and coaches others to let go of negative emotional states and to transform to a more positive state emotionally, in order to ultimately live well with all that life brings them. 
Pre-registration (preferred) & info: lak.goals@gmail.com
Bring your business cards, brochures & marketing materials for networking!  Refreshments provided.
 
litator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
054-4247628
 
Coaching Corner:
Make the decision to TAKE THAT STEP TODAY! 
Whatever you've been putting off, NOW is the time to start!
Just seeing the results is often enough to motivate you to continue...
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SAINT-SAËNS: SAMSON AND DELILAH
A multi-media musical lecture
by Harvey Bordowitz
 
(For those of you who are - or are not - going to hear the production at Massada.)
Tuesday, June 14 19:45 – 21:00
 
Come and spend an hour with conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz, who will present in sight and sound the grand opera torn from the pages of the Bible.
 
Saint-Saëns brings to life the hero Samson who, through his superhuman strength defeats the Philistines, the seductress Delilah who brings about his downfall, and the most famous haircut in history.
 
If you are going to see the opera at Massada, this lecture will greatly enhance your experience, but even if you are not going, you will be become familiar with a beautiful dramatic opera which is heard too rarely, so that each performance is a special occasion.
 
Cost:  NIS 65 / AACI members NIS 55
 
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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 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. In his three seasons of lectures at Jerusalem AACI, he has won a large and loyal audience who come to learn about and enjoy good music.
 
American Citizen Services
Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem
 
Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000
Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070
Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392
(Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center)
 
Location via Google Maps 
 
Note from AACI: The map is not clear. David Flusser St. is a new street. An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street.
 
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
 
Make An Appointment Online:
 
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
 
 
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
Tuesday, April 19 - Lunch at Rega Matok, a Kosher dairy Hungarian restaurant located at Yoel Mosheh Salomon 18.  
Please register by Sunday, April 17.
 
Wednesday, May 18 - Lunch at the newly renovated Ticho House (Kosher) entrance from 10 Ha Rav Agan Street.  The historic Ticho House is scheduled to reopen to the public with refurbished galleries and a renewed permanent exhibition about the house and its former owners, as well as with new spaces for temporary exhibitions.   To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832  email: kneitelr@yahoo.com.  Please register by Monday, May 16 .
 
Tuesday, May 31 - Dinner at B'shaarayich (Kosher), an elegant dairy restaurant located in the Jewish Quarter of the old city, just above the Cardo, 64 Chabad Street, followed by Jerusalem's light festival in the Old City.   To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832  email: kneitelr@yahoo.com.  Please register by Sunday, May 29.
 
Tuesday, June 14 - Let's do Lunch at Ima (kosher) 55 Shmuel Brukh Street, Middle Eastern favoires with meat of vegetarian dishes.  Located in the Nahalot neighborhood near the shuk.  To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832  email: kneitelr@yahoo.com.  Please register by Sunday, June 12
 
To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832  email: kneitelr@yahoo.com
 
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Save the date!
AACI’s Annual Canada Day / Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 30th 15:00 – 19:00 at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
 
Put a Canadian flag instead of hat
Pick the winning name for our eagle and you’ll win a prize!  Winner will be announced at the June 30th Celebration.   Write to info@aaci.org.il (subject July Celebration contest) or mail to AACI, P.O. Box 53349, Jerusalem 9153301 and include your name and a name for the eagle. You may enter as often as you like!
 
Enjoy a day at the zoo with AACI on Thursday, June 30th!
Special early bird price:
Order your tickets online by June 26th (www.aaci.org.il)
Cost:  Adults NIS 40, Children 3 – 18 NIS 30, soldiers - free
Family rate:  2 adults and 3 or more children from the same family NIS 150
 
Cost on the day of the event:
Adults NIS 45, Children 3 – 18 NIS 35
Become a member of AACI June 26 – June 30 and get free tickets to the celebration!
 
Fun for all ages
*Enjoy all of the attractions of the zoo plus the special AACI family atmosphere
*Join the guided animal feedings and presentations
*Activities for children
*Listen to great music all afternoon
*Bring your picnic dinner
 
Special early bird price.
Cost: Adults NIS 40, Children 3-18 years of age NIS 30, Soldiers free.
Family rate: 2 adults and 3 or more children from teh same family NIS 150.
 
Cost of the day of the event: Adults NIS 45, Children 3 - 18 NIS 35.
 
Become a member of AACY between June 26 - June 30 and get free tickets to the celebration.
 
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.
 
 
Can You Sustain Your Wealth in Israel?
Presenter: Richard Gussow, Financial Planner with The Service
  • Key strategies for making your money last
  • Preparing your family for generational transfer of wealth
  • Perils and pitfalls to avoid with wealth sustainability
When:  Wednesday, June 1 at 19:00
 
Presenter:  Richard Gussow is a Certified Financial Planner and is licensed with the Israel Securities Authority for Investments and with the Israeli Ministry of Finance for Pensions.  He is also a US CPA.  Richard has worked as an analyst for several global investment banks and has been frequently quoted in both the Israeli and international media.  Richard Gussow Personal Financial Planning www.richardgussow.com
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Tax Issues And Investment Strategies For Us & Israel Dual Citizens
  • Choosing the correct investments to minimize fees and taxes
  • Avoiding the high US taxes on Israeli mutual funds
  • Deciding where to locate your investment account: US or Israeli account?
  • Allocating your investments as a US/Israel dual citizen
  • Benefitting from the 10 year Israeli tax exemption on investment income
 
When:  Wednesday, June 8 at 17:00
 
Presenter:  Lawrence Weinman MA, MBA has over 25 years' experience in the financial markets working with both institutional and individual investors in both Israel and the US. He is Director of Research at Commstock Israel, a Portfolio Management firm headquartered in Jerusalem.
 
Health Wellness Networking
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
17:30 – 19:30 (registration from 17:15)
 
​Topic: The Energy Ball:
Building one's energy field and strengthening the person from the inside out, melting away things which you pick up from your clients and others that you come in with.
 
SpeakerJeff Goldstein is a Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP), Trauma and Attunement Therapist. He lives in Jerusalem, Israel where he has a private practice. He travels to Switzerland and the USA, facilitating sessions, trainings, spiritual peace talks and events.
 
IGRA
The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) is renewing its activity following the 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy that was held in Jerusalem this summer. 
 
Cheshvan is International Jewish Genealogy Month. Check the IGRA website (www.genealogy.org.il) for a full listing of our calendar. 
 
IGRA has a  dynamic, bi-lingual search engine on its website, http://genealogy.org.il/databases/!! Searches can be done with a variety of filters to bring you more accurate results. We have prepared and uploaded more than 65 databases and more will be appearing in the months ahead. The databases have materials relating to the Ottoman, British Mandate and Israeli Administration. There are voter lists, census material, different occupations, address books, candidates for various positions, delegates to Zionist Congresses and much more. Images of the scanned documents are being added to the search engine and will be available to members of IGRA.
 
AACI J-TOWN PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTIONS
& AUDITIONS
 
 
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?

Auditions will be held:
Sunday, May 22nd 19:30 - 22:00
Monday, May 23rd 19:30 - 22:00
Call Backs:
Thursday, May 26th 19:30 - 22:00

TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION SLOT, please email: 
merrilyinjerusalem@gmail.com

Performances will be the last 3 weeks of September 2016 and rehearsals will be conducted during the summer.
 
 
Ruby Tuesdays
AACI's J-Town Playhouse Theater Project Presents: 
"The Yehiel Lock Klezmer Band"
 
"The Yehiel Lock Klezmer Band (formally "Pizzicato") is a small group of young, talented musicians. The band plays traditional Klezmer, original pieces and unique arrangements of old favorites. The band leader,. Yehiel is a well known clarinetist in the Jerusalem scene and is now offering you a treat! Do not miss it!" 
 
When: Tuesday June 22nd  at 20:00
Cost: NIS 40 NIS / NIS 30
 
First City Improv Performance 
 
First City Improv is proud to bring you our newest and most fine tuned improv performance yet. Including the best of long form and short form improv and our very own 'Valerie' style of long form improv this show will have you laughing and wondering how we arrived from A to C. 

Performances will take place on June 2nd and June 9th at 20:00.

Tickets are 30 NIS for 1 and 40 NIS for two. 

To book tickets please call 02-566-1181
or pick them up at the door. 

Come ready to laugh. 
 
 
AACI eBookeLibrary
 
AACI Art Exhibit
 
AACI Pesach Walking Tours
 
AACI Yard Sale
Friday, June 3, 08:30-12:30
 
AACI Travel Program 2016
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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