AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
Most AACI Jerusalem Programs require pre-registration by calling 02-5661181.
AACI Star Film Club Mah Jongg
Anyone Can Draw & Paint! Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs
"Classic Book Book Club" Ulpan La'Inyan
Fresh Insights Into Literature Volunteer with us
Kid's & Teen Art Exhibition  INFORMATIONAL
Creative Workshop; Crochet & More AACI Advice Sessions
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2014 American Citizen Services
Jewish Aspects in Opera Navigational Series
DAY TRIPS AACI’s Employment Resource
Explore The Adumim Region Travel Advice - Ophir Tours
AACI Sukkot Walking Tours  
Kids & Teen Art Exhibit Amit - AACI Library
Family music class for children from 4 months to five years old AACI DVD Library
EVENTS AACI Kids Library
55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI  
Thanksgiving Luncheon  
Yard Sale  
Financial Resource Network IGRA
  Jewish Philosophers:Torah &  way of the Land
HEALTH & WELLNESS Makeup Made Easy (with Andrea Simantov)
Blood Drive Professional Women's Network Meeting
Exercise Class for 50+  
Zumba Ruby Tuesdays
Pre-registration is required for all AACI classes, programs and events.  We reserve the right to cancel programs in the event of insufficient pre-registration.                                             
AACI Advice Sessions
Advice Sessions
The following professionals offer their time for free consultations for AACI members only. 
Advice for Small Businesses
Michael Horesh is an experienced and registered business mentor, who has helped many open up and move their companies forward. From services to food to retail or high-tech, Michael sets about understanding your vision in order to resolve your issues. For a ten-minute consultation on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, call Michael at
052-344-8453, info@michaelhoresh.com.
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.
Home Waterproofing Advice
Do your walls have moisture or water damage? Unable to find the source of the problem?
Call Rivka from Luzon Waterproofing Systems for a 15 minutes free telephone consultation on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 – 12 Noon.
1-700-701-151 ext. 3 or e-mail rivka@luzon.co.il
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.
Philanthropic Consulting
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 02-539-8666 or drop in to AACI on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 15:00. 
The AMIT-AACI 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 ficti
on 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 AMIT Women and the AACI.
For your convenience we offer a multi-purchase card as a service to readers.
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323 / 052-738-0270, 
Fresh Insights Into Literature
There are no programs during October
Cost:  30 NIS / 20 NIS AACI Members
Facilitator:  Dr. Judith Oster
Dr. Judith Oster, Professsor Emerita of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is the author of Crossing Cultures:  Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature, and Toward Robert Frost:  The Reader and the Poet. 
Classic Book Club:
Led by Dr. Judith Oster
There are no programs during September
Sunday, October 26, 13:30-14:30
Two by Singer: The Slaughterer adn A Crown of Feathers
Sunday, November 30, 13:30-14:30
A Passage to India
Cost:  5 NIS
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Dr. Judith Oster, Professor Emerita of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is the author of Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature, and Toward Robert Frost: The Reader and The Poet.  She has presented papers and lectures in the USA, Israel, France, China, Malaysia, Spain, and Greece. Dr. Oster has taught Shakespeare throughout her career, with special focus on the tragedies and the sonnets.  
For further details of each month's selected book please contact Dr. Oster at:  xo4@case.edu.
The AACI Childrens' Library is adjacent to the adult library. For further information please contact us: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email: amitaaci.library@gmail.com 
Weekly Chapter Book Story Hour “Pleasure Without
For questions and sign-up, please contact
Rolene at 052-738-0270  or   amitaaci.library@gmail.com 
Rolene Segal, Volunteer Librarian, Phone: 02-566-1181 ext. 323 / 052-738-0270, 

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.

Sep 24
AACI closed - Erev Rosh Hashana
Oct 1
Rabbi Uri Regev: Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic? - The Challenge of Religious Freedom
Oct 8
AACI closed – Erev Succot
Oct 15
AACI closed - Succot
Oct 22
Rabbi Tzvi Liker: Hey Rabbi, Can You Bless My Food? Tales From a Mashgiach's Diary
Oct 29
David Young:  Is There More to Bad Language than Swearing?
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
Anyone Can Draw & Paint!
with Marcia Lewison
Learn techniques for drawing and painting in a lively basic course.
When: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 to 12:00.  Sept. 2 - Oct. 7 (6 classes)
Cost: 280 NIS/240 NIS for AACI members
Classes will only take place with sufficient registration
Pre-registration required.  Call AACI now to reserve and get the list of materials: 02-566-1181
Family music class for children from 4 months to five years old
Enjoy 45 minutes of music with singing, puppets, percussion instruments and lots of ideas to enrich your child’s musical and English development.
When:  Mondays at 15:30 (ages 4 months – 2 years)
             Mondays at 16:30 (family class - up to 5 year olds)
Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1
Cost: First child NIS 400 / AACI members NIS 430
Sibling discount! NIS 600 / NIS 630 for two children
Individual classes NIS 55 / 45 per child
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com
Or call 054 5315990
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 16:00-20:00
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a scoop for a pint.
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. 
If you would like to volunteer for the Blood Drive, please contact Elayna at 02-5661181 ext 307
Magen David Adom appreciates all who came to donate on behalf of the individuals who will benefit from your donation.
AACI Jerusalem members benefit from blood insurance in case of need.
When you are hospitalized in Israel, it is a customary hospital procedure to request that someone donate pints of blood to the hospital blood bank. AACI Jerusalem offers blood insurance for our members, and our blood drives “bank” this blood on behalf of all our members.
AACI will now host a blood drive every four months.
If you’d like to get blood drive date reminders by email, please send your e-mail address to eweisel@aaci.org.il
Creative Workshop; Crochet & More
Take your skills to a higher level for starting, finishing and dreaming of the next knitting, crocheting or sewing project.  Bring your materials and join in a pleasant, relaxed environment.  This class is appropriate for advanced beginners of all ages who enjoy creating fashionable clothing and accessories.
Facilitator, Gale Phaff made aliyah in 1993 with her family and has a M.A. in Fibre Arts from Hunter College.  She has created crocheted clothing, accessories, famed Challah Quilts, wall hangings and more. Her work has sold in boutiques and a museum gift shop, and is purchased by private collectors and by friends and family. She has taught in various institutions and has exhibited her work in many places including the Brooklyn Museum. 
When:  Tuesday, October 21, November 18 and December 30 15:00 – 16:30
Cost:  25 NIS / AACI members 15 NIS
Where:  AACI – Glassman Family Center in Talpiot    02-566-1181
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.
Jewish Aspects in Opera
Sunday October 19, 19:30
A fascinating audio-visual presentation
with Rob Coopman & Andre Boers
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Familiy Center
Cost:     NIS / AACI & Emunah members      NIS
In cooperation with the Lapidot chapter of Emunah
Travel Advice – Ophir Tours
Have questions about Travel?
This is your opportunity to meet with Henriette Hertz, an agent from Ophir Tours who has been in the travel business for more than 18 years. Henriette will be available on Wednesdays at 12:00-4:00 pm at our Jerusalem office (37 Pierre Koenig). Get the latest information regarding air fares, cruises, car rentals, domestic tourism plus much more. For an appointment, please call Henriette at 02-5398666.
Health and Wellness Programs
(All our classes take place at AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig/Corner of Poalei Zedek 2, Talpiot.)
Exercise Class for 50+
Sunday mornings -11:00 - 12 noon.
Wednesday mornings - 09:30
NIS 55 / AACI Members 45 NIS / *660/540
The class is led by Marilyn Cohen, graduate of the Wingate Institute with a certification in Physical Activity for Seniors.
Please wear closed shoes and comfortable clothing.
For more information and to register, please call 02-5661-181
“Cartisiya” now available – pay for 12 classes, get one free!  Call AACI at 02-566-1181
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class
Thursday afternoons 15:45 (beginners)
NIS 45 / AACI Members 35 NIS
Find your balance at AACI with Nacy Harel!  Almost everyone can do Tai Chi; it is done in slow motion with little joint stress, cleansing and rejuvenating the body and mind. Using flowing movements, a Tai Chi session moves through positions for strength and balance to integrate mind and body.  Please wear loose clothing.
Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs and Joints
Two Feldenkrais Classes!
taught by Shoshanna Lederman
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.
Mondays 11:00.
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
Pre-registration required! Call AACI-to register, 02-566-1181
Advanced program available on request. Call Shoshanna for details: 050-7526631.
Shoshanna Lederman, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Israel certified yoga teacher-Wingate Institute, MA in Education, Bank Street College, NY
Advanced classes available- call Shoshanna 050-752-6631
New! Improving Your Balance with Shoshana Lederman
Thursdays,  11 – 12:00
Cost:  50/40
Shoshana Lederman is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and yoga teacher, MA in Education. 
For more details, please contact Shoshana; 0507-526-631
Tamar ben Shaul is a certified Feldenkrais and Reflexology practitioner.
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Beginning October 23rd
Thursdays  9:30 - 10:10    Level 1 Zumba
Thursdays 10:15 - 11:00   High Energy Zumba
Zumba® Fitness is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries.  Fun and easy to do!  A mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps, the routines are a combination of fast and slow rhythms that maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.
Please wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.
Leah Stern is a recent olah from Long Island, New York and is a certified zumba instructor. In addition to Zumba, she participates in dance and theater productions. She teaches Zumba in her ulpan machzor at Ulpan Etzion.
Cost:  NIS 50 / students and AACI members NIS 40
AACI Navigational Series
An overview of the Health System in Israel and the options available to you.When:  Wednesday October 1st 16:30
Presenter: Dr. Rafael Cayam is the Director of Medicine of Leumit Health Fund, Jerusalem District
When:  Wednesday, October 22nd 16:30
Presenter:  Gabe Pransky is the founder of AACI’s Shira Pransky Project
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: 20 NIS/ AACI members 15 NIS
How does the mortgage system work here?  What is the point system?  How can a Mortgage Broker help in the process, as compared to going directly to a bank?
When:  Wednesday, November 5th 16:30 
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: 20 NIS/ AACI members 15 NIS
Presenters: Chaim Friedman, Managing Director & Tzvi Shapiro General Manager are co-founders of First Israel Mortgages www.firstisrael.com.  Prior to founding the company, Chaim was a senior mortgage banker and operations manager in the U.S., and Tzvi served in numerous managerial and operational roles spanning the banking and financial industries.
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!
January 16th 2015.
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!
Jewish Philosophers - The Thought of Eliezer Berkovits
 with Rabbi Artie Fischer
Is faith compatible with reason? Is belief by its very nature irrational?
Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Berkovits (1908-1992) was a profound and prolific modern-Orthodox Zionist thinker, whose ideas influenced generations of educatiors and policy-makers. His writings deal with faith, pirituality, morality, halacha and history in the confrontatin between religion and modernity.
Our text will be God, Man and History (1965), in which Berkovits suggests that harmonizing faith and reason no longer occupies the mind of the modern Jew. "Through the encounter Judaism first learned of God, who is almighty and yet cares for man, Supreme Lord and yet a friend."
Copies of the new edition of the book will be available for purchase (NIS65).
When: Tuesdays, 12:30, ongoing
Where: AACI – Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: 50 NIS / AACI members 35 NIS
Mah Jongg
Tuesdays, 12:00-13:00
Learn to play with a pro! With Marcia Gardner
This class is NOT intended for people who already know how to play.
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Come and join in the fun!
Cost: 15 NIS/ AACI members 10 NIS
AACI Star Film Club

Professional Women's Network Meeting
Topic: Money matters: Especially for Independent Women
Thursday, November 13, 12.45 - 15:00
Join us for a highly interactive, educational 40 minute presentation which helps women understand the art of investing and the differences between men and women when making money and investments decisions.

We will also discuss:
- How to make financial decisions during times of change: divorce, career change, death of spouse, etc.
- Setting investment goals and objectives
- Retirement planning
- Basic financial terms
- Types of investments

Speaker:  Katherine Lapidoth
Katherine is one of Pioneer International Group's founding financial planners and a Senior Wealth Manager with Pioneer Wealth Management for the past 27 years. Katherine specializes in helping women build wealth through their investment choices. Katherine is licensed both in Israel & in the U.S. and has an MBA from Drexel and UCLA.
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost:  NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
Refreshments provided
Bring a friend & she participates for free at the first meeting
"The best way to predict your future is to create it" (Abraham Lincoln)
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
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Makeup Made Easy
Monday, November 10, 10:00–13:00 or 14:00–17:00
STOP spending your hard-earned money on products that are overpriced and contain the same ingredients as comparable and more-affordable items, and stop feeling embarrassed that you never really learned how to apply makeup!
In this 3 hour course, you will master the basics of makeup application and skin care.  
Guaranteed to be filled with useful information and a LOT of friendship, fun & laughter. (PLUS, you'll receive a GREAT GIFT!)
Where:  AACI – Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost:  120 NIS / AACI members 100 NIS (pre-paid registrations only)
Pre-paid registration required!  02-566-1181
Facilitator:  Andrea Simantov of Jerusalem Bride is a professionally trained makeup artist and hair stylist and has been making women beautiful for more than a decade.  A mother of six and grandmother of ten, she recently appeared on Israel's Amazing Race and is a frequent inspirational speaker for various organizations. www.jerusalembride.com
American Citizen Services
Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem
Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000
Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070
Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392
(Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center)
Location via Google Maps 
Note from AACI: The map is not clear. David Flusser St. is a new street. An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street.
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
Make An Appointment Online:
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
Monday afternoon, October 6 – Let’s do lunch at Pompidou Restaurant, 19 Emek Refaim, JerusalemPlease register by Thursday, October 2.
Wednesday evening, October 22-- Meet for early dinner at From Gaza to Berlin Restaurant, 5 Rachel Imenu (near Emek Refaim), Jerusalem and then join us at the AACI Glassman Family Center for the hilarious movie “Tootsie,“ which will be preceded by a very interesting introduction by Gary Levine.   For more information about the movie, please click here.  Please register by Sunday, October 19. 
For further information and registration for the above activities, please call Susan Block Goldman at 02-566-1662 (not on Shabbat).  If no answer, please leave a clear message on her voice mail or email her at susangoldman9@012.net.il 
To receive emails regarding our activities, please subscribe to our group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AACI_Fifty_Five_ish/ and click on the "Join Now!" link in the group description
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2014
Harvey Bordowitz was the founding Music Director and Conductor of the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra. With an M.A. in Conducting and Musicology, the New York-born maestro conducted and directed operas and musicals in New York before his Aliyah in 1976. 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 2, at 19:30
The New World – America!
How did American music break free of the old European molds? How did ragtime, jazz, swing and spirituals make America the sassy new kid on the block? The New World in all its passion, pain and. glory.
Sunday, November 16th at 19:30  
Who Needs Conductors, Anyway?
An insider’s look at the strange and wondrous profession of the conductor. What is a conductor? What happens in rehearsals? In the concert? The audience will be invited to compare and judge different recordings.
Sunday, December 14th at 19:30
Beethoven: from Tragedy to Triumph
Beethoven's confrontation with his increasing deafness and his bravery in adversity gave rise to triumphant creations that stir our souls to this day, and that single-handedly ushered in the 19th century – the Romantic Era. Hear the Eroica Symphony, No. 3, the Fate-Symphony No. 5 and the mighty Ninth – an ode to freedom, courage and human dignity.
Sunday, December 28th at 19:30
With Strings Attached – All About String Instruments
Some of music’s most thrilling works have been written for string instruments. We will learn about the legendary violin makers, sample towering masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Brahms, in unforgettable performances by Heifetz and Casals, Jacqueline du Pré, and the newest generation of brilliant young virtuosi.
Each lecture is approximately 2 hours with a coffee break.
Cost of 4 Lectures: NIS 250 / AACI Members NIS 200
Individual lectures pre-booked    NIS 55
Individual lectures at door NIS 60
Pre-registration and payment is absolutely essential.  Course will only take place with a minimum number of participants.
Have you recorded your family story??  Wondering how to tackle this project?  The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) invites you to join us at the AACI Glassman Family Center.

Next meeting: Sunday,  December 7, 18:30-20:30

IGRA has a new dynamic, bi-lingual search engine on its website, http://genealogy.org.il/databases/!! Searches can be done with a variety of filters to bring you more accurate results. We have prepared and uploaded more than 65 databases and more will be appearing in the months ahead. The databases have materials relating to the Ottoman, British Mandate and Israeli Administration. There are voter lists, census material, different occupations, address books, candidates for various positions, delegates to Zionist Congresses and much more. Images of the scanned documents are being added to the search engine and will be available to members of IGRA.
Ruby Tuesday Concert Series
The Wonderful Music of Maya Pennington and Guy Frati
Thursday, October 23, 21:00
The wonderfully fun musical duo of Maya Pennington (formally of the Voca People) and Guy Frati (Teacher at music academy in Jerusalem and the Nissan Nativ acting school) perform a collection of wonderfully fun material, spanning from Tom Lehrer through Sondheim all the way to contemporary musical numbers. An evening of tongue-in-cheek, double-entendre and just a touch of neuroses for good measure.
When: Thursday, October 23rd at 21:00 (Please note the late start time)
Tickets 50 NIS/ 40 for members and students
To order tickets please call 02-566-1181 
For more information or to order group tickets please email israeltheatersource@gmail.com

The performance will take place at AACI - Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig st. corner of Poalei Tzedek, 4th floor, Talpiyot, Jerusalem
A Little Night Music
AACI's J-Town Playhouse proudly presents our newest upcoming musical "A Little Night Music"

Directed by Aviella Trapido with Musical Direction by Nir Cohen and Choreography by Noa Lavi Shoseyov. 

Book by Hugh wheeler with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film 'Smiles of a Summer Night', it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Winner of 6 Tony Awards including best musical, this heart-warming show will certainly fill your summer nights with a sense of romance. 

With our star-studded Jerusalem cast including, Maya Pennington, Alona Cole. Sandy Cash, Bakol Ruben Gellar, Zoey Sabrina Tabak, Maya Cohen, Yael Silver, Sarah Lavin, Mor Kan-Tor, Howard Metz, Yamin Friedman, Gilad Rosenberg, Schachar Shammai, Jeff Berk and Ron Orlovsky this show will be sure to hit all the right notes!

The show will also feature a live band. In addition, wine and cheese will be available for purchase, on most nights, from the Jerusalem Wine Club! 

Performances: September 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th and 18th at 8pm. 
With 2 special Saturday night performances on September 6th and 13th at 9pm. 

Tickets cost 80 NIS/60NIS for AACI members, students, and soldiers. 

Group discounts are available. For groups of 10 or more please see instructions below. 

To order tickets please call 02-566-1181 or
Please note: Very few tickets are available for Thursday, September 18th performance. Please call the above phone number to check if there are any tickets remaining.

For more information or to order group tickets please email israeltheatersource@gmail.com

All performances will take place at AACI - Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig st. corner of Poalei Tzedek, 4th floor, Talpiyot, Jerusalem
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