AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
 
ARTS & CULTURE HOBBIES/COURSES
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Booksale  
INFORMATIONAL
American Citizen Services
Fresh Insights in Literature AACI Employment Resource Center
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
Employment Services Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
   
EVENTS LIBRARIES
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
   
FINANCE THEATER
Can You Sustain Your Wealth in Israel? AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Ruby Tuesdays
HEALTH
 
Merrily We Roll Along
Blood Drive  
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Health Wellness Networking  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Pilates  
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
June 26 - Mr. rosenblum Dreams in English
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
June 27 - The Power of themetaphor (handouts of examples and poems)
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 6
Channa Coggan: In Pursuit of Trust  (Book launch)
Jul 13
Mendy Neeman: Israeli Advocacy – Amazing Facts You Should Know!
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:  Tuesday,  June 28 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  
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 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.
 
 
FUN IN JERUSALEM
Tuesday, July 5, 2015, 19:30
Looking for new ways to entertain your kids or grandkids? Or just to have some fun this summer? Join us to hear about some "off the beaten track" activity ideas from Joanna Shebson of Fun in Jerusalem. Joanna will share her tips and also tell us about her new venture Party in Jerusalem.
 
Save up your activity questions, and Joanna will be happy to answer them.
 
Presenter: Joanna Shebson is the founder and FUN Expert at Fun In Jerusalem, who started a web-based business and grew a mommy blog into a thriving tourism business. www.funinjerusalem.com.
 
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HOW DO I HELP MY AGING PARENT?
Wednesday July 20, 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.
 
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Save the dates!
 
OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW OLIM!
When:  Monday September 5th, 15:30 -19:30
 
 
UNDERSTANDING IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM IN ISRAEL
 
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!
New date to be announced
 
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
02-566-1181
 
 
 
 
 

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
 
Health / Wellness Networking Forum for Women and Men
 
 
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, July 20, 19:00
                                                                             
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181
 
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
 
SUMMER MOVIE PROGRAM: SENIORS SUMMER THIRTIES THEATER
(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 5th: GREAT COMEDY- It Happened One Night (1934), starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, directed by Frank Capra. Introduction by Gary Levine.
 
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
 
August 30th: GREAT ADVENTURE
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
 
Thursday 14th July, 2016  
13:00 – 15:00 (Registration from 12.45 p.m.)
 
Topic: Survival Skills & Empowerment Techniques, based on the teachings of Empowerment Self-defense, for not only surviving in the business world, but thriving. This active lecture will encourage you to challenge stereotypes of what it means to be a player in the business world. How to step into the ring & be willing to take chances. Because only those who step into the ring can succeed. Is there a glass ceiling? Or is it a glass ladder? What is blocking my way? How can I break through? 

Speaker: Yehudit is a motivational speaker who has taught thousands to connect with their inner strength. She is a non-traditional educator with over 30 years in the field of special education, a Judo Sensei, a senior instructor of self-defense, holds an MBA and is a passionate philanthropist. In 2003, Yehudit co-founded El HaLev, an organization that supports women in the martial arts, teaches empowerment self-defense and endeavors to build safer communities by bringing these skills to women and children all over Israel. 
 
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
054-4247628
 
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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:
 
 
Employment Services
 
PREPARING AND ENHANCING YOUR RESUME FOR THE ISRAELI JOB MARKET
 
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
appointments).
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
 
Thursday, July 14 - Jerusalem Woodstock Revival at Kraft Stadium.  Call AACI 02-566-1181 to register before July 12th. Register with AACI- 02-566-1181.
 
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
 
 
Save the date!
AACI’s Annual Canada Day / Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 30th 15:00 – 19:00 at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
Pick the winning name for our eagle and you’ll win a prize!  Winner will be announced at the June 30th Celebration.   Write to mbarth@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!
  
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 – including balloon animals, caricatures, face painting and more
*Bring your picnic dinner or buy kosher products at the zoo
 
Special early bird price.
Cost: Adults NIS 40, Children 3-18 years of age  AND  seniors- NIS 30. Soldiers- free!
Family rate: 2 adults and 3 or more children from the same family NIS 150.
 
Become a member of AACI between June 26 - June 30 and get free tickets to the celebration.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE AACI FRONT DESK, OR BUY TICKETS AT THE AACI TABLE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
 
 
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 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
THE MAGICAL MUSICAL TOUR!
 
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
CARNIVAL IN VENICE
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
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
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
AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 MINUTES PLUS COFFEE BREAK
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
THROUGH FIRE AND WATER
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
RULE, BRITANNIA!
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.
 
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:

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.
 
First City Improv Performance 
 
Because improv is funny. 
Come join us for another wonderful night of long form and short form improv brought to you by First City Improv

The show will feature short form improv games as well as our newly constructed "Valerie" style of long-form improv. 

Show begins at 20:00 on June 16th at the AACI -Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center. 
37 Pierre Koenig st. in Talpiyot industrial neighborhood - 4th floor.

Light refreshments will be on sale at the show. 

First City Improv team: Hannah Z, Daniella Edelman, Shira Katz, Tobie Harris, Helen Gottesman, Devorah Star, Laurie Donahue, Michael Herman, Mati Skiba, Stephen Lerner, Aviva Shur, Emmy Raviv and Raphael Poch. 

(Please note not everyone in the troupe will be performing at this performance) 

Come on out and have some laughs on us! 

To order tickets in advance please call 02-566-1181 or email israeltheatersource@gmail.com
 
 
Ruby Tuesdays
AACI's J-Town Playhouse Theater Project Presents: Musical concert featuring AVIELLA TRAPIDO
 
Join Aviella Trapido for a musical evening sure to delight the hearts of Broadway lovers all over again, this time with a focus on Female Broadway composers, so often overlooked, as well as the classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and others. A program to be enjoyed by all, plenty of fun and melodious merriment for young and old.
Accompaniment by the talented Haim Tukachinsky.
 
When: July 5th at 20:00
Cost: 40 NIS / 30 NIS for AACi members and students. 
For tickets please call 02-566-1181 
 
 
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