AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
AACI  Gallery Exhibition Beginners Mah Jongg
AACI Star Film Club The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Coffee & Memoir Writing Workshop
Contemporary Book Club Creative Crafts
Sports Art Exhibit Crochet and More
THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Jewish Music from the 60’s & 70’s  
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2019  
Parent Baby Workshop American Citizen Services
JELLY Navigational Programs
  Senior Outreach
  Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
  Volunteer with us!
RAPS: Retired Active Persons
  Professional Woman's Network
  Kiddush Wine to Gold Medals
Amit - AACI Library Financial Seminars with Philip Braude
AACI DVD Library  
AACI Kids Library  
AACI'S Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library  
Blood Drive Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
Exercise for 50+ Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back Support Group for Women who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Feldenkrais Balance Strategies for Living with and After A Major Illness
Life Strong, Live Long! Facing Life's Next Challenges in Our Older Years
Health & Wellness Programs THEATER
She Loves Me - Coming in November
Health & Wellness Networking Forum for Women & Men  
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class  
AACI Advice Sessions
Advice Sessions
The following professionals offer their time for free consultations for AACI members only. 
Building and Construction Advice
Whether you are building or buying your home or apartment, Ira Braverman P.E., registered civil engineer (California and Israel) offers individual guidance and information. Call Ira at 054-796-2725 or e-mail ira.braverman@gmail.com
Employee Rights and Labor Law Issues
Moshe Egel-Tal, CSPP, founder and CEO of Israpay, is a payroll professional with over 20 years experience in all facets of Israeli payroll in private and public sectors. For a 15 minute private and discreet consultation, e-mail Moshe at moshe.israpay@gmail.com with your full name, phone number and a brief and precise outline of the issue. www.israpay.com
Family Budget Counseling
David Litke of Bonus Family Budget Counseling will offer individual consultations on managing everyday finances, monthly budgeting and preparing for life’s emergencies. Free phone consultations of up to 30 minutes every Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:00. Call David at 050-535-1800.
Financial Planning Advice
Mark van Gelderen, Manager of the Financial Resource Network in Israel, has been helping olim for over 20 years to find reliable information to manage the financial events in their lives. By appointment only by calling Mark at 02-622-3065.
Insurance Advice
Meet with an agent from Goldfus Insurance, exclusive AACI agents, who have been in the business for more than 30 years dealing with the special needs of olim and English speakers. Call 02-561-2223 for consultations in Jerusalem, or 08-970-4003 in Modiin.
Investment solutions for non-resident USA citizens
FATCA and other new USA regulations are now making it very difficult to be an investor who is a U.S. citizen living in Israel.
If you would like to find out how you can benefit from personal, U.S. based investment solutions, please contact Katherine Lapidoth, US and Israel licensed Wealth Manager, at 09-961-1342 or 050-523-8360 for a free consultation. Katherine has been serving the American community in Israel for more than 27 years. Meetings can be arranged at AACI offices as well as additional locations.
Legal Orientation
Seeking a legal consultation in commercial matters, wills, employment issues,real estate and / or business? Call Russell Mayer of Livnat, Mayer & Co.
for a 10 minute free telephone consultation on Tuesdays at 02-679-9533 or e-mail mayer@lmf.co.il.
Arnie Draiman has been advising individual donors and foundations for more than 13 years about how best to use their Tzedakah funds. Call Arnie at 050-515-6776 or e-mail ajdraiman@gmail.com for an appointment.
Tax and Investment Advice
Tax expert Alan R. Deutsch will answer your queries about taxes, filing U.S. tax returns, and overall financial planning. By appointment only by calling Alan’s office 02-999-2104 ext. 100 or 052-274-9999 alan@ardcpa.com  

American Citizen Services

Embassy of the United States in Jerusalem


Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000

Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070

Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392

(Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center)

Location via Google Maps

Note from AACI: The map is not clear. David Flusser St. is a new street.

#78a bus goes directly to the US Consulate in Talpiot. Stops right in front of building. American Citizen Services Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem Email:JerusalemACS@state.gov Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000 Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070 Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392 (Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center) 

An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street. Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)

Make An Appointment Online:


Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:


The AMIT-AACI Lending Library
Library Hours:
Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 am - 4:30 pm;
Wed: 9 am - 7:00 pm
The AMIT-AACI Library offers a wide selection of books—all donated. We have fiction from contemporary titles to the classics, including classic murder mysteries. You can also find biography, Holocaust, Judaism, science fiction/fantasy and more on our shelves.   
A charge of 5 NIS per borrowed book is requested. All proceeds from the library are equally shared between AACI and AMIT Women.
For your convenience we offer a multi-purchase card as a service to readers.
The AACI Childrens' Library is adjacent to the adult library.
Children’s Library- Choose books to take out of the library or sit in and enjoy reading with your children! All books are in English. Children of all ages welcome.  
Hours- Same as the adult library above.
For further information please contact us: 02-566-1181 ext. 323, email: amitaaci.library@gmail.com
AACI'S Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library
Wednesdays, September 4, 8, October 2, 23,  21 11:00 - 12:00
Love to read? Visit AACI's libraries or download books and use the Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library. 
For individual in-person or phone consultations, call the AACI front desk ar 02-566-1181 to make your appointment. Please bring your fully charged device and your AACI membership number.
Please note: The E-library is NOT COMPATIBLE with a regular Kindle.
Facilitator: Rochelle Gilbert. www.never2late.co.il
Want to donate to the Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Library? Contact the AACI development department ar 02-566-1181 ect.303 or 324.
-For further information about the library, go to www.aaci.org.il/elibrary.
Use your AACI membership number to login to http://aaci.freading.com/index.

AACI The Star Media Library

For AACI members ONLY!

DVDs are now available to BUY at The Star – AACI DVD Library!

5 NIS per DVD

Click here for the list of DVDs

Please address any questions to info@aaci.org.il

AACI’S Library for the Visually Impaired
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 -  12:00 Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
 Heard Any Good Books Lately?
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 02-5600912, or e-mail library@aaci.org.il
Join us every Friday at Café Joe for a casual Friday Brunch! Reservations required no later than noon on Thursday. Please call: Martin Silbermann 058-636-1108.
Our Facebook page is live. Please like our page, called “AACI55ish” so you can be up-to-date on 55+ activities. On your e-mail accounts, please add the 55+ email address: aaci.55ish@gmail.com to your contacts list, so that the emails will not go to your spam folder.
The AACI 55+ Friendship Circle is for singles and couples who enjoy socializing, meeting new people and making new friends. 

For reservations, questions and directions please contact Gilda Tesser by noon, Sunday, May 26. Gilda can be reached at: gildatesser@hotmail.com or 054- 544-5451.
Contemporary Book Club
September 24 10:00 - 12:00
Cost: NIS 10
Are you interested in joining a monthly book club that will give you the chance to read and discuss great contemporary reads by outstanding authors such as Fredrik Backman, Tana French, Kate Morton, Celeste Ng, etc? (Genres being considered: fiction, historical fiction, memoir, etc.)
Then this is the club!
Tuesday, September 10, 10:00-12:00 - "Boy Snow Bird" By Helen Oyeyemi
Tuesday, September 24, 10:00 - 12:00  "The Sea" By John Banville
Both titles are available in our Amit-AACI Library
This book club will be a casual gathering and we want this to be where book lovers feel comfortable and at home to express their thoughts and opinions and simply share their passion for books.
 People with all reading backgrounds and interests are welcome! 
If interested please email Stevie Lynn at stevie@seedsofhope.org or Rolene Segal at amitaaci.library@gmail.com . Once a group is formed we will decide on a day/time best for everyone to meet. 
Sunday, September 22,  18:00 – 20:00
Every day we have opportunities to find meaning in whatever is going on in our lives despite whether they are good or bad. Logotherapy encourages and guides people to find this meaning and to do something to make that potential for meaning real. Logotherapy doesn’t ask “why” things happen, but helps and encourages one to find answers to “what now”.  Dr. Viktor Frankl (1905-1997), author of Man’s Search for Meaning, as well as a psychiatrist and neurologist who lived in Vienna both before and after WWII, has helped millions of people through his teachings to overcome life’s difficulties. You are invited to explore some of these stories and lessons and become inspired. 
Speaker: Devorah Kur is a Reflexologist, Bereavement Counsellor, and an Academic Associate in Logotherapy. She is passionate about helping people through their illnesses, challenges, and struggles in life. She combines her expertise to empower people to wellbeing of their mind, body, and soul. Devorah runs an Integrative Wellness clinic providing treatments, wellness workshops, online counselling and is an international motivational speaker.
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting

Co-organizer: Belle Fine-Cohen: M.Ed, Gerontologist and Advisor: Enhancing Health and Wellness. Founder of Be Fine Today 
Cost: NIS 40 / NIS 30 AACI members
No pre-registration required. Email: lak.goals@gmail.com for further info.
Open to men & women in the health field or who are interested in the topic.
Bring your business cards, brochures and marketing materials for networking!
Share with others what you feel could benefit from the networking and discussion!
Refreshments are provided. Look forward to seeing you!
AACI Jerusalem Presents its Annual Health Program
Arthritic Conditions in the Adult Population
Tuesday, September 10, 09:30-15:30
Prof. Menachem Marcus M.D., Rheumatology and Osteoporosis Specialist at the Wolfson Medical Center and RefaNa Medical Clinic, will be our keynote speaker on Arthritic Conditions in the Adult Population.
Juliet Vesely, Bachelor of Sports Science, is Head Trainer and Chief of Operations at “Misfit Active” in Jerusalem. She will be speaking about Arthritic Conditions and Exercise and leading the program participants in chair exercises.
Judith Yeroushalmi, Dietitian, has a practice in Jerusalem and has worked at Sha’are Tzedek Medical Center for 22 years. Judy will be speaking about Diet and Arthritis.
Registration is required as a healthy lunch is included in the registration fee: 50 NIS for AACI members, 60 NIS for non-members.
Register with the Front Desk, (02) 566 - 1181 no later than Noon on Sunday, September 8th 2019.
Thursday afternoons at 15:00 - Beginners | 15:45- Intermediate/Advanced
Cost: NIS 45 / NIS 35 AACI members
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.
Find your balance at AACI with Nancy Harel 02-5333493
Mondays at 10:45 beginning September |
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.
Wednesdays at 12:15 beginning September
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.
Sundays at 09:30 and 10:15 and Wednesdays at 09:30
Cost per class: NIS 55 / NIS 45 AACI members
This is a program tailored to the needs of the mature adult, including exercises for strength, bone density, flexibility, balance and coordination. The class is conducted standing near a chair, or sitting.
Marilyn Cohen (050-224-0191) is a fitness instructor with certification from Wingate Institute
Monday, September 9 at 11:00 
How can I prepare and support my child in the adjustment? What’s the culture of an Israeli school?  How can we set realistic expectations?  What resources are available for oleh children in schools?  How will I communicate with the teacher and staff?  What’s with all the notebooks?  When are the exams?  Report cards? What about youth movements?  Helpful tips and more….
Presenter:  Yisrael Cohn is the Project Director for English speaking olim of the Klitah Authority of the Jerusalem municipality, with a specialty in education. 
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Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00
Are you or your parents visiting for Sukkot?  Thinking about aliyah?  A workshop for retirees considering whether aliyah is the right move for them, and if so, what to think about and useful information on how to go about it.  Adult children welcome!
Presenter:  Sheila Bauman is AACI Jerusalem’s klitah counselor.
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Monday, September 
16 at 19:00
  • What do you nee to know about purchasing a new home “on paper” vs a second-hand property and how these transactions differ
  • What are the pitfalls, taxes, hidden costs and changes you can make to the contract and
  • How to negotiate like a pro
Presenter: Attorney Debbie Rosen Solow is an Israeli-Anglo real estate lawyer with over 20 years of experience in real estate transactions.
Sunday, September 15th from 20:00 – 21:30
Cost: NIS 90 per person
Join Eli Poch, Founder and CEO of the Jerusalem Wine Club on an in-depth discussion with
regards to how the Israeli wine industry grew from only a measly five wineries a few decades
ago to the over 400 wineries that we have now, all whilst undergoing a major improvement in
several areas of quality from the sub-par, sweet kiddush wine we have long been accustomed
with, to the current internationally acclaimed award-winning vintages!
The program includes samples of wine from each of Israel’s five wine growing regions together
with light snacks.

Registration and payment: Call AACI from 8:30 – 16:30 at (02) 566 – 1186 or:
Important note: Pricing is done with clusters of 10 participants in mind and we will only accept a
final tally of participants in clusters that are multiples of 10. We are accepting people on a first
come first serve basis, and if you don’t make the cut this time, you will be put in order of
registration at the top of a waitlist for a future wine tasting.
Financial Seminars with Philip Braude:
Wednesday, September 11, 16:00
A seminar for new & not-so-new olim from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa & Australia to understand the benefits and pitfalls of the 10 year tax exemption:
  • Understanding when one’s Israeli residency starts and when one’s 10-year tax exemption status expires
  • Your obligations to report to the Israeli Tax Authority
  • Understanding how the Israeli Tax Authority treats pensions & retirement accounts
  • Information about possible needed restructuring before the 10-year tax exemption expires
Presenter: Philip Braude
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Wednesday, September 25th at 16:00
You never stop worrying about the wellbeing of your children.
Now that they are living in Israel, come and understand:
  • What tax reporting obligations they face on wealth that they receive from you
  • Is my will in my home country the best way to leave my children my assets?
  • Is it true that Israel wants to tax the trust I have set up?
  • Providing for my grandchildren’s education
  • When do I start discussing my financial affairs with my children?
  • Is retiring in Israel a consideration for me?
Presenter: Philip Braude, AICPA, International Affiliate (US); Personal Financial Planner, AICPA (US); Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) (UK); Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (DipPFS) (UK); Investment Marketer Licensed by the Israel Securities Authority (Israel); Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) –Ex-Officio Chairman, STEP (Jerusalem); European Financial Advisor (EFA) – EFPA European Financial Planning Association; Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered FCSI) (UK); Investment Marketer Licensed by the Israel Securities Authority (Israel). www.philipbraude.com
Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf
Mondays, September 16 & October 7, 14:00
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.
At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.
Programs 2019
Wednesdays at 11:00 am –12 noon
At the AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
For more information call AACI (02) 566-1181
August 28
Sossie Vanek: The Philosophy of Pink, Yellow and Blue (Art
Sep 4
Suri Ordman: The Story of Manchester House on the Hebrew U Campus 
Sep 11
Ora Grafstein: How Clean is the Environment in Israel?
Sep 18
Rena Rossner: Jewish Myths and Legends Re-Imagined. Book: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Sep 25
Oct 2
Irwin Blank: Carmel Plan  
Oct 9
Closed for Yom Kippur
Oct 16
Closed for Succot
Oct 23
Yudit Sidikman: From Sugar Cubes to Hot Peppers: Why I Love This Country  
Oct 30
Sherwin Pomerantz: The Inmates are Running the Asylum
Nominal charge of NIS 10, which includes beverages and cookies
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
Support Group for Women & Men who are Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Group meets every other Sunday. Call 025661181 for details
Ellen Sucov Phd invites 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 twice a month at AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot. Please call for further details 02-5661181.
Strategies for Living with and After a Major Illness
Mondays September 2 & October 28, 11:00
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.
Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
Sundays, October 27, November 3, November 10 and November 17 from 13:00 – 14:30
One of the many challenges associated with grieving the loss of a loved one is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one.  In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the process of grief, the development of new routines, envisioning of new futures, and the possibilities of adopting a new sense of identity in a supportive setting with a group of individuals who have all had similar experiences.
Cost: NIS 400/350 for AACI members
Registration and payment with AACI Front Desk: (02) 566-1186 or:
Instructor: Gershon Swimmer, Msc. Gershon is an experienced psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals.  He can be reached at gershonswimmer@gmail.com
AACI is piloting a 9 session English-speaking support group for older olim (whether you made aliyah recently or long ago), to begin after Sukkot.
All group discussions will be confidential, and the group is designed to be a place where people can safely share feelings, problems and concerns, joys and new challenges relating to aliyah, aging and life. 
You are not alone in facing life’s challenges!
For more information contact Chana Schleicher, tel: 050-626-2070 or e-mail: ch.schleicher@gmail.com    
When:  Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:15, beginning October 22nd and continuing for 9 sessions until December 17th (subject to sufficient registration)
Cost:  NIS 450 / 360 AACI members for a 9-week process
Facilitator:  Chana Schleicher is a clinical social worker & psychotherapist, with over 40 years of experience in mental health, treating the elderly and tackling life challenges for all ages. 
Creative Workshop:  Crochet & More
Tuesday, September 3 and October 22,  10:00-12:00
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
Young Artists: Grades 3-7   MIXED MEDIA Art Class:
At Creative Crafts this means that we are never bored!...
Over the course of the year we get a taste of many different types of art forms from mosaics and stained glass to ceramics and string art, to working with wax and candle making to sewing, landscape painting, glass painting and fusing, to edible art and spa month (where we make our own lip balms, soaps, ba
th salts, face masks) and more...
Interested? Intrigued?
Join us for a FREE class on Wednesday, Sept. 11th from 15:00 – 16:30
Creative Crafts provides a fun, friendly & relaxed environment …Our goal is not only to learn new crafts/skills and bring home amazing projects but to have a great time and raise self-esteem via the creative process. Creative Crafts...cheaper than therapy and a LOT more FUN!
When: Wednesdays from September 18th from 15:00-16:30
Adult Mosaic Workshops:
Join us and learn the art of glass mosaics & complete a project in one class as you observe our weekly students working on their masterpieces.
When:  Mondays and Wednesdays from September 2nd from15:30-18:30
To register/for more information for this class: Call Dana: 054-788-3874 or e-mail he
r at Creativecrafts4u@gmail.comCreativecrafts4u2.com for more details.
Pre-registration required: creativecrafts4u@gmail.com
From silk painting, to mosaics, stained glass and creative candles, one things for certain…we’ll be having loads of fun! while expressing our creative selves.
Come with your spouse, your child, your parent, your grandchild, your friend/ neighbor, or even (Yikes…an actual DATE!) or just bring your “inner artist” out for a date.  You decide!
When: Thursdays, September 12th and September 19th from 18:00 – 21:00
            Thursdays, October 3rd and October 24th from 18:00 – 21:00
Cost: from only NIS 60!
ALSO SPORTING EVENTS - Olympics, World Series, Super Bowl, NCAA, Marathon races, World Cup, Wimbledon   --  even your children or grandchildren winning a medal in school!

Interesting, unique newspaper articles dealing with sports would also be welcome. 
Please write to Donna Grushka with a description and samples of what you would like to exhibit     aaciart@gmail.com
Sundays 12:30- 14:00
Cost: NIS 20/ 10 AACI members
We will be in recess until November when we will dicuss Hamlet. (Shakespeare)
Great Poetry by great poets-including Donne, Shakespeare, Frost, Hopkins
Tuesday, September 3 and October 22,  10:00-12:00
Cost: NIS 30/25 AACI members per workshop
Pre- registration required- call AACI 02-566-1181 to register.
Coffee & Memoirs!
Telling your story--make this the year you write your memoir.
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a lesson in writing your memoir / memory book.
It’s finally time to write your personal story and memories in a warm, supportive environment. Opportunities for creative writing as well. No writing experience required.
It’s finally time to write your personal history and memories! In these two hour workshops, learn the basics of writing your memoir in a warm, supportive environment. No writing experience required.
Carol Ungar is a prize winning author and  memoir workshop facilitator. She's taught at the AACI, local community centers and she presented a workshop on teaching memoir at the Jewish Womens' Writers' Seminar. 
Free demonstration of a RIE® Parent-Baby Class for crawlers and new walkers 
Thursday, September 12th from 11:00 – 12:00
Visiting veteran RIE® teacher, Wendy Kronick, will introduce parents to the RIE® respectful parenting approach in a “loving laboratory,” where parents observe babies in a quiet, relaxed and safe environment while they show us their magic, intelligence, creativity and capabilities. We’ll have time for discussion and questions.
Please register at AACI: (02) 566-1181. 
An introductory evening for those interested will be held Monday 9/9 at Ruth Mason’s. For info: 054-8115580
RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance Class
“Coming here makes motherhood easier. It makes me feel like I’m doing it right.”  Desi, participant in AACI summer RIE® class
RIE® certified Parent-Infant Guidance classes encourage babies to be attentive, active, exploring and aware of themselves and others. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, these classes help parents to be confident in their supportive role.
In class, babies play freely and parents learn helpful RIE® principles and have a chance to relax, observe their babies, and to share experiences and challenges.
Facilitated by RIE® Associate and certified parent educator, Ruth Mason, assisted by early childhood educator, Hadassah Zamir, and Jody Fox Blum, MSW. Based on the Pikler® and RIE® approach to respectful parenting.
Eight weekly sessions beginning on Tuesday, October 29th. Crawlers and beginning walkers are welcome from 10:00 – 11:15; pre-crawlers are welcome from 11:30-12:30. Pregnant women are also welcome! Pre-registration for the eight sessions is required.
Cost: AACI members NIS360; non-members NIS440.
Classes will be limited to roughly eight parent-baby pairs.
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!
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Cost: 15 / 10 NIS AACI members
Experienced players welcome
Beginners Bridge
Mondays, 12:30- 13:00
Advanced, beginner-intermediate level players are welcome to come and improve their bridge skills! We will discuss various topics in bidding, declarer play and defense. 
 Note: No Bridge workshops for the first 3 Mondays in September
Ongoing Mah Jongg Club
Sundays,  15:30-18:00
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this club is for you!
NIS 10 per week.
Pre- Registration is encouraged by calling AACI, 02-566-1181. At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig,Talpiot.
Beginner Class beginning, Sunday, September 1, 13:15:00
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Thursday, September 12, 2019
 13:00  - 15:00
Topic: Free Strategies That Work to Get Your Company Noticed Online. Learn about what you can do to get your company on the map and help bring in sales, all using methods that every business owner can easily implement.
Speaker: Tara Horn is the Director of Client Services at Sellside Media. She has experience working with all kinds of businesses, startups and organizations to help them get noticed online. Her expertise covers website optimization, SEO, e-mail marketing, and paid marketing campaigns. She helps her clients by developing an online marketing strategy and then implements it to reach their goals. 
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan: HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, Trainer and Group facilitator. Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
Cost: NIS 40 / AACI members NIS 30
No pre-registration required. E-mail 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 are provided. Looking forward to seeing you!
Coaching Corner
The Key to Success
Is to Focus every day
On our Goals and Vision
Rather than on the Obstacles 
Which pop up trying to
Prevent us from reaching them
THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Jewish Music from the 60’s & 70’s
from the Rabbis’ Sons to the Ruach Revival with lots of Shlomo Carlebach (25th Yahrtzeit)
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 19:30
HOWIE KAHN’S The Beat Goes on: Popular Music of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s is returning with a live sing-along
Howie was the “Singing Rabbi’s” accordionist from 1970-1975.  He accompanied Shlomo in concerts from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Jerusalem’s Binyanei HaUma. Howie also was the founder/producer/singer/keyboard player of the Ruach Revival, one of America’s most popular Jewish music groups of the early 1970’s.
“A splendid time is guaranteed for all.”
Cost: NIS 40/NIS 30 for AACI members per session | Optional registration and early payment by calling: (02) 566-1186   
Following the popular success of his six lecture-series at AACI Jerusalem, conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz invites you to join him for the seventh season, to learn while enjoying the thrill of great music.  For more than three decades Harvey Bordowitz has been esteemed as one of this country’s most innovative and creative conductors and music directors, and has guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world.  For 40 plus years he has lectured in both Hebrew and English on a vast range of musical topics, with humor, erudition and a deep love of music.
Sunday, November 3rd, 19:30
What is the special delight of a fantasia? 
A rhapsody?
A capriccio? 
We’ll hear examples of these related musical forms by Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more.

Sunday, November 17th, 19:30
The snow has melted, the earth is reborn and the birds are singing.
Let us join great composers in celebrating the spring with melodious madrigals and music by Schubert, Haydn, Copland, Vaughan-Williams, Stravinsky, and more.

Sunday, December 1st, 19:30
The all-time bestseller ever, the Bible has inspired myriad works of art in every possible sphere of cultural creation. Join us for a far-ranging tour of music based on the Bible, from Handel, Haydn, Mozart, as well as folk songs, spirituals, Gospel, and ballet.

Sunday, December 15th, 19:30
You’re in your seat, the lights are dimmed, the maestro turns to the orchestra, lifts the baton, and - BANG! - the overture begins and, with it, an evening of great music. Overtures by Beethoven, Glinka, Rossini, Mussorgsky, Verdi, Puccini, Lerner and Loewe (“My Fair Lady”), and many more.

Sunday, December 29th, 19:30
Paris, Rome, London, Prague and Vienna – five cities which have left their indelible mark on the world of music - from splendid Versailles to the majestic River Moldau, from the drama of “Tosca” to the glory of the British Empire.  Works by Beethoven, Smetana and Dvořák, Scarlatti, Mozart, Haydn and Offenbach. Hear Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, and lots more.

Cost of 5 Lectures: NIS 250/ NIS 225 AACI member
Individual lectures: Members pre-booked NIS 65/ 55 AACI members.
NIS 65 at the door for members and non-members.
Call the AACI to register- 02-566-1181
AACI Yard Sale!
November 1st
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!
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: Click here to register
* Your items can be donated for us to sell at the AACI table and must be brought to the AACI office May 19th-23rd from 8:30- 16:30.
Where:  AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center,
37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, 4th floor
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
Tuesday, September 3, 17:00 - 20:00
Donate a pint of blood & Get a Pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!
Your donation can make the difference! We are giving a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for a pint of blood.  Want to have your favorite flavor at the next blood drive?  Become an ice cream sponsor and pick your flavor!  E-mail mbarth@aaci.org.il for more information.
Your donation can make the difference!
Donors must:
  • Be aged 18-65 (Those over 65 can donate with a doctor's note.)
  • Be of minimum weight 50 kg
  • Have not donated blood in the last 3 months
Those who have spent a total of 6 months in the UK between 1980-1996, received a blood transfusion or had an operation in the UK cannot donate blood. 
Magen David Adom appreciates all who came to donate on behalf of the individuals who will benefit from your donation.
AACI Jerusalem members benefit from blood insurance in case of need.
When you are hospitalized in Israel, it is a customary hospital procedure to request that someone donate pints of blood to the hospital blood bank. AACI Jerusalem offers blood insurance for our members, and our blood drives “bank” this blood on behalf of all our members.
AACI will now host a blood drive every four months.
If you’d like to get blood drive date reminders by email, please send your e-mail address to mbarth@aaci.org.il
Volunteer with us!

AACI is seeking a volunteer for office/computer work. Willing to train someone who has some knowledge of data entry, use of Microsoft excel. Looking for someone willing to commit to a few hours at a stretch, once or twice a week.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with social networking initiatives on media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Individuals should have experience and confidence using these websites, as well as an ability to work independently coordinating information from a variety of sources. Individuals will create and modify unique content under (indirect) supervision on an as-needed basis. Workload will vary greatly from week to week, and sometimes be spread out over a variety of days. Most work can be completed remotely, if desired. Knowledge of spoken and written Hebrew is an asset.

AACI is looking to set up a database of volunteers who would be willing to undertake small freelance projects on an as-needed basis. We are looking for qualified individuals who are experienced with any of the following fields: blogging; photo editing; e-philanthropy; graphic design; internet communications; etc.

If you are an AACI member who works professionally in any of these fields, but would like to give back 5-10 hours per month on your own time, we encourage you to contact us!

membership@aaci.org.il or 02-566-1181 ext 301

Senior Outreach

The AACI Jerusalem Senior Outreach project continues to make calls to our members 60 years of age and older. Most members report that all is well; many are busy with work and/or family or as volunteers. Others would like periodic telephone calls or visits from Committee volunteers.
We would appreciate volunteers who could visit our homebound members, to play cards or games, or just make conversation to enhance their quality of life. Volunteers also distribute gift baskets at Rosh Hashanah and Purim.

If you feel you would find satisfaction in helping others in this way, please leave your name, telephone number and e-mail address at the front desk so Stefanie can return the call and discuss how your skills and interests can contribute to the Outreach Project’s work. Or e-mail her at sblack@amir.org.il

Stefanie Black, MSW, Project Coordinator.
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