AACI Jerusalem Programs & Activities
Anyone Can Paint!
AACI Star Film Club The Sarah Peters Bridge Club
Anyone Can Paint! Seniors Wednesday Morning Programs RAPS
Volunteer with us
Jewish Aspects in Opera presents  
Summer Camp at AACI Amit - AACI Library
  AACI Kids Library
EVENTS AACI Library for the Visually Impaired
AACI July 4th / Canada Day AACI DVD Library
Book Sale IGRA
Yard Sale Jewish Philosophers with Rabbi Artie Fischer
Ruby Tuesdays at AACI Pre & Post Aliyah Sessions Information Sessions
Supreme Court Tour Professional Women’s Network
Preparing for Rosh Hashana – Tiyul in Jerusalem  
Financial Resource Network Seminars
3 day Seminar July 6-9.

How To Save Nis 10,000 A Year Without Skimping
Summer Camp at AACI
Be Fine Today: Taking Care of ME First City Improv Show
Blood Drive Ruby Tuesdays
Exercise for 50+  
Feldenkrais for Healthy Necks, Shoulders and Back INFORMATIONAL
Health & Wellness Programs American Citizen Services
Hip hop / Modern Dance
Yang Long Form Tai Chi Class Travel Advice - Ophir Tours
Yoga Basics 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.
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 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 reading group
Sundays, 13:30-14:30
Led by Dr. Judith Oster
July 19 – Mrs. Dalloway (Woolf)
August 30 - Fugitive Pieces (Michaels) followed by film (if available)
Fresh Insights in Literature:
July 20 and 2712:30-14:00
The Art of Reading Narrative: What happens when Reader meets Book?
Includes short story TBA, and Tell Me a Riddle (Olsen)
August 31 and September 7 – Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman
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.

July 1
Yael Kaner: The Lemonade Lady: Bouncing Back 
July 8
Movie: The Impossible Spy. This movie is about the Israeli spy Eli Cohen who was hanged in Damascus in 1965. His sister-in-law, Belle Fine-Cohen will be here to answer questions.
NOTE: This program will be 1 ½ hours long. Please plan accordingly.
July 15
Shira Reifman: Kibbutz Kishor: An Exciting New Path for the Traditional Kibbutz
July 22
Dr. Stephen Rosenberg, Albright Archaeological Reseach Institute of Jerusalem: An Ancient Jewish Temple in Southern Egypt
July 29
Herb Keinon: Discussing His New Book, French Fries in Pita, on the Quirks, Joys and Challenges of Life in Israel
August 5
Amoun Sleem: The History of The Domari Gypsies in Jerusalem
August 12
Avi Lipkin: Will 9 Million Jews and their non-Jewish Spouses Make Aliyah in the Near Future?
August 19
Irwin Blank: The Truth Behind the King David Hotel Bombing
August  26
Sondra Oster Baras: How Does an Anglo Olah Preach Zionism to Christians?
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
Hip hop / Modern Dance
Tuesdays at 19:00 beginning August 4th
Come move and groove with Avigayil’s modern mix. This class will give you a blend of modern technique fitness and fun!
For women ages 20+
Cost per month:  NIS 200
Instructor:  Avigayil Fabian
Avigayil (avigayil@hotmail.co.uk) trained at Louise's Dance and music Academy in London and from a young age has been singing, dancing and performing internationally for different audiences and charities.  Avigayil received her B'ed in Dance in Israel, and has run camps and ongoing dance classes for the past five years in the U.S.A., UK and Israel.  
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA  
Next blood drive:  Monday, August 24th
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 eweisel@aaci.org.il for more information.
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. 
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 at 11:00 in July
No classes in August
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
No classes in July or August
Classes will resume on October 7th on Wednesdays at 11:00
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
Classes beginning August 6, 19:00
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.
Anyone Can Paint!
with Marcia Lewison
If you would like to learn painting techniques in a lively, basic course, then this is the class for you.
When: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 – 12:00, July 7 – August 11 (6 classes)
Where: AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Cost: NIS 280 for non-AACI members / NIS 240 for AACI members
LIMITED SPACE! Call AACI now to reserve and e-mail Marcia at marcialewison@gmail.com to get the list of materials.
AACI Navigational Series
Resources for English Speakers in our Jerusalem Comminity
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/
"Everything You Wanted To Know About Buying & Selling A Home In Israel....But Didn't Know Who To Ask"
Wednesday July 8th, 19:00 – 21:00
A panel of experts in the real estate field will answer all your questions and give valuable information about buying & selling real estate today in Israel
  • Mortgage Broker Tzvi Shapiro from First Israel Mortgage will discuss interest rates, and how to find the best mortgage to suit your needs
  • Real State Attorney Zvi Fine will discuss "the do's and don'ts" & what to look out for when buying property
  • RE/MAX Vision Real Estate Broker / Owner Alyssa Friedland will discuss tips for finding the right property at the right price in today's market...where ,when and what to know before you buy or sell!
Tzvi Shapiro, co-founder of First Israel Mortgage - a mortgage brokerage & consultancy firm whose aim is to help people realize their dream of home ownership in Israel while saving them time and money. 
Adv. Zvi Fine, founder of "Fine Law Office", a boutique Jerusalem based law firm specializing in the field of real estate.
Alyssa Friedland - Co-Owner/Broker/Agent of RE/MAX Vision Real Estate in Jerusalem, has been a RE/MAX Broker / owner for that past 15 years, having worked in real estate in Israel for almost 20 years.
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan, Human Resource & Organizational Consultant and Coach, and founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
Putting Your Personal Information In Order
Do you have your important information, emergency contacts and documents in order?  This workshop will give you an overview of what information we recommend everyone gather and organize in an accessible way….
Wednesday July 15 at 14:30
Presenter:  Sheila Bauman, AACI counselor
Understanding The Need For Private Health Insurance
Wednesday July 29, 17:00
While the public health system provides excellent cover, there a number of areas that are not adequately covered.  Understand the need for private health insurance and other related elements of cover in order to make an informed decision before proposed changes take effect by the end of 2015.
We have planned this session as a follow up to our May presentation, to further explore the complexities of this important topic.
Presenter:  Ronen Goldman, Goldfus Insurance
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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, September 4th.
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! 
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
The movies will be preseded by an erudite introduction by Gary Levine, a long-time movie buff. For more information contact Gary at gary@thelevines.org
Pre-registration suggested: 02-5661181
Where: AACI - Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Finance Resource Network Invites You
Wills, healthcare directives, trusts and related documentation
When:  Monday July 6 at 19:00
  • Wills vs. Living Wills and other important documents
  • getting the care you deserve in case of incapacitation or terminal illness
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Who is in charge? 
  • Managing your affairs
Featuring:  Jean Kauffmann and Mark van Gelderen, Financial Planners, & Martin Feder, Lawyer specializing in elder care and former international management consultant.
Retirement Planning, Israeli pensions and health insurances
When:  Tuesday July 7 at 19:00
  • Understanding the cost of retirement
  • Developing a ‘game plan’ for today, tomorrow and after 120
  • Common Mistakes that can cost you financial security
  • Health and Long-Term Nursing Care Insurance
  • Israeli and foreign pension and retirement benefits programs
Featuring:  Mark van Gelderen, Financial Planner and Manager of the Financial Resource Network, & Ronen Goldman, Goldfus Insurance Insurance & Benefits consultant.
The basics of Banking and Investing in Israel & Internationally
When:  Thursday July 9 at 19:00
  • An overview of Banking, Savings and Investing
  • Changes in the investment world
  • International investing systems for good safe returns
  • Factors to evaluate before starting
Featuring:  Mark van Gelderen, Financial Planner and Manager of the Financial Resource Network, & Moshe Jonas, one of Israel's most experienced asset managers.
Cost:  40 NIS / AACI members NIS 30
How To Save Nis 10,000 A Year Without Skimping
Wednesday July 22 at 18:30
Learn the 10 stages of debt and how to save NIS 10,000 a year without skimping.
Cost: NIS 30 / AACI members NIS 20
Presenter: Suzy Kahati, Family Financial Advisor, and author of “How to save Money in Israel”.
If there is enough interest Suzy Kahati could offer a follow-up three week
budgeting seminar.
Professional Women's Networking Forum
Thursday, July 9th, 12:45-15:00
Topic: Appearance & attitude. Maximizing opportunity. 
People are treated according to how they present themselves... 
Andrea will demonstrate simple techniques that use only a handful of cosmetics and clothing / accessory staples. The session promises to be relevant for job-seekers, those who are in a new ‘life-chapter’ & anyone who needs a lift in her routine. Lipstick won't cure everything; but dignity, a feeling of self-worth, & a face with which to 'face a new day' can bring greater harmony as well as open doors that oftentimes seemed impenetrable.
Speaker: Andrea Simantov is committed to helping women look better and, consequently, take charge in all areas of their lives. Today she counsels women of all ages on diet, lifestyle, exercise and, of course, make-up and hairstyling.  
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
August - no meeting
Thursday, September 3rd, 12:45-15:00
Topic: Conflict Resolution. 
Interactive, hands-on session where you will assess & reflect on your own conflict style & discover causes stages & consequences of conflict. We will discuss conflict management styles & constructive strategies of conflict resolution.
Speaker: International guest speaker Wendy Jocum’s expertise lies in all areas of people development, at individual, team and organizational levels. Wendy is based in Sydney and has been working in the HR, training & coaching field for the past 25 years, in both South Africa and Australia.
Coaching  Corner
- Is not a matter of luck... it is a choice
- Is based on your decisions, actions & non-actions
- Involves positive thinking, managing your thoughts & emotions
- Means viewing a problem as a challenge to be overcome
- Seeing challenges as stepping stones rather than as stumbling blocks
Facilitator: Lesley Kaplan
Founder & CEO of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting
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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
Preparing for Rosh Hashana – Tiyul in Jerusalem
A glimpse into the many different aspects of books, the writers and the messages
With guide Esti Herkowitz
When:  Monday, September 7th, a full day tour (8:45 – 17:00)
Some of the highlights may include:  a visit Agnon’s house, Yad Ben Tzvi’s home and library, the National Library of Israel, Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, the street of synagogues and more!
Cost:  NIS 200 / AACI members NIS 175
Pre-paid registration essential (online at aaci.org.il or 02-566-1181)
More details to follow.
American Citizen Services
Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem
Phone: +972 (0)2-630-4000
Fax: +972 (0)2-630-4070
Street Address: 14 David Flusser, Jerusalem 93392
(Near the former Diplomat Hotel, now the Caprice Diamond Center)
Location via Google Maps 
Note from AACI: The map is not clear. David Flusser St. is a new street. An Egged bus #7a takes you to the Caprice Diamond Center. Look for the big flag mast and flag at the crossroads of Kfar Eztion, Klauzner and Yum HaMelech. By car, drive along Rechov Beitar and left on to Lankin Street.
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (UTC/GMT +2) Monday - Friday (Closed on American and local holidays.)
Make An Appointment Online:
Tips for Speeding Up Your Visit:
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples
Friday, July 17 – Brunch  at Café Rimon (Kosher) 4 Luntz (off of Midrachov/Ben Yehuda).   For more information and registration, please call Susan Block Goldman at 02-579-7943 (not on Shabbat).  If no answer, please leave a clear message on her voice mail or email her at spbisrael@yahoo.com   Please register by Tuesday, July 14.
Tuesday, July 28 -  Supreme Court Tour, Lunch, Movie . Please click here for more information.
Tuesday evening, August 18 --  Dinner and a Concert featuring the singer Aviella Trapido.  Enjoy dinner at Roza Restaurant (Kosher), 2 Rachel Imenu (corner of Emek Refaim), followed by the Ruby Tuesday concert at the AACI Glassman Family Center.  Please click here for more information on the concert.  For more information and registration, please call Susan Block Goldman at 02-579-7943 (not on Shabbat).  If no answer, please leave a clear message on her voice mail or email her at spbisrael@yahoo.com    Please register by Sunday, August  16.
For further information and registration for the above activities, please call Susan Block Goldman at 050-223-4385 (not on Shabbat).  If no answer, please leave a clear message on her voice mail or email her at spbisrael@yahoo.com
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Supreme Court Tour
Please join us for a tour in English of the Supreme Court Building, followed by lunch and a movie of your choice at Cinema City, across the street from the Supreme Court.
Date:    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Meet in front of the Supreme Court Building at 11:45 for 12:00 tour. Then walk to Cinema City for lunch and a show.
Tuesday is Senior Discount Day at the Movies: NIS 10 per person for "EZRACH VATIK"
Transportation: On your own.
Pre-registration and cash payment required, as well as your ID or passport number, in order to reserve your place at the Supreme Court.
Please register at the AACI front desk by Sunday, July 26 (02-566-1181).
Registration fee (cash only):  NIS 15 / AACI members NIS 10
For further information, please call Judy at 651-4392 or email: JudyAnnCohen@yahoo.com

Be Fine Today: Taking Care of ME

Being fine today is a constant, IT’S HERE AND NOW.
In this workshop, we will TOGETHER go over WHAT YOU can do to
enhance your own personal life-style to feel fine.
  • Getting important information together—for quick reference
  • Preventive remedies to get and stay fine:
Eating the right foods that you enjoy
Walking and passive activities, and
  • Last but NOT LEAST: doing things that make you happy
Looking forward to helping you get started on BEING FINE TODAY!
Facilitator: Belle Fine-Cohen, M.Ed.
                  U.S. Certified Gerontologist
                  Health Care Educator/Advisor
                  “I believe that we are all responsible for our own well-being”
Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time:  14:30
Registration Fee: NIS 25 / AACI members NIS 15
Pre-registration required
Jewish Aspects in Opera presents
Women from Tenach in Classical Music (part 1)
A fascinating audio-visual presentation including music from films and recordings of live performances featuring Eve, Delilah, Potiphar’s wife, Ruth and the Queen of Sheba.
With Rob Coopman & Andre Boers
When:  Wednesday, September 2nd, 19:30
Cost:   NIS 50 / AACI & Emunah members NIS 40  
In cooperation with the Lapidot chapter of Emunah
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 Presents:
Improv Yourself! At our Super Summer Improv Shows! 
We are continuing on in our tradition of bringing you the best of English Improvised Theater in Jerusalem. Come join us for some laughs. We promise you a night of fun, laughter and completely unscripted Improvised Theater that you will never see again anywhere! 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, Tobie Harris, Hannah Z, Mike Mintz, Lauri Donahue, Daniella Edelman, Helen Gottstein, Shira Katz, Devorah Starr and Raphael Poch.

When: Thursday, July 2nd at 20:00 and August 27th at 20:00 
Special discount because we love our audience members! 
Cost: 30 NIS for one person, 40 NIS for two.

For more information or to order tickets please call 02-566-1181 or email: 
Ruby Tuesdays
KOLture Shock does Tu B'av
KOLture Shock has been rocking the Jerusalem a cappella scene for six years. They recently went viral with their flash mob video of Hatikva on the light rail. Made up of olim and tzabarim, men and women of all ages and backgrounds, they sport a repertoire just as diverse. KOLture Shock sings a variety of songs from top 40 hits, to classics, to Jewish, to Mizrahi. Get ready for a fun, energized, and entertaining evening with some of your favorite English and Israeli hits. 
When:  Thursday, July 30th at 20:00
Cost:  NIS 50 /AACI members, students and soldiers NIS 40
For more information and tickets please call 02-566-1181
Singing Sensation Aviella Trapido
Coming back for her three-peat at AACI, after two previously sold out summer performances. You’ve probably seen her on stage before in any number ofmusical theater productions here in Jerusalem and around the country.
Join Aviella Trapido, Jerusalem’s very own Soprano, as she takes a walk down Broadway, bringing with her many musical memories. A fabulousselection of both the old and new music – feel free to sing along.
When: Tuesday, August 18t at 20:00
Cost: NIS 30
AACI July 4th/Canada Day
Thurs, July 2nd 2015
AACI Yard Sale!
Friday, September 4th, 2015
AACI Memorial Ceremony
Sunday, September 20, 2015
AACI Travel Program 2015    
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