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Come and join AACI Tel Aviv in a Tai Chi course led by Tomehr Ben Johanan in Ra’anana Park.

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July 15, 2011 16:43
Tai Chi in the park

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Community Events

• 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) 696-0389.

• 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

AACI NETANYA

Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise 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 p.m.

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• 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 Sale.

• 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.

• July 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 15.

• 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 25.

• 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 p.m.

• 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

• Sunday: 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


• ESRA provides regular updates about its events, support groups, volunteering and activities. Let us keep you up-to-date. E-mail Ingrid at herzliyaoffice@esra.org.il, with your name and e-mail address.

• 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 kurnedz@012.net.il or 052-698- 9088; ESRA office (09) 748-2957.

• 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 kurnedz@012.net.il

Ongoing Events

• 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 http://www.youtube.com/user/Esra vision

• 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 https://sites.google.com/

• 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 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, please contact Glenis 054- 773 4392 or bertfieldlg@gmail.com

• 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.

• 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 NHS4BIsrael@yahoogroups.com.

SHARON/NETANYA

Ongoing Events

• 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

• The Conservative Movement will help establish a shul in Rishon West if at least a dozen people show interest in this project. Contact judithnusbaum@gmail.com to learn more.

• 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 present).

• 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.

• Sun. & Thur. 8 p.m. Bet Israel Masorti Congregation Israeli Dancing with Israel Amrani in airconditioned hall. incl. refreshments. NIS 25. (Sara 862 4345)

• 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.

• Sun 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.

• Monday 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) 862-2765.

Self-Help

• 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 798285).

• 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 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, 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: sandy@linedancing.biz , 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 www.cyclenix.com

• 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: anglobng@gmail.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 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 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 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 & 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 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 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 lectures.

TEL AVIV/CENTRAL

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: telaviv@aaci.org.il with “e-mail list” in the subject heading.

Upcoming Events

• 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 www.langford.co.il/courses

• 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.

Other events

• 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.

Ongoing Events

• 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 052 745-7500.

• 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 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 o.savaldi@lodfoundation.org www.lodfoundation.org

• 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 dvoras2@netvision.net.il.

• 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 ecgi.friends@gmail.com 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: thecoolnurse@gmail.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: gefen_e@012.net.il

• 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.

• 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 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.

• 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

Self-Help

• Alcoholics Anonymous English meetings held daily in Tel Aviv. Details: 054-492-9242 or email telavivaa@gmail.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- 211-7452.

• Rediscovering Hunger: Conquering your Negative Body 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) 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: tammyjanerednall@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 eron@morel.co.il (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 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: anglobng@gmail.com

• 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 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. play4elderly@gmail.com

Walking Tours

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.

White City Tours:

• 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: krpaule@hotmail.com Most of these tours are suitable for the disabled. Mention your limitations

CENTRAL

• Rishon Lezion English Speakers’ Group will be holding their annual BBQ by the sea in July. Please contact Myra at (03) 969-5693.

• 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: (03) 969-5693.

• 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: sharon@musicwithsharon.com To receive more information, e-mail www.musicwithsharon.com

• 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/ tech-writing-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. 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 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 Rehov Yitzhak Hanassi 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 www.taichisusan.com; 054-237-5512

• 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) 858-1151.

ASHKELON

• 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) 673-3742.

• 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 kehillat@zahav.net.il. 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 BEERSHEBA

• 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 shermelin@jnf.org

• 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.yahoo.com/group/NegevEilat.

• 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 efrat@magenav.org

• 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 laskern@yahoo.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. 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 St. Info: (08) 643-3953.

• Beersheba Singles Club (25-45), beersheva–singles @hotmail.com

EILAT

• 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.

• 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 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- 535-2933; 054-481-9973.

• 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; bilbi40@yahoo.com

• 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; us@scopus.org; Web site: www.scopus.org

HAIFA & NORTH

Events

• 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 (04) 837-5929.

• 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 English:

• 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

Ongoing Events

• 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 office.

• 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 esra.karm@gmail.com. For the Nahariya/Northern Coast areas, contact Tonielle 054-787-1452 or e-mail north.coast.esra.@gmail.com

• 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: http://evsnewsletter.googlepages.c om/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 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: ymusnikow@aaci.org.il.

• An English-speaking singleparents group in Haifa. A social get-together sharing ups and downs of life in Israel. Interested? Contact: ymusnikow@aaci.org.il.

• 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 annette@technion.ac.il.

• 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. E-mail: edyth@kinneret.co.il

• 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 gadi1960@gmail.com 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 (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.

• 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.

Self-Help

• 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 648-645.

• 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 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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