For your information: October 22- October 29

ESRA College Netanya will be offering a series of lectures. Kickstarting the series, Guy Baum will give a lecture on iconic ballet dancer, choreographer and actor, Mikhail Baryshnikov: How does a Russian defector become an American cultural icon?

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov 521. (photo credit: Wikimedia)

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WIZO Upcoming Events
 • October 26: WIZO Raanana English Speaking Group Coffee Morning . Guest Speaker: Jennifer Bell, qualified pharmacist. Subject : “Using medicines wisely”. Wizo House, 3 Klausner Street, Raanana.
10.30 a.m. Donation: 25 Shekels.

AACI Upcoming Events
Unless otherwise noted all AACI Netanya Events take place at 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya – Details and/or Reservations: (09) 833-0950
• October 22 . AACI Box Office outing to performance of "A Chorus Line" at the Tel Aviv Opera House. 8.30 p.m. Tickets available in Hall & Gallery from NIS 235 to NIS 365.
• October 23 . AACI "Coffee and… "The Six Aliyot That Rekindled the Jewish Nation". Don Silverberg will talk about the dramatic story of the beginning of the Modern Jewish State and the efforts of different and diverse groups to return to this land. 10.30 a.m.
• October 24. AACI Women's Awareness Film. 8 p.m.
• October 26. AACI Cinema Club presented by Irma Goodman of Beit Herut, who will select films on DVD not usually shown on the big screen, with time allotted for discussion. 9.30 a.m.
• October 27. AACI Story-Telling with Teddy. 10.30 a.m.
• October 31. AACI Hebrew Classes Orientation Meeting with Atara Hadad. 10.30 a.m.

AACI Ongoing Events
• Sundays: Exercises for women with Orly Sasson. 8:45-9:30 a.m.
• Sundays 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Beginners’ Bridge with Michael Belkin
• Mondays: Conditioning Exercises for Women with Irene Burg. 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
• Mondays and Thursdays: 12-1 p.m. Municipal Affairs at 2 Solomon St. (Moshe Shamir) 10 a.m.-12 noon
 • Mondays and Tuesdays; Art with Gypsy Ron. 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
• Mondays: Translations of documents from German to English or Hebrew 9.30-12 noon.
• Mondays: Translations of documents and reports. 11 a.m.-12 noon
• Tuesdays: Welfare with Colin Keyes, social worker 10 a.m.-12 noon
• Tuesdays: Meet the Lawyer. 9:30- 11:30 a.m.
• Wednesdays: Netanya Philatelic Association 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
• Wednesdays: Diet, Healthy Eating and Living Group 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
• Wednesdays: Travel Day with Sharon Bergman 9:30 a.m.-12 noon

ESRA Upcoming Events
ESRA provides regular updates about its events, support groups, volunteering and activities. Let us keep you up-to-date. E-mail Ingrid at [email protected], with your name and e-mail address.
• October 22: ESRA 50+ Singles Networking Group Quiz and refreshments in a private home In Ra'anana. Bring a non-meat dish.
• On Saturday 22 October 2011 at 5 p.m. All welcome! NIS30, ESRAcards: NIS20 Ann: 052-676 5517
• October 30: ESRA Ramat Hasharon - lecture on 'Jewish Carpets' at Beit Malinov 21 Bialik Blvd. Lecturer: Anton Felton C.A. 4 p.m. Gitty (03) 540-9256. NIS 25; ESRAcards NIS 20
• October 31: ESRA Olim Coffee Group. Archeologist Dr Norma Franklin from Tel Aviv University will present - Indiana Jones in the Land of Israel: some of the personalities behind the changing face of Israeli archaeology. Light refreshments will be served with plenty of time for chatting and networking. 3 p.m. Further details - Linda 054- 7805290 and Jennifer 052- 4341284
• October 31: ESRA Herzliya hosts journalist Akin Ajayi. Akin Ajayi writes about books and culture for The Jerusalem Post and other publications. He also writes the fortnightly "Shabbat Goy" column for the Metro supplement of the Post about his take on life as a non-Jew and non-Israeli in the Holy Land. 8 p.m. (09) 950-8371 NIS 50; ESRAcards NIS 40
• November 1: ESRA College Netanya invites all English speakers to a series of lectures in English beginning on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Guy Baum: Mikhael Baryshnikov – How does a Russian defector become an American cultural icon? Lectures take place at 2 Salomon Street, Netanya (first floor). To register: Ros, (09) 834- 0937; Aliza, (09) 866-3480, Joan, 077-798-4130.
• Esra's Support Group- Are you affected by a loss or a change which seems painful to you? Maybe you are feeling tense and anxious? Would you feel you could be helped by joining a supportive and professionally led group? Our next support group will run for six weeks from Wednesday 9th November to Wednesday December 14. Time: 2.30 until 4.00 p.m. at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Raanana. All interested in attending these sessions are invited to contact Susan for more information and registration. Susan: 0526989088 email: [email protected] or at Esra Office (09) 748-2957

ESRA Ongoing Events
• ESRAvision – The TV program for English speakers in Israel: Changing Directions; Higher 4 Hire; Esra Book Shop; Esra Newly New Shop; Alyn Paediatric Rehabilitation Center; Quilting, Israeli Style; The Vertigo Ecological Arts Village. Wednesday mornings at 8.30, Thursday evenings at 20:30. YES and HOT digital channel 98 (HOT analog channel 25) and on METV, alternate Thursdays at 3 p.m.
• ESRA Or Akiva Secondhand Bookshop. Open Sundays to Fridays 10 a.m.-12 noon. For full details and map:
• ESRA’s professionally trained counselors offer confidential help with loss, transitions and life challenges. One-to-one/ telephone/group support. Counseling is free and is open to all. Contact Susan: Email [email protected] or 052-698- 9088; ESRA office (09) 748-2957.
• ESRA Netanya is looking for volunteers willing to help children with their spoken English. We are also looking for Israelis with very good English who would like to help elementary school pupils. Contact Ros, (09) 834-0937.
• ESRA’s Adult ADD/ADHD support group can help inform, teach and coach adults with symptoms of the disorder. Contact us at: [email protected] or go to
• ESRA Ra’anana English Secondhand Bookshop. 1000s of books in every category from NIS 2 to NIS 8. Buy 5 @ NIS 8 and get a 6th one free! Latest new and popular books 2009–2011 (suitable for bookclubs sale/return) @ NIS 15, NIS 20 and NIS 25. Big selection of kids’ books (for school libraries). Help ESRA’s numerous community projects. Donations of small soft-cover books and kids’ books in good condition welcome. Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street (cnr Ahuza and Café Aroma) Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (incl. Friday). Call (09) 748-0541 for info and to reserve books.
• ESRA Befrienders provide a listening ear, help wherever possible with information and referral advice, and visit anyone who is housebound, elderly, or lonely in private homes, hospitals, sheltered homes and includes reading, conversing, taking for walks, shopping etc. We are currently looking for both men and women to befriend housebound and lonely people in the Sharon area. If you want to find out more, contact Glenis 054- 773-4392 or [email protected]
• ESRA folk dancing and line dancing on Thursday mornings at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra’anana. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Beginners and Intermediate with Roni. ESRAcards: NIS 30; others NIS 35. (09) 748-2957.
• ESRA Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 8 p.m. every Monday in Ra’anana at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street. Info: Michael Belkin, 052- 240-1383. NIS 25 per session.
• Volunteers required in Ramat Hasharon – English for Schools, where English speakers chat to high-school pupils in preparation for their exams. Ingrid (09) 950- 8371.
• Volunteers required in Herzliya – English for Schools. English speakers chat to high-school pupils in preparation for their exams. Marise (09) 957-1170 • ESRA’s Community Cookbooks, Table Manna, Soups and Salads and Meatless Meals are on sale. NIS 50 plus postage. (09) 749- 2957 or (09) 950-8371.
• An online internet group is starting to bring non-Hebrew speakers together to help new olim adjust to life in Israel through networking, advice and having someone listen.
It is also an effort to join all non- Hebrew speakers into one forum.
People interested in really helping one another, e-mail [email protected]
• If you are Jewish and don’t have any problems proving you are Jewish but are having problems with the Interior Ministry not accepting official documents from your host country, contact us at [email protected]

Upcoming Community Events
• October 23: Emunah Chug Hasharon Ra’anana Lecture - From Central Park to Sinai: How I Found My Jewish Soul. Lecturers: Roy and Leah Neuberger. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring friends & husbands. 8:30 pm. At the home of Sandy Kliger: 45/1 Eliezer Street, Ra'anana. (09) 745- 4411. NIS 20. For further information, call Millie 054-6777048
• October 23: Supporters of Laniado Annual Dinner honouring Marilyn & Dicky Refson. 7.00pm. Sue Levy (09) 860-4785
 • October 25: Emunah Netanya Food Demonstration by Harold Stern & Greta Rosen at New Synagogue Social Hall on Macdonald Street. 3.30pm. NIS 25 incl. afternoon tea. Linda (09) 887-3569; Shana (09) 833-9985
• October 25: Bet Israel B.I.C.A. Tea with Speaker Richard Levinson. 4.00pm. Members NIS 25; Guests NIS 35.
• October 25: Raanana Genealogy Society. Guest Speaker Miriam Romm, who, will describe her genealogical journey through several countries to trace her biological father. Business meeting 7.30pm., lecture/presentation 8pm. Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Raanana. Admission: free for IGS members, NIS 20 for non-members. Info: [email protected]
• October 26: Henry Koor Judaica Library presents the Adina Koor Memorial Lecture with Chava Goddard – “My Life: From Palestine to Israel.” The New Synagogue Social Hall, 7 Macdonald Street, Netanya. 8 p.m. Light refreshments. For more information: (09) 884-0458 (mornings Sunday-Thursday).
• October 27. Young Israel Lecture by Dr. J. Spyer: "Israel & the Arab Spring; a strategic overview of the Middle East. 8. p.m. Young Israel of North Netanya Synagogue, 39 Shlomo Hamelech Street (corner of Shaul Hamelech Street). Entrance and Refreshments Free.

Ongoing Events
• A new e-mail forum for news, info and buying and selling exists for Netanya residents and nearby neighbors. To join send a blank email to: [email protected] so that the automatic server has your address. Website is at AngloNetanya/
• Jazz Appreciation Society. Informal social group meets in homes in Sharon area. Talks, listening to music, some eating and drinking. Visits to jazz venues in and around Tel Aviv. Michael 052- 326-0537.
• The Conservative Movement will help establish a shul in Rishon West if at least a dozen people show interest in this project. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
• Life’s Door – Tishkofet HaSharon – for people and family members living with illness (Beit Yad Sarah – Ra’anana) Beginners’ mindfulness meditation in English starting soon. For more information see or call Sharon, 054-665-6005. Life’s Door – Tishkofet (a non-profit organization) has changed the way thousands of people have experienced the journey of illness. Through our unique programs, patients, family members and professionals have learned the skills to see opportunities for growth and greater fulfilment in life. Advance registration required. Info: Anna Whitefield: 052 608-9601.
 • English Speaking Municipal Volunteer Group at 4 Stampfer Street, 1st floor. Sun. 9 to 11 a.m; Mon. 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Tues. 2 to 4 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Thur. 10 a.m. to 12 noon; (09) 860-3330. Call first to check that there is a volunteer present.
• Bet Israel Masorti Congregation: 19 Yehuda Hanassi Street, Netanya: Religious services daily and Shabbat Shaharit 8 a.m. Friday evening service begins 10 minutes after candle-lighting in Netanya (wintertime) and at 6 p.m. during summertime. Office: (09) 862-4345 Sun.-Thu. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Monday at Bet Israel, 19 Yehuda Hanassi Street, Netanya: Duplicate Bridge, 9:15 a.m. and on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. NIS 25 incl. refreshments. Info: Judy, 052- 833-0488.
• Sunday and Thursday at Bet Israel: Israeli Folk-dancing at 8 p.m., with Israel Amrani, in airconditioned hall. Incl. refreshments NIS 25. Tel: (09) 862-4345.
• Wednesday: Bet Israel, 19 Yehuda Hanassi Street, Netanya: Women only Israeli folk dancing at 9 a.m., with Hagar Leventhal, in air-conditioned hall. Incl. refreshments NIS 25. (09) 862-4345.
• Sun. and Thur. 8 p.m. Bet Israel Masorti Congregation Israeli Dancing with Israel Amrani in airconditioned hall. incl. refreshments. NIS 25. (Sara 862 4345)
• Sunday 8 p.m., Thursday 7:30 p.m. Bet Israel. Israeli dancing, including refreshments. NIS 25. Sara, (09) 862-4345.
• Monday She’arim Noon Concert. 11 Independence Square Passage, Netanya, next to Bank Hapoalim, first floor. NIS 25. Doors open 11 a.m. Info: Gene, 054-920-5549.
• Monday. New Synagogue 7:30 a.m. Parshat Hashavua in English given by Dr. Yaakov Ulando.
• Monday 7 p.m. Natan-ya Congregation Bible Class with Jordan Helfman. NIS.15. (077- 422-5272; 054-998-0032) • Monday 9:15 a.m. and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Hadar and Beit Israel. Duplicate Bridge at Beit Israel. NIS 25. Refreshments. Judy, 052-833- 0488.
• Sun. and Wed. afternoons. Netanya Bowling Club Lawn Bowls at The Wingate Institute. Henry, 052-278-0747.
• Monday and Wednesday. 10 a.m. Laniado Ten Pin Bowling at the New Netanya Industrial Estate. Details Edith, (09) 861- 6187.
• Tuesday. New Synagogue. Weekly study with Rabbi Katz. Details Felix, (09) 862-2765.

• Alcoholics Anonymous English meeting in Ra’anana. Info: Johnny, 054-931-8427
• Alanon/Naranon meetings for relatives and friends of alcholics and substance abusers. In Ra’anana Tuesday evenings at 7:30. Info: 052-614-9035 or (09) 746-2008.
• Thurs. 7:30 pm. Alanon/Naranon weekly meeting in English for Family and Friends of Drug or Alcohol Abusers at New Synagogue Hall, Netanya. (09) 832-1574; 052-479-8285.
• Ra’anana: Overeaters Anonymous meetings in English. Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30, Har Sinai Street. For specific address details: Allyson (052) 655- 9076.
• Alzheimer’s English speakers support group meets every month. Info: Paula, 077-324-0639.

Other Activities
• Services at Kehilat Yonaton, a Reform synagogue in Hod Hasharon. Designed for children ages 3-10 and their families with Shabbat songs, Torah story and prayers, followed by a kiddush. Last Friday of each month 6 p.m. 1 Aliyat Hanoar Street, campus of Mossenson High School, Hod Hasharon. Details: 052-446-2112 or (09) 746-3447.
• American C&W Line Dancing – Step-In Line™. Absolute Beginners 8-8:30 p.m. Learn basic steps and very easy dances. Continuing with Beginners and Advanced, learning new dances 8:30-9:30 p.m. (approx). Everyone dancing old favorites 9:30-10 p.m. NIS 30, payable on entrance. Kfar Vitkin, 10 mins. north of Netanya. Info: [email protected] , 052-545- 7713
• The “Hebrew Order of David International” is recruiting Jewish gentlemen. We have Lodges in Ra’anana, Netanya and Jerusalem. If you like friendship, fellowship, social activities, formal meetings and charitable work, we want you! Michael: (09) 749-3293 or 050- 594-6121 (not Shabbat).
• Kehilat Torat Hayim: The Masorti (Conservative) Congregation of Herzliya. Spiritual leader: Rav Ary Glikin. Merkaz Yom la-Kashish, 8 Shamai Street, Herzliya. Friday evening service 6:30 p.m. in summer. Shabbat and holiday services 8:45 a.m. Shabbat morning, after the service, members invite the congregation to kiddush. Weekly newsletter (in English and Hebrew): Hamevasser: mevasser.htm. Activities: Preparation for bar and bat mitzva celebrations. Info: Rav Glikin 052- 736-6386; special monthly youth Shabbatot; activities for children and youth; special holiday events; active participation on kehila committees; study groups: Mishna: Mondays at 7 p.m. in Beit Yom Lekashish. Alternate Sunday evenings, 8:30 p.m., Pirkei Avot group at the Nof Yam community center.
• Every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. – certified instructor Jessica Cohen teaches horses and ponies and their riders show jumping. Shaded picnic tables for visitors, free. 5 Pardes Meshutaf Street, Ra’anana. 0 5 2 - 5 9 8 - 7 7 8 9 ,
• Mountain biking group – Cyclenix – A social biking group that rides every Saturday. Also weekly midweek night rides. All levels of riders welcome. Free. 050-942-2788 or
• Weight Watchers group for English speakers, Wednesday mornings at 9 at the Mishkan, 2 Hapalmah Street, Ra’anana. All discussions and materials in English.
Info: Yehudit Levine, 050-647- 7395 (after 7 p.m.)
• Anglo business networking group provides a forum for English-speaking businessmen in Israel to discuss and share their problems and air their new ideas. Meets once a month alternately in Tel Aviv and Ra’anana. Info: [email protected]
• provides free job postings in English for those seeking odd jobs, and temporary, seasonal, work at home, overseas, and foreign-language positions.
Submit your postings or answer job leads free of charge.
• The Yad Yaakov center for Jewish education is hosting a lecture series in English: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. – “Shivat Zion in the Eyes of Ezra and Nehemiah” with Rabbi Don Peterman; Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. – Jeremiah and the Destruction of the Temple, both at 4 Kahan Street, Kfar Saba. Fridays at 10 a.m. – “Footsteps through the Bible, discovering the Unfolding Redemptive History of Israel” with Rabbi Leibowitz at Ohel Moshe Synagogue, Herzliya Pituah. Info (09) 745-4126.
• Koleynu Choir meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Beit Issie Shapiro, Issie Shapiro Street in Ra’anana. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join this mixed voice choir. Repertoire includes popular and traditional Western and Israeli music, vocal jazz, Broadway show tunes, gospel, light classics and more. Reading music is not required, just the ability to sing in tune and match pitches – and a commitment to learning your songs. Info: Sharon 050-314-5255 or Patrick 054-660-7464.
• Klabberjas – Kfar Saba – weekly card game. Michael (09) 749- 3293, 050-594-6121.
• Play in our Texas hold-em poker tournaments. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday at 8 p.m. Info: 054-482- 1706.
• Coffee and Torah: The study of Tanach and lively discussion on its contemporary relevance, with Rabbi Stewart Weiss, Wednesdays, 8:15-9:45 a.m. at Bread and Breakfast Cafe, Giron Center, Jabotinsky and Ahuza streets, Ra’anana. In English, no prior knowledge necessary. Info: 052- 242-8508.
• Ra’anana Masorti (Conservative) Congregation. A friendly synagogue with services Thur at 7 a.m., Fri at 6 p.m., Sat. at 8:30 a.m. bar/bat mitzva, community services and special occasions. 8 Borochov Street, Ra’anana. Info: Colin Marks 054-720-1911.
• YINN Table Tennis Chug. Play on Sun., Wed. afternoons, 2:30-4:30. All welcome
• Netanya Congregation Bible Class with Jordan Helfman. Mondays, 7 p.m. NIS 15. 077- 422-5272; 054-998-0032.
• Yad Yaakov center for Jewish studies, weekly Tanach classes: Mon 9:30-11 a.m. “Kings and Prophets” with Rabbi Peterman; Wed 9:15-10:15 a.m. “The Classical Prophets” with Rabbi Leibowitz; Wed 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Kohelet-Wisdom Literature” with Rabbi Leibowitz Ohel Moshe Synagogue, 33 Aryeh Ben-Eliezer Street, Herzliya Pituah: (09) 745- 4126. Gadi Hamburger gives a weekly shiur in English on interesting points in the weekly sedra. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Men and women welcome – no fee. Becker Family, 21/5 Ahad Ha’am Street, Ra’anana. Info: Willie (09) 741- 4632 or 052-852-2029.
• Classes and study groups: Hebrew Reading Class, Sundays 11 a.m. at Beit Israel Masorti Congregation, with Rita Green and Miki Schwartz. Info: (09) 862- 4345.
• “Prayer and Song” class on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Beit Israel Masorti Congregation, with Rabbi Yisraeli. Learn how to lead and participate in prayer services, including the traditional melodies. We are egalitarian, this is for everybody. (09) 862-4345. Torah Study and Discussion Group (English) on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., with Lenore Levin, at Beit Israel. (09) 862-4345. “Philosophical Issues in the Weekly Parsha” on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. With Rabbi Yisraeli (of Congregation Beit Israel, Masorti, Netanya) at his home, 7/2 Ichilov Street. Info: (09) 862-4345.
• Weekly cultural activities: Duplicate Bridge at Beit Israel, Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. NIS 25, incl. refreshments. (09) 862-4345.
• Free English Lending Library on Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. at Beit Israel. Librarian; Shiphra Davis. Info: (09) 862-4345.
• The Henry Koor Judaica Library houses 8,000 books of 800 CDs and cassette tapes of Jewish and general interest in English, and is open 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Sundays – Thursdays. 7 Macdonald Street, Netanya. Contact: (09) 884-0458. There is also a program of monthly lectures. Sun. and Wed. afternoons. Netanya Bowling Club Lawn Bowls at The Wingate Institute.Henry 054-7422 811
• Bet Israel Masorti Congregation Israeli Dancing with Israel Amrani in airconditioned hall. incl. refreshments. Sun. Tues. and Thur. 8.00pm. NIS 25. For more information call Sara, (09) 862-4345
 • English Speaking Municipal Volunteer Group at 4 Stamper Street, 1st floor. Sun. 9–11 a.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.-12 noon; Tues. 2- 4pm; Wed. 10 am -12 noon; Thur. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Call first to check that there is a volunteer present - (09) 860 3330
• New Synagogue - Parshat HaShavua in English given by Dr. Yaakov Ulando. Mon., 7:30 a.m.
• She’arim Noon Time Concert. 11 Kikar Atzmaut Passage next to Bank Hapoalim-First Floor. NIS 25. Mon., doors open 11 a.m. For more informatin call Gene 054- 9205549
• Natanya Congregation Bible Class with Jordan Helfman. NIS.15. Mon., 7 p.m. For more information call: 077-4225272; 054-9980032
• Laniado Ten Pin Bowling at the New Netanya Industrial Estate. Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m. Details - Edith (09) 861-6187
• New Synagogue - weekly study with Rabbi Katz. Tues. Details Felix, (09) 862-2765 • Bet Israel Women Only Israeli Folk Dancing with Hagar Leventhal in air-conditioned hall. Refreshments. Wed. 9 a.m. NIS 25. For details call Sara, (09) 862-4345
• Alanon/Naranon weekly meeting in English for Family and Friends of Drug or Alcohol Abusers at New Synagogue Hall. Thurs. 7.30pm. For details call (09) 832- 1574; 052-4798285

AACI Tel Aviv
Events held at AACI offices unless otherwise specified: 94 Allenby Road, entrance “alef,” mezzanine floor, Tel Aviv. (03) 696-0389 for information and registration. Join AACI Central e-mail program and information update list: e-mail: [email protected] with “e-mail list” in the subject heading. **Note that AACI Central office is closed Thursdays.

AACI Upcoming Events
• Beginning Sunday October 23 at 6:15 p.m.: AACI presents art classes with professional visual artist Anna Volchok. Learn techniques for creative, realistic representation of life in art: academic drawing - still life, human structure, painting with oil and watercolor and composition through ages and styles.The course is suitable for art lovers of any skill level, as well as for beginners. Registration essential - 03 696 0389. AACI Members: NIS 100/session, Non-members: NIS 110/session.
• October 24: AACI & The Financial Resource Network: Free individual consultation sessions on money management, investments, real estate, wills & trusts with Mark van Gelderen. By appointment only. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. For an appointment call Shmuel : (02) 580-7013 or e-mail: [email protected]
• October 26: Tel-Aviv AACI Seniors- lecture by Jean Simon: Three Writers With Integrity - Paul Gallico,Ernest Gann, Nevil Shute; Ongoing features: Brief Torah Commentary by Yehuda Solter; Exercise; Light refreshments. NIS 15. Call AACI for more details.
• October 26: AACI Members and Friends Midweek Happy Hour - purely social gatherings for purely social purposes … with food and drink. Starting from 7 p.m.
Panorama Restaurant and Bar 165 Hayarkon Street, Kikar Atarim, Tel Aviv. (03)529-0124. Parking by Halycone. Please RSVP - (03) 696- 0389 or [email protected]
• October 31 at 8 p.m.: AACI lecture: Providing for Loved Ones – Wills and Estate Planning. Speaker: Felicia M. Seaton, US Attorney and Estate Planner. Take the time to consider the difficult questions: What will happen to my family if something should happen to me? Will they be taken care of? How can I ensure that they are provided for? Most people do not have a Will and neglect to plan for the day when they can no longer work, either due to retirement or disability. Invest in your family, spend an evening with us addressing these issues.Registration essential - 03 696 0389. AACI members NIS 20.Non-members NIS 30.
• Ulpan La-Inyan courses: October 30 - December 8 (6 weeks) - Level 1 - do more than just get by. Mon- Thurs. 4 - 6:10 p.m.; Level 2 - do more than just get by. Mon-Thurs. 6:20-8:30 p.m.; Level 4: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 8:30 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. October 30 – November 17 (3 week intensive) - For more information and to register for one of these friendly, state-of-the-art courses, please visit or call 073-796- 2228. Receive a discount if you register before October 11. AACI (03) 696-0389
• November 1: AACI tour of the Meteorological centre, Beit Dagan: Live demonstration of current weather from satellite pictures & synoptic maps, explanation of methods & tools used to prepare the regular weather forecast on television as well as different services provided by the Meteorological Service, tour of the ground observation facilities & the radiosonde station, release of the weather balloon. 12 noon – 2 p.m. Deadline date for registration : Tuesday, 25th October 2011. Members : NIS 40 Non-members : NIS55. Registration essential : (03) 696-0389 or [email protected] Easily accessible by bus nos. 174 and 201.

AACI Ongoing Events
• Sundays 10.30am - 11.30am or Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm: Pilates and Exercise Program with Lilach -Shaping and Firming (NEW!). All ages welcome. Starting Date: Tuesday, 1st November, 201. AACI, 94A Allenby Street, Tel Aviv. Members: NIS 20/session; Non-members: NIS 25/each session. Up to 8 places available – please bring your own mats. Registration essential: (03) 696-0389; Lilach – 052-240 3031
• Mondays at 8 p.m.: AACI Presents Tai Chi with certified instructor Tomehr Ben Johanan – an ongoing course in a Chinese martial art that rejuvenates body and mind. On the roof of Gan Ha’ir (outside Enav Center), 71 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv. (Trial first lesson FREE). Each lesson: 1 1⁄2 hours. Members: NIS 200 per month. Non-members: NIS 240/month. More info: Tomehr 054 225-1311. Registration and pre-payment essential: AACI (03) 696-0389. Upcoming Events
• October 23: Alma Home for Hebrew Culture - new course: "The Ten Commandments - What Do They Really Mean?" - 5 weekly sessions opening Sunday.
18:30pm. Course price: 299 NIS. 4 Bezalel Yafe St, Tel Aviv. For further details: 03-5663031, 054- 5569548.
• October 24: The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English will be meeting at Beit Tami (behind the Sheinkin Street park in Tel Aviv) to read and discuss original poetry.
7:30 pm. Admission 15 shekels. Newcomer poets and just-listeners welcome. If you'd like to read, bring 2 original poems in at least 10 copies each.
• October 25: English tour: History and architecture in the area of Rothschild blvd - the beginnings of Tel-Aviv and its development, through stories and architecture’s styles. Explore the many countries and famous architects who left their prints on local design in Tel Aviv. 5 p.m. Most tours are suitable to disabled. Please mention your limitations upon booking. Guide: Paule Rakower. NIS 60. per person. NIS 60. Please book in advance: (03) 546-4917, [email protected] Unexpected changes might occur. Additional and/or private tours can be booked in English, French, German or Hebrew.
• October 23: The Israel Genealogical Society Lecture - Sixty Six Years after Liberation: Finding Family Members. Lecturer: Peninah Zilberman, former Director of the Toronto Holocaust Center. 19:30 p.m. Beit Shalom, 2 Shir St., Tel Aviv. IGS members: no charge; others: NIS 20. [email protected] Ongoing Events
• Women’s English-Speaking Study Group – Parshat Hashavua and Tefillot – meets every Tuesday morning in Petah Tikva. For details call Barbara (03) 921-8579 or Paula 077-3240639
• Kehilat Tiferet Shalom is a warm and welcoming multi-generational community devoted to Jewish life, the Jewish people and the Jewish tradition. A fully egalitarian, yet traditional, Masorti (Conservative) congregation, Tiferet Shalom is the spiritual and intellectual home for modern Israeli Jews seeking a full-service community in which they can participate wholeheartedly. Located at Mercaz Rozin, 2A Dresner Street, Ramat Aviv Gimmel. Services: Fri. 6 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. Classes taught by Rabbi Jeff Cymet, include: Texts of Jewish Enlightenment and the Foundations of Zionism (Hebrew) Sunday 8 p.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m. (English)/Talmud text study Saturday 9 a.m./bar-bat mitzva classes on Wednesdays 6 p.m. For info about events and registration: (03) 544-1473 or 052-745-7500.
• Free Torah study group with Rabbi Aharon Levin for men and women. Subject: Jewish philosophy and law. Refreshments. Sponsored by Ahvah, Aish Hatorah. Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. Devorah Hotel, 2nd floor, 87 Ben- Yehuda Street corner Gordon Street, Tel Aviv. Info: Esther Rubinstein, 052-738-9447, or Betty, (03) 523-1831.
• The Los Amigos choir of Latin American music is recruiting new members (bass and tenor voices). On Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Ness Ziona. Call Leah: 054-465-6182
• Lod Community Foundation is looking for volunteer teachers for its English teaching project, “Yes We Can!” to teach both children and adults. If you can help, or know anyone who may be interested, contact: Ofra Savaldi (08) 927-0723 or 054-793-2518; [email protected];
• Public speaking and storytelling for everyone at the Oppenheimer English Storytelling Center in Tel Aviv on the first Friday morning of every month. Contact Dvora Shurman at 054-766-5019 or email [email protected]
• Voices Israel Group of Poets in English meets once a month. Bring your own poems for discussion. See monthly newsletter for details of workshops, submissions to annual anthology and Reuben Rose International Competition. Contact: Mark Levinson (09) 955- 5720
• The Educational Center for Games in Israel. Heritage Centre of Play, 32 Hatavor Street Tel Aviv (near Nahlat Binyamin mall). Play is not only for children. Lost property: mostly jackets. Please claim them. Visits to the center are by prior request. We continue with archiving our collections. If you would like to join in, give us a call, also to discuss which of our seminars and workshops are best for you. Contact [email protected] or 054- 471-7314
• Ichud Olam Minyan invites you to a new lecture series every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Rabbi Nachman’s Stories as an introduction to Hassidut, in English; 9 p.m.: Rambam’s Rationalist Thinking, in Hebrew, by Rabbi Dr. Raphael Shuchat of Bar- Ilan University. Pizza served. Ichud Shivat Zion Synagogue, 86 Ben- Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv.
• Calling women of all ages, with or without experience: An American flag football team for women is being organized to play in the Sportech every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Free of charge. Call Esti at (054) 737-4841 or e-mail: [email protected]
• Home singing circle in central Tel Aviv, to meet once weekly. Male and female singers welcomed. Repertoire: classical – including Israeli. Please state note-reading ability and preferred weekday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Email: [email protected] • TACT (Tel Aviv Community Theatre) – Want to act in English? Help backstage? Smell the greasepaint? Hear the applause? TACT is the group for you. Oldest established English-speaking community theater in Tel Aviv welcomes new members. or call Glenda, 052-525- 8812 or Linda, 052-230-8833.
• ESRA Books ’n’ Chat, first Sunday of the month in Tel Aviv. Information: Gill, (03) 602-1008.
• ESRA South African-style book club in Tel Aviv, first Monday of month. Info: Gill (03) 732-0194.
• ESRA Short Story Discussion Group, Mondays. NIS 25; ESRAcards NIS 20. Info: Noah (03) 648-5575.
• Tanach (Bible) Study Group, Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. An indepth study of the Tanach with Rabbi Avraham Fischer of Yad Yaakov. NIS 50; ESRAcards NIS 45. Pre-registration necessary. Noah (03) 648-5575.
• Support group being formed for seniors with/without family in Israel, to discuss and plan for the future. Please contact Valerie at (03) 602-0665.
• Alcoholics Anonymous English meetings held daily in Tel Aviv. Details: 054-492-9242 or email [email protected]
• Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous – weekly English meeting in Tel Aviv. For venue and more information, call Ophelia, 052-427-9502.
• Narcotics Anonymous, English meetings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Hotline: 054- 211- 7452.
• Rediscovering Hunger: Image and Overcoming Emotional Eating. Offered in Tel Aviv. Info: Nomi, 052-858-1028.
• AACI Translation Service: An excellent translation service is available to all AACI members. We offer help with translating bills, driving licenses, telephone applications, Kupat Holim literature, bank communications and many other items. Service not available for medical reports and legal contracts. Mondays: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Call AACI for an appointment: (03) 696-0389.
• Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Israel) 159 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa. (03) 513- 6500. Healthy cats and dogs available for adoption, daily veterinary service, low-cost spaying. Strays and abandoned animals accepted at no charge. Open daily till 8 p.m., Fridays until 2 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • English mother-and-baby group. Weekly meetings in Petah Tikva.
Contact Tammy: 054-303-2063, [email protected]
• TACT play-reading: every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Beit Ariella. We prepare, read and discuss Shakespeare plays. On alternate Mondays we read other plays. Please call Mike: (03) 641- 5878 or Ida: (09) 955-0089.
• Ramle Tissan Airmodel Club: English-speaking airmodeler looks for control-line airmodel enthusiasts to help found a club. Teaching kids and teens how to build and fly C/L, sailplanes, rubber-powered planes is also among greatest goals. Already has support from Ramle City Hall. Please call Eron Silva at (08) 930-1161, ext. 113, or (08) 920-6408 (home), or write [email protected] (preferable).
• Israemploy is a non-profit organization that helps new and veteran immigrants find work in Israel.Almost 2,000 new job postings each month, many of them with a requirement for English at a high level. For more information, please visit us at Nominal fees required of users.
• Anglo business networking group provides a forum for English-speaking businessmen in Israel, both established and new, to discuss and share their problems and air their new business ideas. Meets about once a month alternately in Tel Aviv and Ra’anana. Details of next meeting: [email protected]
• The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa seeks volunteers to help Jaffa schoolchildren with English. Volunteers work with groups of 2- 3 children aged 10-12 once a week, for an hour and a half in the mid-afternoon. Materials and onhand guidance provided, no experience necessary. Marc Schoen, 054-755-2014, 077-330-6788 (evenings)
• Free Torah lessons in English. Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Devorah Hotel, 87 Ben-Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv. Margalit: (03) 551-6652.
• Play4Elderly meetings at The Educational Center for Games, 32 Hatavor Street, Tel Aviv (Near Nahlat Binyamin mall) are part of our Grandparenting Institute. Info: 054-471-7314, (03) 629-4151; [email protected]

• Monday 24th October. 7.p.m. Voices Israel Poets in English is starting a new group for poets in the Modiin and Beth Shemesh region. Call Breindel Lieba Kasha for details: 08-92646682
• The Rishon Lezion English Speakers Assocation (RESA) holds monthly social meetings; coffee mornings in a coffee shop and excursions to places of interest. Details: (03) 969-5693.
• English and Spanish conversational classes at Ohel Avraham and Sarah JCC in Rishon Lezion at 16 Mohliver Street. To register call (03) 950-7414 or write to the Sisterhood at [email protected] om. NIS 20 per person, per class.
• Yes, there is a Masorti/Conservative shul and community in Rishon Lezion! Everyone interested in being part of a truly egalitarian community with observance of Jewish traditions invited. Please send us your e-mail address for our mailing list.
Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30 p.m. (summer hours); Shabbat morning service at 9 a.m. Come and visit or call (03) 950-7414.

AACI Southern Branch
• Sundays – “Your Baby Needs Music” – AACI Music Class for babies and children up to age 5. 4- 4:45 p.m. “Music Together,” a parent-child class in English for infants, toddlers and preschoolers up to age 5 on Sundays, at 5-5:45 p.m. With Sharon Meisels. Cost per child, full course: NIS 400 members; NIS 450 non-members Cost per 2nd child, full course: NIS 375 members; NIS 425 non-members. Accompanying book and CD: NIS 170, cash only. Register at (02) 993-8147 or 054-531 5990; [email protected] For more information,
• Technical Writing Course in Beersheba. If you write well in English, are computer literate and enjoy learning and training others, this course is for you. Dates and times to be announced. Cost: NIS 9,000 or NIS 8,000 for AACI members, including those who join upon registration. For more information contact Our Best Words at (02) 656-3369 or (050) 529-0775 (evenings) or [email protected] or go to course/
• Religious singles 60+ Group forming for social and cultural activities. More info (02) 560-9110 Ongoing Events
• Shabbat services (Fri. 5:30 p.m.winter, 7 p.m. summer, Sat. 9 a.m.) at Adat Shalom Emanuel, 6 Miller Street, Rehovot. We are a Masorti (Egalitarian) congregation with a vibrant bar/bat mitzva program, youth activities program (Noam), a choir, as well as a lecture and discussion series under the direction of our Rabbi Rubin. Email: [email protected], tel/fax (08) 946-9180
• New Rehovot 50+ Anglos Group is developing a vibrant cultural and social programme. For more information call Ellen Lax on (08) 931-0 710 or Aliza Weinberg at (08) 946- 0221 or email Ellen at [email protected] Havayot- Swiss Community Center, Rehovot
• Emotions Anonymous Ashkelon. Osnat (08) 673-1258; Moshe (08) 673-4086.

• The English Speakers’ Club of Ashdod (ESCA) gets together on Fridays at Cafe Hillel in the Ashdod Bus Station from noon to 2 p.m. Info: Anita, 054-465-1327 or Chana (08) 855-7116.
• The Conservative Synagogue Etz Haim in Ashdod assembles on Fridays for Erev Shabbat services (20 minutes before sundown) and on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Public Shelter No. 25 on Yitzhak Hanassi Street in Ashdod. Info: Refael (08) 864-2482 or Anita 054-465-1327
• Tai chi chuan and chi kung in the Ashdod area. Exercise for fun, balance, strength, energy. Wednesdays 9 a.m., 7 p.m. Classes in the park in good weather, sheltered area in rainy weather. Susan; 054-237- 5512.
• Parkinson’s Support Group Ashdod (and surrounding areas) meets Wednesdays 4:30-7 at the Beit Avot Ashdod, entrance 17 Harav Nissim Street, next to Ashdod police station. Info: (08) 855-1051. Amutat Parkinson 077- 418-1900; English (08) 858-1151.

• English Speakers of Ashkelon monthly craft chug, book club, movie night, drama workshops, play reading group, coffee, cake and conversation meetings and special events. Info: June (08) 673- 2161 or Vicky (08) 673-3742.
• Ashkelon, Kehillat Netzach Israel ( Masorti / Conservative Congregation). Services: Fridays 6:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. – Bar/Bat Mitzva courses, Talmud/Torah classes, Adult Educational lectures, NOAM youth group, Pre-School Day Care Center and ongoing cultural activities. Rabbi Gustavo Surazski; for (08) 671-1370/1 or email: [email protected] Also see website: www.netzachisrael.
• Weekly Tanach Study Group led by Rabbi Moshe Benisti on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Info: 077-424- 6459.
• Emotions Anonymous Ashkelon. Osnat (08) 673-1258 or Moshe (08) 673-4086.

• Day Tour of the Northern Negev. Tours depart every Wednesday from Jerusalem. No one can show you Israel like the Jewish National Fund – Ayalon Institute, Sderot, Beersheba, Givot Bar. NIS per person, including lunch. Tickets, questions or group pickup from outside of Jerusalem (02) 502- 5007; [email protected]
• Negev, Eilat, South e-mail list advice, events, what’s on, Eilat, Beersheba, Mitzpe, Arad and Ein Gedi. Festivals, theaters, concerts, find car rides, jobs available, jobs wanted, flat-hunting, business promos. www.groups.
• Omer, Magen Avraham (Conservative) Congregation: Friday 5:30pm; Saturday 8:30am. Bar/Bat Mitzva courses, adult study, after-school program. Rabbi Gil Nativ (08) 646-0424; [email protected]
• The Flying Camels Ultimate Frisbee team invites you to join them on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. at the sports field next to Shomron Street in the Neot Lon neighborhood of Beersheba. Info: Noam 054-773-9954, [email protected]
• Beersheba, Eshel Avraham (Masorti / Conservative) Congregation – Fri. 5:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. Torah classes (Hebrew, English, Russian and Spanish). Talmud classes, activities, bar/bat mitzva, Noam youth, kindergarten ages 1-6. Israeli folkdance. (08) 642-1424; (08) 642-0989.
• Beersheba English-speaking Seniors Social Club – Thursday 4-6 p.m. (08) 642-2915; 627-2593.
• Beersheba Hadassah meets the fourth Monday morning of every month, 9:30 a.m.- noon. Ganei Ye’elim, Shchuna Heh. Coffee, social, and always an interesting program/speaker. NIS 10. Info: Shirley, (08) 658-8262.
• The AACI Southern Region Library at Matnas Yud-Alef in Beersheba has more than 6,000 volumes of fiction and non-fiction. Hours: Sun. through Wed. from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Sun. Mon. and Wed. from 4 to 6 p.m.; and every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 11 Mordechai Namir Street. Info: (08) 643-3953.
• Beersheba Singles Club (25-45), beersheva–[email protected]

• Tagel Arava Masorti Community Eilat. Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. At former Allon School (in the caravans to rear of school). Info: 050-579- 3225 or (08) 633-4368.
• Eilat English Speakers WIZO group meet at WIZO House, Jerusalem Street. 10-12 a.m. Tuesdays. Winter program incl. speakers (all welcome to submit request to speak on career, hobby etc.) Refreshments. NIS 10. Anne (08) 633-0323; Fay (08) 637- 2344.
• ESRA’s unique Ethiopian embroidery products are on sale in Eilat. Kippot, mezuzot, hamsot, embroidery on towels; coasters, placemats; greeting and gift cards, all at reasonable prices. Proceeds go to the Ethiopian embroiderers. To view and purchase, call Fonda: (08) 633-2205.
• Pregnancy support in Eilat – Birth preparation, active birth, yoga and relaxation. Support after birth: mother and baby, help with breastfeeding, baby massage, yoga and relaxation. Small groups. Tues. mornings. Alison (08) 633-5024; 052-835-1182.
• Shirat Hayam Masorti/Conservative Synagogue – Beit Wizo, Jerusalem Street, Eilat. Fri at 6 p.m. Michelle, 050- 421-1591.
• Eilat – Kalooki players South African rules. Kaleen (08) 753- 30705 or 050-529-1925 • Shira Hadasha (Masorati/ Conservative) in Arad – Friday (according to candle lighting time), most of the winter 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Lior, 052- 545-3436. “What’s Up?” – An educational mobile observatory sets up our telescope every night on or near the promenade, showing passers-by the planets and the moon with detailed explanations and handout sheets. Info 052-535-2933; 054-481-9973.
• Arts and crafts market – Locally made leather goods, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, etc. Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Park Hayovel, near Imax. Artists and street performers welcome to join (upon committee approval). Billie, 054- 584-1282; [email protected]
• Le Leche League Israel – Support for breastfeeding mothers. Monthly meetings throughout the country. 1-599-525-821
• Scopus: The Center for Matchmaking in the Jewish World for singles age 20-45, across the observance spectrum. (02) 532- 8435; [email protected]; Web site:

• 22 October: ESRA Karmiel - Misgav Lecture - Driving Safely in the Winter: life-saving techniques for raising your levels of awareness whilst you drive and learning to deal with situations that arise daily on Israeli roads. Lecturer: Gidi Cronin. For further details call Frankie (04) 998-2871
• October 25: Hadassah Israel – Oren Chapter, Haifa monthly meeting. Lecture on "Earthquakes in the Holy Land – Then and Now". Lecturer: Professor Sam Frydman, Emeritus Professor at the Technion, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 3:30 p.m. at the Moadon, 8 Sinai Avenue, Ahuza, Haifa. Entrance: NIS 10 (includes light refreshments). Please remember to bring food for the needy. Information: Leah. (04) 837- 5929.
• October 28: ESRA ‘Walking tour of Akko’ with an English speaking guide. Walk through the paths and alleyways of the new and the ancient areas of the city, learn about the local history and cultures, incl. stop for refreshment, optional lunch in an Akko restaurant. 8:30 a.m. Meeting point to be announced. Car pooling will be arranged from Karmiel and Nahariya (09) 748-2957 NIS 30; ESRAcards NIS 25
• The Karmiel English Speakers’ Club is open every Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Library, tea and coffee, board games, or just chat. For confirmation of ocasional Saturday evening opening, 7 p.m. till throwout time, phone Gwenn at (04) 998-1925. Location: below the hotel, opposite the main post office.
• Two new ESRA branches in the North, for English speaking activities, lectures and volunteering. For the North Coast (Nahariya) area contact Mick 052-7988616. For the Haifa / Lev Hamifratz area contact Marsha 050-228-0755
• Kehillat Emet VeShalom Nahariya (Reform/Progressive Synagogue) – Kabbalat Shabbat Services on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. (winter time) (6 p.m. summer time) with Rabbi Israel Horowitz in Mifal Hapayis community center, Keren Hayesod Street, Nahariya. Bar/bat mitzva preparation, weddings, conversion, holiday and communal activities; study groups and courses. Information, call office at 108 Weizmann Street, Nahariya. (04) 992-9723; [email protected]; http://evsnewsletter.googlepages .com/home
• HaMinyan HaMishpachti, Kfar Vradim. (Egalitarian, Masorti /Conservative Congregation) Kabbalat Shabbat Services 6:15 p.m.; Shabbat Morning Services 9 a.m. at Eshkol Haganim “Gefen,” Kfar Vradim. Bar/Bat Mitzva preparation, Halom afterschool program for gan hova and elementary-school children; New Youth Group for teenagers, ongoing Adult Educational Programs. Contacts: Rabbi Zvi Berger, 052- 475-3870; Galit Haim, 052-688- 1083; Ofer David 052-3793448.
• AACI Library in Haifa – English Language, 55 Shimshon Street, corner Moriah Street. Mon., Wed. 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Tues. 3-5 p.m. Rayla, (04) 837-4744.
• AACI is starting an Englishspeaking mothers and babies/toddlers group in Haifa. Casual chat, a place where your baby/toddler can play with others. Contact Rebecca, 052- 7490227, or e-mail:[email protected]
• An English-speaking single parents’ group in Haifa. A social gettogether sharing ups and downs of life in Israel. [email protected]
• Gitit Choir, the veteran Haifabased a capella mixed choir, is looking for new singers.
Rudimentary music reading helpful, Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7–10:30 p.m. at the Reali Elementary School in Ahuza. Call Yarden, 054-794-3333.
• Carmel Choir (founded by Rhoda Keyson) a warm and friendly group, olim and vatikim, for amateurs and accomplished singers. Rehearsals Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Dunie Weizman Conservatory of Music. For information call Annette (04) 825-1984 or Eve (04) 834-5572, e-mail [email protected]
• Hadera: Learn quilt making, for English speakers. Call Darlene at 050-724-9770.
• The Safed English Library – a one-of-a-kind lending library serving readers throughout Israel. Includes best-sellers, classics, health, magazines, nature, travel, Judaism, audio-books, DVDs and more. Extensive children’s library. We welcome good condition and unique books. Open Sundays (9- 11:30 a.m.), Mondays (7-9 p.m.), Tuesdays (2-4:30 p.m.), Fridays (9-11 a.m.). (04) 692-1592; [email protected]
• Valleys – Amakim notice board. Join the e-mail network for residents of Jezreel Valley, Beit She’an Valley, Jordan Valley, Nazareth, Migdal Ha’emek, Afula, Beit She’an, kibbutzim, Kinneret region. You may post Events, Offers, Advice, Personals, Services, Buy, Swap, Sell, etc. Send subscription request to [email protected] along with your name and email address.
• Kehillat Moriah Synagogue Masorti / Conservative. 7 Horev Street, Ahuza, Haifa. Kabbalat Shabbat Egalitarian Services: winter 5 p.m. / summer 6 p.m. Light music until 15 minutes before Shabbat. Shabbat morning egalitarian services 9 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzva preparation; Noam Masorti Youth Group; ongoing adult educational programs.
Contacts: Rabbi Dubi Hayun, 050-438-9802. www.moriahaifa. Office: (04) 825- 1495, Orit. Office hours: Sun.- Thurs.8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Voices Israel Group of Poets in English meets 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month. Bring two of your own poems for discussion. See monthly newsletter posted at the website for details of meetings, workshops and poetry submissions to annual anthology and Reuben Rose International Competition. Contact: Susan Rosenberg (04) 838-1218, for Haifa, and the Northern group. For an Upper Galil group, contact: Tommy Berman (04) 690-9476.
• Haifa Chamber Choir – Tues. at 8 p.m. Cati (04) 633-1876 • Quilt Exhibition – Illusions. O’Sheehan Gallery, the only gallery in Israel dedicated solely to the art of quilting. Moshav Bustan Hagalil, near Acre. Every Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Call ahead to schedule a weekday visit. No charge. Maureen Nachmani – 054-472-3176.
• Do you enjoy performing? The Haifa English Theater is looking for new talent – both onstage and backstage. Call Bertha at 052- 365-6161 for more information.
• Childbirth preparation, lactation support and information on local resources for expectant and new parents.Haifa area. Israel Childbirth Education Centre. Wendy Blumfield (NCT.UK) 04- 8376820

• Haifa Self-Help Coaching Group – English-speaking group meets weekly for mutual support in discovering one’s life vision in health, relationships, work, finances and spirituality. Guided and facilitated by a volunteer Life Coach. More info, call Adi, 054- 564-8645.
• Haifa AA Group meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Call Jon at 052-379-0741 for more details.

• The Western Galilee Serenity AA Group meets at Kehillat Emet VeShalom, 108 Weizmann Street, Nahariya, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the back room of the synagogue. Info: 052-306-7082.
• Co-dependents Anonymous English meeting, every Wed evening at 6:10 p.m. at the Karmiel English Speakers’ Club. Info: (04) 980-0329. No charge. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
• Karmiel: English meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Karmiel English Speakers Club. Info: (04) 980-0329.
• Emotions Anonymous – Safed chapter. Dan (04) 692-1092; 050-553-2890.
• Emotions Anonymous in Pardess Hanna, evenings. Tina: 052-640-2010.

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