AACI South - Programs & Activites
Our office has moved
The AACI Southern Branch Library and office has moved! Thankfully, we have not moved very far. In fact, we're moved 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. 
 
You can also contact us at info@aaci.org.il or via our daily Hot Line that is staffed by our counselors. Hot Line hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., at 02-566-1181, for quick answers to quick questions.
 
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. 
 
AACI Library
 
The AACI Beer Sheva library is now in its new and renovated home.  On the lower floor of Yud-Alef Community Centre,
11 Namir Street, Yud Alef, Beer Sheva.
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 10 am to noon, and Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 p.m
 
Please note that the new AACI Library and office are fully handicapped accessible. We're on the number 9 and 16 bus routes.
 
Contact: aacisouthlibrary@gmail.com.  050-7973766
 
 
 
Join AACI Counselor Yanina on Monday, January 27, at 1:00p.m., for a talk on "Understanding Bituach Leumi". Yanina holds a degree in social work and has been working with olim for more than 25 years. Her knowledge and expertise in dealing with Bituach Leumi has helped scores of AACI members. Be sure to bring your questions about this most ubiquitous of institutions.
 
The talk, which is co-sponsored bt Be'er Sheva Hadassah, will take place as Yud-Aleph Community Center, 11 Mordechai Namir St., home to the AACI South Branch Library.
 
Cost for AACI and Hadassah members NIS20 / non-members NIS 30. Please rsvp to mgreen@aaci.org.il
 
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 Turner, Miriam Green, Josie Arbel, Tanya Prochko, AACI Jerusalem
 
AACI Counseling
AACI offers counseling via our daily Hotline from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., at 02-566-1181, or via our info@aaci.org.il email address. We are happy to discuss many topics related to the klitah of olim and vatikim in the Negev, including army service, apartment rentals and purchases, rights, driving and car purchases, health issues, and more.
 
If you are not already a member of AACI, visit our website at www.aaci.org.il. Join now to receive membership and support AACI’s activities in the South.
 
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.
 
 
 
'With Brush & Pen" Kids Art Exhibit 2020 details
 
Tiyul to IIC Center, Feb 25th
 
AACI eBook Library
 
AACI J-Town Playhouse
Shows

details
 
 
AACI Travel Program 2020
   
 
 
 
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