Submissions for FYI should be typed or written clearly in English and include
the name of the sponsoring organization, event type, date, time, location, cost,
and a contact telephone number. Deadline for all FYI items and
promotional materials – including photos – is 8 p.m. Thursday, the week before
(eight days before the item is expected to appear in FYI).
details for all Ongoing Activities. E-mail: email@example.com. Metro can no longer
accept faxed submissions.
• July 17: A new 5-week course – come and join
AACI Tel Aviv for Tai Chi in the beautiful setting of Ra’anana Park. 7: 30 p.m.
Each session: 1 1⁄2 hours. Members: NIS 50 per session. Non-members: NIS
60/session. More info and location details: Tomehr (054)
225-1311. Registration and pre-payment essential: AACI (03)
• July 25-28: Advanced Japanese painting workshop, “The Lotus
and the Water Lily.” Wilfrid Museum for Asian Art -Hazorea. To register:
(04) 989-9566; 052- 399-0566
noted, AACI Netanya events take place at 28 Shmuel Hanatziv St.,
Netanya. Details and/or reservations (09) 833-0950, between 9 a.m. and 1
• July 17: 10:30 a.m. AACI “Coffee and…” “For the Love of God and
Virgins,” with Pamela Peled., whose latest novel, “For the Love of God and
Virgins,” deals with living in Israel and coping with the sometimes distorted
way the rest of the world views what goes on in the Middle East. Members NIS 10;
Non-members NIS 15.
• July 17: 8 p.m. AACI 45s to 60s, Harley Zipori on
the art of beermaking, with beer tasting from around the world and homedbrewed
beers too. Advance notification required (to ensure enough beer!) AACI Members
NIS 40; Non-members NIS 50.
• July 21: 9 a.m. to 12 noon. AACI Book
• July 24: 10:30 a.m. AACI “Coffee and…” “Black Death.” Most of us
have heard that a lot of people died from a mysterious illness, and know the
nursey rhyme “Ring-a- Ring of Roses.” Listen to the true story of this awful
outbreak of plague and its effects, some of which lasted for hundreds of years,
told by Leslie Portnoy. Members NIS 10; Non-members NIS 15.
27: AACI Day Tiyul to Keshet Eilon Music Center in the Western Galilee. Observe
Keshet Eilon’s Olympic archery program and visit the violin and bow-making
workshop. Following is a violin master class taught by internationally- known
violinists, headed by Shlomo Mintz. Supper at the Kosher Steakia B’Kfar
restaurant in Moshav Ya’ara; return to the Keshet Eilon concert hall for a
performance by some outstanding violinists. Cost: NIS 180. Optional Kosher Meat
supper at Steakia B’Kfar NIS 110 (vegetarian available). Depart Netanya
Kikar: 1:45pm/Young Israel: 2 p.m.; return: around 11:30 p.m.
• July 28:
10:30 a.m. AACI Storytelling with Teddy. Members NIS 10; Non-members NIS
• Sunday July 31: 10 a.m.. AACI Summer Cinema Club. Details AACI Box
Office. Members NIS 20; Non-members NIS 25.
• August 7: 10:30am. AACI
“Coffee and…” “Water Awareness.” Members NIS 10; Non Members NIS 15.
August 10: AACI Day Tiyul to Jerusalem and Gush Etzion, visiting the Knesset,
Gush Etzion, Sde- Bar farm and Youth Village. NIS 195. Depart: 8 a.m. from the
Kikar. Return at 7: 30 p.m.
• August 14: 10 a.m. AACI “Coffee and….”
“Summer Cinema Club.” Details AACI Box Office. Members NIS 20; Nonmembers NIS
• August 18: AACI Box Office Theatre Outing to Jaffa’s Na Laga’at
Center, where the blind & deaf are the stars on stage and off. Incl.
light (kosher) supper before the show. Suitable for English & Hebrew
speakers of all ages. NIS 185. Depart Netanya from the Kikar 5:45 p.m. Return 11
• August 21: 10:30 a.m. AACI “Coffee and…” “Summer Cinema Club.”
Members NIS 20; Nonmembers NIS 25.
• August 24: 8 p.m. AACI Lecture on
“Cross-Cultural Communication” with David Nissan that sheds light on common
misunderstandings with Israelis. Tickets: Pre-paid AACI Members NIS 40;
Non-members and at door NIS 50.
• August 25. 10:30 a.m. AACI Storytelling
with Teddy. Members NIS 10; Non Members NIS 15.
• August 29: AACI
Half-Day Tiyul “Into the Darkness” visiting the Israel Guide Dog Center for the
Blind. Next stop: “Dialogue in the Dark” – feel your way through simple tasts,
led by a blind guide. Bring your own picnic. Buy drinks at museum
cafeteria. NIS 165; after July 24: NIS 175. Depart: 8 a.m. from Young
Israel/8:15 a.m. from the Kikar. Return: 3.30pm
• August 30: AACI Art
with Gypsy Ron – Orientation Session. AACI Ongoing Events
Exercises for women with Orly Sasson. 8:45-9:30 a.m.
• Sunday 10: 30
a.m.-12 noon. Beginners’ Bridge with Michael Belkin • Monday:
Conditioning Exercises for Women with Irene Burg. 6:15 -7:15 p.m.
Monday & Thursday: 12-1 p.m. Municipal Affairs at 2 Solomon
St. (Moshe Shamir) 10 a.m.-12 noon
• Monday: Translations of documents
and reports. 11 a.m.-12 noon
• Tuesday: Welfare with Colin Keyes, social worker
10 a.m.-12 noon
• Tuesday : Meet the Lawyer. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Netanya Philatelic Association 2-4 p.m.
• Wednesday: Diet,
Healthy Eating & Living Group 9-10 a.m.
• Wednesday: Travel Day with
Sharon Bergman 9:30 a.m. -12 noon
• ESRA provides regular updates about its
events, support groups, volunteering and activities. Let us keep you up-to-date.
E-mail Ingrid at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and e-mail
• ESRA’s professionally trained counselors offer confidential
help with loss, transitions and life challenges. One-toone/
telephone/group support. Counseling is free and is open to all. Contact
Susan: Email email@example.com or 052-698- 9088; ESRA office (09)
• ESRA Netanya is looking for volunteers willing to help
children with their spoken English commencing in the new school year in
September. 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
Support & Counseling is now offering a support group as well as one-to-one
counseling from 2 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. at Beit Fisher, 5 Rehov Klausner,
Ra’anana. Call Susan 052- 6989088; (09) 748-2957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• ESRAvision – The TV program for English speakers in Israel:
This month’s magazine: Israel Short Stories; Training For Life – Budokan Israel
Martial Arts and Fitness program Comedy for Koby; American Yard Sale; Speaking
from the Heart, produced by “Television With a Different Mind-Set” under the
guidance of Dr. Amir Har-Gil; Nahal Ayoun Cable TV (HOT) and Satellite TV (YES):
Channel 98: Wednesday morning 8:30 & Thursday evening 20:30
p.m. Middle East TV www.metv.org HOT 163, YES 109: every other week on
Thursdays at 3 p.m You can also see selected items on Youtube
• ESRA’s Adult ADD/ADHD support group
can help inform, teach and coach adults with symptoms of the
disorder. Contact us at: ESRA.Adult.ADHD.Group@gmail.c om 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 & get a 6th one
free! Latest new & popular books 2009–2011 (suitable for bookclubs
sale/return) @ NIS15, NIS20 & NIS25. Big selection of kids’ books (for
school libraries). Help ESRA’s numerous community projects. Donations of small
soft-cover books & kids’ books in good condition welcome.Beit
Fisher, 5 Rehov Klausner (cnr Ahuza & Café Aroma) Open every day from 9:30
a.m. – 1 p.m. (incl. Friday). Call (09) 748-0541 for info & to
• 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, please contact Glenis 054- 773 4392
• ESRA folk dancing and line dancing on Thursday
mornings at Beit Fisher, 5 Rehov Klausner, Ra’anana. 10-11:30
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 St. 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 & 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, email NHS4BIsrael@yahoogroups.com.
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 NHS4BIsrael@yahoogroups.com.
• 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 0523-260-537
Conservative Movement will help establish a shul in Rishon West if at least a
dozen people show interest in this project. Contact email@example.com to
• Life’s Door – Tishkofet HaSharon – for people and family
members living with illness (Beit Yad Sarah – Ra’anana) Mondays: Guided imagery
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Expressive Art 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.. Wednesdays: Gigong 12
noon-1:15 p.m. Advanced registration required. For more information see
www.tishkofet.co.il or call Sharon 0546656005 Life’s Door – Tishkofet
(non-profit organization). 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 fulfillment in life. Advance registration required. Info: Anna
Whitefield: 052 608-9601. www.tishkofet.co.il
• English Speaking
Municipal Volunteer Group at 4 Rehov Stamper, 1st floor. Sun. 9 a.m.–11 a.m;
Mon. 10 a.m.-12.00 noon; Tues. 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. -12 noon;
Thur. 10 a.m.-12 noon; (860 3330 Call first to check that there is a volunteer
• Bet Israel Masorti Congregation: 19 Yehuda Hanassi St. ,
Netanya: Religious Services Daily & Shabbat Shacharit 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, 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,
Netanya: Women only Israeli folk dancing at 9 a.m., with Hagar Leventhal, in
air-conditioned hall. Incl. refreshments NIS 25. (09) 862-4345.
& Thur. 8 p.m. Bet Israel Masorti Congregation Israeli Dancing with Israel
Amrani in airconditioned hall. incl. refreshments. NIS 25. (Sara 862
• 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.,
• Sunday 8 p.m., Thursday 7:30 p.m. Beit Israel. Israeli
dancing, including refreshments. NIS 25. Sara (09) 862-4345.
9–11 a.m.; Mon 10 a.m.- 12 noon; Tues 2-4 p.m.; Wed 10 a.m.-12 noon; Thurs 10
a.m.-12 noon. English Speaking Municipal Volunteer Group at 4 Stampfer Street,
1st floor. Call first to check if there is a volunteer present.
She’arim Noon Concert. 11, Kikar Atzmaut Passage, next to Bank Hapoalim, first
floor. NIS 25. Doors open 11 a.m. (884-0534).
• 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. NIS 25.
Refreshments (Judy, 052-833-0488).
• Sun. & Wed.
afternoons. Netanya Bowling Club Lawn Bowls at The Wingate
Institute. (Henry 0522 780747)
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)
• Alcoholics Anonymous English meeting in Ra’anana.
Info: For 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 & Friends of
Drug or Alcohol Abusers at New Synagogue Hall, Netanya. (832 1574; 0524
• Alanon/Naranon meetings for relatives and friends of
alcoholics and substance abusers. In Netanya Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Info:
(052) 479-8285 or (09) 832-1574.
• Ra’anana: Overeaters Anonymous
meetings in English. Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30, Rehov Har Sinai. For
specific address details: Allyson (052) 655-9076.
• Alzheimer’s English
speakers support group meets every month. Info: Paula
• 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, Rehov Aliyat Hanoar, campus of Mosenson 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 & 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: 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.
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:
www.torathayyim.org.il:80/docs/ 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 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. 5 Pardes Meshutaf St.,
Ra’anana. Phone 052-598-7789 www.farm4fun.com
• Mountainbiking 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.)
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@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. Submit your postings or answer job leads free of
• 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)
• Koleynu Choir meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Beit Issie
Shapiro, Issie Shapiro St. 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
• 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 & 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 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, Rehov Ahad Ha’am 21/5, Ra’anana. Info: Willie (09) 741- 4632 or
• 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 St. ˆnfo: (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 Rehov
Macdonald, Netanya. Contact: (09) 884-0458. There is also a program of monthly
AACI Tel Aviv
Events held at AACI offices
unless otherwise specified: 94 Rehov Allenby, entrance “aleph,“ mezzanine floor,
Tel Aviv. (03) 696-0389 for information and registration. Join AACI
Central e-mail program & information update list: e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “e-mail list” in the subject heading.
• July 19 and 26: AACI presents Yona’s Yoga Classes – Hatha Yoga and
relaxation classes from 6-7 p.m. at Banana Beach, Tel Aviv. Appropriate
for all ages. Members: NIS 250 Non-members: NIS 300 for the 4-week course.
Registration essential: AACI (03) 696-0389. More details: Yona (03)
516-3387 / 050 326-7277.
• July 20: AACI Financial Seminar – hear the
latest on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) at 7:30 p.m. Speakers:
JoAnne Adlerstein, licensed US anti money laundering specialist (NY, NJ) and
Katherine Lapidoth, International Investment Specialist, Pioneer Global Funds,
Licensed in Israel. Get the details before filing is required on August
31. 7.30pm. Registration essential. Members: NIS 20, Non-members:
NIS 25. Call AACI (03) 696- 0389 or Katherine Lapidoth on 0505 238-360.
July 21: Walking tour guided by Yona Wiseman along the promenade in the early
evening as the sun is beginning to set and hear the stories of the beginning of
the Tel Aviv beach life. Starting point: 6 p.m. at the entrance of the Opera
Tower Building, (1 Allenby Street, corner Herbert Samuel Promenade). Members:
NIS 40; Non-members: NIS 50. Registration: AACI (03) 696-0389 or Yona
(03) 516-3387 or 050 326-7277.
• July 27: AACI invites you to tour the
Coca Cola center at 129, Rehov Cahanaman, Bnei Brak (Givat Shmuel junction) at 1
p.m. One and a half hours, children from age 8. Movie is in
English. Registration & pre–payment essential: AACI: (03)
696-0389. Limited places. Seniors: Members – NIS 15; Nonmembers –
NIS 25. Non-seniors: Members: NIS 25; Non-members: NIS 35. July 27: First
of 5 weekly 2 1/2- hour sessions of an AACI Beginners/Improvers Photography
Course run by professional commercial photographer Tom Langford at 94 Rehov
Allenby, Entrance “Aleph,” Tel Aviv. 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Any digital camera can
be used – compact or SLR – and you need access to a computer with a basic
photo-editing program such as Picasa. Registration essential: AACI (03)
696-0389. Members: NIS 625; Non-members: NIS 675.Info: Tom (052) 801-2817 or
• July 30: AACI and Orly Markovich productions
present A tribute to Shoshana Damari – “Scent of the Rose” with singer Yonit
Shaked Golan and her band. Enjoy “Last Battle,” “Kalaniot,” “Migdalor,” “Miriam
Bat Nissim,” and more. Arrangements and Musical Direction: Gabi Argov;
brass: Ofer Peled; percussion: Gilad Dobretsky; double bass – Gilad Efrat. 9
p.m., Holon Theater, Kugel Street , Holon. Members: NIS 80; Non-members: NIS
90. Registration essential AACI (03) 696-0389.
• 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, 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.
• August 16: Coca Cola tour – see entry
for July 27.
• July 20, 27, August 3 & August 10: Back
by popular demand – TACT’s 7th Annual Broadway Singing Workshop, led by Daniel
Schwartzman, musical director Beit Zvi. Beit Yad Lebanim, 63 Rehov Pinkas, Tel
Aviv. Cost: NIS 210 shekels for 6 sessions. Payment in advance at first
session. More info and registration, Glenda 052 525-8812.
• Women's English-Speaking Study Group – Parshat Hashavua and Tefillot –
meets every Tuesday morning in Petach 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.www.tiferetshalom. org.il Located at Mercaz Rozin, Dresner
2A, Ramat Aviv Gimmel. Services: Fri. 16 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 mornings, 11
a.m. (English)/Talmud text study Saturday 9 a.m./bar-bat mitzva classes
on Wednesdays 6 p.m. For info about eventsand registration: (03) 544-1473 or 052
• 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 corner Gordon St., 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@example.com
• 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
• 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
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
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 Rehov Ben-Yehuda, 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 email: email@example.com
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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. www.tact-theatre.com or call Glenda,
052-525- 8812 or Linda, 052-230-8833.
• ESRA Books ’n’ Chat, first Sunday
of the month. 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 in-depth
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
Alcoholics Anonymous English meetings held daily in Tel Aviv. Details:
054-492-9242 or email email@example.com
• 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 & Jerusalem. Hotline: 054-
• 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, lowcost 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. www.spca.co.il
• English mother and baby group.
Weekly meetings in Petah Tikva. Contact Tammy: 054-303-2063 / e-mail:
• 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)
• 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
• 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 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
alternatively in Tel Aviv and Ra’anana. Details of next meeting:
• The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa
seeks volunteers to help Jaffa schoolchildren 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 on-hand 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 Hatavor Street, Tel Aviv. (Near Nahlat Binyamin
Mall) are part of our Grandparenting Institute. Info: 054-471-7314. (03)
629- 4151. firstname.lastname@example.org
• July 16: Discover Tel Aviv, a
walking tour in English at 5:30 p.m. along the historic Nablus Road – part II –
along Eilat and Jaffa streets of the present, from the American Colony, through
Valhalla, Neve Tzedek, Florentine and Ahuzat Bayit up to Kikar Hamoshavot. 2 – 2
1⁄2 hours. NIS 40 per adult. To register: (03) 510-0337.
• July 31: Neve Tzedek and its surroundings Jewish urban development
between Jaffa and Tel- Aviv from 1887 to the present. Tour ends at the
historic restored Tahana train station. 5 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
• Rishon Lezion English Speakers’ Group will be holding
their annual BBQ by the sea in July. Please contact Myra at (03)
• Rishon Lezion forming a support group for families of
Alzheimer sufferers. Contact Leah at (03) 9562231.
• The Rishon Lezion
English Speakers Assocation (RESA) holds monthly social meetings; coffee
mornings in a coffee shop and excursions to places of interest. Details:
• English and Spanish conversational classes 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.c 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.
All classes will take place at location TBA. 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. Send an e-mail to this address:
firstname.lastname@example.org To receive more information, e-mail
• 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 training@ ourbestwords.com Or go to www.technicalwriting.co.il/training/
• Religious singles 60+ Group forming for social and
cultural activities. More info (02) 560-9110
• 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: email@example.com, tel/fax (08) 946-9180
Anonymous Ashkelon. Osnat (08) 673-1258; Moshe (08)
• The English Speakers’ Club of Ashdod (ESCA) gets
together on Fridays at the Zohara Restaurant in the Ashdod Bus Station from noon
to 2 p.m. Info: Anita, 054-465- 1327 or Chana (08) 855-7116.
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 Rehov Yitzhak Hanassi in Ashdod. Info: Refael (08) 864-2482 or
• 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
• Parkinsons Support Group Ashdod (and
surrounding areas) meets Wednesdays 4:30-7 at the Bet Avot Ashdod, entrance
Harav Nissim 17, next to Ashdod police station. Info: (08)
855-1051. Amutat Parkinson 077-418-1900; English (08)
• English Speakers of Ashkelon monthly craft chug,
book club, movie night, play reading group, coffee, cake and conversation
meetings and special events. Info: June (08) 673-2161 or Vicky (08)
• Kehillat Netzach Israel (Masorti/Conservative Congregation) -
Services: Fridays at 6:45pm and Saturdays at 9am - Bar/Bat Mitzva courses, Talmud/Torah classes, adult education lectures, NOAM
youth group, pre-school daycare center and ongoing cultural
activities. Rabbi Michael Even David. Info: (08) 671-1370/1 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. www.netzach- israel.org.il
• 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
• 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 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzva
courses, adult study, after-school program. Rabbi Gil Nativ (08)
646-0424; email email@example.com
• 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 St. in the Neot Lon neighborhood of Beersheba. Info: Noam 054-773-9954
• 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)
• 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 St. Info: (08) 643-3953.
Singles Club (25-45), beersheva–singles @hotmail.com
• 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 St. 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.
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)
• Shirat Hayam Masorti/ Conservative Synagogue –
Beit Wizo, Jerusalem St., 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-
• Arts & 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 breastfeeding mothers. Monthly meetings throughout the
• Scopus: The Center for Matchmaking in the Jewish World
for singles age 20-45, across the observance spectrum. (02) 532- 8435;
email@example.com; Web site: www.scopus.org
HAIFA & NORTH
• July 18:
Hadassah-Israel Oren Chapter, Haifa will hold their Annual Summer Supper at 5:30
p.m. Proceeds to the Michaelson Institute for the Rehabilitation of
Vision. Entrance NIS 50 per person. Info and reservations: Leah
• Join ASCENT’s special summer 2011 events: Mystical tours
of Safed, spiritual nature hikes, classes in Kabbala and Mysticism, creative
workshops, live music, meals, and full Shabbat experiences. All seminars are in
• August 4-7: Meet the Kabbalist – Discover ancient secrets to living a
meaningful life in the modern world. August 15-17th – Klezmer Festival: Three
full nights of music, daytime workshops and tours. September 15-18: Inner
Light – Self-discovery, meditation and awareness. All seminars: Full board NIS
390; students NIS 290. Midweek summer program: activities with breakfast
NIS 80; students NIS 70. More info and reservations, call 1-800-30-40-70 or (04)
692-1364 ext. 0. 2 Ari Street, Old City, Safed. www.ascentofsafed.com
seminars@ ascentofsafed.com www.kabbalaonline.org
• 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 pm. till throwout time, phone Gwenn at
(04) 998-1925. Location: below the hotel, opposite the main post
• Two new ESRA branches in the North, for English-speaking
activities, lectures and volunteering. For the Karmiel/Misgav area, contact
Frankie (04) 998-2871 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For the
Nahariya/Northern Coast areas, contact Tonielle 054-787-1452 or e-mail
• 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 Matnas
Mifal Hapayis, Rehov Keren Hayesod, Nahariya. Bar/bat mitzva preparation,
weddings, conversion, holiday and communal activities; study groups and
courses. Information, call office at 108 Rehov Weizman, Nahariya Tel/Fax:
(04) 992-9723; or email: EmeteShalom@ googlegroups.com; website:
• 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 after-school 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 052-379-3448.
• AACI Library – English
Language, 55 Shimshon St, corner Moriah St. Mon., Wed. 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Tues. 3-5
p.m. Rayla, 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- 749-0227, or e-mail:
• An English-speaking singleparents group in
Haifa. A social get-together sharing ups and downs of life in
Israel. Interested? Contact: email@example.com.
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. E-mail: email@example.com
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.022.co.il.
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 www.freewebs.com/voicesisrael 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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 0545
• 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.
Codependents 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
• Karmiel: English meeting of Overeaters Anonymous,
every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Karmiel English Speakers Club. Info: (04)
• Emotions Anonymous – Safed chapter. Dan (04) 692- 1092;
• Emotions Anonymous in Pardess Hanna, evenings. Tina: