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
  Our Annual Small Item Auction: Bring something; buy something  Dec 14
 Debbie Sasson will lecture on “Overcoming Destructive Money Habits” Dec 21
Annual Chanukah party : music by Charles Ronkin.  Dec 28
For more information, please call 03-696-0389 or email aacicentralregion@gmail.com
 For information call (03)  696- 0389 
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
A Jewish Narrative
Herzliya Thursday English Lecture Series. Click here for PDF download
Poetry Meeting
Sunday, December 18, 19.30- 21.30
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
 Sun, Dec 11, 11:00-13:00
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, 9th December at 9.30am
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.
Visit To Yung-Yidish Tel Aviv ….. Have A Yid-Life Crisis !!!
Thursday, 15th December 2016 at 7.30pm (we will meet earlier…please see below)
Enter the charmed world of YUNG-YiDiSH – you have never seen anything like this before!
You don’t have to know Yiddish to love YUNG-YiDiSH!!
We are delighted to invite you to join us for a very special evening as we visit “YUNG-YiDiSH”, the Yiddish library and cultural center located in the Tahana Merkazit (Central Bus Station) of Tel Aviv.
es, the Tahana Merkazit of Tel Aviv!!!
Cost: NIS 36.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please call Sharon: 054-2317699.
REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL: AACI - 03 – 696 0389 or aacicentralregion@gmail.com
In the most unlikely place imaginable, Mendy Cahan has created a living museum to preserve the Yiddish language and culture.
Mendy will show us around the center and talk about the Yiddish language. Then we will enjoy a musical performance featuring Polina Belilovsky and Mendy himself. They will sing songs of Edith Piaff, Mordekhay Gebirtig and Molly Picon, as well as other famous musical hits from around the world. The songs will be in Yiddish.
**Because of the “unique” location, we will meet at a central location in Tel Aviv (exact time and place to be announced) and travel together as a group by public bus that will take us right to the entrance of the Tahana Merkazit.
More about MENDY CAHAN and YUNG-YiDiSH
Founded in 1993 by Mendy Cahan, YUNG YiDiSH  is a non-profit organization with the purpose of preserving and transmitting Yiddish culture, as well as encouraging contemporary Yiddish creativity in its various forms.
Mendy Cahan grew up speaking Yiddish in the traditional-yet-cosmopolitan Jewish community of Antwerp, where contemporary professional badkhonim would perform at weddings. His father, Maier Cahan, knew the art of badkhones and would occasionally perform. Mendy has degrees in Philosophy and in Yiddish literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Yiddish performer and singer with  “Yiddish Express” and other constellations. He is also an actor and Yiddish advisor at  “The Gesher Theatre”  in Tel Aviv. He was Yiddish dialogue coach for the film  “Son of Saul” which was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes 2015.
Polina Belilovsky – folklore singer, born in Russia and graduated from the Music Department of Moscow University, had been interested in folklore since childhood. Polina says, “the Yiddish folklore is an ocean with many treasures in it, I see it as my mission do discover these treasures and open them to the world”. Polina has a broad repertoire of many folk songs which she performs on stages around the world. 
Beginners/Improvers Photography Course
For beginners and experienced photographers who want to improve and take more creative pictures. Learn and practice how to take amazing pictures.
Starts Tuesday December 13, 9:30-12:00, Tel Aviv
5 weekly sessions of 2 ½ hours each
Course Topics:
  • The 5 steps to taking good pictures 
  • Essential camera settings, menus, modes, file types
  • Developing your "Eye" - fun exercises
  • Using your camera more creatively
  • Telling a story with your pictures
  • Using your imagination to improve a picture
  • How to judge the strengths and weaknesses of your pictures
  • Taking better pictures of children, tips and tricks
  • Making basic improvements to your pictures in the computer
  • Keeping track of your digital pictures
  • Sharing your pictures on the Web
There will be practical exercises during the course and fun assignments between sessions.
Any digital camera can be used, compact or SLR.
 AACI, 94/A Allenby Street, Tel Aviv
Registration essential: AACI, 03-696 0389
Cost: Members: NIS 650. Non-members: NIS 700
For further details -  Tom: 052- 801 2817
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.
Happy Hour!!
Save The Date - Happy Hour Chanukah Party!!!
Come celebrate Chanukah with us and also bid farewell to 2016. 
The party will be on Saturday night, December 31, the last night of Chanukah.
Debra Brickner has most kindly and generously offered to host this event in her apartment in central Tel Aviv.
Gentle Yoga for 50+
Mondays, November 7 from 16:00- 17:00
This will be a trial lesson
Cost: NIS 30, followed by an ongoing course.
Cost for the course: To be paid in advance every 4 weeks:
Members: NIS 200, Non-members: NIS 240
Venue: AACI, 94A Allenby Street, Tel Aviv.
Lessons include some breathing exercises to increase energy, and poses which will help to improve strength, balance and flexibility, mobility and well-being. 
**Please bring a mat**
Linn took an interest in yoga 8 years ago and has been practicing since then, realizing how the practice has improved her health and well-being over the years. She completed a 3-year Teacher Training Course at Wingate Institute and feels confident that each and every one at every phrase of life, age and ability can practice yoga.
**A chair yoga group can be arranged if there is sufficient demand.**
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
Sundays,   15:30-16:30
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 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
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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