AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
AACI Star Film Club Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Volunteer with us
Yom HaShoah Presentation LIBRARIES
Zionism: A Love Story Amit - AACI Library
Family music class for children Family Music Class AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
  AACI DVD Library
Book Sale Follow your Passion
Yard Sale Growing Older
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI Jewish Philosophers with Rabbi Artie Fischer
  METAPHORUS--knowing the poem as a person
FINANCE Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Financial Resource Network Seminars Professional Women’s Network
Health & Wellness Programs SUMMER CAMPS
Biodanza Summer Camp at AACI
Blood Drive  
Exercise for 50+
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back First City Improv Show
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class Remember My Name
Yoga Basics  
American Citizen Services  
Navigational Series  
Travel Advice - Ophir Tours  
Volunteer with us!  
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.
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 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.
Classic Book Club:
Led by Dr. Judith Oster
Sunday, May 31 13:30 – 14:30 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Fresh Insights in Literature:
Mondays, May 18th and June 1st   12:30-14:00
The Art of Reading Poetry – we will include a variety of poets and poems
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 
Dr. Oster, Volunteer Lecturer, email:  xo4@case.edu.
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.

April 29
Irwin Blank: A Short History of the Israeli Navy
May 6
Rob Binder: Guys and Dolls, or Why in Runyonland Broadway is Bigger than Itself 
May 13
Sheila Bauman: Portugal – A Jewish Heritage Tour
May 20
Rabbi Elan Adler: What Happened at Sinai and Why it Matters
May 27
Donya Meijer: Swashbuckling Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
June 3
Hanna Yaffe: Of Women, War & Lullabies
June 10
Amoun Sleem: The History of the Domari Gypsies
June 17
Carole Kremer: South Africa Revisited
June 24
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
Mondays ongoing beginning May 4th 9:30 – 10:30
With Genie Levin, certified with the IBF dance organization
Biodanza uses a combination of music, movement and expression to help people tap into their innate sense of joy, self esteem and self confidence, creating feelings of connectedness and love.  Everyone will leave the class with a renewed sense of vigor.
Cost:  NIS 55 / AACI Members NIS 45
For more information, contact Genie at 052-316-5399 or reginivin@gmail.com
Family music class for children Family Music Class
Enjoy 45 minutes of music with singing, puppets, percussion instruments and lots of ideas to enrich your child’s musical and English development.
New session starting April 15th
When: Wednesdays 16:30 – 17:15
Cost: First child NIS 450 / AACI members NIS 400
Sibling discount! NIS 650 / NIS 600 for two children     
Individual classes NIS 50 / 45 per child
Registration with Sharon at Sharon@musicwithsharon.com
Or call 054 5315990
Facebook Sharonmusicfun         

Invitation to a Group Exploration
"Old men ought to be explorers''   TS Eliot
Did you ever imagine you would grow old?
How do we live this time of our lives?
Can we still grow?
When:  Thursday, February 19th    11:00 – 12:30
(open introductory meeting; the series will continue for 11 weekly meetings depending on registration)
Cost:  NIS 50 / AACI members NIS 35 (for first meeting)
Series:  NIS 500 / AACI members NIS 350
Pre-registration required
In this group we shall seek our own individual way, learning from each others' unique knowledge and experiences both on a personal and abstract level, exploring how we can still grow, delight in the present and create new meaning in life, whilst not avoiding issues of decline in health or faculties and its accompanying sadness. We shall address questions of health, finance, housing, mobility and personal relationships.    
Facilitator: Chava Morris, a psychotherapist and teacher of social work, is herself in her eighties and lives these questions daily. In her workshop she seeks to explore together with the participants the many layered facets of this period of life, hoping to generate new insights to experience, fully aware that they are traveling into an unknown future.
Chava Morris MSc; Analytical Psychologist (Member IAAP)
Tel.02 6411765 Mail eva67@netvision.net.il
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
New date to be announced
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
AACI Book Sale
New dates to be announced.
Volunteer with us!
AACI is seeking a volunteer for office/computer work. Willing to train someone who has some knowledge of data entry, use of Microsoft excel. Looking for someone willing to commit to a few hours at a stretch, once or twice a week.
We are also seeking volunteers to help with social networking initiatives on media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Individuals should have experience and confidence using these websites, as well as an ability to work independently coordinating information from a variety of sources. Individuals will create and modify unique content under (indirect) supervision on an as-needed basis. Workload will vary greatly from week to week, and sometimes be spread out over a variety of days. Most work can be completed remotely, if desired. Knowledge of spoken and written Hebrew is an asset.
AACI is looking to set up a database of volunteers who would be willing to undertake small freelance projects on an as-needed basis. We are looking for qualified individuals who are experienced with any of the following fields: blogging; photo editing; e-philanthropy; graphic design; internet communications; etc.
If you are an AACI member who works professionally in any of these fields, but would like to give back 5-10 hours per month on your own time, we encourage you to contact us!
membership@aaci.org.ilor 02-566-1181 ext 301
Ext 324.
Travel Advice – Ophir Tours
Have questions about Travel?
This is your opportunity to meet with Henriette Hertz, an agent from Ophir Tours who has been in the travel business for more than 18 years. Henriette will be available on Wednesdays at 12:00-4:00 pm at our Jerusalem office (37 Pierre Koenig). Get the latest information regarding air fares, cruises, car rentals, domestic tourism plus much more. For an appointment, please call Henriette at 02-5398666.
Health and Wellness Programs
(All our classes take place at AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig/Corner of Poalei Zedek 2, Talpiot.)
Exercise Class for 50+
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 Necks, Shoulders and Back
taught by Shoshanna Lederman
Increase strength and flexibility and reduce aches and pains
In each Feldenkrais movement class, Shoshanna will guide students through a sequence of movements to discover ways of moving that are easier and give relief from aches and pains. The goal is to achieve greater flexibility, while reducing pain and limitations.
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
Shoshanna Lederman, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Israel certified yoga teacher-Wingate Institute, MA in Education, Bank Street College, NY
Call Shoshanna for details: 050-7526631.
Feldenkrais for Balance with Shoshana Lederman
Thursdays,  11 – 12:00
Safety, grace, and ease when you walk, stand, climb stairs, sit, carry loads, and get up and down.  Learn to move with your body in a free, strong, confident way.
Shoshana Lederman is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and yoga teacher, MA in Education. 
Cost:  NIS 50 / students and AACI members NIS 40
For more details, please contact Shoshana; 0507-526-631
Where: AACI Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
 Thursdays  9:30 - 10:10   
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
Yoga Basics
Sunday evenings for 1 hour at, 18:30
A slower paced class with focus on alignment, this 6 week series will introduce you to breathwork, common poses, sequences and modifications that will allow you to participate with greater safety, awareness and ease in the spectrum of yoga styles.
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost:  NIS 50 / students and AACI members NIS 40 or  270 NIS / 210 NIS
Shelley Shafran - Following years of personal exploration into holistic wellness and healing, Shelley is excited to be channeling these passions into professional opportunities using yoga to infuse our lives with restorative calm and harmony. Living in Israel since 2003, she completed yoga teacher training under Esther Elfassi in 2014.
AACI Navigational Series
The Sandwich Generation – Intergenerational Dilemmas
When: Wednesday April 29 at 16:30
Presenter:   Esther Parnes, MSc.  Esther Parnes, lecturer and teacher, is a gerontological consultant, helping families navigate the challenges faced by their aging loved ones (health issues, providing support and maximizing available benefits). Ms. Parnes is a teacher in varied disciplines, including lecturer to senior citizens, college students, and high school students.
Cost: 40 NIS / AACI members 30 NIS
An overview of the Shira Pransky project and a guided look at health rights for every Israeli.
When:  Wednesday, May 13 at 17:00
Presenter:  Gabe Pransky is the founder of AACI’s Shira Pransky Project. http://shirapranskyproject.org
In the weeks following the presentation, members will be about to schedule a half hour hands-on session to learn to navigate the Shira Pransky Project and kol zchut sites. Sign up May 13 or at the front desk.
What are the employer’s obligations towards employees?  What are the employee’s obligations towards the employer?  How do you protect your rights?  How did your employer got to the bottom line on your salary slip?  Gross pay, net pay and everything in between.
When:  Tuesday, May 19 at 19:00 (In response to requests we are re-offering this lecture in the evening for your convenience)
Presenter:  Moshe Egel-Tal, CSPP, CEO and Founder of Israpay: Making Payroll Simplified and author of The Employee’s Right Handbook. www.israpay.com
Join us for the lecture and launch of Moshe’s newly published “Employee’s Rights Handbook”, which will be for sale at a special price before and after the presentation.
When:  Wednesday, June 24 19 at 17:00
Learn about how the klitah authority of the Jerusalem municipality welcomes and serves English speaking olim and vatikim
Presenters:  Akiva Werber, Project Director, Olim From English Speaking Countries, Jerusalem Klitah Authority; Eliezer Rosner, Klitah and English Programming, Ginot Ha’Ir Community Council; and Eli Berger, Coordinator for Olim Absorption and Jewish Renewal, East Talpiot and Arnona Hatzeira Community Center/
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METAPHORUS--knowing the poem as a person
Wednesdays, March 4th – April 22nd 10:30 – 12:00
In this workshop, participants will read poems as voices of feelings, feelings they often share. The discussion will be not "What does the poet mean?" but what does this poem mean to me? Discussion will turn to creating poems as responses to those feelings. Not the place for poetic critique or learning poetry composition but about using the emotions and images we pereceive in poems for creative self insight and development.
Cost:  NIS 35 / NIS 25
Judith Segal
Dr. Segal (050-604-4464), a librarian and library director was trained in the art of poetry therapy and has conducted numerous groups in writing poems for healing and self-development.
Zionism: A Love Story
A discussion with author Jack Cohen
When:  Tuesday, May 12th 11:00
Cost:  NIS 25 / NIS 15
This is the remarkable true story of a young Anglo-Chilean Christian who went to England to get an education, fell in love with a Jewish girl, then fell in love with socialist Zionism and ended up living on a kibbutz in Israel.  After many years his children became ultra-Orthodox Jews (haredim); the story has a very unusual twist.
Jack Cohen grew up in the East End of London and obtained a PhD in chemistry at Cambridge University.  He became Professor of Pharmacology in the USA and Israel, where he now resides.  In his retirement he continues to write and paint.
Heard Any Good Books Lately?
AACI’S Library for the Visually Impaired
What if your vision deteriorated so that you could no longer read the books you love? AACI prides itself in filling every possible niche in making life in Israel a wonderful experience and solving problems.
Located in the Jerusalem office of the AACI, this very extensive library is a lifeline for visually and physically impaired booklovers. It contains books on tape, CDs, MP3s and in large print, ranging from fiction, suspense and humor, to self-help, Judaica and biographies.
What could be easier than to request books by phone or e-mail, have them mailed to you free of charge, and return them in the same container postage free? This amazing library is utilized by English speakers of all ages from Naharia to Eilat, in cities and towns as well as on kibbutzim and moshavim.
The librarians are all volunteers who take great pride in knowing their dedication enriches the lives of so many. All of the “books” in the library have been donated or purchased with donated funds. Gifts of large print books or audiobooks can be sent postage free to the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek Talpiot, Jerusalem.  P.O. Box 53349, Jerusalem 91042
To find out how you can access the world of talking books, make a donation or work as a volunteer, call 02-560-0912, or e-mail library@aaci.org.il
AACI Yard Sale!
Friday, May 29, 08:30-12:30
Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books and more.
A true bargain-hunter’s delight!
Where:  AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center,
37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, 4th floor
Want to sell your items? Tables now available!  Register online
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
The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Monday afternoons from 13:00-16:00
Beginning Bridge
Wednesdays, 12:15
new 8 week session beginning February 25th
Come and join in the fun!
Cost: 15 NIS/ AACI members 10 NIS
AACI Star Film Club
Suggested donation: 30 NIS / AACI Members 20 NIS
The movies will be preceded by an erudite introduction by Gary Levine, a nice man and long-time movie buff. For more information contact Gary at gary@thelevines.org
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181
Bring Your Grandchildren
National Velvet
Wednesday May 13, 19:00   
Meet Me In St. Louis
Wednesday, June 24, 19:00
Films are shown at the AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Family Center
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Thursday, May 14, 12:45
Topic: "5 Financial Steps to Making Your Business More Profitable".
If you are busy but not making enough profit, or you are great at what you do, but not so great with money, this talk is for you. You will gain insights for making more, dealing with money, charging and planning for profit. 
 Speaker: Rifka Lebowitz.
Rifka Lebowitz is a Financial Consultant specializing in personal and small business finance. After a decade in the investment and banking industry, she went out on her own to pursue her dream; helping business owners, individuals and couples to be smarter about - and with - their money. Her passion is the behavioral aspect of money, teaching practical tools and strategies to gain control over one's finances and increase wealth and security.
When:  Thursday June 11th, 2015
Topic: Sitting Is The New Smoking:  Do’s And Don’ts To Reduce Your Risk Of Pain And Injury From Sitting At Your Computer
Speaker: Ellen Buckstein
Ellen Buckstein (MBA) is a certified Ergonomics Consultant.  She has been helping people to sit and move comfortably for 18 years. She specializes in customizing computer workstations to reduce your risk of work related pain and injury.
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
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Follow your Passion!
Monday evening April 27th, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Registration from 5:15 p.m.)
Join us for an inspiring evening with a panel of speakers who have all followed their passion and made a difference to their careers and lives.
Discover practical tips and gain ideas which you can apply to your own career and life.  Identify your own talents and passion, so you can achieve and maintain your goals, and make a difference.
Panel of speakers:
Tali Tarlow - Owner of Israel ScaVentures (Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts)
Tali combined her love for Israel and her passion for experiential education to create a tour game experience that is loved by Israeli’s and tourists alike. To date Israel ScaVentures runs more than 15 routes all over Israel, with madrichim trained to work in 4 languages.
Sharon Altshul - Photographer / Writer, The Real Jerusalem Streets
Sharon turned her passion for photography into a business & through her photo blog, shares with the world, scenes of what is really happening in Jerusalem. She is also a photo-journalist, blogs regularly for Israellycool and the Times of Israel, & photographs conferences & small events.
Lori & Marvin Rapp – Memoirs & former caterers
Lori & Marvin Rapp combined their passions for starting two businesses in Israel. Lori's passion for food led to 21 years as founders & former co-owners of Jerusalem’s La Cuisine bakery and catering company. After together self-publishing the La Cuisine memoir / cookbook, Marvin has finally followed his passion for writing, in his new business the Oral History Legacy, helping people write their personal memoirs.
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan - HR & Organizational Consultant and Coach, and the founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations and Consulting
Pre-registration: 02-5661181 or lak.goals@gmail.com
Cost: AACI members NIS 15 / Non-members NIS 20
Free admission to Olim within first 6 months after aliyah. Bring your teudat oleh with you
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center 
Cnr Poalei Tzedek & Pierre Koenig Str., opposite Kanyon Hadar, Talpiot, Jerusalem
invites you to learn basic financial information on many topics, all within one day.
Wednesday, April 15
10:00 – Retirement & Personal Protection Planning: Essential information for those over 50
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, Manager of the Financial Resource Network in Israel, & Martin Feder, Israel Attorney specializing in Elderlaw and related issues.
11:30Israel Insurance Essentials: Getting the right coverages.
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, FiRN Financial Advisor, Shaya Kelter, MSW, Insurance Agent and Ronen Goldman, Goldfus Insurance.
–17:00Taxes and tax reporting for Americans in Israel
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, FiRN Financial Advisor, & Chaim Wigoda, International Tax Strategist
18:30 Banking and Investing in Israel and abroad: a balance between countries & opportunities.
Featuring: Mark van Gelderen, Manager of the Financial Resource Network in Israel, & Moshe Jonas & Avishai Berkowitz Israeli investment advisors for over 30 years.
To register or for more information: 02 - 580 7013 or info@isrenet.com, http://www.frnisrael.com/Contact_English.html.
Cost: 25 NIS per class / 15 NIS for AACI members
All 4 classes: 75 NIS fr / 45 NIS for AACI members
Summer Camp at AACI
For boys and girls ages 6 – 8
If you love dancing, singing, acting, baking, arts and crafts, then this is the camp for you!  Join us for an amazing summer of creativity, exploration and movement.
Session 1:  Sunday, August 2 – Thursday, August 6
Session 2:  Sunday, August 9 – Thursday, August 13
Time:  9 – 13:00 (bring your own lunch)
Cost per week:  NIS 650 / AACI members NIS 600
Paid registration required by July 28th.
Sisters Avigayil and Yael Fabian are professionally trained performers originally from London. From a young age, they have been singing, dancing and performing internationally for different audiences and charities. They both trained at Louise's Dance and music Academy in London, and had professional voice training. They have run camps and weekly classes for the past five years both in the USA, Uk and Israel.  
Questions?  Call or e-mail Avigayil Fabian avigayil@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 0782-618-4316
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 Americ
an and local holidays.)
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AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
Monday, April 13 – Let’s do lunch at Maalot Restaurant (Kosher), 7 Ha’Maalot St.  Please register by Saturday night, April 11. 
Tuesday, April 28 -  Meet for dinner at Soyo Restaurant (Kosher), 51 Emek Refaim.  Then join us at the AACI Glassman Family Center to see the play “Remember My Name.”  For more information about the play, please click here.   Please register for the dinner by Sunday, April 26. 
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.
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: to be announced

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.
First City Improv Show
Mayday! Mayday!! Calling all audience members!!!
First City Improv show will be happening again!
We are continuing on in our tradition of bringing you the best of English Improv in Jerusalem come join us for some laughs. We promise you a night of fun, laughter and completely unscripted Improv that you will never experience again anywhere! 

Bringing the best of long and short form improvisational theater in English to the city of Jerusalem. 

Cupcakes, donuts, B&W cookies as well as some of the finest Israeli local brewed beer will be on sale. 
Starring: Michael Herman, Rafi Di, Shira Katz, Devorah Starr, Shalom Tzvi Shore, Tobie Harris, Hannah Z, Mike Mintz, Lauri Donahue, Daniella Edelman and Raphael Poch 
When: Thursday, May 21 at 20:00
Special discount because we love our audience members! 
Cost: 30 NIS for one person, 40 NIS for two.
Remember My Name
The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel's J-Town Playhouse Theater Project proudly presents: 
Remember My Name: A Story of Survival in wartime France. 
Written by: Joanna Halpert Kraus, 
Directed by Raphael Poch and Dena Buckman
There will be a special Yom Hashoah ceremony beginning at 7pm on April 15th. The ceremony will be followed by a performance. 
Continuing performances will take place on Apr. 16th, 19th, 27th, 28th, 29th and May 5th and 7th. 
These performances will begin at 8pm. 
Cost: 70 NIS or 50 NIS for members of AACI
To order tickets please call 02-566-1181 or email israeltheatersource@gmail.com
You can also purchase tickets here on-line:
Performances will take place at AACI - Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center. 
5th Annual Childrens & Teens Art Exhibition 2015
AACI Travel Program 2015    
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