..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

Navigational Series

Memoir Writing

Travel Advice - Ophir Tours

  Volunteer with us!
  An Introduction to Attunement and Somatic Experiencing
Family music class for children In The Beginning: Family Dysfunction, Hope and Healing in The Book Of Genesis
  Free coaching workshop with Mike Lowy 
  Learn To Bake Challahs for Rosh HaShana
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Employment Services Professional Women’s Network
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
  ebooks Library
What You Need To Know About Inheritances AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Ruby Tuesdays
Parents In Uk – Structuring Inheritances In A Tax Efficient Manner Merrily We Roll Along
Blood Drive  
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Strategies for Living after a Major Illness  
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
New dates to be announced.    
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Fresh Insights into Literature
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
New dates to be announced.        
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.

Sept 28 Rabbi Avraham Feder on "The Chagim: A Drama in Three Acts – Life, Sin, and Joy
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: Reconstructing the Opus Sectile Floors on Jerusalem’s Herodian Temple Mount
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
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+
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 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.
Improve your Balance
taught by Shoshanna Lederman
Wednesdays at 12:15
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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An Introduction to Attunement and Somatic Experiencing®
with Jeff Goldstein
Sunday, September 18th 17:45- 19:00
Admission is free of charge At AACI Glassman Family Center Somatic Experiencing® and Attunement are techniques that teach personal healing and resilience through learning to balance an individual’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual parts. This balance creates an inner strength that stimulates the ability for continued personal healing and provides the foundation for personal development to optimize one’s inner potential. This program is for anyone interested in self-help and for health care professionals who wish to learn another treatment method. Jeff Goldstein is a Spiritual guide and Trauma therapist living in Jerusalem. For information and private sessions contact Jeff at Jeffgoldstein89@gmail.com, 052-655-7195, www.jeffattuner.com 
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 over Sukkot
When: Sunday, September 25 at 20:00 and Wednesday. September 28 at 13:30
Looking for new ways to entertain your kids or grandkids, & just have some fun this Sukkot? Join us to hear about some “off the beaten track” activity ideas from Joanna Shebso
n of Fun 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 webbased business and grew a mommy blog into a thriving tourism busine
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
In The Beginning: Family Dysfunction, Hope and Healing in The Book Of Genesis
with Joanne Doades
The themes of sibling rivalry, personal betrayal, and fractured families seem to permeate Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible. In this highly interactive learning experience, we will examine these sacred stories with the assistance of traditional and contemporary commentaries in order to discover their eternal messages for our own lives. All are welcome; no Hebrew language or previous Jewish study required. Topics include:
  • What is the Torah, and the other basic texts (i.e., Talmud, Midrash, Codes, etc.) that will be referenced and utilized in this class? What are the relationships between them and how do they enhance our understanding of the Biblical themes?
  • What can be learned from Adam and Eve about marital and parent-child relationships? What are the messages the text suggests about the nature of sibling rivalry?
  • What were the relationships within the first monotheistic family − Abraham and Sarah − and are any of their messages relevant today? How can we understand the binding of Isaac, one of the most troubling of Biblical texts, in terms of our own family relationships?
  • How did Isaac and Rebecca hope to actualize their own dreams and visions through their children, and what lessons can we learn from the impact of their behavior?
  • How did Jacob's love for his son Joseph result in decades of sorrow for the family? How do their past experiences impact the reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers? Can sincere repentance overcome the pain that family members have caused?
Thursdays, September 8-October 6, 12:00-13:00 at the AACI Glassman Family Center
Cost: Pre-pay for the whole course: NIS 200/150 AACI members, or pay per class: NIS 40/30 AACI members. Please call AACI at 02-566-1181 to register.
Health and Wellness Networking Forum for Women and Men
- Why diets don't work
- Why calories don't count
- Why we get hungry
- How to withdraw from sugar
- How to shop
- How to eat more and still lose weight
- How to eat well, feel well, look well, and be well!
Speaker: Barbara Schipper-Bergstein made aliyah with her four children in the 1970s from Montreal Canada, after receiving her M.Phil. from Cambridge University. In Israel she worked as a social worker with adolescents until she happened upon the "Glycemic Index." This approach, she says, "saved" her during middle age when she began to gain weight even though her eating habits hadn’t changed. Her fascination turned to determination when she realized that the GI (glycemic index) is scientifically correct. It deals with ALL the questions we've wondered about but never had satisfactory answers for. Barbara has written three books about the GI, all of which are simple to read, understand, and follow. In her talk she will explain the GI clearly, with proof of its success.
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan, HR and organizational consultant and coach; trainer and group facilitator; founder and CEO of L.A.K. Creations and Consulting.
Co-organizer: Belle Fine-Cohen, M.Ed., gerontologist and advisor on enhancing health and wellness; founder of "Be Fine Today."
Bring your business cards, brochures and marketing materials for networking!
Share them with others you feel could benefit from the networking and discussions!
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (registration from 5:15 p.m.)
Where: AACI Jerusalem - Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30. Refreshments provided.
No pre-registration required. E-mail: lak.goals@gmail.com for further information.
We will not meet in October. See you again in November.
Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
When: Tuesday, September 20th, 11:00- 12:00
There is no cost for the event. 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. 
Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia 
Sundays, September 11, 25 and 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 (starting September 7
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 
 “Getting myself from where I'm stuck now to where I need to be"
We all have issues that have been tormenting us for months or years, and we just can’t seem to make headway with them.  Whatever they are - here’s an opportunity to make a new start and tackle the issues properly once and for all.
Group Coaching is where some major collaboration takes place. Striving toward a common goal, you’ll not only benefit from the coach’s feedback, but also the feedback of others, sparking a firestorm of creativity. You share ideas and gain additional perspectives. Simple question can seed most informative and collaborative discussion giving you much free insight, ideas, and possible solutions you may never have thought of on your own.
When:  Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, from 9:00 to 17:00
Cost:  Free!  This program, normally costing hundreds of shekels, is being offered free, subject to applicants satisfactorily completing the enrolment procedure, and receiving the coach’s approval.
Facilitator:  Mike Lowy has been training, consulting, mentoring, and coaching in Israel since the 1980s.
Note: Pre-registration essential!  The enrolment procedure involves filling out a form, which will be sent to you when you call for more information, possibly a 1-on-1 meeting with Mike, and finally a confirmation that you have been approved to participate. No registration will be accepted on the day.
For more Information, please call Mike Lowy: 052-420-0506 or email him at: mikelowyconsulting@gmail.com
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, Novemeber 11th
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.
Wednesdays at 16:30
NIS 35 for one child, NIS 60 for two . Discount with a clip card.
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com  054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun
Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
(Valuable information on rights, bureaucracy, & more…)
 held at:
AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek
Talpiot. Directions
Tel: 02-5661-181
Please call in advance (02-561-7151) to confirm and to sign up.
In addition, AACI also offers:
"HOT LINE" Counseling with Sheila Bauman by phone, for short questions only!
Daily (Sunday – Thursday):  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Call 02-5661-181.
DROP-IN Counseling for AACI members
Either 9:00 am – 10:45 am or 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Call 02-5661-181 the day before or same day to confirm time and counselor availability.
Advice Sessions for AACI members, given by qualified volunteers.
Call 02-566-1181 to make an appointment for: Travel, Tax and Investment Advice; Banking Advice; Building and Construction Advice; Insurance Advice; Shipping Advice and/or Advice on Money Management – investments, real estate, wills and trusts abroad. By appointment only!
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
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
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
What You Need To Know About Inheritances
Wednesday September 14 at 15:30 
  • Where to get appropriate advice about whether to sell or keep what you received
  • Creating a customized solution through a combination of comprehensive financial planning and investment selection
  • How to generate the income you need from the inheritance
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.
Retirement Planning In Israel
Monday September 12 at 18:30
  • Seven Smart Steps to Securing Your Financial Future
  • Planning for peace of mind - complete a self-diagnostic exercise to evaluate your current financial situation
  • What role should the Israel financial markets play in your retirement investment decisions? When is a good time to start bringing money over from your retirement savings abroad?
  • Communication: how to talk about money with your loved ones without that pit in your stomach
Presenters: Debbie Sassen, Financial Planner & Certified Money Coach, believes in helping people build healthy, confident relationships with their wealth. http://debbiesassen. com. Baruch Labinsky, is the author of ‘A Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel’, the founder of Labinsky Financial, a financial planning firm and is licensed by the Israel Securities Authority as a portfolio manager.
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 September 15, 13:00-15:00 p.m. (registration from 12:45)
Topic - What is stopping you from moving forward and making changes? Topic: Identifying and befriending the part of you that has the “foot on the brake” − i.e., slowing you down from moving forward or making changes. This can be extremely beneficial in both your professional and personal areas of life.
Speaker: Chaya Sara Brand, LMSW, is a psychotherapist, mentor, coach, and consultant. Chaya’s areas of specialty and interest include changing subconscious beliefs in order t o reach one’s goals; healing the inner child; healing trauma; transforming anger; forgiveness; and marriage therapy (focusing on communication and attachment issues). She has over 40 years’ international experience in running support groups and growth workshops; her work is both eclectic and holistic. Cha ya Sara is in private practice in Jerusalem, and she also consults via phone calls and Skype.
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
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
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Learn To Bake Challahs Like a Pro For Rosh HaShana!
Saidel’s Artisan Baking Workshop
Whether you are a beginner or advanced baker - this is THE definitive challah baking workshop you cannot afford to miss!  Join Master Baker and wellness coach, Les Saidel for a riveting 3 hour revelation during which you will learn the professionals' trade secrets - hands on! The workshop includes preparing 2 different kinds of challahs (one of them whole grain spelt), braiding demonstrations, Q & A , helping everyone individually,  lots of informative info and tips for challah baking and written material to take home.  
Where: AACI Glassman Family Center                                                                           
When:  Sunday September 11th
Time: 17:30-20:30                                                                  
Cost: NIS 150
For more details and to reserve a place, please call the Saidel’s at 1-800-35-1222 or 09-794122 http://www.saidels.com
Join AACI and the Jerusalem Post for a U.S. Election Debate!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH at 19:00 at AACI Glassman Family Center Representing Republicans Abroad: Mark Zell Representing Democrats Abroad: Sheldon Schorer Moderated by Jerusalem Post senior diplomatic reporter Herb Keinon
To register, please call AACI at 02-566-1181 
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:
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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
Brunch every Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm or just a cup of coffee at Cafe Hillel, 36 Yaffo Street
Wednesday, September 7 - Jerusalem Wine Festival held in the Art Garden at the Israel Museum with live music alongside wine and food stands. Call AACI 02-566-1181 to register before September 5.
Mid September - Dinner at Pinati Kosher Meat Israeli restaurant located at 16 Yad Harutzim 02-673-5392, followed by the musical "Merrily We Roll Along" at AACI. Date TBA
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
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.
Merrily We Roll Along will be rolling into Jerusalem this September, produced by J-Town Playhouse.
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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