Volume XIV Number 14
Biweekly e-Newsletter
May 28, 2015/ 10 Sivan 5775
Join AACI on one of our Outstanding Cruises
AACI's Kosher Greek Islands Extravaganza 7 Night Cruise - Last Chance to Register
June 7-14, 2015
Historical Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece where we will visit the Acropolis museum and Jewish Museum of Greece. Volos, from where we will travel the town of Kalambaka, where we find the stunning Meteora cliffs and their “suspended” monasteries. Captivating Mykonos with her alluring blue sea and hypnotic white buildings. And last but not least, Idyllic. Santorini with picturesque villages and beautiful beaches. Scholar-in-residence, the charismatic Dr. Ari Greenspan. read more
AACI's 14 Night Cruise - Wonders of the Mediterranea
October 06-20, 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
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
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AACI Jerusalem – Jewish Philosophers: 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 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
Please note: Programs are listed in date order
 AACI Jerusalem 2015-2016 Opera Package -Registration
We are happy to announce the operas for the coming 2015-2016 season. read more
 AACI Jerusalem - Classic Book Club
Sunday, May 31 13:30 – 14:30
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Led by Dr. Judith Oster. read more
 AACI Jerusalem - Fresh Insights into Literature - New
Monday, June 1, 12:00-14:00
The Art of Reading Poetry – we will include a variety of poets and poems. Facilitated by Professor Judith Oster .read more
AACI Jerusalem - Retirement Planning in Israel - New
Monday, June 1, 18:30
Planning for peace of mind - complete a self-diagnostic exercise to evaluate your current financial situation with presenter: Baruch Labinsky.  read more
AACI North Counselor – Appointments Available with Yanina Musnikow - New
Wednesday, June 3,  11:30-16:30
(Aliyah Queries?  Bituach Leumi?  Social Security? Employment?) At  the Jewish Agency Information Center at 131 Sderot HaMeginim.If you wish to make an appointment, email: ymusnikow@aaci.org.il.
AACI North Counselor – Legal Seminar on Wills - New
Wednesday, June 3,  17:30
Every thing you need to know in making will. A Seminar presented by Michael Diamond Adv. read more
AACI Netanya – The Green Prince - New
Thursday, June 4, 20:00
Full film screening of the documentary film that tells the story of the son of Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef who worked undercover in Israel's internal security service from 1997 to 2007 followed by a talk with Eitan Melamed. read more
AACI Jerusalem - On Dames, Dudes and Dialogs
Tuesdays, June 9, 16 10:00 – 12:00
The Screwball Comedy in Hollywood, 1930s-1940s; (full feature films) followed by discussions. read more
AACI 55+/ - Friendship Circle - Activities for Singles & Couples - New
Thursday evening, June  11
Dinner and Play.  Join us for dinner at Bagel Cafe (Kosher) Restaurant, 46 Emek Refaim, followed by the play “The Pizza Man” read more
AACI Central - "Happy Hour" at Café Greg - New
Thursday, June 11, 19:30
Usher in the summer with old and new friends. Happy Hour Get-Together read more
AACI Jerusalem - Professional Women's Networking Forum  - New
Thursday June 11, 12:45-15:00
Topic: Sitting Is The New Smoking:  Do’s and Don’ts to reduce your risk of pain and injury from sitting at your computer. read more
AACI Central - Understand Your Rights As An Employee - New
Wednesday, 17 June, 18:30
What are the employer’s obligations towards employees?  What are the employee’s obligations towards the employer? Join us and become enlightened. read more
AACI Central - Mindbody Workshop - Decoding your Body's Messages - New
Sunday June 21 & Sunday June 28, 10:00 - 12.30
Empower yourself to understand your body as a powerful healing tool and communicator. read more
AACI Jerusalem – Annual General Meeting - New
Tuesday, June 23, 18:30
Program: Reports – President, Director and Financial; and Elections. Proposed slate of the nominating committee.
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 North - Mah Jongg - New
Group starting in the Krayot.  Interested in playing? Contact Judy - 052 3424789. If there is a group of people who wish to learn, Judy is also willing to teach.
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About the show: Begin with one woman on the verge of a late-twenties breakdown, whisk in a neurotic roommate; pepper with broken hearts. Knead in one cocky pizza man, bake at 400 degrees, and watch the hilarity sizzle in this laugh out loud dark comedy.
Following select performances there will be talkbacks with the cast, crew and community professionals, on a variety of topics including alcoholism, eating disorders, self esteem, and sexual assault.
Warning: This thought provoking comedy is rated 'R' for mature themes and coarse language. It is not appropriate for children, or those who do not appreciate dark comedy. read more
KLITAH CORNER     In This Issue      Trips & Travel      English Press      Development News
AACI Jerusalem - Navigational Lecture Series – Resources for English speakers in Jerusalem - New
Wednesday, June 24 19 at 17:00
Learn about how the klitah authority of the Jerusalem municipality welcomes and serves English speaking olim and vatikim. 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
On-line Internet Appointments at the Post Office around the country - New
You can get a timed appointment at the main post offices around the country via the internet, and when you get to the post office, you press a button "I have an app't". Click here to link
Update From The Government Of Canada – Direct Deposit Now Available In Israel - New
If you are receiving payments from the Government of Canada, you can now arrange direct deposit for Canada Pension Plan benefits, the Old Age Security pension, Veterans Affairs payments. read more
AACI Shira Pransky Health Project
AACI’s Shira Pransky Project has recently released important information about Living Wills, dealing with Legal issues in the health care system, Choosing Your Kupah’s “Higher Level” Plans. They have also distributed a short survey to help make healthcare more English accessible on behalf of the consumer advocacy organization Emun Hatzibur.
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
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*First Prize: Two Round Trip Tickets from Israel to New York City plus more prizes. The drawing will take place during the AACI Annual July Celebration.
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AACI Jewish Heritage tour of
Central Europe/Slovakia  

General cultural touring will be woven into the
Jewish touring, bringing the rich culture of this
beautiful region to life
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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. read more
TRIPS & TRAVEL      In This Issue      Klitah Corner      English Press      Development News
AACI Poland Revisited - New
AACI Netanya Chairman, Hilton Share shares his experience and observations of the AACI’s recent trip to Poland. read more
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
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 - New
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 China In-depth: Hong Kong, Guilin, Shanghai, Xian, Beijing - Guaranteed Departure
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 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
No letup in rising home prices in Israel during first quarter - New
Rising home prices showed no letup in the first quarter, as the market contended with a chronic shortage of housing stock and uncertainty over government plans to rein in the rising cost of buying a property. read more
Your Taxes: Lawyers, accountants get ready for KYC - New
Israeli lawyers and accountants will have to start applying “know your customer” (KYC) procedures before accepting certain assignments, from September 2, 2015. read more
May mortgage taking jumps on tax hike concerns - New
Sources in the banking sector estimate that May mortgage taking might cross the NIS 5 billion threshold. read more

Jonathan Pollard - 10780 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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