AACI South
 
 Community Center in Beer Sheva:
Matnas "Yud Aleph"
11 Mordehai Namir St.
Shchunat Yud Aleph, Beer Sheva.
Tel: 08-643-3953 

 
 
 

Greetings from Counselor Miriam Green

Welcome to the South! AACI is pleased to welcome you as you start your absorption into Israeli society. As a newcomer in Eretz Yisrael—or even an old-time vatik—you may find you need guidance through the Israeli bureaucracy you will encounter.
 
Here at AACI we provide up-to-date information on the tasks new olim must undertake to register themselves and their families as established residents of Israel. From finding an ulpan, housing and even employment to acquiring a driver’s license, we are here for you.

Good grief, you’ll say as you wait in yet another line to discuss your status, bank account, health plan or education. Sometimes the frustration is overwhelming. Many Israelis won’t understand the Zionist dream that has brought you here. Nor will they understand why you’ve left what they consider the golden land of opportunity. But as you breathe the air (not too deeply!), feel the tranquility of Shabbat descend across the country, walk along the rocky landscape, you will be reassured that this is the decision of a lifetime.

As AACI’s Southern Branch Counselor, I will endeavor to answer all your questions. AACI has a network of resources at our disposal, and once you are a member, I will use them for you. My office hours in Beer Sheva are Sunday, Monday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call for an appointment. Our office phone is 08-643-3953. Or contact us by email at mgreen@aaci.org.il.

On a personal note, my husband and I are 21-year residents of Beer Sheva, with three Israeli children. As our children progress in the school system, we continue to discover the challenges of being olim. We are happy here in Israel, and in Beer Sheva. And we invite you to share with us our dream of a viable future in the South.
Sincerely,



 
 
 
 
 
 
Miriam Green,
Southern Branch Counselor
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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 60 fee for a counselor appointment for non-members. The fee will be waived if you join.
 
Counseling Hours for Olim and Vatikim
Miriam is 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, join now to receive membership and support AACI’s activities in the South. For more information on membership, please contact Miriam Green at membership@aaci.org.il or 02-5617151 ext 302
 
Directions
To our offices by car:

From Omer and Meiter and other Beer Sheva locations: Take Rehov Hameshachrerim, pass the Stadium on your right and continue straight. The road changes names several times. Here, it is Derech Shimshon. Go through one traffic circle. Continue straight. Cross Rehov Masada and make your first left at the light onto Rehov Shaul Hamelech (you’ll drive by the blue-awnings of the Australian Park on your left). At the first light, turn right onto Rehov Golda Meir. Take Golda Meir to the first intersection and turn left on Moshe Sharett. Take the third right onto Rehov Mordechai Namir and drive to the end of the road until you see a small beige building with a domed roof and a circular driveway.
From Sderot Rager: Turn right onto Rehov Masada just after the new Teachers building and opposite Soroka Hospital. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto Derech Shimshon. Make your first left at the light onto Rehov Shaul Hamelech (you’ll drive by the blue-awnings of the Australian Park on your left). See above for remaining directions.
 
 
To our offices by bus:
Several buses have stops near Matnas Yud-Aleph, the home of the AACI Southern Branch Library and Office. The street address is 11 Mordechai Namir.
No. 9. Take the No. 9 bus to the last stop on Rehov Shaul Hamelech. Walk through Canyon Shaul Hamelech. At the back exit, turn right and walk to the corner of Moshe Sharett and Mordechai Namir streets. Turn left down Mordechai Namir St, and continue until you reach the Matnas at the bottom left side of the street. The Matnas has a circular driveway and a beige domed roof. The No. 9 bus does have a stop at the back of the Canyon.
No. 16. Take the No. 16 bus to the stop closest to Canyon Shaul Hamelech on Rehov Shaul Hamelech. Walk through Canyon Shaul Hamelech. At the back exit, turn right and walk to the corner of Moshe Sharett and Mordechai Namir streets. Turn left down Mordechai Namir St, and continue until you reach the Matnas at the bottom left side of the street. The Matnas has a circular driveway and a beige domed roof.
No. 3. Take the No. 3 bus to the last stop on Rehov Elfasi. Walk to the light and cross Rehov Shaul Hamelech and continue straight. Elfasi changes its name to Rehov Golda Meir. At the first intersection, turn left from Golda Meir onto Moshe Sharett St. At the third intersection on your right, you will come to Mordechai Namir St. Turn right down Mordechai Namir St, and continue until you reach the Matnas at the bottom left side of the street. The Matnas has a circular driveway and a beige domed roof.
 

 

 
    
 
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