AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
AACI Celebrates Jerusalem Beginners Mah Jongg
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Blockbuster Clips from Film and Stage, an Evening with David Kravitz  
Creative Writing American Citizen Services
Fresh Insights in Literature Navigational Series
  Travel Advice - Ophir Tours
CHILDREN Volunteer with us!
Family music class for children LECTURES, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
  Conquer Your Smartphone Fears
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Employment Services Professional Women’s Network
  Introduction to Social Media Workshop
AACI Celebrates Jerusalem Amit - AACI Library
AACI DVD Library
Community Clean Up- Give Back- Clean Up! AACI Kids Library
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
AACI’s Annual Canada Day / Independence Day Celebration  
Rosenblatt & Gershwin: The Charedi Cantor and the Secular Songwriter  
Yard Sale  
4 Things to Do after Receiving an Inheritance or Lump Sum AACI’s J-Town Playhouse First City Improv  Show
Key financial issues for Canadian Olim Ruby Tuesdays
  Hanna Senesh
Blood Drive Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
Coping with Illness Support Group Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back  
Health & Wellness Programs  
Gental Yoga  
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Nordic Walking Group  
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
Sunday, 13:30 – 14:30
May 28th - Jane Eyre (Bronte) | June 25th - Wide Saragasso Sea (Rhys) (a revisionist prequel retelling of Jane Eyre by Rochester’s mad wife)
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
No need to pre-register!
Cost:  NIS 5
Fresh Insights into Literature
Mondays, 12:30 - 14:00
May 8th, 15th - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Joyce)
June 5th, 12th - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakepeare)
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.  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.


May 10
Tracy Pauwen on "The Gazelle or the Lion: You Had Better Learn Fast in Africa!"
May 17 Sharon Altshul on "Jerusalem Perspectives Over 60 Years"
May 24  
Rabbi Zev Solomon on "Aseret Hadibrot – Our Ketuba with God"
May 31 (AACI closed for Shavuot)
June 7
 Irwin Blank on "The Wizard of Oz – From Galut to Independence"
June 14
Dorothea Shefer on "Chasing Dreams and Flies: A Tragicomedy of Life in France"
June 21 Sherwin Pomerantz on "The World's Descent into Chaos and What It Means for Israelis"
June 28 Josie Arbel on "An Armchair Trip to Jewish Morocco"
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, May 9, 23, June 6, 20,
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
Beginners crochet
Tuesdays, May 9th, 23rd, and June 6th, 20th | 12:30- 1:45

Pre- registration required by calling AACI- 02-566-1181. Register early- limited space!
Cost: NIS 200/ 160 AACI members for the whole course
Crochet hook and skein of yarn available at minimal cost. Email Gale at galegphaff@
if you would like to purchase these materials.
Never crocheted before? Learn the basics of crochet including the slip knot, chain and
single crochet techniques to create a scarf , bag, or hat.

You’ll love Gale’s down-to-earth approach as she teaches you the basics of crocheting.
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
New dates to be announced
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for a pint of blood.  Want to have your favorite flavor at the next blood drive?  Become an ice cream sponsor and pick your flavor!  E-mail mbarth@aaci.org.il for more information.
Your donation can make the difference!
Donors must:
  • Be aged 18-65 (Those over 65 can donate with a doctor's note.)
  • Be of minimum weight 50 kg
  • Have not donated blood in the last 3 months
Those who have spent a total of 6 months in the UK between 1980-1996, received a blood transfusion or had an operation in the UK cannot donate blood. 
Magen David Adom appreciates all who came to donate on behalf of the individuals who will benefit from your donation.
AACI Jerusalem members benefit from blood insurance in case of need.
When you are hospitalized in Israel, it is a customary hospital procedure to request that someone donate pints of blood to the hospital blood bank. AACI Jerusalem offers blood insurance for our members, and our blood drives “bank” this blood on behalf of all our members.
AACI will now host a blood drive every four months.
If you’d like to get blood drive date reminders by email, please send your e-mail address to mbarth@aaci.org.il
Volunteer with us!
AACI is seeking a volunteer for office/computer work. Willing to train someone who has some knowledge of data entry, use of Microsoft excel. Looking for someone willing to commit to a few hours at a stretch, once or twice a week.
We are also seeking volunteers to help with social networking initiatives on media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Individuals should have experience and confidence using these websites, as well as an ability to work independently coordinating information from a variety of sources. Individuals will create and modify unique content under (indirect) supervision on an as-needed basis. Workload will vary greatly from week to week, and sometimes be spread out over a variety of days. Most work can be completed remotely, if desired. Knowledge of spoken and written Hebrew is an asset.
AACI is looking to set up a database of volunteers who would be willing to undertake small freelance projects on an as-needed basis. We are looking for qualified individuals who are experienced with any of the following fields: blogging; photo editing; e-philanthropy; graphic design; internet communications; etc.
If you are an AACI member who works professionally in any of these fields, but would like to give back 5-10 hours per month on your own time, we encourage you to contact us!
membership@aaci.org.ilor 02-566-1181 ext 301
Ext 324.
Travel Advice – Ophir Tours
Have questions about Travel?
This is your opportunity to meet with Henriette Hertz, an agent from Ophir Tours who has been in the travel business for more than 18 years. Henriette will be available on Wednesdays at 12:00-4:00 pm at our Jerusalem office (37 Pierre Koenig). Get the latest information regarding air fares, cruises, car rentals, domestic tourism plus much more. For an appointment, please call Henriette at 02-5398666.
4 Things to Do after Receiving an Inheritance or Lump Sum
Receiving an inheritance or lump sum isn’t always easy. Learn what you must do immediately, and what decisions can wait until the future. Avoid chaos caused by mishandling a rapid cash infusion.
When:  Monday May 22nd at 18:30. 
            Repeated on Monday June 6th at 11:30.
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.
Key financial issues for Canadian Olim
Tuesday, May 16, 18:30
  • The latest news and changes from a leading Israel based Canadian Tax Strategist.
  • Should my wealth be in Israel or abroad?
  • How to manage and invest money left at banks or brokerage accounts outside Israel.
  • Making sure one does not run out of money during retirement, due to long life?
  • What is perhaps the safest investment strategy for wealth left abroad?
  • An overview of what constitutes safe investing in 2017, and why most get it wrong.
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, FiRN Financial Advisor; Chaim Wigoda, International Tax Strategist, from Toronto, working with Olim and the wealthy in North America, Europe and elsewhere, who teaches the international tax planning course for the Financial Planners Association of Israel; and Jeff Eckstein, a Portfolio Manager, with 35 years' experience, ranked in the top 2% of investment advisors in Canada. 
Light refreshments
Mark and Jeff will be available before and after the class, by appointment only, for free, individual, no-obligation consultations on money management, investments, real estate, taxes, wills & trusts, etc.
To register or for more information 02 - 580 7013, or info@isrenet.com or www.frnisrael.com/Contact_English.html
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 9:15-10:30
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
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 
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. 
Gental Yoga
Thursday mornings, 9:30
 A relaxing morning Yoga class that gently strengthens and stretches the whole body. Focus on breath work and relaxation practices in addition to exploring a range of motion and muscular stability. Learn to connecting breath with movement, which can help to relieve pain and fatigue. Participants are able to sit during the entire lesson, coming out of the chair for portions of the class as appropriate. Participants with wheelchairs are also welcome.
Dahlia Purim (dahliapurim@gmail.com), has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years, and has over four years of teaching experience.
Cost: NIS 50/ 40 AACI members
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Nordic Walking Group
Tuesdays- May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18

Nordic Walking is a total body fitness and form of walking using specially designed poles. The walking poles help you build greater strength in your upper body, help with better balance and coordination. Nordic Walking is a greater cardiovascular & high calorie burning workout while allowing less impact on the joints of the hips, knees and lower back. New research shows Nordic Walking can reduce pain in these areas and reduce the amount of pain medication.
This bi- monthly walking group will consist of stretches with the poles, and 30-40 minutes of walking. This group is for all ages and fitness levels.
Facilitator: Dr Tova Goldfine , is a certified Nordic Walking Coach as well as a
Chiropractor and Rehabilitation Specialist.

*Dr. Tova is very interested in helping people with their posture and walking better and stronger please be in touch with her if you have any questions or concerns- 052-420-1201.
Bring your Nordic Walking sticks*, and wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and water.

* If you don’t own Nordic walking sticks, they can be rented for a nominal fee from Dr. Tova- 052-420-1201.
Where to meet: Meet at the First Station next to Salcony Sneaker Store
Cost: NIS 270 / 210 AACI members for the whole course.
Pre- registration is required by Sunday, May 7th; call AACI 02-566-1181.
* If you’re interested in a late afternoon group, contact Miriam- mbarth@aaci.org.il
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.
Stay Out Of Overdraft- Take Control Of Your Income And Expenses!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 19:00 (Session 1)
Learn how to set a budget and live within your means- a two session workshop for people who
are serious about learning how to handle their finances.
  • Learn how to set and maintain a budget
  • See sample budgets for individuals, couples, families, etc.
  • Tips on how to live off of your Israeli salary
* This workshop will have “homework” after the first session in order to apply the skills that were taught and be ready for the second part with your homework.
* This workshop is best for people who are employed
Pre- registration required! Call 02-566-1181. This workshop is subject to sufficient preregistration!
Facilitator: Marsha Krieger is a former AACI National Employment Coordinator, and has many years of experience in budget counseling in both the U.S. and Israel.
Aging At Home
Wednesday June 7 at 9:30

Let’s explore whether staying at home or moving to assisted living (diyur mugan) is the best
option for you. What do you need to know? What support services are available if you choose to
stay at home? Get started gathering necessary information and resources!

Presenter: Sheila Bauman is AACI’s Jerusalem klitah counselor
Wills, Healthcare Proxies, Powers Of Attorney And Estates In Israel 
What Everyone Needs To Know
Wednesday June 21, 19:30

Learn why an Israeli Will, Healthcare Proxy and perhaps other documents are important,
regardless of any which may be in place from a foreign country. Assure that your wishes are
known and respected in a legal way.

Presenter: Russell Mayer is a senior partner in the Jerusalem law firm of Livnat, Mayer & Co.
‘Accent Reduction: It’s Not Just The’
Tuesday June 13, 19:30
  • What is an accent?
  • How do accents affect communication?
  • Can I change my accent?
  • What can I expect from an SLP?
  • History of accent reduction
  • What aspects of speech do I work on to reduce an accent?
  • Practical tips to help make our Hebrew sound more “Israeli”
Presenter: Elisheva Kierman MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH has been practicing speech therapy for over fifteen years in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, preschool programs, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. She lectures on speech therapy topics, including bilingualism, executive functions and language disorders, and works with both pediatric and geriatric populations with a large variety of disorders and delays. Elisheva holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and owns a speech therapy clinic in Efrat.
Topsy Turvy, Wednesday, May 17, 19:00         Stay, Wednesday, June 14, 19:00
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
Health and Wellness Networking Forum for Women and Men
Monday, May 22, 17:30-19:30 (registration from 17:15)
Topic: Addictions - all about addictions & managing them.
How addictions work, the cycle of addictions, how they sets off a chemical reaction within
the body & what can be done. Included in the discussion will be internet addictions, process
addictions - financial loss, eating, drinking, gambling - and more.

Speaker: Zeva Adler, LCSWR, CSAT-s : Zeva made Aliya in 2016 following 25 years as a successful Practitioner, Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Director of counseling services. She is a Certified Trauma and Addictions specialist, expert in addictions, and supervisor.
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

No pre-registration required. Email lak.goals@gmail.com for further info.
Bring your business cards, brochures & marketing materials for networking!
Share with others you feel could benefit from the networking and discussion!
Refreshments provided. Look forward to seeing you!
Facilitator of networking events: 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. Cnr Pierre Koenig & Poalei Tzedek Street, Talpiot (opp Kanyon Hadar)
(Entrance through passage on the left of Bazaar Strauss. Take the elevator to the 4th floor).
Buses: 34 & 15
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
AACI Celebrates Jerusalem
Wednesday May 17th, 11:00
Join AACI RAPS for an armchair photo tour, “Jerusalem Perspectives Over 60 Years” with noted photographer Sharon Altshul of “The Real Jerusalem Streets”.
Cost: NIS 10, pre- registration not required.
The City Knit Together—Jerusalem in Jewish and Israeli Art
Sunday May 21st at 19:00 
The primacy of Jerusalem in Jewish thought and practice is reflected in the many depictions of  the Holy City in Jewish art from the past to the present day.  In this talk we will see a wide variety of images and will discuss their significance.
Speaker: Dr. Susan Nashman Fraiman is a lecturer, researcher and curator of Jewish and Israeli art. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her graduate degrees from the Hebrew University. She served as the Collection Manager of the Yad Vashem Art Museum and currently teaches at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University.
Pre- registration required by May 10th
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Jerusalem in World Art through the Ages
Sunday June 11th at 19:00
Portrayals of Jerusalem in world art as a focus for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and as inspired by descriptions of the Holy City in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran.
SpeakerDr. Shulamit Laderman, teaches at the Schechter Institute MA program in the Arts and Judaism track. Her research focuses on the mutual influence between Jewish and Christian art and  its historical and theological manifestation.  Her book Images of Cosmology in Jewish and Byzantine Art – G-d’s Blueprint of Creation, was published by Brill in 2013. In 2016 the book Illuminated Torah was published containing her analysis of the paintings for all the portions of the week of the five books of Moses done by the Israeli artist Avner Moriah.
Pre- registration required by June 1st
Cost for each lecture:  NIS 50 / NIS 40 AACI members 
Cost for both lectures together if registered by May 10th: NIS 70
Creative Writing
Tuesdays, May 9th, 16th from 10:30-12:00

Join prize winning author and journalist Carol Ungar for a creative writing class in which
participants will be able to write both fiction and non- fiction. Write a short story, work on your
personal memoir, create poetry, and more!
Cost: NIS 125/ 75 for the course. Pre registration required- call AACI, 02-566-1181 to register.
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
Introduction to Social Media Workshop
Sunday, May 28, 18:00
Benjy Singer, who runs the IsraelB Online Community comprising of the IsraelB.org Website and IsraelB Social Media platforms (newsletter, Facebook Groups and Twitter) will be giving an introductory workshop on how to use Social Media.
*Learn how online newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more are used for both personal and professional endeavors
*Do you receive lots of email newsletters from different organizations and groups? Learn how to navigate links, subscribe, unsubscribe, and more
*Learn how to use Facebook for everything from finding events in your area, getting information on community smachot and shivas, and even helping to promote your business!
This will be a very useful evening for social media beginners and novices alike!
AACI Yard Sale!
Friday, June 9, 8:30-12:30
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more!
Delicious food, drinks, and challot will be for sale!
A true bargain-hunter’s delight!

A few tables remain!
Cost per table:
AACI members: NIS 150 use AACI table / NIS 125 Bring your own table
Non- members: NIS 175 use AACI table / NIS 150 Bring your own table
Online registration ONLY:
* Your items can be donated for us to sell at the AACI table and must be brought to the AACI
office June 1st- 7th from 8:30- 16:30.


Where:  AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center,

37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, 4th floor
AACI’S Giant Book Sale Is Back!
Monday, June 26, 16:00-20:00 | Tuesday, June 27, 9:30- 16:30
Books just NIS 5!
It doesn’t get any better for book lovers.
Best selling novels, Jewish interest, non-fiction, children’s books, history and more.

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
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
UPCOMING DATES: Monday, April 24, 14:00-15:00
Do you live with hearing loss? Have you felt isolated? Do you have trouble communicating with others- in person, or on the phone? You’re not alone! Facilitator:Ronnie Kaufman. 14:00
At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.
Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
(Valuable information on rights, bureaucracy, & more…)
 held at:
AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek
Talpiot. Directions
Tel: 02-5661-181
Please call in advance (02-561-7151) to confirm and to sign up.
In addition, AACI also offers:
"HOT LINE" Counseling with Sheila Bauman by phone, for short questions only!
Daily (Sunday – Thursday):  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. Call 02-5661-181.
DROP-IN Counseling for AACI members
Either 9:00 am – 10:45 am or 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Call 02-5661-181 the day before or same day to confirm time and counselor availability.
Advice Sessions for AACI members, given by qualified volunteers.
Call 02-566-1181 to make an appointment for: Travel, Tax and Investment Advice; Banking Advice; Building and Construction Advice; Insurance Advice; Shipping Advice and/or Advice on Money Management – investments, real estate, wills and trusts abroad. By appointment only!
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
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays,  16:00- 18/;00
(Starting on March 19th).
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this club is for you!
Instructor: Susan Kirshner-Sheldon is a third-generation  Mah Jongg player and has been playing both competitively and for fun for 15 years.
NIS 10 per week.
Pre- Registration is encouraged by calling AACI, 02-566-1181. At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Blog (and two reasons you should)
Thursday, May 11th, 13.00 - 15.00
(Registration from 12.45)

We’ll explore the demands of a blog on your resources, as well as reasons it might still be a good
idea to start one. Included will be tips to help you write a shareable post, just in case you do decide to go down the rabbit hole of blogging.
Speaker: Liat Behr is a seasoned copywriter, storyteller, blogger and speaker. She creates compelling copy and inspiring stories for global brands, helping them turn prospects into clients, and clients into fans.

The Power of Video Marketing - Bring your Ideas to Life
Thursday, June 8th: 13.00 - 15.00
(Registration from 12.45)

Learn how explainer videos can generate leads, boost sales and conversions, and liven up your
pitch all in a fun and engaging way. We will also work together to begin creating your own script
and storyboard for your business idea.
Speaker: Ilana Azulai is the co-founder and managing director of Beagle in Motion, an animation
studio specializing in corporate explainer videos. She has always had a passion for animation and
combines her background in Languages and Linguistics plus years of experience working in the global consulting field to manage the company on a local and multi-national level.
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting

Refreshments provided. | No pre-registration required
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30 | www.achieveyourgoals.co.il
For more information: : 054-4247628 | lak.goals@gmail.com
Bring your business cards, brochures, products, and marketing materials.
Share with others whom you feel could benefit from the networking and
discussions. Bring a friend who will participate for FREE the first time.
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American Citizen Services
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.
#78a bus goes directly to the US Consulate in Talpiot. Stops right in front of building. American Citizen Services Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem Email:JerusalemACS@state.gov Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000 Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070 Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392 (Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center) 
An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street. Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
Make An Appointment Online:
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
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
Wednesday, May 17, 11:00
Join AACI RAPS for a photo tour, “Jerusalem Perspectives Over 60 Years” with noted
photographer, Sharon Altshul of “The Real Jerusaelm Streets”.
Cost: NIS 10, pre- registration not required.

Friday June 9, 9:00 – 11:00 
Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk in the Ramot Forest of Jerusalem.
On this walk we’ll nibble spicy wild mustard seedpods, learn how to cure your own
capers, identify medicinal plants from which you can make your own herbal first aid kit, and of
course learn about the numerous other wild edibles in the forest. NIS 50. Call Rachel Kneitel to
register at 050-286-1832 or send email to aaci55ish@gmail.com

Join the 55+ Friendship group every Friday morning for breakfast, coffee or tea.  We meet at 10 am at Kitchen First (дожреп) in the First Train Station.  Space is limited, please register by Thursday. Call Rachel Kneitel at 050-286-1832.
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
Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
UPCOMING DATES: Sunday, new dates to be announced, 13:00- 14:00
Rena Meriash-Levine and Ellen Sucov invite women and men who are caring for a spouse with dementia to a bi-monthly support group.
The main focus of the group will be dealing with the challenges of caring for a spouse with dementia, and helping each other find solutions.
Meetings are free of charge. Sunday at 13:00 at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
Community Clean Up- Give Back- Clean Up!
Thursday, May 4, 14:30
Join us for a clean up project in conjunction with the Jerusalem Green Fund and the Pardes Institute.Come meet new people, have fun, and help make Jerusalem beautiful! Meet at AACI (37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot) at 14:50 and then head out to the cleaning site (in Talpiot) as a group.the clean up will be from 15:00-16:30, and there will be hot drinks and refreshments after the clean up. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please call AACI if you plan on joining- 02-566-1181.
Coping with Illness Support Group
Monday, May 1, 11:00
Join this forum to hear the strategies  and coping skills that she has incorporated into her life to learn to accept, grow, and even smile along life’s journey. Led by AACI member Chaya Weinberg  11:00 AM at AACI Glassman Family Center, Pierre Koenig, Talpiot. No charge for this event.  For information and registration, call 02-566-1181.
Introduction to Social Media Workshop
Sunday, May 28th at 18:00

Benjy Singer, who runs the IsraelB Online Community comprising of the IsraelB.org Website
and IsraelB Social Media platforms (newsletter, Facebook Groups and Twitter) will be giving an
introductory workshop on how to use social media.
  • Learn how online newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more are used for both personal
  • and professional endeavors
  • Do you receive lots of email newsletters from different organizations and groups? Learn how to
  • navigate links, subscribe, unsubscribe, and more.
  • Learn how to use Facebook for everything from finding events in your area, getting
  • information on community smachot and shivas, and even helping to promote your business!

This will be a very useful evening for social media beginners and novices alike!
Cost: Free
AACI eBook Library
Celebrating Israel’s 69th Year
Jerusalem - A City For The Ages. Art exhibit by 26 artists.
AACI Travel Program 2017
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