AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
AACI  Gallery Exhibition Beginners Mah Jongg
AACI Star Film Club The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series  
Family music class for children American Citizen Services
Little Lotus Kids Yoga An Evening with Mayoral Candidates
  Jerusalem Green Fund
  Navigational Series
  Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
  Volunteer with us!
  Senior Outreach
Employment Services Beyond Bagels and Lox: Exploring the Foundations of Jewish Beliefs and Practices
  Contemporary Issues in Judaism and Israel
  Professional Women’s Network
  RAPS: Retired Active Persons
  Street Photography Course
  The Joys & Challenges of Grandparenting
  War Mother -A One-Man Show with Puppet
Amit - AACI Library
AACI's Giant Book Sale AACI DVD Library
Community Clean Up Day AACI Kids Library
AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
  Perfect your relationship skills
Basic Investing & Tax Issues 101 Cabaret
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 Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Loved One – A Workshop Series
  Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
Health & Wellness Programs ULPANIM
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
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.
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  
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 - 7:00 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.
NIS 15/10 AACI members
Classics reading group
Sunday, October 28, 13:30-14:30
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS by Jonathon Swift (parts 1, 2, 4)
Cost:  NIS 5:00
For more information about the class only, contact Dr.Oster at 02-624-6256
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Fresh Insights into Literature 
Fresh Insights into Literature will meet on Sunday’s starting in November. Stay tuned for details!
Cost: NIS 20/ 10 AACI members.
Lead by: Dr. Judith Oster. for more information about the content of the classes, call 02-624-6256 or email 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
AACI's Giant Book Sale
New dates to be announced
Books just NIS 5! It doesn't get any better for book lovers.
Click here for directions

AACI The Star Media Library

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

Beyond Bagels and Lox: Exploring the Foundations of Jewish Beliefs and Practices
Sundays, September 16th, October 7th & October 14th, 11:00-12:30
Please join us for three highly engaging sessions that will broaden your understanding of the
purpose and meaning of Jewish life. This highly interactive and accessible class will deepen your
understanding and appreciation of what it means to be Jewish!

Understanding Basic Jewish Texts- Sunday, September 16th, 11:00-12:30
What are the Torah, the Talmud, The Midrash and the Codes of Jewish Law and what do they
mean in our lives today?

Understanding Prayer and Spirituality- Sunday, October 7th, 11:00-12:30
What is the purpose of Jewish communal and individual prayer and why do they matter? What
are the views of our relationship with God in Jewish tradition?

Understanding Jewish Ethics- Sunday, October 14th, 11:00-12:30
Why do the fundamental Jewish teachings about personal behavior, business and sexual ethics,
and the conduct of war matter more than ever in our world?

Instructor: Joanne Doades received an MA from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
in New York, where she was awarded two prizes for Excellence in Jewish Education. She is the author
of Parenting Jewish Teens: A Guide for the Perplexed (Jewish Lights, 2007), as well as a number of
other articles about Jewish learning.

Cost: NIS 120/100 AACI members for the whole course
NIS 50/45 AACI members for individual classes

Pre- registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
War Mother -A One-Man Show with Puppet
 Presented by Author Adolphe Nysenholc
Thursday, October 18th, 19:30
Two dead mothers fight over their son:  The young mother who perished in the Holocaust and the old foster mother who saved the child during the war.  Which one should the child go with when his time comes?
This play examines the inner torment of that hidden child, seventy years later. As a modern presentation of a Solomon Judgement it is based on the author’s own life as an orphan of the Holocaust whose parents were deported to Auschwitz in September 1942 and did not return. Three weeks earlier they placed their three-year old child, Adolphe, with a Flemish family who raised him.
Cost: NIS 40/30 AACI members – paid in advance, NIS 50/ 40 AACI members- pay at the door
Adolphe Nysenholc currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus of the Free University of Brussels and is an award-winning playwright. His saviors are honored in the Garden of the Righteous in Yad Vashem. War Mother, which has been shown in 7 countries, is a personal homage to them.
AACI Star Film Club
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181

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.

Oct 10
David Brownstein: A New Spin on English - Sharing My Fascination with the English Language
Oct 17
Irwin Blank: From ​Independence Day to Operation Moked
Oct 24
Rabbi Tuly Weisz: A New Tanakh as a 70th Birthday Present for the State of Israel
Oct 31
Daniel Stolper: Benefits for Life - the Science of Positivity
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.
Street Photography Course
Thursdays, October 4th-18th
Cost: NIS 180/150 AACI members for the course
Pre- registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
Join acclaimed photographer Kevin Unger in an exciting street photography course!
Bring a camera of any kind, including your smartphone! No prior experience necessary.
Thursday, October 4th, 11:00-12:00 (meet at AACI)- Learn the skill: delve into  key points and tips for better shooting
Thursday, October 11th-11:00-14:00 (meet at Shuk Machane Yehuda by Marzipan Bakery on Agripas)- Use the skills you learned last week by taking street photos in the Machane Yehuda Market with instruction
Thursday, October 18th-11:00-14:00 (meet at AACI)- Learn the basics of editing photos- how to take a good picture and turn it into a striking photograph
Instructor: Kevin Unger is a retired photojournalist who covered many of conflicts and uprisings for several of the worlds major newspapers and magazines.  Since his retirement he has turned his photography skills to the digital world and is a prominent street photographer.  He also specializes in preserving and restoring old family and historical photographs.
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
When: Tuesdays
at 10:30 – 12:30
Take your skills to a higher level.  Bring your materials for knitting, crocheting or sewing and join in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
Facilitator: Gale Phaff made aliyah in 1993 and has an M.A. in Fibre Arts from Hunter College.  She teaches in various institutions and has exhibited her work in many places including the Brooklyn Museum.
Cost per week:  NIS 50 / NIS 40
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
New date to be announced
Donate a pint of blood & Get a Pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!
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.il or 02-566-1181 ext 301

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 9:15 and 10:45 and Wednesdays at 8:30
NIS 55 / AACI Members 45 NIS
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 10:45 - 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
Cost: 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.
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Health / Wellness  Forum for Women and Men
Monday, October 8th , 19:00  - 21:00

Topic:  Headache or Migraine? How to gain Relief with the help of Chinese Medicine 
Speaker:  Helen Moschytz an Olah from Switzerland and  practitioner of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine). Helen first studied Shiatsu, then Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been working in the field for almost 15 years. She specializes in two main areas: Migraine Relief and Supportive care / maintaining one's well-being during cancer treatment. In addition she treats acute and chronic pain, digestive and respiratory disorders as well as emotional issues (anxiety and depression etc).
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting

Co-organizer: Belle Fine-Cohen: M.Ed, Gerontologist and Advisor: Enhancing Health and Wellness. Founder of Be Fine Today  
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
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!
Art Workshop for Adults- Back by Popular Demand!
New dates to be announced
Yannah Popovitz M.A. will guide you in discovering your inner artist using a creative/expressive approach. Engage in fun and relaxing art activities including collage, artistic style exploration, “household art”, multimedia experience, and a taste of creative writing. And more! Learn innovative techniques and gain a new and exciting perspective on art.  Connect with others in a welcoming setting. No prior art experience necessary! The seasoned artist will benefit as well.
Cost: Cost: NIS 350/ 300 AACI members for the whole course (price includes all materials for the course)
Pre- registration required by calling 02-566-1181. Space is limited.
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!
Delicious food, drinks, and challot will be for sale!
A true bargain-hunter’s delight!
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

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 35 for one child, NIS 50 for two . Discount with a clip card.
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
Little Lotus Kids Yoga
Tuesdays, 16:30-17:30
Come learn yoga poses while having a blast! We combine music, dance, and games with classic yoga poses to encourage kids to stretch, strengthen, balance, and relax their bodies. We end each class with breath work, massage, and relaxation time. Parents and kids have a chance to practice yoga together and share this wonderful experience. 
Cost: NIS 40/35 AACI members per session
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
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
Banking In Israel
Wednesday October 17th at 20:00   
What are the advantages and differences of banking in Israel as compared to abroad and why is the Israeli banking system better than anywhere else.  What is the status of the property markets and why is Israeli property is so appealing.  Come learn all you need to know about navigating through the banking system in Israel, including the mortgage process as well as the advantages of being part of the Private Banking Sector.
Presenters from Mizrahi Tefahot Bank: Marc Reis, Deputy Managing Director – International Activities and Private Banking Sector and Jay Jacobs, Business Development Manager.
Ongoing Power Of Attorney, Desigation Of Guardian, Healthcare Proxy And Living Wills
Wednesday November 7th at 19:00
A revolution in Israeli law now allows you to plan for the future by determining who will legally assist you in handling your affairs once your cognitive ability starts to diminish (the Ongoing Power of Attorney); who would be appointed as your guardian once you are no longer able to care for yourself (Designation of Guardian); and who can make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are temporarily unable to do so due to surgery, etc. (Healthcare Proxy).  Russell will also address end of life decisions which you can make in advance now when you are healthy (Living Will) and some developments regarding Wills.
Presenter:  Russell Mayer is a senior partner in the Jerusalem law firm of Livnat, Mayer & Co.
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Experienced players welcome
Beginners Bridge
Wednesday, 22 at 12:30- 14:15

Cost: NIS 80 for the whole course
Pre- registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
Limited number of participants.
Learn to play one of the most popular card games worldwide! In this eight week course, you’ll
learn card playing, bidding, and maybe even winning!
Bring a note pad and pen to take notes!
Instructors: Mary Thompson & Lionel Josman
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays,  15:00-18:00
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this club is for you!
NIS 10 per week.
Pre- Registration is encouraged by calling AACI, 02-566-1181. At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Thursday, October 25th, 13:00 - 15:00

Topic: The power and potential of technology to connect, inspire, and empower you socially,
emotionally, and financially.

Speaker: Azriela Jankovic is an Israeli Olah and technology founder, executive, activist, and author.
She is CEO of SagePair Ltd, a devoted parent of four and passionate speaker and connector. She has a doctorate degree in Education Leadership, with an emphasis in educating teachers and learners in multi-cultural societies & an emphasis on creating relationships to foster meaningful learning. Azriela is presently authoring a book entitled ‘Ancient Insights for the Millennial Mind,’ which is set for release in early 2019.
Coaching Corner
The feeling of new beginnings is in the air...
What new beginnings and magic
can you create
for yourself, your career or for your business?
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

Embassy 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:


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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
For singles and couples who enjoy socializing, meeting new people and making new friends. 
AMMUNITION HILL, October 23rd at 2 PM
Please join us on October 23rd at 2:00 PM for a visit to the new Ammunition Hill Museum:  a life-like journey through the Six Day War in Jerusalem.  The guided tour tells the story of the battle on Ammunition Hill.  During the tour we will walk the paths of the paratroopers who fought here and talk about their morals, heroism, courage, and initiative.

Public Transportation - On your Own.

By light rail to Giv'at Hatahmoshet. 
The address of the Memorial site is Shlomo Zalman Shraga St 5.
Alternatively, the No.34 bus stops outside the entrance – the name of the bus stop is Giv'at Hatahmoshet/Shragay.

Cost is 35 NIS for members; 40 NIS for non members
Please email Helen Freedman at HPFreedman@aol.com for your reservation and any questions. Helen will get back with your confirmation and answers to your questions quickly. Please  include your phone number and Teudah Zehut number.


Lunch at Sushi Rehavia - 48 Emek Refayim.
Tuesday November 13th.  - 1.30 p.m.
Registration no later than November 12th.
Please text Belle 054 882 4944  with your name and phone number.


Marijuana, Fibromyalgia and everything in between
Have questions about legal marijuana in Israel?
Prof. Howard Amital is a professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel-Aviv University. He heads the Department of Medicine 'B' and the Center of Autoimmune Disease at the Sheba Medical Center at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer and an expert in the field.
Monday, November 26th, 7:30 pm at the AACI Glassman Family Center, 2 Poalei Zedek, Jerusalem
Registration at Front Desk.  Please be sure to register early to ensure a seat.

WESTERN WALL TUNNEL TOUR Tuesday, December 11th at 12:50 PM
Fascinating guided tour on December 11th beginning at 12:50 PM.
We will meet inside the entrance to the Heritage Centre (alongside the men’s section of the Kotel.
Visitors to the Western Wall Tunnels are guided through ancient and fascinating subterranean spaces with exquisite archaeological  findings. The tour of the Tunnels unveils hidden sections of the Western Wall. It moves through underground passages, mikvahs and ancient water trenches, streets from the Second Temple era, a quarry used to excavate stones for the Kotel and more. The Western Wall’s enormous courses of stone are revealed in full size and magnitude, telling us about the architecture and building practices of different historical eras. 
The tour of the Tunnels, constantly being excavated with new findings, includes innovative virtual models. 
The tour is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Charge for AACI members 25 NIS; non members 35 NIS. Check in is requested by 12: 30 PM, 
Please email Helen Freedman at HPFreedman@aol.com for reservations and questions. Please include your phone number and Teudah Zehut information.

Join us every Friday at Café Joe (corner Keren Hayosed and Jabotinsky) for a casual Friday Brunch!
Reservations required (in order  for the restaurant to accommodate us)no later than 3pm on Thursday.
Please call: Martin Silbermann 058-636-1108 to reserve your place.
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2018
Following the popular success of five lecture series at AACI Jerusalem, conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz invites you to join him for the sixth 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 plus 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.  
Monday, November 5th, 19:30
Tonight we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein – brilliant conductor, composer, pianist, and educator –who led a generation of young people to understand and love classical music; a champion of the world-wide Mahler revival, and a deeply committed Jew and lover of Israel - one of music's towering figures of the 20th century. 
Monday, November 19th, 19:30
At an age when other children were playing street-games, young Wolfgang Mozart was performing for royalty. Mendelssohn was already a prolific composer as a child.  Tonight, we will meet them, as well as Schubert, Chopin, Albeniz, Saint-Saëns and Britten and more – child prodigies who grew to be great composers. We'll also hear brilliant young performers breathing life into the masterworks.
Monday, December 10th, 19:30
From the ancient Roman Empire to modern times, Italy has woven its magic spell over the world – in history, architecture, art, and, of course, music, both sacred and secular.  We will explore Italy's immortal musical heritage, from Monteverdi to Verdi, stopping by way of Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Donizetti, Respighi (and, yes, Salieri too), and more. Neapolitan song, too, will have its place in the sun. 
Monday, December 17th, 19:30
What could be more thrilling in music than a virtuoso's death-defying acrobatic feats, performed on stage to the accompaniment of the orchestra?  In this lecture, we will be learning about the concerto, its origin, history, and development into one of the most beloved of all musical genres, and we will hear samples of the greatest masterworks, performed by supreme soloists. We’ll also learn all about the concerto grosso. Fireworks are in store! 
Monday, December 31st, 19:30
Satan, Lucifer, Mephisto, Beelzebub – the Devil has many names, but one trait – he is pure evil. The sworn enemy of God, he is cunning, seductive and devious, and labors tirelessly to lead humanity to perdition.  We'll be making the Devil's acquaintance through music by Mozart, Berlioz, Weber, Paganini, Tartini, Saint.-Saëns, Boito and many more.   We'll have a devil of a time! 
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:
Individual lectures pre-booked NIS 55
Individual lectures at the at door NIS 65
Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Group meets every other Sunday at 12:00
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 at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Loved One – A Workshop Series
New date to be announced
One of the many challenges associated with grieving the loss of a loved one is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one. In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the process of grief, the development of new routines, envisioning of new futures, and the possibilities of adopting a new sense of identity with individuals who have all had similar experiences. With Gershon Swimmer, MSc. is an experienced psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals.
He can be reached at gershonswimmer@gmail.com.
With Gershon Swimmer MSc
One of the many challenges associated with grieving the loss of a loved one is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one.
In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the process of grief, the development of new routines, envisioning of new futures, and the possibilities of adopting a new sense of identity in a supportive setting with a group of individuals who have all had similar experiences.
Cost: NIS 150/ 120 AACI members for the whole series
        NIS 25/20 per session
Gershon Swimmer, MSc. is an experienced psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals. He can be reached at gershonswimmer@gmail.com
Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
New dates to be announced
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.

Chaya Weinberg (02-652-3232) is a cancer survivor, who has much experience helping others cope with loss.
The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting

Grandparents are very important in the lives of our children and grandchildren. We offer our
families our life experience, enthusiasm, attention and love - however there are also many
challenges involved.

We will discuss the importance of grandparents for families and learn listening skills for sharing
the joys and challenges of grandparenting and for building close relationships with children,
parents, sons- and daughter-in-laws.
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.
Community Clean Up Day

Please register by calling AACI- 02-566-1181
Does litter on the streets bother you?

Join the Jerusalem Green Fund & AACI in a community cleanup of Talpiot!
Meet at the AACI, and then head to the streets to collect trash and beautify the neighborhood.
Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
AACI eBook Library
AACI J-Town Playhouse

Performance dates
AACI Travel Program 2018
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