Volume XIII Number 26
Biweekly e-Newsletter
September 21, 2014/ 26 Elul 5774

The Officers, Board & Staff of AACI wish all our members & friends a Shana Tova.

A New Year of health, prosperity & peace
for the entire House of Israel.
"I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream for Ice Cream!!!"
AACI brings smiles to the residents of Sderot's poorest neighborhoods before the upcoming Jewish Holidays with a gift of 500 Ben & Jerry's ice-cream cups!  read more

AACI branches will be closed from October 8 and will re-open, Sunday, October 19, 2014
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
IN THIS ISSUE       Trips & Travel       Klitah Corner       English Press       Development News
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.
AACI Jerusalem – Jewish Philosopher: The Thought of Eliezer Berkovits
Tuesdays, 12:30
Our text will be God, Man and History (1965), in which Berkovits suggests that harmonizing faith and reason no longer occupies the mind of the modern Jew with Rabbi Avraham Fischer.  read more
AACI Jerusalem – Health & Wellness Programs
Join our classes for Tai Chi, Exercise class for 50+, Feldenkrais and, Improving your balance. read more
AACI Jerusalem - Family music class for children from 4 months to five years old
Mondays at 15:30 & 16:30
Enjoy 45 minutes of music with singing, puppets, percussion instruments and lots of ideas to enrich your child’s musical and English development. 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 Jerusalem's 2014-2015 Opera Package - New
Registration is now available to see an array of operas such as ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘La Rondina’, ‘The Elixir of Love’, ‘Nabucco’ and ‘The Czar’s Bride’. read more
Fall Programs at El Halev in Jeruslem
AACI members receive a discount when joining one of El Halev’s programs this fall. read more
Public Notice: Used Batteries & Stamps
If you wish to unload used stamps and batteries, you may drop them off at AACI Jerusalem Branch between 09:00 and 15:00 Sun-Thurs. Click here for address & directions
Please note: Programs are listed in date order
AACI Tel Aviv - A Tour of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo - New
Sunday, October 2, 11:00
Jewish Animals: A tour of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, with an emphasis on Israeli animals and animals in Jewish sources. read more
AACI Netanya – The Changing Middle East - New
Sunday, October 5, 20:00
Professor Uzi Rabiwill speak to us about the changing Middle East, with a focus on current affairs in Iraq, Syria, ISIS and the Israeli-Palestinian arena. read more
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples - New
Monday afternoon , October 6 - Let’s do lunch at Pompidou Restaurant, 19 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem
Wednesday evening, October 22- Meet for early dinner at From Gaza to Berlin Restaurant,5 Rachel Imenu (near Emek Refaim, Jlm) and on to a movie! read more
AACI South - Israel's Premier Folksinger, Sandy Cash in Concert! - New
Sandy’s writing embraces universal themes: the sustaining love of family, a commitment to community, and—oh, so important in this part of the world!—a healthy sense of humor. read more
AACI Jerusalem - STAR Film Club - New
Wednesday, October 22, 19:00
‘Tootsie’ with Dustin Hoffman. Themovie will be precedd by an introduction by long-time film buff Gary Levine. read more
 AACI Jerusalem - Jewish Aspects in Opera - New
Sunday October 19, 19:30
A fascinating audio-visual presentation. read more
AACI Jerusalem – Zumba - Beginning October 23
Thursdays  9:30 - 10:10    Level 1 Zumba
Thursdays 10:15 - 11:00   High Energy Zumba
Zumba® Fitness is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries. read more
AACI Blood Drive in cooperation with MDA - New
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 16:00-20:00 Your donation can make the difference! Donate and get free Ben & Jerry's ice cream! read more
AACI Jerusalem - Classic Book Club - New
Sunday, October 26, 13:30-14:30
Two by Singer: The Slaughterer adn A Crown of Feathers Led by Dr. Judith Oster read more
AACI Jerusalem - Giant Book Sale! - New
Sunday, October 26, 13:00 – 20:00
Hundreds of bargains. Most books 5 NIS. Sale being held at the AACI in Jeruslam. Directions
Harvey Bordowitz Music Lecture Series 2014 - New
Harvey Bordowitz will begin his new music series back by popular demand. Registration now open. read more
AACI Jerusalem - If You Are….
*A New Immigrant Who Has Made Aliyah Since 2010   *An Artist With Work To Exhibit
If you are interested in participating in a show of art by new olim in November 2014 please write to aaciart@Gmail.Com  and include a brief cv and several digital photos of your work!
AACI Libraries at your Service
AMIT-AACI Library Jerusalem    AACI Library for the Visually Impaired  
The AACI Southern Branch Library    AACI Netanya - Gura Family Memorial Library    The AACI Library for Kids
Did you know that AACI has a Blog?

AACI Annual Memorial Ceremony - Please join us 
Tuesday, September 3 0, 2014 - וי תשרי תשע"ה
Each year AACI honors the memory of those North Americans, or AACI members, and their immediate families who have fallen while in service to the State of Israel or as victims of terror.  MK Rabbi Dov Lipman  will be the featured speaker.To our great sadness, the following people will be remembered and their names added to the Memorial Plaques
*Nissim Sean Carmeli  *David Menahem Gordon 
*Naftali Fraenkel  *Oren Simcha Noach  *Max Steinberg
They will be joining more than 320 names already inscribed on the Memorial Plaques:
* יהי זכרם ברוך    read more

AACI Sukkot Walking Tours 2014/5575 
October 5 through October 17, 2014
Looking for something exciting to do during Sukkot? Once again, AACI has organized walking tours in Jerusalem for the English-speaking public during Chol Hamoed Sukkot.  Many old favorites are offered, and new routes are included. Be sure to be prepared with good walking shoes, a hat and water. Tell your friends about the tours. Hope you can join us! read more

AACI Kosher Adriatic Cruise -
Less than a month to go. Don't miss this amazing opportunity.
Venice, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Chania, Corfu & Agios Nikolaos  
October 19-31, 2014 / Scholar-in-residence
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Touring Venice with her romantic canals and Gothic-Renaissance architecture.
Kotor - Montenegro's most stunning bay and best preserved medieval town. Dubrovnik - the 'Pearl of the Adriatic’ with her enduring strength and beauty. Mythological Greece, visiting the breathtaking islands of Corfu, Chania and Agios Nikolaos. Our captivating land tours with rich Jewish history are combined with stimulating and varied lectures by our scholar.
All inclusive.
read more

KLITAH CORNER     In This Issue      Trips & Travel      English Press      Development News
AACI Jerusalem Navigational Series: - Understanding The Health System In Israel
Wednesday October 1, 16:30
Part one. An overview of the Health System in Israel and the options available to you. Presenter: Dr. Rafael Cayam is the Director of Medicine of Leumit Health Fund, Jerusalem District
Understanding The Health System In Israel:- Part Two
Wednesday, October 22, 16:30
Presenter:  Gabe Pransky is the founder of AACI’s Shira Pransky Project  read more
AACI Shira Paransky Health Project - New
AACI's Shira Pransky Project wishes everyone a healthy new year! Check out our brand new, brief and fun video to learn a little more about what we do and how you can navigate the healthcare system just a little bit better in 5775. Shana tova!
Ulpan La-Inyan - Get Speaking Hebrew
New Autumn 2014
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
AACI-UIA Canada Scholarship Fund - Now Open
AACI and UIAC scholarship fund is intended for Israeli citizens holding Canadian citizenship as well, who are studying towards a Bachelors Degree at recognized universities and colleges in Israel. read more
The AACI Robert & Debbie Zober Loan Fund
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman, AACI is pleased to announce the creation of a new interest-free loan fund for the purpose of assisting English-speaking immigrants find work in Israel by helping them retrain or to fund other work-related expenses. 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 Jerusalem:
Studio Art – Expressions

A collection of artists work from the studio of Caron Greenblatt. Come see an exciting exhibit of work by budding artists. read more
AACI Jerusalem:
Ruby Tuesday Concert Series

The Wonderful Music of Maya Pennington and Guy Frati
Thursday, October 23, 21:00
The wonderfully fun musical duo perform a collection of wonderfully fun material, spanning from Tom Lehrer through Sondheim all the way to contemporary musical numbers. read more
DEVELOPMENT NEWS      In This Issue      Trips & Travel      Klitah Corner      English Press
"Count Me In!" To Help AACI
New energy!  New hope!  Fresh ideas!   Our commitment to you for the coming year is to ensure that we remain the vital, relevant organization that makes life better for English speakers in Israel.  In turn, we ask that you answer the call by declaring, "Count Me In!" for the future of AACI.
Please return the pledge forms you received in the mail with your generous donation.  And we're anxious to hear your ideas about how you envision the AACI in the year ahead.    Shanah Tovah!


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TRIPS & TRAVEL      In This Issue      Klitah Corner      English Press      Development News
AACI Netanya – Day trip; Hidden Gems in Tel Aviv
Wednesday, October 22, 08:45-15:15
Enjoy a day experiencing the wonders of Tel Aviv from the Museum of jewish Yemenite Are and Culture to the Artists Quarter of Jaffa, and the beauty of Rothschild Boulevard. read more
AACI Kosher China - Sold Out
October 26 – November 6, 2014
AACI Netanya & National Kosher & Friendly Tiyulim/ Shabbat Galil Golan Experience
Thursday to Sunday, November 7-30, 2014

Join our unique adventure that combines three nights and a beautiful Shabbat at the charming Kibbutz & Resort Hotel Hagoshrim with three days of guided touring over Thanksgiving Weekend. read more
AACI Netanya – Day trip to The Weizmann Institute - New
Monday, December 8, 08:45-17:30
Visit the levinson Visitors Center of the Weizmann Institue of Science and glimpse into the wonders of the unique multi-media and interactive exhibits. read more
AACI Study Vacation #150 - Human Interaction in the Desert: Ancient, Present - Wait List Only
January 12-15, 2015
We are once again wending our way to the Arava for an exciting 4 day experience at Kibbutz Ketura to hear about, see, meet and learn what happened yesterday, what is happening today, and what is planned for tomorrow in this part of the country. read more
Upcoming 2015 Itineraries. Full details to be announced in the coming weeks
*South Africa: January 19-30  *Lapland: February 17-23  *Amsterdam: March 15-19 
*Japan Discovery: April 29- May 10  *Poland Experience: April 27-May 4
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
AACI's Efforts Are Succeeding. Keep Faxing and Emailing!
Fans fight to stop ax falling on Israel's TV news in English
After 24 years, Israel Broadcasting Authority has discontinued Channel 1’s English news bulletin. Two campaigns are trying to safeguard what's left. read more
Jonathan Pollard - 10531 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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