Who We Are

AACI Cares

AACI provides a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of its membership whether new immigrants or English-speaking long-time residents:

  • Professional counseling on Aliyah and Klitah (absorption)
  • Employment Resource Center
  • Emergency, mortgage and small business loans
  • Support groups
  • Advice Sessions: tax, banking, translation and more
  • Legal consultations
  • Blood bank privileges
  • The AACI Cohen Library for the Visually Impaired
  • Senior Outreach


AACI can move mountains when its members' welfare is at stake. AACI:

  • Lobbied successfully to modify the effect of new Israeli tax laws on immigrants;
  • Produced and distributed a free Emergency Handbook and held gas mask demonstrations prior to and during the Gulf War;
  • Confronted the social, economic and psychological pressures affecting its membership through the Seniors Outreach Project.

AACI Builds Community

AACI offers a warm and welcoming environment, with special programs targeting families, young adults, mid-lifers and seniors. Members participate in:

  • Welcome Home events for new olim (immigrants)
  • Home Hospitality
  • 4th of July/Canada Day & Thanksgiving Celebrations
  • AACI Travel Experience & Study Vacations
  • Social and Cultural Programs,
  • Lectures and more

AACI, a voluntary, non-profit organization, was established in 1951 to help North American immigrants acclimate to Israeli society and to build strong ties between North American Jewish communities and Israel. AACI’s services are available to all English speakers. AACI is governed by a lay board and administered by a professional staff. Its many activities are financed through the support of foundations, annual membership dues, an annual fundraising drive and private donations.

Introducing AACI's New President
Julie Landau made aliyah with his wife and 5 children more than 45 years ago.
Since then he has worked as a journalist, writer and editor first as an employee, then a partner and finally as the owner of his own company.
He began volunteering for AACI some 10 years ago, but even before then, he helped produce the first copies of the Voice in 1982.
He has previously served as Vice President for Development and as Treasurer.
In this – my first message – I would like to say “Thank you.”
First of all, thank you to all the members of AACI who have elected me President and have entrusted me with the leadership of this unique and wonderful organization.
Secondly, thank you to outgoing President Asa Cohen, who has so successfully led the AACI for the past five years and to his excellent team of officers who helped guide the organization during that period.
Thirdly, thank you to all the volunteers who selflessly give of their time and efforts to help others.
And finally, thank you to the staff, headed by Executive Director David London, who keep the AACI running on a daily basis.
AACI Board
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