Volume XIV Number 17
Biweekly e-Newsletter
June 25, 2015/ 8 Tammuz 5775
AACI's Annual
U.S. Independence Day/Canada Day Celebrations
AACI Jerusalem
Thursday, July 2, 15:30-19:30
At the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

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AACI Beer Sheva
Thursday, July 2,
At Park Hey

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AACI Central
Thursday, July 2, 18:30
At Bograshov Beach

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AACI Netanya
Thursday, July 2, 20:00
Sandy Cash Concert

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Free ticket/s: New Membership Special
Pilot Trips Seniors Visually Impaired Library Continuing Education Memorial Ceremony Study Vacations Legal Directory
AACI Links Scholarships Discounts for Members Loans and Mortgages AMIT-AACI Library Travel Experience Cemetery Program
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AACI – Find us on Facebook
Connect with us daily. AACI – your home in Israel.
Join the AACI conversation on facebook and the AACI page to leave your comments on our wall, or liking the posts and comments. (click link labeled “comment” or “like” located underneath the message.
Introducing AACI's New President - New
Mr. Julian Landau has been elected as President with the leadership of our unique and wonderful organization. read more
A message from outgoing AACI President Asa Cohen - New
After a five year term, Asa bids a farewell as President but not goodbye to AACI. read more
AACI Jerusalem 2015-2016 Opera Package -Registration
We are happy to announce the operas for the coming 2015-2016 season. read more
AACI Seniors Programs
Enjoy a variety of fun and interested programs for retired active persons: Jerusalem   Haifa   Tel Aviv   Netanya  Beer Sheva
AACI Central - Spanish Classes
Tuesdays, 11.00 - 12.15
Grammar and conversation will be the focus of this class, conducted by an English/Spanish speaking teacher. Basic Spanish knowledge is necessary! read more
AACI Central - Join Our Book Club
We welcome new members! Monthly meetings in members' homes, Tel Aviv suburbs on Wednesday evenings at 8pm. For further details: AACI: 03-696 0389 
AACI Jerusalem – Health & Wellness Programs
Join our classes for Tai Chi, Exercise class for 50+,Feldenkrais, Zumba and, Improving your balance.  read more
Programs at El Halev in Jeruslem
AACI members receive a discount when joining one of El Halev's programs. read more
 AACI Jerusalem 2015-2016 Opera Package -Registration
We are happy to announce the operas for the coming 2015-2016 season. read more
Please note: Programs are listed in date order
AACI Central - Orly Markovich presents Paganini Concert - New
Saturday Evening, June 27, 20:30
Virtuoso Music full of Drama, Fantasy and Humor with the International Violinist Adrian Justus (Mexico). read more
AACI Central - Mindbody Workshop - Decoding your Body's Messages
Sunday June 28, 10:00 - 12.30
Empower yourself to understand your body as a powerful healing tool and communicator. read more
 AACI Central - Enabling FUNction with Yad Sarah - New
Monday, June 29, 10.30
A 45 minutes presentation including question time, and demonstrations with the equipment. read more
AACI Netanya – Paul Slater: George Gershwin - or Gershowitz? - New
Tuesday June 30, 20:00
The life and work of the great Jewish jazz composer. Many illustrations, both at the piano and on video. read more
AACI Jerusalelm - Anyone Can Paint! - New
Tuesday mornings, July 7 – August 11 (6 classes), 10:00 – 12:00,
If you would like to learn painting techniques in a lively, basic course, then this is the class for you. read more
AACI Jerusalem - Professional Women's Networking Forum - New
Thursday, July 9, 12:45-15:00
Topic:. Appearance & attitude. Maximizing opportunity. People are treated according to how they present themselves. read more
AACI Central - Take a break at the Coca Cola Center - New
Sunday, July 12, 14.20 
Find out how they put the bubbles into the world's favorite drink.  read more
AACI Central - Financial Resource Network Seminars - New
Tuesday, July 14, Wednesday, July 15, Thursday, July 16. All beginning at 19:00 
Seminars dealing with critical Oleh financial issues, here in Israel and abroad. read more
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples - New
Friday, July 17 – Brunch  at Café Rimon (Kosher) 4 Luntz (off of Midrachov/Ben Yehuda). read more
Summer Camp at AACI Jerusalem - New
Beginning August 2–6 & August 9–13, 09:00-13:00
If you love dancing, singing, acting, baking, arts and crafts, then this is the camp for you! read more
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AACI Netanya – Navigational Lecture Series – Clarification of Benefits due to Domestic Help
Monday, June 29, 17:00
With AACI Counselor, Yanina Musnikow who will present a workshop on the employment rights and benefits due to domestic help including their benefits upon termination. read more
AACI Jerusalem - Navigational Lecture Series – Buying & Selling A Home In Israel - New
Wednesday, July 8, 17:00 – 21:00
"Everything you wanted to know about buying & selling a home in israel....but didn't know who to ask".  read more
Ulpanit "Good Start" - New
July 29 – August 18, 2015
Summer Ulpan at the “Chavat hanoar Hatzioni” for olim pupils of all grades (1-12) who came on Aliyah to Jerusalem after September 1, 2014. read more
Gvahim – Connecting Talent - New
Find a quality position in Israel by joining Gvahim’s Career Acceleration Program. read more
AACI Shira Pransky Health Project - New
AACI’s SPP has recently released important information about The Jerusalem Municipality's vaccination campaign against pertussis (whooping cough) for the month of June, as well as a listing of  camps and nofshonim (short-stay camps and respite facilities) for children with special needs for Summer 2015 and beyond.
Ulpan La-Inyan - Get Speaking Hebrew
With a cozy class size and a friendly, top Ulpan teacher, you’ll feel right at home as you embark on your conversational Hebrew-learning journey. read more
The Ness Negev Business Loan Fund
To assist small businesses in the Negev, with the broader aim of creating jobs and accelerating economic activity in Israel's southern region. read more
$70,000 Small Business Loan Program
AACI is pleased to be in partnership with the Koret Foundation’s Israel Economic Development Fund (KIEDF) and to have established a small business loan program for AACI's members. read more
Business Mentoring Project
AACI is pleased to invite established professionals and business people to participate in a project of the Council of Olim Associations to mentor potential olim in their fields of business.  read more
AACI Jewish Heritage tour of
Central Europe/Slovakia

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Registration closing end of June
August 31 – September 06 2015
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AACI's 14 Night Cruise -
Wonders of the Mediterranean

AACI Cruises in popular demand. Cabins selling fast
Our 8 Amazing Ports of Call; Florence, Tuscany, Rome,Naples, Sicily, Malta,Agios Nikolaos & Chania
With scholar-in residence Rabbi Yosef Wolicki.
Full Details
DEVELOPMENT NEWS      In This Issue      Trips & Travel      Klitah Corner      English Press
AACI and your Legacy in Israel
We invite you to join those who have included AACI in their estate planning. To explore options without any obligation, please contact Robby Grossman, Director of Development at 02-566-1181 Ext. 324 or rgrossman@aaci.org.il
AACI Tribute Cares: Recognizing Important Occasions
Whenever commemoration or celebration is called for, an AACI Tribute Card provides an opportunity to acknowledge life’s important moments.  These attractive tribute cards are mailed within 48 hours of receiving your contribution.  The minimum gift for each personalized card is 50 NIS. Please contact Andrea Simantov at asimantov@aaci.org.il or go to click here for further information. 
TRIPS & TRAVEL      In This Issue      Klitah Corner      English Press      Development News
AACI Netanya – New Study Day Bible Lands & Israel Museums
Tuesday 14 July, 2015
A opportunity to visit two exceptional museums and a guided tour of the ‘By the Rivers of Babylon’, a new exhibition at the Bible Lands and a tour of ‘The Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum. read more
AACI Jewish Heritage tour of Central Europe/Slovakia - Registration closing end of June
August 31 – September 06 2015
General cultural touring will be woven into the Jewish touring, bringing the rich culture of this beautiful region to life. In Bratislava, visit the synagogue, as well as museums and other Jewish cultural sites including the grave of the great Chatam Sofer and the holocaust memorial site. Explore the Bratislava Castle perched on a scenic hilltop with views of the Danube and the old city. read more
AACI Study Vacations #152
October 12-15, 2015
We will once again set out to visit and learn more and more about our country - this time heading for the Western Galilee starting our touring at the Kirzner Sculpture Museum in Yokneam, and then head out to what will be our ‘home away from home’for three nights, four days. read more
AACI's 14 Night Cruise - Wonders of the Mediterranean
October 6-20, 2015
Our 8 Amazing Ports of Call; Florence, Tuscany, Rome,Naples, Sicily, Malta,Agios Nikolaos & Chania

With scholar-in residence Rabbi Yosef Wolicki
Florence: Uffizi, Michelangelo's David, the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Gates of Paradise. Tuscany: Breathtaking rolling hills, quaint villas to charm. Rome: The Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, the Forum-all dripping in rich history. Pompeii: full of mysteries. Sicily’s mesmerizing charm.  Malta: sail into one of the most stunning port in Europe and Greece: stunning breathtaking islands, one after the other*. read more
AACI China In-depth: Hong Kong, Guilin, Shanghai, Xian, Beijing - Waiting list
October 25-November 08, 2015
China’s textured and ancient history seamlessly melds into a fascinating, modern country, brimming with breathtaking sights.  This in depth tour will open up this vast and wondrous country to the traveler-and will leave no stone unturned. read more
AACI - Discover Jewish Prague - 4 days of touring
November 15-19,  2015
The City of a Thousand Spires has seen it all. Centuries of Bohemian kings, classical composers, invading Nazis, Soviet tanks and Velvet Revolutionaries have passed over Prague's cobblestones; the spires survived it all, creating one of Europe's most romantic and beautiful skylines. read more
AACI - Secrets of Sri Lanka
November 23- December 3, 2015
Timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants endless, beaches, rolling surf, fun finds, famous tea and flavorful spices describe Sri Lanka.  Our kosher and friendly group will explore the essential sites of Sri Lanka, while discovering the secrets of this exotic country. read more
AACI Netanya – Shabbat Galilee Experience - New
November 26 – 29, 2015–06–22
A unique adventure that combines three nights and a beautiful Shabbat at the charming hacienda Forest View Hotel with three days of guided touring over Thanksgiving Weekend. read more
AACI goals are to support the successful klitah (absorption) of new olim while providing a variety of social and professional programs that enhance the lives of Israel's English speaking community.  The AACI Travel Experience generates much needed income for our programs. We hope you feel pride in knowing a small portion of your travel fare goes to be used for a wonderful purpose.
THE ENGLISH PRESS     In This Issue      Trips & Travel      Klitah Corner      Development News
English-speaking teens drop out of school at highest rate of all immigrants - New
High schoolers who immigrated from North America and Oceania are almost three times as likely to drop out of school than their Israeli-born peers, according to a report by the Knesset Research and Information Center. read more
How does the Israeli real estate world operate under the taxman's radar? - New
Q1 Homebuyers report shows: The more houses someone owns – the less income he reported earning. read more
Welfare Minister announces 83 new senior citizen enrichment centers - New
As part of his process to improve quality of life for senior citizens in Israel, Welfare and Social Services Minister Haim Katz announced the opening of 83 new "mofet" senior citizen enrichment centers. read more

Jonathan Pollard - 10808 Days in Prison
AACI has been empowered by its membership to assist in the efforts on behalf of Jonathan Pollard to be released from prison. Please check the following website: ‘Justice for Jonathan Pollard’.
AACI continues to pray for the good health, the safe and speedy return of our missing MIA's: Ron ben Batya Arad, Zachary ben Miriam Baumel, Yehuda ben Sarah Katz, Zvi ben Penina Feldman, and Guy ben Rina Chever.

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