..AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
American Citizen Services
Fresh Insights in Literature AACI Employment Resource Center & workshops
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series: The Magical Musical Tour! Important Information For U.S. Citizens Receiving Federal Benefits

Navigational Series


Travel Advice - Ophir Tours

CHILDREN Volunteer with us!
Family music class for children LECTURES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
  Conquer Your Smartphone Fears
  "Moving Your Career Forward"
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Employment Services Professional Women’s Network
  Therapeutic Dance
  Weekly Walking Group- Prepare For AACI’s Team Shira In The Jerusalem Marathon
Amit - AACI Library
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI AACI DVD Library
AACI’s Annual Canada Day / Independence Day Celebration AACI Kids Library
Thanksgiving Luncheon AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
Yard Sale ebooks Library
Financial Seminars AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Conscious Money Matters Ruby Tuesdays
  Avenue Q
Blood Drive  
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia   
Weekly Nutrition Group At AACI: Food Facts And Fads   
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
November 27th
No classes in December
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Fresh Insights into Literature
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
Mondays November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky)
No classes in December
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.
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.  August 21st, and August 28th- 12:00- 14:00 at the AACI Glassman Family Center, Pierre Koenig 37, Talpiot, 4th floor.
For further information please contact us: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email: amitaaci.library@gmail.com
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email:amitaaci.library@gmail.com

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.

Nov 2 Shoshana Shinnar: Turn Ow into Wow! Mobility Training You can Do yourself at Home
Nov 9 Celebrate Month of the Oleh: Short film and several Aliyah stories
Nov 16 Rabbi Dr. Walter Rothschild: Riailways in Israel - between Holy War and Unholy Wars - A Brief Overview of the History and Development of Railways in the Middle East
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov 30 Rob Binder: What's so Wonderful About the Wizard of Oz?
Dec 7 Becki Goldstein: The Trials and Joys of Founding a Yishuv 
Dec 14 Irwin Blank: Avraham Stern-the Man and his Movement
Dec 21 Rabbi Elan Adler: Ten Things About Chanukah You Didn't Know
Dec 28 Frankie Snyder: From Roman Catholic Mathematician to King Herod's Mason
Admission: NIS 10.
Further programs to be announced, and note some programs are subject to change.
A weekly update of RAPS programs is sent by email. To receive these, please e-mail
Elisheva Lahav lahavs@netvision.net.il.
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
When:  Tuesdays  at 10:30 – 12:30
Take your skills to a higher level.  Bring your materials for knitting, crocheting or sewing and join in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
Facilitator: Gale Phaff made aliyah in 1993 and has an M.A. in Fibre Arts from Hunter College.  She teaches in various institutions and has exhibited her work in many places including the Brooklyn Museum.
Cost per week:  NIS 50 / NIS 40
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for a pint of blood.  Want to have your favorite flavor at the next blood drive?  Become an ice cream sponsor and pick your flavor!  E-mail mbarth@aaci.org.il for more information.
Your donation can make the difference!
Donors must:
  • Be aged 18-65 (Those over 65 can donate with a doctor's note.)
  • Be of minimum weight 50 kg
  • Have not donated blood in the last 3 months
Those who have spent a total of 6 months in the UK between 1980-1996, received a blood transfusion or had an operation in the UK cannot donate blood. 
Magen David Adom appreciates all who came to donate on behalf of the individuals who will benefit from your donation.
AACI Jerusalem members benefit from blood insurance in case of need.
When you are hospitalized in Israel, it is a customary hospital procedure to request that someone donate pints of blood to the hospital blood bank. AACI Jerusalem offers blood insurance for our members, and our blood drives “bank” this blood on behalf of all our members.
AACI will now host a blood drive every four months.
If you’d like to get blood drive date reminders by email, please send your e-mail address to mbarth@aaci.org.il
Conquer Your Smartphone Fears
4 week series- 1:30- 2:30, Wednesdays, November 9th- 30th
Join Rochelle and Paul the PCGUY as they continue their highly acclaimed series of courses for users of smartphones (IPhones and Androids) and tablets (IPads/Androids). Be sure to bring your fully charged device as well as your Apple Password (for apple products) and any other passwords you might need such as email accounts.
Smartphone Topics
A four session course for people who know the basics of their phone but want to gain expertise with specific topics or apps.  Each session will be dedicated to a specific topic.
Topics to be covered:
-CONTACTS – Best Practices
-WHATS APP – The newest way to stay in touch
-Using your calendar.
-Basic TEXT Messaging
Series cost:   NIS 450 / AACI members NIS 400
Pre-paid registration required; class will be limited to 15 participants
Call the AACI to register: 02-566-1181
Traditional Thanksgiving Luncheon
Wednesday, November 23, 12:45 – 15:00
Includes turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie
Cost: NIS 170 / AACI members NIS 150.  Children 4-10 years: NIS 90
Call 02-566-1181- Pre-paid reservations only before November 16th. Cancellation fees apply.
Live entertainment and a sing-a-long with Pianist, Lawrence Levne.
Seating requests can be made only after payment has been arranged with the AACI office. E-mail Belle Fine-Cohen at befinetoday@gmail.com with your receipt number.
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.
Weekly Walking Group- Prepare For AACI’s Team Shira In The Jerusalem Marathon
Wednesdays, starting on November 9th, at 9:30
Did you ever feel that you wanted to be part of the marathon experience? 
Do you feel you are too old or old of shape to walk some of it? 
Well………here is your chance! 
Join a weekly walking group to prepare to participate in part (10k or 5k) of the Jerusalem Marathon with Team Shira!
The group will meet at 9:30 at AACI and prepare for the walk with stretches and exercises to strengthen your legs, arms and increase your flexibility. Then, the group continues on with the walking group outside – in bad weather walking will be done inside.  The group will meet for an hour weekly. 
Trainer: Shoshana Shinnar, a registered dietician in America, and is a certified personal trainer with a specialty in arthritis.  She has a private practice helping people with limitations due to age with simple exercises, done at home with little or no equipment. She has walked ten marathons in America and has participated in the Jerusalem Marathons since she moved here. 
Health and Wellness Programs
(All our classes take place at AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig/Corner of Poalei Zedek 2, Talpiot.)
Exercise Class for 50+
Sundays at 10:00 and 11:30 and Wednesdays at 9:30
NIS 55 / AACI Members 45 NIS / *660/540
The class is led by Marilyn Cohen, graduate of the Wingate Institute with a certification in Physical Activity for Seniors.
Please wear closed shoes and comfortable clothing.
For more information and to register, please call 02-5661-181
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class
Thursday afternoons 15:45 (beginners)
NIS 45 / AACI Members 35 NIS
Find your balance at AACI with Nacy Harel!  Almost everyone can do Tai Chi; it is done in slow motion with little joint stress, cleansing and rejuvenating the body and mind. Using flowing movements, a Tai Chi session moves through positions for strength and balance to integrate mind and body.  Please we
ar loose clothing.
Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs and Joints
Mondays at 11:00- Cost  NIS 50/ 40 AACI members
Discover your body’s natural ability to move with greater ease, releasing chronic tensions and learning to develop efficient and flexible movements. The students are guided through a sequence                of gentle movements, discovering new possibilities of movement with reduction of pain and stiffness.
Taught by Shoshanna Lederman (050-752-6631). certified Feldenkrais practitioner, M.A. education, Bank Street
Improve Your Balance with the Feldenkrais Method
Wednesdays at 12:15- Cost NIS 50/40 AACI members
Safety, grace, and ease when you walk, stand, climb stairs, sit, carry loads, and get up and down. Taught by Shoshanna Lederman (050-752-6631). certified Feldenkrais practitioner, M.A. education, Bank Street
The cost is: 50 NIS /AACI Member 40 NIS /  *600/48
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
The cost is: 50 NIS /AACI Member 40 NIS /  *600/48
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Shoshanna Lederman, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Israel certified yoga teacher-Wingate Institute, MA in Education, Bank Street College, NY
Call Shoshanna for details: 050-7526631.
Pilates class
 Tuesdays at 11:00 and Thursdays at 10:30 beginning October 25th 
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.
Using Shira Pransky Project As A Resource To Access Health Benefits
When: Wednesday November 9th at 19:30
An overview of the Shira Pransky project, and an opportunity to learn about your rights in the health care system in Israel, and how to find the information you need to navigate effectively.
Bring your own laptop or tablet if you have one.
Presenter:  Gabe Pransky is the founder of AACI’s Shira Pransky Project. http://shirapranskyproject.org
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When: Wednesday November 16th at 17:30
With recent changes to the Kupat Cholim long term care (“siudi”) policies, and with prices expected to increase in the coming months on new private policies, join us to understand how the system works and discover what options are available.
Presenters:  Ronen Goldman is the Director of Marketing and Danny Newman is an expert in insurance in Israel and the Director of the Beit Shemesh Branch of Goldfus Insurance and Investments.
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When: Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 19:30
“TAMA 38” is a plan intended to strengthen buildings to withstand earthquakes regarding building which do not meet government safety and building codes.  In order to encourage owners to join the plan, the owners receive construction permits including for additions, tax relief and some exemptions.  Come hear more!
Presenter:  Russell D. Mayer, Adv. is a senior partner in the Jerusalem law firm of Livnat, Mayer & Co.
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When: Wednesday December 21 at 19:30
  • What to know before purchasing an apartment in Israel, whether second hand or from a contractor
  • Utilizing government programs and loans for first time buyers to buy an apartment in Israel for 150,000 down payment
Presenter:  Yaacov Epstein Adv. practices law in Jerusalem. He specializes in real estate and contracts law, is a lecturer on real estate and is the author of the series "The Ins and Outs of Real Estate in Israel" www.epsteinlaw.co.il
The movies will be preceded by an erudite introduction by Gary Levine, a long-time movie buff. For more information contact Gary at gary@thelevines.org
Pre-registration suggested: 02-566-1181  Suggested donation 30 NIS / AACI members 20 NIS
November 16, 19:00                                December 14, 19:00
Therapeutic Dance with Jeff Goldstein and Leah Sadras
November 21, 17:00-18:30
Join Jeff Goldstein (trauma therapist, certified in SEP) and Leah Sadreas (MSW) for an uplifting evening of therapeutic dance.  "Healingdance" is an opportunity to recharge yourself and strengthen te body, and is an ecellent way to release tension.
Call 052-655-7195 for more information.
Pre-register with the AACI front desk: 02-5661181
Health and Wellness Networking Forum for Women and Men
Monday, November 28, 17.30 - 19.30
Topic: Optimal Aging in the Community Speakers: Panel discussion including Geriatric Consultants, Social Workers & Professional service providers who specialize in the field of aging
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 Jerusalem - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center.
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 discussions. Refreshments provided. Look forward to seeing you!
(Registration from 17.15)
Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia 
Sunday, October 9, 30, 13:00
Rena Meriash- Levine and Ellen Sucov invite women 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.
Please pre-register with AACI if you plan to attend 02-566-1181.
Meetings are free of charge. Rena Meriash-Levine MSW is a social worker on the staff of Neve Horim. She has had many years of experience facilitating groups.
Ellen Sucov, Ph.D. is a psychologist with a background in human development and family dynamics. She is currently a member of a Support Group for English-speaking caregivers.
Weekly Nutrition Group At AACI: Food Facts And Fads
Wednesdays from 10:45-11:45 
A how-to weekly session on eating well for better health and liking it - with answers to today’s pop questions about diet and nutrition in the media and the internet. Led by Dr. Esther Offenbacher, a nutrition educator and research scientist with many years of experience communicating scientific findings in nutrition to both university students and the public at large in the U.S. Esther is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition and, before retiring, the American Dietetic Association. 
Suggested NIS 10 donation 
Heard Any Good Books Lately?
AACI’S Library for the Visually Impaired
What if your vision deteriorated so that you could no longer read the books you love? AACI prides itself in filling every possible niche in making life in Israel a wonderful experience and solving problems.
Located in the Jerusalem office of the AACI, this very extensive library is a lifeline for visually and physically impaired booklovers. It contains books on tape, CDs, MP3s and in large print, ranging from fiction, suspense and humor, to self-help, Judaica and biographies.
What could be easier than to request books by phone or e-mail, have them mailed to you free of charge, and return them in the same container postage free? This amazing library is utilized by English speakers of all ages from Naharia to Eilat, in cities and towns as well as on kibbutzim and moshavim.
The librarians are all volunteers who take great pride in knowing their dedication enriches the lives of so many. All of the “books” in the library have been donated or purchased with donated funds. Gifts of large print books or audiobooks can be sent postage free to the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek Talpiot, Jerusalem.  P.O. Box 53349, Jerusalem 91042
To find out how you can access the world of talking books, make a donation or work as a volunteer, call 02-560-0912, or e-mail library@aaci.org.il
AACI Yard Sale!
Friday, December 23, 8:30-12:30
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more. A true bargain-hunter’s delight!

The yard sale will be inside  the AACI.


Where:  AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center,
37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, 4th floor

Family music class for children from 4 months to five years old

Enjoy 45 minutes of music with singing, puppets, percussion instruments and lots of ideas to enrich your child’s musical and English development.
Tuesdays, starting on November 1st at 10:15 and
Wednesdays starting on November 2nd  at 16:30
NIS 30 for one child, NIS 50 for two . Discount with a clip card.
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
(Valuable information on rights, bureaucracy, & more…)
 held at:
AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek
Talpiot. Directions
Tel: 02-5661-181
Please call in advance (02-561-7151) to confirm and to sign up.
In addition, AACI also offers:
"HOT LINE" Counseling with Sheila Bauman by phone, for short questions only!
Daily (Sunday – Thursday):  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Call 02-5661-181.
DROP-IN Counseling for AACI members
Either 9:00 am – 10:45 am or 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Call 02-5661-181 the day before or same day to confirm time and counselor availability.
Advice Sessions for AACI members, given by qualified volunteers.
Call 02-566-1181 to make an appointment for: Travel, Tax and Investment Advice; Banking Advice; Building and Construction Advice; Insurance Advice; Shipping Advice and/or Advice on Money Management – investments, real estate, wills and trusts abroad. By appointment only!
Financial Resource Network
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Experienced players welcome
Beginning Bridge
New 8 week sessions beginning October 14th
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 14:00
Come and join in the fun!
Cost: 150 NIS/ AACI members 120 NIS
Parents In Uk – Structuring Inheritances In A Tax Efficient Manner
Wednesday,  October 26 18:00 
In today’s complicated world of Brexit and changing banking & tax regulations, having children living in Israel means that the estate planning required by UK parents with children living in Israel has only become more complicated. This lecture will address the issues, and explore solutions. Presenter: Philip Braude is licensed as an Investment Marketer by the Israeli Securities Authority, is also a Trust & Estate Practitioner, a Chartered Certified Accountant (UK) FCCA & Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (UK). He specializes in the Wealth Management for the International Jewish Family. You can download his Guides on different financial topics at www.braudewealth.com. Cost for each program: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Thursday November 10, 13:00
Topic: "Dealing With Conflict In The Workplace"
Speaker: Hadassah Fidler LLB qualified as a lawyer in the UK & then retrained as a licensed mediator both in England and in Israel. She currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel, where she has a mediation practice specializing in mediation for English speakers.
Thursday December 8th, 2016
Topic: "Motherhood Olympics, Forever Competing, Listening to Myself & Figuring out what I want. Does Anyone Ever Win?"
Speaker: Beryl Tritel, LMSW, is an individual and marriage therapist. She has dedicated her career helping women and couples find their happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction in life. She sees clients in Ramat Bet Shemesh and in Jerusalem at The Place. Beryl is also a writer who's work has appeared on kveller.com, Chabad.org, Binah Magazine, Ami Magazine and other publications. She is also the author of the popular advice column called "Ask Beryl" which is published in Connections, and in Kol Eshkol. When she is not working, she is busy with her husband, six kids and two cats.
Where: AACI – Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center Refreshments provided.
No pre-registration required
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30 Call or e-mail to register: 054-4247628 | lak.goals@gmail.com
Bring your business cards, brochures, products, and marketing materials. www.achieveyourgoals.co.il | Refreshments provided Share with others whom you feel could benefit from the networking and discussions. Bring a friend who will participate for FREE the first time. (We will not be meeting in October. See you again in November.)
Coaching Corner
How ambitious are you?
Are you excited about your upcoming plans & goals?
Do you live from day to day without specific goals?
Are you sitting comfortably without challenging yourself?
 Do your goals expand the edges of your comfort zone?
Choose a challenging (yet reachable) goal & go all out to meet it!
How do you feel just thinking about it? Excited?
Some food for thought...
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
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An Important Seminar For Dual U.S. - Israel Citizens
When:  Monday, November 7 at 18:00
Reduce Your Taxes and Avoid the Major Pitfalls in Tax Planning
Panel: Steven Feigenbaum, Senior Financial Planner, Licensed by the Israel Securities Authority, and Katherine Lapidoth, Senior Financial Planner, Licensed US/Israel, both of Pioneer Wealth Management, and Steven Ettinger, CEO MAS America, U.S. tax attorney and Leon Harris CEO Harris Consulting &Tax Ltd, Israeli CPA.
Are You Being Forced Out Of Your American Brokerage Account?
When: Wednesday, November 9th at 14:00
Did you receive a letter from your U.S. brokerage firm telling you that you must close your account? Are mutual funds, investment companies, and even Israeli banks not letting you invest through them? Curious how to handle your U.S. retirement accounts (IRAs and 401(k)s), brokerage and other investment accounts from Israel?
Presenter:  Douglas Goldstein CFP® is accredited by the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) as a licensed Israeli advisor and is also a licensed U.S. advisor. He holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner™, Registered Investment Advisor, and Trust and Estate Practitioner and runs the Jerusalem-based Profile Investment Services, Ltd., a company that helps people in Israel handle their U.S. IRA and brokerage accounts.- -
The End Of An Era! Tax-Planning Once Your 10 Year Exemption Period Ends.
When:  Monday, November 21st at 19:00
Planning for Israeli, US and Non-US taxes on your foreign investment income, including:
•         What is involved in reporting income and paying taxes in Israel
•         What you can do to plan for the Israeli and foreign taxes
•         How the non-Israeli tax that you pay interacts with the Israeli tax
•         Which country has the first right to tax certain types of income
Ron Zalben is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the USA and Israel. Ron is a partner in Aboulafia Avital Shrensky & Co, specializing in US and Israeli tax planning and compliance.  Binyamin Radomsky is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and a CPA in Israel. Binyamin is a partner in Aboulafia Avital Shrensky & Co, specializing in Israeli & UK tax planning & compliance.
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:
Important Information For U.S. Citizens Receiving Federal Benefits
We are pleased that a representative will be at AACI to give a seminar.  Thanks to the Federal Benefits unit of the Consulate General of the United States of America for arranging this opportunity.
When: Tuesday November 15 at 14:00 | Where:  AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center Cost:  NIS 15  / Free for AACI members | Pre-registration recommended – due to limited seating.
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
Tuesday, November 1st- Meet for dinner at Sushi Rehavia (48 Emek Refaim) at 17:30  followed by a First City Improv Performance at AACI at 20:00. Please register for the improv show at the Front Desk:  02- 561-1181 - and with Rachel Kneitel for dinner.
Wednesday, November 23rd - Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon (p.  ) Register early with the front desk 02-566-1181 to reserve a seat with your friends.
Tuesday, December 13th- Dinner at Pinati (22 Yad Harutzim) at 18:00 followed by “Avenue Q”  presented by the J-Town Playhouse theater at 20:00 at AACI. Register for the performance at the AACI front desk, and with Rachel Kneitel for dinner.
Ongoing Friday Brunch at Bagel Café (46 Emek Refaim). Pre-Registration is required as there is limited space. Call Martin Silbermann (058-636-1108) by Thursday at 15:00  to reserve your seat.
SOMETHING NEW FOR THE GROUP:  Join us at the Jerusalem Theatre for free concerts at 17:00 every other Monday. Meet friends! Enjoy coffee or dinner in their restaurant before or after. Contact Rachel Kneitel for more information.
New! Signup at the AACI front desk in order to receive email notices of our activities. 
To register for any or all of the activities please contact Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832
In order to serve you better, members of the group will now receive a program notice by e-mail and reminders of up-coming events. new members can sign-up at the front desk to join the group and receive program information. This address can also be used to contact: Rachel Kneitel, 55+ program coordinator. Please enter this e-mail address in your contacts so that it goes directly to your in-box: aaci.55ish@gmail.com
Memoir Writing
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:30
Tuesdays until November 15th
This will be the year that you will write your memoir.
Finally the perfect course for anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a memoir!  Together we will explore our lives decade by decade using techniques developed by Julia Cameron (Artists Way and It's Never too Late to Start Again) Open to anyone who wants to take a deep look at where they've been. No writing experience required. 
Cost: NIS 200/ 120 NIS for the course
Taught by Carol Ungar, the author of the forthcoming cookbook, Jewish Soul Food. She has been conducting writing workshops for more than five years at community centers in Jerusalem.
Pre-registration required. Call AACI 02-566-1181 to register
"Moving Your Career Forward"
Monday, November 14th at 10:30 – 12:00
Tuesday, November 15th at 20:00 – 21:30
The same workshop will be held twice
Do you want to advance your goals in the area of career/work?
Do you feel you are at an important work-related crossroad?
This Workshop is an opportunity to begin practical decision-making processes.  You will be exposed to simple tools and focused ways of thinking in order to reach practical decisions, and to begin a plan of action.
Where:  AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
The Workshop will be conducted by AACI life member Ilan Rubin, who has had 35 years of successful work experience in Israel both in the world of business, and in the public sector (including a position as Secretary-General of the Jewish Agency).  For the past 10 years, Ilan has done career coaching, and has worked with more than 200 clients. 
Cost:   NIS 20  / AACI members free! 
As a life member of AACI, Ilan is kindly offering these workshops gratis to AACI members
Conscious Money Matters
A 3-Part Seminar Develop Awareness and Confidence with your Money and Take Control of Your Financial Future
When: Tuesdays November 29th, December 6th and 13th at 10:00
November 29th - Cultivating Money Maturity: Exploring and Developing Your Emotional Responses to Money,
December 6th - Establishing Healthy Money Habits
December 13th - Creating Your Money Map to Guide Your Financial Future Speaker: Debbie Sassen, Financial Planner and Money Coach, specializing in advisory services for multi-national citizens living in Israel
Cost: NIS 40 per class / AACI Members NIS 30 per class Registration is recommended. 
To register or for more information contact Debbie 077-5334142, 054-842-7638 or Debbie@debbiesassen.com
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2016
Following the popular success of his first three lecture series at Jerusalem AACI, conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz invites you to join him for a fourth season, to learn while enjoying the thrill of great music.
For more than three decades, Harvey Bordowitz has been esteemed as one of this country's most innovative and creative conductors and music directors, nd has guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world. For 35 years he has lectured in both Hebrew and English on a vast range of musical topics, with humor, erudition and a deep love of music.
Sunday, November 6 at 19:30
The glory and splendor of Venice: the dizzying carnival spectacle of masks
and costumes, gondolas, canals and cathedrals, the majestic sounds of Vivaldi,
Gabrieli and other great composers paying tribute to the great city - La Serenissima - The Serene Monarch of the Sea.
Sunday, November 13 at 19:30
A look at the many faces of love, as portrayed by Puccini, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Dvořák, and more, in song, symphony, opera and ballet, and several of the legendary love stories of the silver screen.
Sunday, November 27 at 19:30
A whirlwind tour of the sounds, the rhythms, and the stories behind folk songs and dances from five continents, accompanied by a fascinating variety of folk instruments. Some of the songs we know and love, and some will be new discoveries. Fasten your seatbelts!
Sunday, December 4 at 19:30
Earth, air, fire and water - the elements of creation, said the Greeks. We will visit oceans and volcanoes, enchanted lakes and mighty rivers, see fireworks lighting up the skies, in works by Handel, Debussy, Stravinsky, De Falla and more.
Sunday, December 18 at 19:30
From the Golden Age of Shakespeare to the last night of the Proms. From
Elizabeth to Elizabeth. A treasure trove spanning more than four centuries of British music. Purcell, Handel, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and others - a Musical Empire on which the sun never sets!
Where:  AACI Glassman Family Center
Each lecture is approximately 2 hours with a coffee break
Cost of 5 Lectures: NIS 250 / AACI Members NIS 225
Individual lectures pre-booked NIS 55
Individual lectures at door NIS 65
Pre-registration absolutely essential.
The course will only take place with minimum number of participants.
For tickets:  register online at aaci.org.il or call 02-566-1181 with your credit card information.
First City Improv Performance 




 For more information call 02-566-1181 or email Israeltheatersource@gmail.com

Ruby Tuesdays
Cost: 40 NIS / 30 NIS for AACi members and students. 
For tickets please call 02-566-1181 
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