SHARON / NETANYA Ongoing Events
• December 27: Chikorlia Band – Six artists with
violin, viola, percussion, trombone & accordion, in a colorful &
energetic program. Music from the Balkan countries. Brahms,
Dvorak. Goren Bergovich (Serbia) – Scenes from the film “Black Cat, White
Cat,” Czardas Monti, Hora Stakato and “Fiddler on the Roof.” 8:30 p.m., The Air
Force Auditorium, next to Herzlia Performing Arts Center, 15 Jabotinsky,
Herzliya. Free Parking. Members: NIS 70; Non-members: NIS 80.
Registration essential: AACI (03) 696-0389.
• December 28: Emunah Geula-
Afula, Netanya – “Do We Take Note of Our Dreams?” by psychoanalyst Judith
Jackson, at 3.30 p.m. New Synagogue Social Hall, MacDonald St. (Doreen 09
862 8984 Shana 09 833 9985).
• December 28: Gourmet Tasting at MC2 Bitan
Aharon, 7 p.m. FPF repeats a truly gourmet experience addressing both appearance
and taste-vegetarian recipes. NIS 160, incl. service. Reserve before
December 26: Anne Sliverman (09) 862-2243
• December 30: 8.30pm. Young Israel
Culture Series with Ambassador Danny Ayalon.
• January 8: Hitachdut Olei
Britannia (H.O.B.) invites you to its Annual Quiz. Quizmaster: Roger Kaye. 7:30
p.m. at Kehilat Hod V’Hadar, 4 Rehov Chish, Kfar Saba. Members NIS 60,
non-members NIS 70, includes a light supper. Pre-booking essential. Note:
Tables seat 8 participants. Call or email: Trish Martell: (03) 930-5327,
054- 5959548, email@example.com, or Ellie Morris (08) 859-2620, 050- 727-9843 or
Unless otherwise noted,
AACI Netanya events take place at 28 Shmuel Hanaziv St., Netanya. Details
and/or reservations (09) 833-0950.
• December 27: AACI Netanya. 4- 6:30
p.m. Digital Phototography Course with Tom Langford. First of 5 weekly sessions
of 2 1⁄2 hrs. each.
Members NIS 625; Nonmembers NIS 675.
December 30: AACI Lecture with Stephen Kaplan “A Tale of Two Ghettos,” 10 a.m.
Prepaid NIS 20; at door NIS 30.
for women with Orly Sasson. 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Monday: Art with Gypsy
Ron. 9.30-12 noon
Monday: Hebrew Conversation with Atara Hadad. 9.30am-
Monday: Conditioning Exercises for Women with Irene Burg. 6:15 -
Monday & Thursday: 12-1. p.m. Municipal Affairs at 2
Solomon St. (Moshe Shamir) Tuesday: Art with Gypsy Ron. 9:30-12
Second Tuesday of every month: Meet the
Tuesday: Translations of
documents and reports. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Netanya Philatelic
Association 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday: Diet, Healthy Eating & Living Group
Wednesday: Language Exchange.
Thursday: Feldenkrais with Genie Levin. 8:30-9:30
Thursday: Caregivers Support Group. 10-11 a.m.
provides regular updates about its events, support groups, volunteering and
activities.Let us keep you up-to-date. Email Ingrid at our Gan Rashal office
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and e-mail address.
looking for volunteers to form a computer committee who will consult and advise
ESRA on its present and future hardware and software needs. If you have a
background in information systems, or financial systems, or hardware
configurations, and can spare a few hours for an occasional meeting, call Ingrid
(09) 950-8371) or send an e-mail to herzliyaoffice@ esra.org.il • December 26:
ESRA Herzliya invites you to a music evening at 8 p.m.in Herzliya Pituah. “Al
Jolson’s Life and Songs” by Barbara Blum. NIS 60; NIS 50 ESRAcards. Reservations
Ingrid: (09) 950 8371.
• December 27: ESRA at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art,
“Marc Chagall and the Bible: An Ongoing Romance of
Through his extensive work we will learn about his life, his love
and his family. NIS 65: NIS 55 ESRAcards. Pre-paid reservations only: (09)
• December 29: ESRA Ramat Hasharon invites you to a lecture at
4 p.m. at Beit Malinov, 21 Sderot Bialik Ramat Hasharon.
Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, will speak on: “Minimal Brain
Dysfunction: ADHD, The Clumsy Child and Learning Disorders.“ NIS 25; ESRAcards
NIS 20. Info: Gitty (03) 540-9256.
• December 30: ESRA Rehovot outing to
see “Not by Bread Alone” at 8:30 p.m., in which 11 deaf-blind actors take the
audience into their inner world. (optional: first a light meal at Cafe
Kapish, where the staff are all hearing-impaired). The Nalaga’at Center in Jaffa
seeks to promote the needs and aspirations of deaf, blind and deafblind
individuals. (English website)
Reservations: Annice (08)
• January 3: ESRA Olim Coffee Afternoon at 3 p.m. All new and
recent olim invited to join us to meet other olim and vatikim, share
experiences, shmooze over coffee, and listen to our guest speaker, new olah Ann
Levin, talk about her experiences in SAR-EL army program Volunteers for Israel.
To confirm attendance, call Linda (054) 7805290, Jennifer (052) 434- 1284 •
January 3: ESRA and the Ra’anana Moadon Hazahav invite all English speakers to a
series of lectures in English with Dr. Raphael Vago “Current Affairs” at 9 a.m.
and Dina Heimann “The Wonders of China – the Cultural and Natural Assets of
China” at 10:30 a.m.
Yad Labanim, Ra’anana. To register, call Tami (09)
• January 6: ESRA Kfar Saba “Starry Night” at 7 p.m.: An
evening of entertainment featuring Roni Ginossar, rated in the top 10 of “A Star
is Born” and up and coming pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse. Geula Cultural Center, 12
Geula St., Kfar Saba Tickets NIS 75; ESRAcards NIS 65. (09) 74-02957; (09)-748-
• January 7: ESRA’s Friday morning lecture in Ra’anana – Joanne
Caras, from the US, will speak again about the book that she has created and
promoted at 10:30 a.m. at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St, Ra’anana. Please register
at the ESRA Office: (09) 748-2957. NIS 35; ESRA members NIS2
• A new
online Internet group is starting to bring non-Hebrew speakers from the
Americas, England, Australia, South Africa, etc together. The purpose of this
group is to help new olim hadasheem to adjust to life in Israel through
networking, advise and just having someone listen. It is also an effort to join
all non-Hebrew speakers into one forum (versus dividing into AACI, ESRA, TELFED,
People interested in really helping one another and wanting
to unite non-Hebrew speakers and help make life nicer, please contact this group
and email NHS4BIsrael@yahoogroups.com.
• If you are Jewish and don’t have
any problems proving you are Jewish, but are having problems with local misrad
hapnim not taking all kinds of official documents from your host country,
contact us at NHS4BIsrael@yahoogroups.com.
• English and Spanish
conversational classes will be starting in November at Ohel Avraham and Sarah
JCC in Rishon Lezion on Mohliver 16 Street. To register call (03) 950-7414 or
write to the Sisterhood at SisterhoodOhelAvraham@gmail.com NIS 20 per
person, per class. Times to be announced.
• Are you looking for cheap
English books in good condition? Then come to the ESRA Charity Second-Hand
English Bookshop in Ra’anana & help support ESRA's numerous projects.
Unbelievable selection of 1000s of English books in every category incl. thrillers, general, chick-lit, sci-fi, Classics, non-fiction, Jewish, Israeli authors translated, auto/biographies, self help, travel, health/cookbooks, etc. etc. & huge selection of kids' books from tots to teens (suitable for school libraries), all at give-away prices. Sale of 100s of selected novels 3 for NIS10, 7 for NIS20, 12 for NIS30!! Buy 5 books @ NIS 8 each & get a 6th one FREE. Large selection of 2008/9/10 novels, also suitable for Bookclubs to take on sale/return. Book tokens. Happy to receive new paper backs in good condition. Open every day incl Friday 09.30-13.00. 5 Klausner St. (cnr Ahuza/Café Aroma), Ra’anana. More info and to reserve books, call (09) 748-0541.
• ESRA Netanya is looking for volunteers who would like to help out in elementary, juniorhigh and secondary schools in Netanya. The volunteer work entails sitting with small groups of pupils once a week for two hours and helping them with their spoken English. The work is important to the pupils and very fulfilling for our volunteers.
Phone Ros Ben Ezra for details at (09) 834 0937.
• ESRA Befrienders – a free service providing company for English speakers in the Sharon area. Tell us where you live, and we will match you with a friendly volunteer close by. Please call Glenis 054 773 4392 or email email@example.com • Would you like to become a befriender? We are looking for both men and women to befriend housebound and lonely people in the Sharon area. Four training sessions will be held at the end of the summer. To register an interest, call Glenis 054 773 4392, or email gbertfield@ gmail.com • ESRA new pre-schoolers Parents Group led by child psychologist Dr. Ornit Freudenstein in which parents can share their experience and concerns about parenting pre-school children: eating, sleeping habits, emotional difficulties, fears, aggression, social difficulties, psychological difficulties and more. Mondays 8 p.m. To register call Judy, (09) 748-2957, mornings only.
• ESRA support and counseling service for all English speakers affected by loss and difficulties. Counselors are trained and supervised by professionals and committed to confidentiality. Email Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org; 052-698-9088, or call the ESRA office (09) 748-2957.
• ESRA folk dancing and line dancing on Thursday mornings at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra’anana. Join our easy movement, folk and line-dancing class for seniors. Folk dancing 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; line dancing for beginners and intermediate with experienced dance instructor 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 St. Info: Michael Belkin, 052-240-1383. NIS 25 per session.
• Volunteers required in Ramat Hasharon – English for Schools, in which native English speakers chat to high-school pupils in preparation for their exams. Call Ingrid at (09) 950-8371.
• Volunteers required in Herzliya – English for Schools. Native English speakers chat to highschool pupils in preparation for their exams. Call 09-9571170, Marise.
• ESRA’s Community Cookbooks, Table Manna, Soups & Salads and Meatless Meals are on sale.
NIS 50 plus postage. (09) 749- 2957 or (09) 950-8371.
• Sunday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Henry Koor Library General Judaica Collection. Also English Torah Tapes, plus video and music tapes all available on loan. Public invited. New Synagogue, 7 MacDonald St., Netanya.
• Sunday 8 p.m., Thursday 7:30 p.m. Beit Israel. Israeli Dancing. including refreshments. NIS 25. Sara (09) 862-4345.
• Sunday 9 a.m.–11 a.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-12 noon; Tuesday 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 noon; Thursday 10 a.m.-12 noon. English Speaking Municipal Volunteer Group at 4 Stamper Street, 1st floor. Call first to check if there is a volunteer present.
• Monday She’arim Noon-time Concert. 11, Kikar Atzmaut Passage, next to Bank Hapoalimfirst floor. NIS 25. Doors open 11.00 a.m.(8840534).
• 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. & Thursday, 9:30 a.m.. Hadassah Hadar & Beit Israel. Duplicate Bridge at Beit Israel. NIS25. Refreshments (Judy, 052-833-0488).
• Monday & 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.
• Tuesday, 5.15 p.m., Beit Israel.
Learn to chant Haftara with Rabbi Hillel Yisraeli. (09) 862- 4345.
• Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Beit Israel “Judging Judges” class (in basic Hebrew) with Rachel Holman. (09) 862-4345.
• Tuesday 7.00pm. Bet Israel Choir rehearsal. ( 862 4345 • Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Alanon/Naranon weekly meeting in English for Family & Friends of Drug or Alcohol Abusers at New Synagogue Hall. (09) 832-1574; 052-479-8285.
• Netanya Slimming Group now has vacancies for new members. Meets Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. in members’ homes, under the guidance of a qualified clinical dietician. Call Rika: (09) 833- 9610 • Alcoholics Anonymous English meetings in Ra’anana. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m. For details please call Uri: (050) 557-3697.
• Alanon/Naranon meetings for relatives and friends of alcoholics and substance abusers. In Ra’anana Tuesday evenings at 7:30. For further info please call (052) 614-9035 or (09) 746- 2008.
• Alanon/Naranon meetings for relatives and friends of alcoholics and substance abusers. In Netanya Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. For further info call: (052) 479-8285 or (09) 832- 1574.
• Ra’anana: Overeaters Anonymous meetings in English. Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30, Rehov Har Sinai. Contact Allyson for specific address details. (052) 655-9076.
• Alzheimer’s English speakers’ support group meets every month. For more information please phone Paula: (077)324- 0639.
• ESRA is planning to start an English-language support group in the Sharon area for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder and/or their families. A prominent psychiatrist/family therapist is willing to lead the group. If interested, please call Gill: (052) 465- 4650, Hylton: (052) 252-9437 or e - m a i l : email@example.com
• American C&W Line Dancing – Step-In Line™ returns to the dance floor after a hot, hot, hot August. Absolute Beginners 8 – 8:30 p.m.. Learn basic steps and very easy dances. Continuing with Beginners & 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. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (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. /www.torat-hayyim.org.il/ Spiritual leader: Rav Ary Glikin. Merkaz Yom la-Kashish, Shammai 8, Herzliya. (Corner of Shammai and Bar-Ilan streets). Friday evening service starts at 6:30 p.m. in summer. Shabbat and holiday services begin at 8:45 a.m. Shabbat morning, after the service, members invite the congregation to Kiddush. Weekly newsletter (in English and Hebrew) Hamevasser:www.torathayyim.o rg.il:80/docs/mevasser.htm. Activities: Preparation for bar and bat mitzva celebrations. Contact Rav Glikin for information: (052) 736-6386; special monthly youth Shabbatot; activities for children and youth; special holiday events; active participation on kehila committees; study groups: Mishnah: Mondays at 7 p.m.. in Bet Yom LeKashish. Alternate Sunday evenings, 8:30 p.m., Pirkei Avot group at the Nof Yam Matnas • 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 of charge. 5, Pardes Mesjoetaf St., Ra’anana. Phone (052) 598-7789 www.farm4fun.com
• Mountainbiking Group – Cyclenix – This is a social biking group riding regularly each Saturday. We also hold weekly mid-week night rides. All levels of riders are catered for and it costs nothing to join. Call (050) 942-2788 or visit our Web site www.cyclenix.com • Weight Watchers, now in English!
Weight Watchers group for English speakers, Wednesday mornings at 9. At the Mishkan, 2 Hapalmah Street, Ra’anana. All discussions and materials in English. More information from leader Yehudit Levine: (050) 647-7395 (after 7 p.m., please)
• 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 alternatively in Tel Aviv and Ra’anana. Details of next meeting: email@example.com • www.oddjobs.co.il provides free job postings in English for those seeking odd jobs, and temporary, seasonal, work at home, overseas, and foreign-language positions. Feel free to visit and 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 St., 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 of course a commitment to learning your songs. For more information call Sharon: (050) 314- 5255 or Patrick: (054) 660-7464.
• Klabberjas – Kfar Saba – weekly card game. Please call: 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, Wednesday mornings, 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. Call (052) 242-8508 for details.
• Ra’anana Masorti (Conservative) Congregation. A warm, 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. For information call Colin Marks on (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 &
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 St., Herzliya
Pituach: (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. Venue: Becker Family, Rehov Ahad Ha’am 21/5, Ra’anana. Further
info: Willie, (09) 741-4632 or (052) 852-2029.
• Bet Israel Masorti
Congregation: 19 Yehuda Hanassi St., Netanya: Religious Services: Led by Rabbi
Hillel Yisraeli. Daily & Shabbat Shaharit, 8 a.m. Fri. evening service
begins 5 minutes after candlelighting time.
on Shabbat afternoon begins one hour before Havdala. Office: (09) 862-4345
Sun.-Thu. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Classes and study groups: Hebrew Reading
Class, Sundays 11 a.m. at Beit Israel Masorti Congregation, with Rita Green and
Miki Schwartz. Details: (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 St. Call office for details: (09) 862-4345.
• Weekly cultural
activities: Duplicate Bridge at Beit Israel, Monday and Thursday mornings at
9:30 a.m. NIS 25, incl. refreshments.
Lending Library on Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. at Beit Israel. Librarian; Shiphra
Info: (09) 862-4345.
• Israeli Folk-dancing at Beit Israel,
Sundays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., with Israel Amrani, in air-conditioned hall.
NIS 25 (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
Rehov Macdonald, Netanya. Contact: (09) 884-0458. There is also a program of
TEL AVIV / CENTRAL
• AACI Tel Aviv Events held at AACI
offices unless otherwise specified: 76 Ibn Gvirol (1st floor), Tel Aviv. (03)
696-0389 for information and registration.
• December 26:
AACI: Lecture on health & nursing care services.
Speaker : David
Pinkas , Doron Reuveni Insurance Agency ”The State of Israel vs Private Health
and Nursing Care Insurance.” 5:30 p.m. AACI, 76 Ibn Gvirol, (1st floor) Tel
Members: NIS 20; Non-members: NIS 25. Registration essential: AACI
• December 28: AACI walking tour of fascinating Bialik
Street, guided by Yona Wiseman; ends with a visit to Haim Nachman Bialik’s
restored home, 11 a.m.
Meet at Bialik Coffee Shop, corner Bialik and
Cost: Members, NIS 40; Nonmembers NIS 50, plus NIS 15
entrance fee to Bialik’s home.
Registration: AACI (03) 696- 0389 or Yona:
(03) 516-3387, 050- 326 7277.
AACI Tel Aviv.
• December 29: Join
AACI for a guided tour of the recently renovated Israel Museum. Kosher
restaurant for lunch (optional).
Non-seniors and AACI members NIS 60;
non-members NIS 70.
Seniors: AACI members NIS 40; non-members NIS 50.
Register by December 22: (03) 696- 0389.
Meet: Arlozorov Bus Terminal
8:45 a.m. Approx. NIS 20 return fare for seniors and approx. NIS 40 for
• December 29: AACI, TELFED, UJIA & H.O.B invite you to
a seminar by Dr. Carron Cher – “All you need to know about the Israeli health
system.” 5 p.m. at the Moadon Bayit Beyachad (Jewish Agency) 99 Rehov
Hahashmonaim, Tel Aviv (first floor). NIS 10 per person. Preregistration
essential firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 696 0389.
• January 13: “Hatikvah –
from Herzl to Subliminal.” A journey, in Hebrew, around the world in the
footsteps of “Hatikva,” including historical and contemporary performances of
pieces by Mozart, Smetana and Chopin; screening of videos and presentation of
rare documents, featuring concert pianist and musicologist Astrith
8p.m. at Beit Hatefutsot, Tel Aviv University Campus, Gate 2,
Rehov Klausner, Ramat Aviv.
Members: NIS 100; Non-members: NIS 110.
Registration essential: AACI (03) 696-0389.
AACI Seniors • December 29:
Marjorie Glick: “The Last Time I Saw Paris.” Also, brief Torah
Portion by Yehuda Solter/ Exercise. Light refreshments. NIS 15NIS. Beit Tami in
Sheinkin Park, Sheinkin St., Tel Aviv. (03) 696-0389.
Other Events •
December 27: British Council’s Story Time for Children at the Dallal restaurant,
10 Rehov Shabazi in Neveh Tzedek. Jane Cohen reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
by Eric Carle for ages 6-8 at 4-5 p.m. and “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers
for ages 8-10 at 5-6 p.m. More info from Dallal at (03) 510-9292.
December 28: 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 at 7:30 pm. NIS 15. Newcomer poets and just-listeners welcome. If
you’d like to read, bring 2 original poems in at least 12 copies
each. More info: Mark L. Levinson nosnivel@ netvision.net.il (054) 444-
• December 28: Archeology in Tel Aviv – IWC Group, Fall Semester 2010/11.
Archeology of the Coastal Plain of Israel “Dor, an international port site: A
fresh point of view of economic networks in the 2nd and 1st millennia B.C.E.,”
9-11:30 a.m. Lecturers: Paula Waiman-Barak and Yiftah Shalev. Cost:
semester NIS 350 per person, NIS 650 per couple, Individual lecture NIS 50. Tel
Aviv University, Webb Building, Room 001.
• December 26: The Israel
Genealogical Society – Mathilde Tagger on “Sephardim and Sephardic Genealogy;
Web Sources; Historical background of Jews in Spain, the development of their
surnames, their expulsion and dispersion and genealogical sources on the Web.”
7:30 p.m., Beit Shalom, 2 Rehov Shir, Tel Aviv. White City Walking Tours
• January 3: The new restored train station area – the first train to Jerusalem
left Jaffa in 1892. A tour of the restored building’s complex, its history and
the story of the restoration process, including some surprising discoveries
Monday. Meet at 4 p.m. Guide: Paule Rakower. Cost: NIS 60 per person,
please book in advance (03) 5464917. Email: email@example.com Most of these
tours are suitable for the disabled. Mention your limitations.
11: History & architecture in the area of Rothschild Blvd. The beginnings of
Tel Aviv and its development, through stories and architectural
styles. Meet at 2 p.m. (see booking info above).
The Educational Center for Games in Israel. Heritage Centre of Play. 32 Hatabor
St. Tel Aviv. (near Nachlat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (054)
471-7314 • 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 email:
• 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@example.com • 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
Englishspeaking Community Theater in Tel Aviv welcomes new
members. www.tact-theatre.com or call Glenda: (052) 525-8812 or Linda:
• ESRA Books ’n’ Chat, first Sunday of the
Information Gill 602-1008.
• ESRA South African-style book
club in Tel Aviv, first Monday of month. Info: Gill (03) 732-0194.
Short Story Discussion Group, Mondays. NIS 25; ESRAcards NIS 20. Info: Noah (03)
• 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.
group being formed for seniors with/without family in Israel, to discuss and
plan for the future. Please contact Valerie at (03) 602-0665 Self-Help •
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Overeaters Anonymous – weekly English meeting in
Hotline: (054) 211-7452.
• Rediscovering Hunger: Conquering your Negative
Body Image and Overcoming Emotional Eating. Offered in Tel Aviv. Info: Nomi
• 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) Herzl 159, Tel Aviv-Jaffa. (03) 513- 6500. Healthy cats and
dogs available for adoption, daily veterinary service, low-cost
Strays and abandoned animals accepted at no charge. Open daily
till 8 p.m., Fridays until 2 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2
www.spca.co.il • English mother and baby group. Weekly meetings in
Petah Tikva. Contact Tammy: (054) 303-2063 / e-mail: tamm y j a n e r e d n a l
l @yahoo.co.uk • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(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 www.israemploy.net. Nominal fees required of
• 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
alternatively in Tel Aviv and Ra’anana. Details of next meeting:
email@example.com • The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa
seeks volunteers to help Jaffa school children with English.
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. Hotel Devorah, Ben Yehuda 87, Tel
Aviv. Margalit: (03) 551-6652.
• Play4Elderly meetings at The Educational
Center for Games, 32 Hatabor Street, Tel Aviv. (Near Nachlat Binyamin Mall) are
part of our Grandparenting Institute. Info: 054-471-7314. (03)
• RESA Rishon Lezion English
Speakers Assocation holds monthly social meetings; coffee mornings in a beit
cafe and excursions to places of interest.
For details please contact
• 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 email address for our mailing list. Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30
(summer hours); Shabbat morning service at 9 a.m. Come and visit or
call (03) 950-7414.
• December 25 (Also December 30
and January 1): The Old Barn Theater, Moshav Orot presents a production of
Shakespeare...like you’ve never seen before! 8:30 p.m. NIS 40. Light
refreshments after the performance.
Reservations: Ronit (08) 858- 1151,
Stephen (052) 736-1355.AACI Southern Branch
• Sundays – “Your Baby Needs
Music” – AACI Music Class for babies and children up to age 5.
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
– One-time demonstration class on October 24, cost NIS 45,
followed by 9 weekly sessions. All classes will take place at location
Cost per child, full course: NIS 400 members; NIS 450 nonmembers
Cost per 2nd child, full course: NIS 375 members; NIS 425
Accompanying book and CD: NIS 170, cash only. Register at
(02) 993-8147 or (054) 531- 5990. Send an e-mail to this address:
firstname.lastname@example.org To receive more information, e-mail
www.musicwithsharon.com • Technical Writing Course to be offered in Beersheba,
starting November. 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 training@ourbestwords.
Or go to www.technicalwriting.
co.il/training/techwriting- course/ •
Religious singles 60+ Group forming for social and cultural activities. More
info (02) 560- 9110 Ongoing Events • Join us for 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. E-mail:
adatshalom@ barak.net.il, tel/fax (08) 946-9180 • Emotions Anonymous Ashkelon.
Osnat (08) 673-1258; Moshe (08) 673-4086.ASHDOD
• The English Speakers’
Club of Ashdod (ESCA) gets together on Fridays at the Zohara Restaurant in the
Ashdod Central Bus Station from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
054-465-1327, or Chana (08) 855-7116.
• The Conservative Synagogue “Etz
Haim” in Ashdod assembles on Fridays for Erev Shabbat devotional services (20
minutes before sundown) as well as on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m.
Etz Haim Synagogue is located at Public Shelter No. 25 on Rehov Itzhak HaNasi
Street in Ashdod. Info: Refael David, (08) 864-2482, or Anita Raymond,
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.
the park in good weather, sheltered area in rainy weather. Susan
com; 054-237-5512 • Parkinsons Support Group Ashdod (and
for surrounding areas) meets Wednesdays 4:30-7 at the Bet Avot Ashdod, entrance
Harav Nissim, 17, next to Ashdod police station.
Amutat Parkinson 077-4181900; English 08-8581151.ASHKELON
• December 28:
The English Speakers of Ashkelon Coffee, Cake and Conversation at Cafe Cafe at
7.30 p.m. Info: Vicky (08) 673-3742.
Ongoing • January 4: Play reading
group at 7:30 p.m. Info: Jane (08)6732161.
• January 11: Craft chug at 10
a.m. Info: June (08)6782272.
• The English Speakers of Ashkelon weekly
shiur with Rabbi Glueck is held in Afridar every Monday at 4 p.m. For
information, call Margo (08) 684-3171.
• Kehillat Netzach Israel ( M a s
o r t i / C o n s e r v a t i v e Congregation) - Services: Fridays at 5 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 Michael Ben David; for info.call (08) 671-
1370/1 or e-mail: email@example.com. Also see website:
• Emotions Anonymous Ashkelon. Call
Osnat (08) 673- 1258; or Moshe (08) 673-4086 BEERSHEBA
• 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.
• Omer, Magen Avraham
(Conservative) Congregation: Friday 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzva
courses, adult study, after-school program.
For venue and more information, call Ophelia: (052) 427
• Narcotics Anonymous, English meetings in Tel Aviv &
Rabbi Gil Nativ (08) 646-0424; email firstname.lastname@example.org • The Flying Camels
Ultimate Frisbee team would like to invite you to join them on Wednesdays at
8:30 p.m.. Venue: the sports field next to Shomron St. in the Neot Lon
neighborhood of Beersheba. For details, call Noam: 054-7739954 email@example.com
• 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.
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 each month, 9:30 a.m.-12
Ganei Ye’elim, Shchuna Heh.
Coffee, social, and always an
interesting program/speaker. NIS 10. Info: Shirley, (08) 658-8262.
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.
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 St. Info: (08)
• Beersheba Singles Club (25-45), beersheva–singles
• 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). Please phone 050-579-3225 or (08) 633-4368 for more
• Eilat – Beit WIZO, Jerusalem St.
10 a.m.-12 noon, English-speaking get together. For more information: Michelle –
054-546-9512 • ESRA’s unique Ethiopian embroidery products are on sale in Eilat.
Kippot, mezuzot, hamsot embroidered on hand-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.
(08) 633-5024; 052-835- 1182.
• Shirat Hayam Masorti/ Conservative
Synagogue – Beit Wizo, Jerusalem St., Eilat. Fri at 6 p.m. Michelle,
• Eilat – Kalooki players South African rules. Kaleen (08)
753- 30705 or 050-529-1925 • Eilat English Speakers – Tue, 10 a.m.-12 noon, WIZO
House, Jerusalem St. Refreshments. NIS 5. Need volunteers to help students
through English enrichment program. Fay, (08) 637- 2344; Sarah, (08) 633-1566 •
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-
• 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; firstname.lastname@example.org • Le Leche League Israel – Support for
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.
email@example.com; Web site: www.scopus.org HAIFA & NORTH
• December 31: Wilfrid
Israel Museum at Kibbutz Hazorea, off Route 66, near Yokneam – Lecture &
Sound & Light Performance: Ceremonies & Rituals in Israel. 11 a.m.
Lecturer: Harel Stanton. NIS 50 per person.
• December 21: Hadassah Israel – Oren Chapter, Haifa monthly
meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Moadon, 8 Sinai Avenue, Ahuza, Haifa. Speaker: Dr.
Michel Allon, an expert in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
on “Post-Trauma: Symptoms and Treatment” NIS 10 (includes light
Please remember to bring food for the needy. Information:
(04) 837-5929.Ongoing Events
• HaMinyan HaMishpachti, Kfar
Vradim. (Egalitarian, Masorti /Conservative Congregation) Kabbalat Shabbat
Services 6:15 p.m.; Shabbat Morning Services 9:00 a.m. at Eshkol HaGanim
“Gefen,” Kfar Vradim. Bar/Bat Mitzva preparation, HALOM after-school program for
ganhova and elementary-school children; NEW Youth Group for teenagers, on-going
Adult Educational Programs. Contacts: Rabbi Zvi Berger 052-4753870; Galit Haim
(052) 688-1083; Ofer David 052-3793448.
• AACI Library – English
Language, 55 Shimshon St, corner Moriah St Mon., Wed. 9 a.m.-12 a.m.;
3-5 p.m.. Rayla, 8374744.
• AACI is starting an
English-speaking mothers and babies/toddlers group in Haifa. Casual chat, a
place where your baby/toddler can play with others. Contact Rebecca,
052-749-0227, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• An English-speaking
singleparents group in Haifa. A social get together sharing ups and downs of
life in Israel. Interested? Contact: email@example.com.
• Haifa Anglo
Seniors – Donate your no-longer-needed clothes, blankets, towels, etc., all in
good condition, for the needy in Haifa.
Info: Rose Bloch (077) 424-5010,
or Ruth Singer (04) 852-2016.Self-Help
• Haifa AA Group meets every
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Call Jon at 052-379-0741 for more details.
Western Galilee Serenity AA Group has begun new meetings at Kehillat Emet
VeShalom, 108 Weizmann Street, Nahariya.
Meetings are every Tuesday, 7
p.m., in the back room of the synagogue. Contact: (052) 306- 7082.
Codependents Anonymous English meeting, every Wed evening at 6:10 p.m. at the
Karmiel English Speakers’ club.
Info: (04) 980-0329. No
The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and
• Karmiel: English meeting of Overeaters Anonymous,
every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Karmiel English Speakers Club. For more
information, call (04) 980-0329.
• Emotions Anonymous – Safed chapter.
Dan (04) 692-1092; (050) 553-2890.
• Emotions Anonymous in Pardess Hanna,
evenings. Tina: (052) 640-2010.Other Activities
• Gitit Choir, the
veteran Haifabased a capella mixed choir, is looking for new
Rudimentary music reading helpful, Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00 –
10:30 p.m. at the Reali Elementary School in Ahuza. Call Yarden
• 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.
information call Annette (04) 825-1984 or Eve (04) 834-5572 e-mail
• 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
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. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Valleys – Amakim notice board.
Join the new 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.
subscription request to email@example.com along with your name and email
• Kehillat Moriah Synagogue Masorti / Conservative. 7 Horev
Street, Ahuza, Haifa. Kabbalat Shabbat Egalitarian Services: winter 5:30 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 –
Office: (04) 825-1495 –
Office hours: Sun-Thurs 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
• Voices Israel
Group of Poets in English meets 3rd or 4th Tuesday each month in Haifa. Bring
your own poems for discussion.
Annual Anthology, workshops.
monthly newsletter or details, contact Susan (04) 838- 1218 or Ezra (04)
982-8887 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Haifa Chamber Choir – Tues. at 8 p.m. Cati
(04) 633-1876 • Quilt Exhibit – 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.
Anglo bowling league in Karmiel – I’m looking to start one. Anyone interested
please contact me by e-mail: shelleys@ spiralsolutions.com • 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.