AACI South - Programs & Activites
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Israel, 66 years. Beer Sheva
Celebrate Thanksgiving with the South
Wednesday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m.,
 
You are invited to attend the mouth-watering, culinarily delightful, extraordinary AACI Southern Branch Thanksgiving Dinner with whole turkeys professionally cooked to perfection and carved with loving care by our modest yet skilled volunteers. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m., at Mishan, 12 Alfasi St., Beer Sheva. Join us for an evening of good fellowship.
 
Register now to get the early bird special of NIS 100 for our AACI members, and NIS 110 for non-members. Cost after November 11, NIS 120 members / NIS 130 non-members. There will be a link to register on line starting Monday, October 22.
 
Where:  Misham, 12 Alfasi St., Beer Sheva.
Cost: Early bird special until Nov. 14: NIS 100 members / NIS 110 non-members
Cost after Nov. 14: NIS 120 members / NIS 130 non-members.
 
 
Update on counseling hours
Counselor Miriam Green is in her office on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact her now for an appointment to discuss your aliyah and Klitah at 08-643-3953 or mgreen@aaci.org.il. There is an NIS 75 fee for a counselor appointment for non-members. The fee will be waived if you join.
 
Support Group for English Speaking Caregivers to Form
 
AACI, in conjunction with Yad Sarah’s Yad L’Tomech program, hopes to create an English-speaking support group for spouses and children who are primary caregivers of their family members. The group will start right after the chagim.
 If you are interested in a confidential group directed by licensed social workers that will meet on a regular basis to provide caring insights and emotional support, please contact AACI Counselor Miriam Green atmgreen@aaci.org.il to register today. Our minimum number of participants is 12.
 

AACI Social Evening 

Interested in joining friends old and new for a cup of tea (a "cuppa"), light refreshments and a relaxing evening watching a film? We will let you know about our upcoming gathering. You may email (john@grabinar.com) or call 08-642-4879, to express your interest. 
 

Open house at the AACI Southern Branch Library for new olim and vatikim!

Join AACI in welcoming new olim to the south on Monday, October 15, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., in honor of Israel's national celebration of Yom Ha'aliya. 
You'll have the opportunity to learn more about AACI in the south, and the hidden gem that is Southern Branch Library.
With more than 8,000 books, the Library offers fiction, non-fiction, best sellers, classics, intriguing mysteries, biographies, and children's literature. There's even a section featuring local authors. 
AACI Counselor Miriam Green will be on hand to answer questions about the aliyah process, and our Librarians will give you a tour of the Library. You'll also be able to sign up for Library membership and take up to six books at once.
The Library is located at 11 Mordechai Namir St., Matnas Yud-Aleph, Beer Sheva. For more information and to RSVP, write to mgreen@aaci.org.il
 
 
Friendly English Meetings in Eilat
 
An English speakers’ group meets in Eilat at WIZO House on Jerusalem St., every Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to shmooze and share information about what’s doing in Eilat. Occasionally there are guest speakers or evening programs. If you would like to be informed of activities, send your email address to Arlan Wareham arlan.wareham@gmail.com. There is also a Facebook page for sharing information in the Arava region. Join the English Eilat Facebook page.
 
 
 
Ophir Tours Opens New Local Line for the Southern Branch
 
Ophir Tours now has a dedicated phone number for AACI members in the South. The Ophir Tours phone number is 08-8523138 and will actually ring in the Ophir office in Ra’anana where they have a staff of English speaking agents (with many years of experience) at your disposal. Ophir Tours looks forward to assisting the Southern Branch with the same excellent service and expertise we have been providing in the Central Branch. If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for ways to improve service.
 
Agents in Ra’anana: Marcelle, Iris, Lea, and Mati. Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

Need Help Translating your Bills?

Are you having trouble reading your mail? Are your Hebrew bills incomprehensible? AACI now offers weekly translation assistance to help you understand your Hebrew letters and bills. The service, free of charge to AACI members, will take place on Thursdays at the AACI Southern Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To make an appointment, contact Counselor Miriam Green at mgreen@aaci.org.il.
 
AACI Southern Branch Seniors -Young at Heart

The AACI Southern Branch Seniors is our most active group, planning monthly trips for their members and parties for all occasions. If you have suggestions for places to visit or interesting activities to organize.
 
Past outings have included visits to Kibbutz Yad Mordechai’s Honey Workshop, the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, Kibbutz Urim Art Center, and more. If you know of English speakers in the community who might be interested in joining the AACI Seniors, please contact AACI counselor Miriam Green at 08-643-3953 or mgreen@aaci.org.il  
 
US Embassy Consular Services in Beer Sheva
Tuesday, November 13
 
AACI will host the US Embassy's Consular Services in the AACI Southern Branch Library. This services is available to all US Citizens who wish to report a birth abroad or renew a passport.
 
To request an appointment, please write to Counselor Miriam Green at mgreen@aaci.org.il and include your full name, cell phone no., and type of service requested. Appointments will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. There will be no appointments for social security issues. Embassy personnel will take appointments from 10:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m.
 
Personal Finances with a Negev Twist
Monday, November 19, 20:00
 
Join Investment Advisor and Financial Planner Jonathan Warshawsky, who is licensed in the US and Israel, to discuss the most effective way to manage your local and international investments from here in the Negev. The talk will be held at the AACI Southern Branch Library, 11 Mordechai Namir St., Matnas Yud-Aleph, Beer Sheva. Members NIS 20 / non-members NIS 30. Email mgreen@aaci.org.il to save your place.
 
Informal Conversations about Aliyah 
 
AACI Aliyah Conversations for Olim in the Absorption Process
New Program to be announced.
 
Please RSVP to AACI Counselor Miriam Green at mgreen@aaci.org.il. The sessions are geared towards olim within their first 5 years in the country, but we’re happy to make exceptions. We’ll meet at Merkaz Klitah Ye’elim on Rehov Ye’elim in Shechunah Hey, Beer Sheva. Entrance through the parking lot behind the “Gesher.” There is now a ramp for wheelchair access to Merkaz Klitah Ye’elim. Take the no. 9 bus!
The AACI Southern Branch Library 
 
The library will be OPEN on the following dates during September: 2 – 6, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 20.
 
 
Finding Work for Olim and Vatikim a Priority
 
The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI) is dedicated to the successful absorption of North American olim into Israeli society. To that end we have established an Employment Club in Beer Sheva to assist both new and veteran olim successfully find work. Our participants include accountants, lawyers, teachers, bankers, nurses, and writers. As part of a new initiative, we want to create a Referral Service to advertise actual positions to our participants. The goal of our efforts is to introduce prospective employers and employees to each other. 
 
How can you help? When you notify our office of openings in your company or organization, we will seek to inform appropriate candidates to make contact with you, according to your needs and direction. When you volunteer to act as a mentor in your field, we’ll connect you with an appropriate oleh or vatik candidate in your profession.
 
Please note that the AACI Employment Referral Service is not an employment agency. We can refer reasonably suitable candidates to you, but the responsibility to screen and interview remains up to you.

What we need from the employer
  • Job description
  • Requirements
  • Hours, salary range
  • Location
  • Contact information
What information we have about the Jobseeker
  • Resume
  • Career objective
  • Contact information
     
Campaign for Overseas Members

AACI is conducting a campaign to increase our overseas membership. We urge our members to help us by informing us about potential overseas supporters. Please send us names of relatives and friends who might join AACI as overseas members. Your support, and that of your family and friends, will enable AACI to continue to provide its vital Aliyah and Klitah services and to maintain its high level of programming. Please email membership@aaci.org.il
 
 
 
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