AACI South - Programs & Activites
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Our office is moving
The AACI Southern Branch Library and office are moving! Thankfully, we're not moving very far. In fact, we're moving to a space that's in the same building but on the lower floor.
Our address and phone number will remain the same: 11 Mordechai Namir St., Matnas Yud-Alpeh, Beer Sheva, Tel: 08-643-3953.
We're gearing up for a whole new look and a new space for meetings, book talks, and social events. Counselor Miriam Green will have office hours in her new digs, too.
We'll be packing and unpacking during the month of November, so be advised that we'll be closed during that month. We'll be open on October 22, 23, and 24 for those of you who want to take out books until our reopening in December. Please check with Library Administrator Frieda Gilmour before coming to the library at 050-797-3766.
You can also contact us at mgreen@aaci.org.il or at our daily Hot Line that is staffed by our counselors. Hot Line hours are daily from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., at 02-566-1181, for quick answers to quick questions.
Please note that the new AACI Library and office are fully handicapped accessible. We're on the number 9 and 16 bus routes.
And stay tuned for our Chanukat Habayit—our house warming party—during Chanukah!
AACI takes this opportunity to thank the city of Beer Sheva and Kivunim for their unfailing efforts to accommodate us as we strive to provide support to our olim and vatikim and to create community-focused events. 
Announcing the launch of
- Emotional First Aid for English-speakers in Be'er Sheva in Times of War.
This project is a partnership between Get Help Israel, Olim Department of Be'er Sheva, and AACI South.
Olim in Be'er Sheva who are experiencing an extreme level of stress and need to speak with a mental health professional to help restore a sense of calm and stability may receive telephone support from a qualified therapist.
This is NOT a service for those having a mental health emergency. If you're experiencing symptoms that need immediate attention, please go to the Emergency Room at the Mental Health Center of Be'er Sheva (HaTzadik M'Yerushalim 29) or Soroka Hospital.
In order to access this service, please contact Megan at 058-4597010 (sending a what's app is fine too) for a short intake. Megan is available between 7:00-22:00. Please note: due to the sensitive security situation, Megan may not be available to respond immediately. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire, and you'll be paired with a mental health professional for a free one hour telephone session to discuss your feelings connected to the situation and to restore a sense of calm.
We want to thank the GHI members who are volunteering their time to assist the Olim in Be'er Sheva! 👏👏👏
We also thank the organizers of this program.
Megan TurnerMiriam Green, Josie Arbel, Tanya Prochko, AACI Jerusalem
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.
AACI South Thanksgiving Event
Tuesday, November 26, 19:30 - 23:00
At Shabazi Hall, Beer Sheva
Join AACI South for a freilich fun friendly Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings.
With musical entertainment!
We'll meet on Tuesday, November 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Shabazi Hall, 7 Rehov Shabazi, Beer Sheva.
Reservations or online payments: NIS 130 members / NIS 140 non-members
RSVP to aacisouth@gmail.com ONLY
Or online: Register here
If you do not receive a reply to your email (which you need to send to aacisouth@gmail.com) it means you are not registered. Make sure you receive a reply by email!!
Cancelation Policy: If you cancel on or after November 24, you will be charge NIS 70.
Shabazi Hall is located at 7 Rehov Shabazi. For directions, click here.
It is easily accessible by buses that travel along Shderot Rager.
Support Group for English Speaking Caregivers to Form
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. 
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.

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.
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