AACI Central Programs & Activities 
November 2014
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 Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only.
AACI: 03 – 696 0389
AACI Central Senior Programs
November 26 Come join us for a gala Thanksgiving Luncheon in AACI Jerusalem.
December 1 Small Item Auction - something intriguing for almost everyone
For information call 02-566-1181,  Ext. 301
Meetings:  Wednesdays 10.00am-12 Noon
Yehuda Solter – brief Torah commentary
Donation: NIS 15, includeds light refreshments
For more information: AACI 03- 6960389
AACI'S  OFFICE – 94 Allenby (entrance Aleph), (between Grusenberg and Montefiore), Entrance "Aleph", (Mezzanine floor), Tel Aviv
Music Lecture Series with Harvey Bordowitz
Harvey Bordowitz was the founding Music Director and Conductor of the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra, which he led for 31 years. With an M.A. in Conducting and Musicology, the New York-born maestro conducted and directed operas and musicals in New York before his Aliyah.
Wed., 12 November: THE NEW WORLD – AMERICA! How did American music break free of the old European molds? How did ragtime, jazz, spirituals, minstrel songs, country music, swing and be-pop make America the sassy new kid on the block? How did the Broadway Musical become America’s Opera? Music by Joplin, Gottschalk, Foster, Sousa, Berlin, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Woodie Guthrie and much more.
Wed., 26 November: WHO NEEDS CONDUCTORS ANYWAY? An insider’s look at the strange and wondrous profession of the conductor – so central and so vital to the orchestra both in concert and opera – and yet so poorly understood. What is a conductor? How do performances differ? What is interpretation? What happens in rehearsals? In the concert? What makes a great conductor? The history of conducting, a lightning-quick course in conducting, and recordings of great conductors. In this interactive lecture, the audience will be invited to compare and judge different recordings.
Wed., 10 December: BEETHOVEN – FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: Beethoven’s confrontation with his increasing deafness, and his bravery in adversity, gave rise to triumphant creations which stir our souls to this day, and which single-handedly ushered in the 19th century – the Romantic Era. The “Eroica” Symphony No. 3, the “Fate-Symphony” No. 5 and the mighty Ninth will serve as the anchors to this evening’s exploration of a hero – an ode to humanity and freedom, courage and human dignity.
Wed., 24 December:WITH STRINGS ATTACHED – ALL ABOUT STRING INSTRUMENTS: Some of music’s most thrilling, stirring and ravishing works have been written for string instruments. We will learn about the legendary violinmakers, sample the towering masterpieces by Bach and Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Brahms, and hear unforgettable performances, from Jascha Heifetz and Pablo Casals, through Jacqueline Du Pre, and up to the newest generation of brilliant young virtuosi!
Cost per session:   NIS 60 members: NIS 70 Non-members
Whole course:       NIS 200 members NIS 220 Non-members
Venue:                   Beit Daniel, 36 Bnei Dan, Tel Aviv
Time:                    7.30pm – lectures last 2 hours, with a coffee break        
Minimum number of participants required
Pre-Registration & Pre=payment essential: AACI Tel Aviv –
03-6960389   or email: aacicentralregion@gmail.com
“Will You Outlive Your Money?”
Wednesday, December 3, 19:00
Investment Strategies for the Low Interest Rate and Long Life-Span Environment
Guest speaker : Richard Gussow
AACI, 94 Allenby, Tel Aviv.
Cost : Members : NIS 20. Non-members : NIS 30.
Registration essential: AACI- 03 – 696 0389 or aacicentralregion@gmail.com
Richard Gussow is a personal financial planner and is a Licensed Investment Advisor with the Israel Securities Authority. He has worked as an analyst for several global investment banks and has been frequently quoted in both the Israeli and international media.
”Cookies & Cream”…. A New Bi-Weekly Offering From AACI
An Introduction to Mastering your Smartphone and Computer
Speaker : Leslie Rose of HelpDesk50+
Is your Smartphone confusing you?
Is your computer baffling you?
Come and join us for a workshop on how to protect and enjoy your smartphones, tablets and computers.
Making them more user friendly, Protecting your privacy and security.
Safe buying online, and online video calls for free.
Lots of tips and links and explanations without jargon but with hands on assistance.
Help for the over 50's by the over 50 !
Date: Monday, 10th November 2014.
Time: 10:00.
Venue: AACI, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv.
Cost: NIS 15 Members, NIS 25 Non-Members.
Registration essential:  AACI: 03-696 0389 or aacicentralregion@gmail.com
“Better Late than Early” : Creativity and Art from Youth to Old Age
Tuesdays at 7pm
Join us for our bi-weekly Speaker and Discussion Group with Amir Cohen-Shalev:
AACI, 94 Allenby, Tel Aviv.
Entrance: NIS 10
Registration essential: AACI – 03 – 696 0389 or aacicentralregion@gmail.com
Amir Cohen-Shalev is a Professor of Gerontology, teaching in the department of Gerontology in the University of Haifa and in the school of Education at the Center for Academic Studies, Or Yehuda.
Drawing classes with Uri Degan
DATE: Monday, December 1, from 16:00-18:00
Thursday,  December 4, 10:00 12 noon.       
                  Course lasts for 5 weeks
VENUE      AACI, 94A Allenby St., Tel Aviv
COST:        NIS 500 Members,  NIS 550 Non-members
Lesson 1; Introduction and "eye-hand coordination" exercises
Lesson 2: Edges- positive and negative
Lesson 3; Light and shadow drawing
Lesson 4: Portraits and profiles
Lesson 5: Color, black and white
Supplies needed; Pencil no.4B  or 6B
Eraser, kneaded rubber
Pencil sharpener
Mirror for self portrait
Water colors
Paper provided
Uri Degan studied Art at The Avnie Institute and privately with
Shiela Devore Cashdie.
Tel : 054-630-7798,  Home: 03-696-9017.   Email is: oorrie@gmail.com 
Registration and pre-payment essential; AACI – 03-696 0389
Financial Resource Network
 AACI and The Financial Resource Network invites you to a seminar series dealing with critical Oleh Financial issues, in Israel and abroad.
Individual FREE Counseling Appointments
Mark van Gelderen, Financial Adviser .. will be available by appointment only, for free, individual, no-obligation consultations on money management, investments, real estate, taxes, wills & trusts.
AACI. 94 Allenby, Tel Aviv
For an appointment : Contact Shmuel : 02-580 7013, info@isrenet.com
AACI, 94 Allenby, Entrance “Aleph”, Tel Aviv.
For an appointment please call: 02 - 580 7013 or e-mail : info@isrenet.com
Happy Hour - Meet old and new friends….
We may not be living in America anymore, but there is always something to be thankful for. So please join old and new friends at our special Thanksgiving Happy Hour at:
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Kaful Kitchen
(Kosher - meat menu)
Nahalat Binyamin 2
Tel Aviv
Registration : AACI- 03-696 0389 or aacicentralregion@gmail.com
Spanish Classes
Grammar and conversation will be the focus of this class, conducted by an English/Spanish speaking teacher.
Basic Spanish knowledge is necessary!
Classes will take place TUESDAYS:  11.00 - 12.15
Venue : AACI, 94A Allenby, Tel Aviv.
Payable on a monthly basis:
NIS 140 for members and NIS 160 for non-members.
To reserve a place in the class, please call AACI : 03 696 0389
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
"A Jewish Narrative"
Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:00
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.
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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