AACI Central Programs & Activities 

AACI Central Senior Programs


AACI Professional & Services Directory
AACI Career & Educational Guidance in Tel Aviv
Helen Har-Tal, the AACI Vocational Counselor has been assisting olim and AACI members for over 20 years in all aspects of employment and career needs. 
Employment services include personal counseling sessions tailored to the needs of each individual, employment workshops for both job seekers, 50+ and those re-entering the job market.
Helen Har-Tal with an M.A. in Vocational Counseling, provides career and educational guidance on Wednesdays (walk-ins between 10am and 1pm) and Thursdays (by appointment only).
AACI: 03 – 696 0389
AACI Klitah Counseling in Tel Aviv
AACI believes that excellent information counseling makes for successful "Klitah"  (absorption) in Israel. 
Our AACI Counselor, Yanina Musnikow, MSW, with over 20 years experience working with olim is up to date on the intricacies of the various rules and regulations and can provide information on a wide variety of topics related to all aspects of living in Israel. These include:
Army; Bituach Leumi; Business Loans and Self Employment; Customs and Shipping; Education / Higher Education; Employment and Job List; Housing; Legal Contacts; Medical; Oleh Rights; Senior Citizen Services, Social Security, Status in Israel; Taxes; Ulpanim; Volunteerism; Widowhood.
Counseling is available on Tuesdays by appointment only.
AACI: 03 – 696 0389
The AACI and the Financial Resource Network
Individual Financial Meetings with Mark Van Gelderen.
Free, no-obligation consultations on money management, investments, real estate, taxes, wills & trusts.
Contact : (02) 580-7013 or info@isrenet.com
on money management, investments, real estate, taxes, wills and trusts.
AACI Central Senior Programs
"The Benefits of Nordic Walking"  Guest speaker: Donald Silverberg and Alex  Jan 18
A discussion group on "Be Kind to the Stranger" Does that apply to our neighbors to the North? Jan 25
Jean Simon will give a lecture on the Paul Gallico book, “Hiram Holliday: A Novel of 'Heroism and Intrigue' Feb 1
 “Nature paths”… Adi & Ken Kahn will lecture on “Maintaining Maximum Health       Feb 8
Discussion group about the “The humor and humane attitudes towards the Jews by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln." Feb 22
Meetings:  Wednesdays 10.00am-12 Noon 
Yehuda Solter – brief Torah commentary
Donation: NIS 15, includeds light refreshments
AACI'S  OFFICE – 94 Allenby (entrance Aleph), (between Grusenberg and Montefiore), Entrance "Aleph", (Mezzanine floor), Tel Aviv
Ulpan La-Inyan will be offering a Hebrew course for senior citizens
A slower paced ulpan for advanced beginners
Mondays and Wednesdays, January 2 - March 9, 12:00-13:15
Every month there will be a field trip!
Go to the supermarket or a restaurant and practice what you learn.
Cost for AACI members NIS 990 
Call Ariela for more information: 058-796-2288
A Jewish Narrative
Herzliya Thursday English Lecture Series. Click here for PDF download
Poetry Meeting
January 17
Our monthly meetings take a roundtable format. Each participant who wishes to read, brings copies of one or two original English-language poems for the group, reads them out, and receives contructive criticism from the others.
It is also perfectly legitimate to show up and listen without offering poetry.
AACI Central, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv
Cost : NIS 25
For more details: Mark : 054 - 444 8438 /  www.voicesisrael.com
Book Club
Sunday, February 5
Venue: AACI, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv.
Refreshments are always nice, so we’d like to suggest you bring something you like and we'll all share. 
A fee of NIS 10 is asked from each member for use of the room.
Looking forward to our meeting.
For details of the book to be discussed - please email Phyllis: pjajap@gmail.com
AACI: 03 – 696 0389 / aacicentralregion@gmail.com
Tel Aviv Storytellers Group
Friday, February 3, 09:30
Meet at  AACI, 94 Allenby Street, Tel Aviv (Entrance Aleph). 
First floor up the stairs, or “O” if you go up by elevator.
You are welcome to come and tell stories, come and listen, and come and enjoy a couple of hours in good company.  No cover charge but we share the cost of the refreshments.
For additional information, please call Phella on 03-629-4117.
Photoshop Basics for Photgraphers Course
Tuesday 17th January 2017 for 5 weeks - 9.30am - 12:00pm​
Given by Tom Langford is a professional photographer and retoucher who enjoys passing on the skills and insights gained over the last 30 years.
This course will give you a solid basis from which to develop your creativity.
Learn essential Photoshop skills to turn your OK shots into wonderful pictures.
Discover the lost art of creatively bringing your pictures to life.

AACI, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv.
Cost: Members: NIS 650.  Non-members : NIS 700.
Registration essential: AACI: 03-6960389.  For further details: Tom – 052-801 2817.
• Introduction to Photoshop
• Simplifying the Photoshop workspace to find your way around and use the easiest, yet most effective tools.
• Introducing Adjustment Layers to help to bring your pictures alive.
• The most powerful tools in Photoshop, Layers and Layer Masks, made easy.
• Using the healing and cloning tools. Removing distracting objects and details. Retouching faces
• Demonstrating the use of a Wacom digital brush and tablet
• Colouring, Sharpening, Softening, Sharing
• Colour correction, sharpening and blurring. Saving pictures for the web, email, or printing
Unleashing Creativity
Using your imagination to creatively combine two or more pictures, Blending and modifying
This is a very practical, hands-on course, and there will be fun exercises between the sessions.
Bring a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop, CS2 or later.
It's best, but not essential, to use a mouse rather than the trackpad.
NB: Photoshop Elements is not suitable for this course.
“Good Things are Happening in 2017”
1.   Israel’s minimum wage has been raised to NIS 5,000 per month starting from the 1st of January. This is the third out of four increases of the Minimum Wage Agreement signed in December 2014. The final raise will come into effect at the end of 2017, when the minimum wage will be increased to NIS 5,300 per month.

2. The plastic bags act - from the 1st of January a 10 agorot fee will be charged on nylon bags. This levy is intended to reduce the use of plastic bags and the proceeds from their sale will be transferred to a special fund in the Ministry of the Environment.  Local grocery stores and markets will be exempt.

3. A Savings Plan for each child.  Bituach Leumi  (National Insurance Institute) will implement from the 1st of January the program of "savings for each child,"  Each month, Bituach Leumi will put aside NIS 50 for each child under the age of 18. This NIS 50 is in addition to the child allowance that the parents receive on a monthly basis. Parents can choose whether the NIS 50 will be paid into a Kupat Gemel (Provident Fund) or invested in a saving scheme at the bank.  The child will have access to this money at the age of 18. 

 4. Extra vacation days for salaried employees. Each employee will be entitled to two extra days off per year. The first vacation day was previously added in July 2016, and on the 1st of January an extra vacation day will be added. This law applies to workers with seniority of up to four years in the workplace who work five days a week, so they will be entitled to 12 vacation days a year, instead of 10 days.  Employees who work six days a week will receive 14 days of vacation, instead of 12 today.

5. The tax rate levels - from the 1st of January the changes in income tax rates are as follows: people earning up to NIS 20,000 gross will pay less in taxes.  People who earn NIS 60,000 per month and more will pay more taxes. The monthly tax savings for low and medium wage will vary from NIS 30 to NIS 150. Salaries above NIS 60,000 per month will pay an extra NIS 200 per month in income tax.
Disclaimer:  All information in this Klitah Corner was accurate - to the best of AACI’s knowledge - at the time of publication.  AACI cannot take responsibility for changes in policies, implementations or laws that may affect the accuracy of this information. 
Balance & Posture
With Michal Ben-Reuven, M.A., C.F.T.
February 7th – March 28th, 2017 from 3 – 4pm.
AACI, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv
Members: NIS 400, Non-members: NIS 480
Cost per session:  Members NIS 55, Non-members: NIS 65               
Posture, Balance and Bone Strength are the objectives of this unique series.
Short and fun exercises, and movement explorations that are specially designed to help you --
* Improve your posture and Balance
* Improve the function of your legs and hips
* Stand, walk, jog with greater power and ease
* Strengthen your bones
Michal Ben-Reuven, M.A., CFT. Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, certified ABM for children with special needs. Michal has academic degrees in psychology and counseling, and 15 years of dance training. Michal has applied this expertise since 1989 to help people regain pain-free movement, calmer mind, positive outlook and reach their full potential.
Happy Hour!!
Café Greg, 2 Weizmann, (near the corner of Shaul Hamelech), Tel Aviv.
WHEN: New date to be announced

Kosher  Dairy Menu.
We will be seated in the lobby and  will light Chanukah candles together.
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL:  AACI – 03-696 0389 or aacicentralregion@ gmail.com
Sundays ,  2.30pm - 3.30pm
A  7 weeks course.
As we grow older it happens that we lose much of our natural mobility. A slow process of stiffness of the spine and joints, enters in.  Loss of strength, balance and speed, add up to a decreased mobility,
Is this an inevitable fact of life? If not, how can one reverse this process, and regain better control of the body? How can we regain our agility and flexibility?  Using varied techniques of body-mind work, a person will inevitably improve his/her body state, and this is the aim of our course.
Cost  for the course – Members: NIS 350 / Non- members – NIS 420.
Danna Shibolet is an active dancer and researcher in movement studies. She graduated and taught at the Rubin Academy of Dance. She specializes in movement analysis,
Chinese internal martial arts, history of science and Feldenkrais..
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL:  AACI – 03-696 0389 or aacicentralregion@ gmail.com
Tai Chi
Starting from 29th January   14:30-15:30
The tradition of body mind work has crystallized in China for centuries. It is described and revered as  ‘internal martial art’.
  • Recognized as a no. 1 ‘stress killer’
  • Improves posture  
  • Improves balance   
  • Enhances breathing 
  • Tones muscles
It is not hard to do. No previous experience is needed. Everybody is invited.
Cost for the 7-week course – NIS 350 Members, NIS 420 Non-members
Danna Shibolet is an active dancer and researcher in movement studies. She graduated and taught at the Rubin Academy of Dance and specializes in movement analysis, Chinese internal martial arts and Feldenkrais..
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL:  AACI – 03-696 0389 or  aacicentralregion@ gmail.com
Bridge Lessons In Ra’anana
Bridge lessons for those with basic knowledge of the game (Advanced Beginners)
Wednesday evenings 7-9pm in Ra’anana
Join ongoing group meeting in private home, at no charge for first lesson, to determine if class suitable for you.
Cost for course of 5 lessons: Members: NIS 200.  Non-members: NIS 300. Limited availability.
Registration and Further Information: AACI 03–696 0389
With Michal Ben-Reuven- M.A. CFT. (Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner).
The structure of our feet is very similar to that of our hands, yet we can do so much with our hands and fingers, and so little with our feet.
The area in our brain dedicated to our hands is enormous compared to that of our feet – but we can change that!
Through -
Self massage,
Movement with awareness,
Specific exercises,
You will –
* Improve standing, walking, dancing and jogging.
* Get an overall feeling of wellbeing.
* Feel the difference when your feet  smile.
Date:      Tuesdays, January 24th.
Time:      3pm - 4pm
Cost:      Members: NIS 150.   Non-members: NIS 180
AACI, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv
Michal Ben-Reuven, M.A., CFT. Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner who trained with Feldenkrais’ first assistant. She has academic degrees in psychology and counseling, and 15 years of dance training. Michal has applied these experiences since 1989 to help people regain pain-free movement, calmer mind and positive outlook, and reach their potential.
All books remain at a reduced price of NIS 10 each, hardbacks: NIS  15 each
3 for NIS 25.
…..We're also accepting more books in good condition…...
Looking forward to seeing you !!
AACI, 94 Allenby, (Between Gruzenberg and Montefiore), Entrance "Aleph", Mezzanine floor,
Tel Aviv.  Bus nos: 14, 18, 24, 25, 61, 62 and 82.
**Join us in helping to arrange interesting, fun and varied programs for AACI.
We would welcome your input and ideas.
Please e-mail: aacicentralregion@gmail.com with “volunteers” in the subject line
and we can arrange a meeting**
AACI Tel Aviv Senior's Cookbook

Welcome to our AACI Tel Aviv Senior's Cookbook with delectable recipes including chicken/papaya soup, eggrolls, salmon/asparagus tart, buckwheat pancakes, Shanghai chicken, orange mousse, fudgy carob brownies, pumpkinchiffon pie and marin torte.

To order a copy, please call AACI: 03 - 696 0389 or
e-mail :

Pre-payment essential.

Cost: NIS 35 (to pay in cash in the office)
          NIS 45 (includes mailing)

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Navigating the Israeli Health Care System and Bituach Leumi
Presenter: Aviva Yoselis, MPH, Healthcare
Advocate for AACI’s Shira Pransky Project.
Monday, January 30th at 7pm
Refreshments : 6.30pm
Beit Ariella Library,
25 Shaul Hamelech,
Tel Aviv.
Free entrance.
*Are you confused about the Israeli Health System? Your financial
participation? Supplemental insurance options.  Alternative medicine?
*What are you entitled to and accessible to in an emergency?
HMO Pharmacies.
*Would you like to understand the role of Bituach Leumi in your health care?
* What to do if you need additional emotional and/or mental support?
*Or what is a disability, and how is it managed in Israel?
REGISTRATION: AACI – 03-6960389 or aacicentralregion@gmail.com
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7h Annual Children & Teen Creative Arts Exhibit 
AACI Art Exhibit
AACI Travel Program 2017
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