Deadline is 8 pm. Thursday (the week prior). Update details & phone numbers for Ongoing Activities. Fax: (02) 538-9527 Attn: Oren Klass.e-mail: [email protected] CURRENT ACTIVITIES SHARON/NETANYA HOB theater outing - To Tel Aviv. Sat Dec 30. Danny (09) 832-1151 ESRA Hiking Club - Nahal Hasataf - Sat Dec 30. Easy 6 km hike from Tsuba down the terraces past the Sataf and Bicora springs. NIS 140; ESRAcards NIS 120. Reservations (09) 748-2957, Information Norma 0522-291664 Esra in Kfar Saba invites you to a musical evening - Sat Dec 30 at 8pm. The Kanazawa-Admony piano duo playing selections from Grainger, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt. NIS 60; ESRAcards NIS 50. For tickets call Fay (09)748-7646, Pnina (09) 767-2520 Motzei Shabbat lecture - Sat Dec 30. New Synagogue, 7 Macdonald, Netanya. Renie (09) 861-6050 AACI Netanya - AACI/B'nai B'rith End-of-Year Dance Party with musician/DJ Uri Gorodetsky. Sun Dec 31 at 9pm. Early Bird NIS 65. After Dec 25 NIS 75. AACI, 28 Shmuel Hanaziv.(09) 833-0950 The Jewish Outreach Center Lecture Series presents author Maggie Anton on the subject, "Women in the Age of Rashi - A Light in the Dark Ages." Mon Jan 1 at 8:15pm. Bet Knesset Shivtei Yisrael on Har Sinai street in Ra'anana. Lecture in English for men and women, Info: Rabbi Weiss0522-428508 Shearim - Open Gates for Olim Noon-Hour Concert - Bella Zelinsky (vln) & Jennie Frank (piano) - Mon Jan 1 at 11am. 11 Kikar Atzmaut (passage Bank Hapoalim, lst Floor). Entrance 20 NIS. Includes coffee and social hour. Concert begins promptly at 12 Noon. (09) 884-0534, Cell: 0528-880271 ESRA and Yad Yaakov lecture with Rabbi Peterman - "Journey of the Soul" - Kfar Saba. Mon Jan 1 at 9:30-11am. Venue: Minyan Chadash, 4 Y. Kahan St. Registration (09) 950-8371 ESRA in Ramat Hasharon invites you to a lecture by Dr. Karen Avraham who will talk about "Advances In The Genetics of Hearing Loss." Tue Jan 2at 4pm. Beit Manilov, 21 Sderot Bialik, Ramat Hasharon. NIS 25; ESRAcards NIS 20. For information Gitty(03) 540-9256 ESRA in Herzliya presents a fascinating lecture "Rashi's Daughters" by author Maggie Anton - Wed Jan 3 at 5pm. NIS 30; ESRAcards NIS 25. Reservations (09)950-8371. For information call Bess (09) 957-6410, 0502-345603 AACI Netanya - AACI Book Forum - Thurs Jan 4 at 10.30am. AACI.28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. (09) 833-0950 AACI Netanya - AACI Music Theater Performance, "Quartet"- Sat Jan 6 at 8pm. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. Prebooked and prepaid NIS 45, at door NIS.60 (09) 833-0950, Barbara (09) 830-6235 AACI Netanya - "Coffee and… "The Secret of Living Well" - Sun Jan 7. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya.(09) 833-0950 AACI Netanya - Lecture by Paul Vital, Netanya city engineer, on developments in Netanya - Mon Jan 8 at 6pm. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. (09) 833-0950 WIZO Ra'anana English speaking group - Dr. Batya Ludman on "Keeping your head above water in stressful times." Wed Jan 10 at 10:30am. Donation: NIS 20. WIZO House, 3 Klausner Street, Ra'anana.(09) 771-2831 AACI Netanya - AACI half-day tiyul to Orchid Park at Kibbutz Bachan - Thur Jan 11 at 9:15am. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. ( 09) 833-0950 ESRA in Herzliya invites you to a Bridge Morning- Thur Jan 11 9:30am. Beit Juliana 22, David Raziel, Herzliya. NIS 50; ESRAcards 40. Pre-registration (09) 748-2957 AACI Netanya - AACI Music Theater Performance, "Quartet"- Sat Jan 13 and Sun 14 at 8pm. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. Prebooked and prepaid NIS 45 - at door NIS 60. (09) 833-0950, Barbara(09) 830-6235 Rehovot English speaking WIZO - Annual quiz, Sat Jan 13 at 7:30pm; Beth WIZO, 131 Herzl St. Rehovot. NIS 50; (08) 947-1590 Willing Hands - Annual general meeting at King Solomon Hotel, Sun Jan 14, membership brunch at 11am; donation 85 NIS - this includes Annual Membership for 2007 (35 NIS); guest speaker Ronit Redmard - Headmistress Messilot School, Netanya ; pre-booking essential - new members very welcome. Help us to help the needy; Rochelle (09) 865-2216 or Leila(07) 231-2310 AACI Netanya - AACI Genealogy Lecture - Mon Jan 15 at 8pm. Library open from 7.30pm Monday January 15. 8pm. Joe, (09) 882-8402 AACI Netanya - AACI Netanya Academic College Three English Lecture Series with Dr. Muli Peleg on "Communication - How to Move from Divergence to Consent. Lecture I - "What Makes People Cohere?: The Communities of Man" - Tues Jan 16 at 6:30pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment essential. Cost of Lecture Series: AACI Members NIS150. Non Members NIS180. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. ( 09) 833-0950 Keren WIZO Brunch with Guest Speaker Isabel Kershner, (reporter, journalist and author of "The Barrier"). Thur Jan 18 at 11am. WIZO House, 13 Macdonald Street, Netanya. Donation 75nis. Our Raffle will be drawn during the morning. All proceeds to the Food For Children Fund. For tickets tel: Sonya (09) 8347884, Juliette (09) 835-4188 or0544 865711 AACI Netanya - "Coffee and… "The Secret of Living Well"- Sun Jan 21 at 10.30am. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. (09) 8330950 AACI Netanya - AACI Netanya Academic College Three English Lecture Series with Dr. Muli Peleg on "Communication - How to Move from Divergence to Consent. Lecture II - "Conflict resolution as constructive communication"- Tues Jan 23 at 6:30pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment essential. Cost of Lecture Series for AACI members: NIS.150. Non members: NIS 180. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya.(09) 833-0950 AACI Netanya - AACI Tiyul to Jerusalem with Guide Sharona Lipman - Wed Jan 24. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. (09) 833-0950 AACI Netanya- AACI Netanya Academic College Three English Lecture Series with Dr. Muli Peleg on "Communication - How to Move from Divergence to Consent. Lecture III - "Cinema as creating discourse" - Tues Jan 30 at 6.30pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment essential. Cost of Lecture Series for AACI members: NIS 150. Non members NIS180. 28 Shmuel Hanaziv Street, Netanya. (09) 8330950 JOC trip to Lithuania - Join Rabbi Stewart Weiss of JOC Ra'anana and historian/Eastern European tour guide Sara Pellach on a seven-day tour of Lithuania. April 25 to May 1. Sites of Jewish & historical interest, including Kovno, Trakai, Ponevezh, Shavli, Telz, Plunge and Klaipeda, with Shabbat in Vilna, and an evening tour of Prague on the way home. Price of $1,020 per person includes good tourist hotels, guiding & entrance fees, kosher breakfast & dinner, luxury bus. Airfare not included. Possible to join the tour from the US, Europe, South Africa etc. Info & registration Lydia Weitzman. [email protected]; TEL AVIV/CENTRAL White City Tours - Modernism in the White City: From the 70 years old local "Bauhaus" to the recognition of Unesco - Mon Jan 1 at 8:30am in German Neve Tzedek, NIS 50; please book in advance at (03) 546-4917. White City Tours - Past and present of the 1st Jewish neighborhoods (between Jaffa & Tel-Aviv) - Mon Jan 1 at 2pm; in French at 4pm in English, NIS 50; please book in advance at (03) 546-4917. AACI's Let Us Souprise You Lunch Bunch - Mon Jan 1 at 1pm. Yemin restaurant (kosher restaurant but with no teudah). Must reserve by Dec 25. (03) 696-0389 I.W.C. Archaeology Lecture in English - From Scythopolis to Beisan: Urban Changes in Beit Shean, by Mr. Beni Arubus - Tues Jan 2 at 9:00am. to11:30 am. Tel Aviv University, Gillman Building, Ettinger Hall, Room 144. NIS 40. (07) 788-69698,0545-482779 ECGI - Do you visit housebound elderly people? Do you care for an elderly relative? Learn games to help you in your endeavors. How to Play with the Elderly Is Not Child's Play. Wed Jan 3. The Educational Centre for Games (Near Nachlat Binyamin Mall) 32 Hatabor, Tel Aviv. (03) 629-4151; 0544-717314. [email protected] White City Tours - Ajami: From the 1st Christian neighborhood outside the city-walls from over 100 years ago to a middle-eastern mosaic of people, religions and architecture's styles - Wed Jan 3 at 2pm. NIS 50. Please book in advance at (03) 546-4917 ESRA Tel Aviv presents Brenda Miller - lecture-music series. The first of a 5 part series. Begins Fri Jan 5 at 9:30am. NIS 90; ESRAcards NIS 75 per lecture. Registration required. Lectures will take place at Beit Daniel Synagogue 62 Bnei Dan St, Tel Aviv(09) 748-2957 English book club - Rishon Lezion, Tues Jan 9 at 10 AM. Details:[email protected] ONGOING ACTIVITIES Esravision - TV for Eng speakers in Israel. This month: The Best of Esravision 2006; HOT channel 25, YES channel 98, Mon/s 22:30, Tue/s 09:30. HAIFA & NORTH Haifa Chamber Choir - Tue at 8pm. Cati (04) 633-1876. Chamber music in Kiryat Tivon - For serious professional classical musicians. Mon/s 10am-noon. NIS 20 includes refreshments. Rivka (04) 993-1239. Reading therapist gives courses in Eng to learning-disabled pupils. 0524-780181. Bet Ha'yoga - Ayunga method for children & adults (pregnant women, too). Free introductory lesson. 37 Moria Ave. 0545-227702;(04) 836-1742. Caesarea Parsha Study Group - Thur 9:30am to 10:45am. Eng-speaking group study the weekly sedra. All welcome. Caesarea Synagogue, Sderot Rothschild. Rabbi Kaplan0574-265104. Quilt display - The O'Sheehan Gallery, dedicated to the art of quilting. Moshav Bustan Hagalil, north of Acre. Adjacent to The Quilt Center, a resource for quilt fabrics & supplies. Sat 10am 2pm or by appointment. No charge. Maureen 0544-723176. AACI Haifa Library - Mon 9am to noon; Tue 3pm to 5pm; Wed 9am to noon. 55 Moriah St. corner Shimshon. Annual fee NIS 140. Pardess Hanna-Karkur, Quiltime - Quilting classes for Eng speakers. Weekly & summer workshops. Info & newsletter, Darlene Keissar(04) 627-4075. AACI Carmel Choir - Join an enthusiastic group. Classical & popular music with occasional performances. Rehearsals in Haifa Sun 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Rhoda (04) 825-8752. Derech Hayoga on Haifa's Central Carmel - Yoga classes for pregnant & postnatal women; children 4-15; adults & seniors. (04) 836-1067; [email protected] Emotions Anonymous - Safed chapter. Dan (04) 692-1092; 0505-532890. Galilee Noticeboard: E-mail bulletin board for Upper Galilee, Carmiel, Safed & the Golan invites new members. Events; seek/offer advice/services, buy, sell, swap, etc. Free membership. e-mail to: galilnotice [email protected] Congregation Or Hadash for Progressive Judaism, 55 Hantke, Haifa. With Rabbi Dr. Edgar Nof. Fri 5:30pm; Shabbat 9:30am. Bar/bat mitzva, adult activities, social events, legal aid for olim. (04) 834-3905/6,[email protected] Childbirth preparation courses in Eng. Tutor teacher NCT (UK) & Israel Childbirth Education Center.(04) 837-6820. Kehilat Emet V'Shalom Nahariya (Reform) Kabbalat Shabbat, Fri 5:30pm. With Rabbi Israel Horovitz in Matnas Mifal Hapayis, Keren Hayesod St. Bar/bat mitzva preparation, weddings, conversion, holiday & communal activities, study groups, courses. (04) 982-8193; (04) 980-9387; (04) 992-7293. Haminyan Hamishpachti Hamasorti (Conservative) congregation in Kfar Vradim. Egalitarian minyan. Erev Shabbat 15 min. after candle lighting, Shabbat 9am. with parshat hashavua study group, 9:30am. Bar/bat mitzva program, education, social action, weddings, conversion, counseling. Rabbi Berger (04) 9572301,0524-753870. Friendly gatherings - For people with limited/no family in Israel. All welcome. 0528-323956. Frisbee team - practice & play. Sportek, Haifa. Free. 0524-516244. [email protected] SOUTH Shira Hadasha (Masorati/Conservative) in Arad - Fri (according to candle lighting time), most of the winter 4:30pm; Sat 9am. Lior 0525-453436. "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. We also have a two-hour Star Safari program in the desert, we view nebulae, star clusters, colorful stars, constellations, and even other galaxies. Info0525-352933; 0544-819973. Omer, Magen Avraham (Conservative) Congregation - Fri 5:30pm; Sat 8:30am. Bar/bat mitzva courses, adult study, after-school program. Raba Tamar Elad-Appelbaum. (08) 6460424; [email protected] mailto:[email protected] Arts and crafts market - Locally made goods: leather, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, etc. Fridays 10am - 4pm. Park Hayovel, near Imax. Artists & street perfomers welcome to join (upon commitee approval). Billie 0545-841282; [email protected] Shirat Hayam Masort/Conservative Synagogue - Beit Wizo, Jerusalem St., Eilat. Fri at 6:30pm. Michelle0504-211591. The English Speakers' Club of Ashdod - Alexander's in the Central Bus Station on the veranda. Fri at 11:30am-1:30pm. Anita (08) 865-1326; Chana (08) 855-7116. Eilat - Kalooki players South African rules. Experienced rummy players can learn in one sitting. Kaleen(08) 633-0705. Beersheva Singles Club (25-45). Julian, beersheva_singles Discrunners Ultimate Frisbee Club - Practice &play. Sun, Wed, 8:30pm. Park Gdolei Israel, end Shlonski St, Beersheba. Free. [email protected]; 0544-25-8010. Ashdod Cross Stitch & Embroidery Club in Azor Yud Aleph. Stitch, exchange patterns & materials.(08) 865-6329. Beersheba, Eshel Avraham (Masorti/Conservative) Congregation - Fri 5:30pm, Sat 9am. Torah classes (Heb, Eng, Russ & Span). Talmud classes, activities, bar/bat mitzva, Noam youth, kindergarten ages 1-6. Israeli folkdance. (08)-642-1424;(08) 642-0989. WUJS Arad Hebrew & Jewish Studies program. Seven-month intensive ulpan curriculum, pluralistic approach to Judaism. For Jewish college grads from all over the world.;; tel: (08) 995-5370; [email protected] Hadassah - Israel Beersheba meeting. last Mon, 10am - noon. Coffee, cake, & programs. NIS 10. Shirley (08) 658-8262; Eunice (08) 644-2232. Eng study group meets every second Wed. of the month. Esther (08) 627-1941. Eilat Singles group (ages 25-55) - Parties, events, Eilat Eng Speakers - Tue, 10am - noon, WIZO House, Jerusalem St. Refreshments. NIS 5. Need volunteers to help students through Eng enrichment program. Fay (08) 637-2344; Sarah (08) 633-1566. Tagel Arava, Masorti (mixed seating) congregation, Eilat - Fri 6pm; Shabbat 9:30am. Beit Sefer Allon (caravans at rear of school). Chugim in Sp & Eng. Bar/bat mitzva lessons. 0505-793225; (08) 6334368. Beersheba Eng-Speaking Seniors Social Club - Thur 4pm - 6pm.(08) 642-2915; 627-2593. Pregnancy support in Eilat - Birth preparation, active birth, yoga & relaxation. Support after birth: mother & baby, help with breastfeeding, baby massage, yoga & relaxation. Small groups. Tue mornings. Alison (08) 633-5024; 0528-351182. Negev Eilat South e-mail List Advice, events, what's on, Eilat, Beersheba, Mitzpe, Arad & Ein Gedi. Festivals, theaters, concerts, find car rides, jobs available, jobs wanted, flat-hunting, business promos. / NegevEilat: [email protected] SHARON/NETANYA Sundays to Thursdays - Henry Koor Library General Judaica Collection. Also English Torah Tapes, plus video and music tapes all available on loan 9.30am to 12 noon. Public invited. New Synagogue, 7 MacDonald St. Netanya. Mondays - She'arim Noon Time Concert. 11 Kikar Atzmaut Passage next to Bank Hapoalim-First Floor. NIS 20. Doors open 11.00 am.(09) 884-0534. Sundays and Thursdays - Beit Israel Israeli Dancing - Beginners 8pm. Advanced 9:30pm. Mondays - Communal Breakfast and Parshat HaShavua class with Rabbi Shalom Ben-Porat - Beit Israel. 8am, Shacharit 9am. Sara ( 09) 862-4345. Mondays and Wednesdays - Ten Pin Bowling at the Old Industrial - 10am. Laniado. Details Edith(09) 861-6187. Wednesdays - Beit Israel Weekly Torah Study & Discussion Group with Lenore Levin 9:00am. Improve your Hebrew Reading Skills with Rita Green and Mickey Schwartz at 10:30 am. Free English Children's Library 3-5pm(09) 862-4345. Yad Yaakov Center for Jewish Studies - Weekly courses. Wed/s from 9:15-10:15. "The Classical Prophets" with Rabbi Dr. Yosef Leibowitz. "The Theology of the Siddur" 10:30-11:30am. Minyan Hachadash,4 Y.Kahane St., Kfar Saba. Entering the Land of Israel - Books of Josuah & Judges. Fri/s 10am. Ohel Moshe, 33 Arye Ben-Eliezer, Herzliya Pituah. Also interactive classes over the Internet, and many classes in Hebrew. (09) 745-4126 Stimulating lecture on the weekly Parsha - In English by Gadi Hamburger in Ra'anana. Wed/s at 8pm. Free. Men & women welcome. Willie (09) 741-4632; 0528-522029. The New Synagogue (Orthodox) - Weekday services: 6:25am & 7:30am. Mincha 4:30pm. Maariv 5:05pm. Kabbalat Shabbat Fri 4:30pm. Sat 8:00am. Mincha 4:15 pm. Visitors welcome. 7 Macdonald, Netanya. The New Synagogue (Orthodox) - Weekly shiurim by Rabbi Raphael Katz for men & women. Sun/s 8:00pm Talmud, Masechet Sota. Tue/s 9:30am Tanach, Samuel, 2. All welcome. 7 Macdonald, Netanya. (09) 861-4591. Every other Tue 10:45am Matan shiur for women. (09) 882-3729. ESRA knitting club - In Kfar Saba. Deana (09) 765-3293. ESRA seeks volunteers for English tutoring program in Netanya schools. No experience necessary. Ivy (09) 887-4580; [email protected] Beit Issie Shapiro-Keren Ahava - Gifts for all occasions. Proceeds for children at Beit Issie Shapiro. (09) 770-1234; Eyal 0508-580732; 0502-008758. [email protected] ESRA adult support for ADHD - discussion. Nurit 0522-936246; Jeff0547-987635. Coffee and Torah - Study Tanach with Rabbi Stewart Weiss. Men & women, in Eng. Includes breakfast. Wed/s 8:30-10am. Cafe Classico, Giron Center, Jabotinsky and Ahuza Streets in Ra'anana. No prior knowledge necessary. 0522-428508. Klabberjas - Players wanted for weekly games in Kfar Saba. Michael(09) 749-3293; 0505-946121 (not Shabbat); [email protected] ESRA seeks volunteers for community project in Hadera area. Anat (09) 950-8371. Children's Eng free library - More than 3,000 books. Wed 3 - 5pm. Bet Israel, 19 Yehuda Hanassi, Netanya. (09) 862-4345 Duplicate bridge - Thur/s at 9:30am. Alternate weeks by Bet Israel & Hadassah Hadar. NIS 20 includes refreshments. Bet Israel, 19 Yehuda Hanassi, Netanya. (09) 862-4345. Israeli folk dancing - Mon & Thur. Beginners 8 - 9:30pm; advanced 9:30 - 11pm. NIS 25 includes refreshments. Bet Israel, 19 Yehuda Hanassi, Netanya. (09) 862-4345. Communal breakfast - After Shacharit at 8am. Tues at Bet Israel Masorti, 19 Yehuda Hanassi, Netanya. (09) 862-4345. Congregation Bet Israel, Masorti (Conservative). Daily & Shabbat Shacharit 8am. Fri service 10 mins before Shabbat. 19 Yehuda Hanassi, Netanya. (09) 862-4345. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Ra'anana - Sun, Tue, Wed & Thur at 8pm. Fri at 2pm. Kiryat Sharat, Rahov (ginat) Ha'marganit (Heb & Eng together.) Ilan 0528-622123. ESRA - (1) Scrapbook making & (2) ribbon & creative embroidery. Ingrid (09) 950-8371. ESRA photography group - Bring ideas & samples. Ariel (09) 772-4497; 0524-337888. Overeaters Anonymous (Eng) - Thur 8 - 9pm. Shivtei Israel Synagogue (basement). 17 Har-Sinai St., Ra'anana. Allyson 0547-794155. SAZF (Israel) - one-week course to train Eng-speakers to work as companions to the elderly. Sharon(09) 744-6110, ext 201. Ra'anana Conservative Congregation - Thur 7am; Fri 5:30pm; Sat 8:30am. 8 Borochov St. Rabbi Resnick(09) 741-9049. 12 Tones - Male a cappella barbershop & light music chorus. Rehearsal & recruitment. Fri at 4-7pm. Ramat Hasharon - Matnas Levi. Uri 0506-343475; Alex 0528-509213. Barberina - Female a cappella barbershop & light music chorus. Rehearsal & recruitment, Wed 7-10 pm. Ramat Hasharon Conservatory (Alon School). Diane 0544-888001; Alex 0528-509213. Kol Haneshama choir, Herzliya - Sing classical songs. No previous knowledge of music required. Mike(09) 742-1326; Solly (03) 549-4106. Cyclenix - Mountain bike group. All levels. Weekly outings. 0778-300830; 0507-422788; Laniado - 10-pin bowling. Old Industrial. Mon & Wed 10am. Edith (09) 861-6187. AACI Netanya - Sun: exercises for women to prevent osteoporosis 9 - 9:45am; Hebrew lit 4 - 5:30pm. Mon: Meet the expert, municipal affairs 9:30-11:30 am. Mon & Tue: Art 9:30am - 12 noon. Mon: Hebrew (post-ulpan) 4 - 5pm. Mon & Wed: Women's conditioning exercise 6:15pm - 7:15pm. Tue: Advanced Hebrew 9 - 10:30am. Beginners Hebrew 10:45 - 12:15am. Second Tue of each month: Meet the accountant/lawyer 9:30 - 11:30 am. Tue: Translations of documents & reports 9:30 - 11:30am. Music theater 8pm. Wed: Pilates 9:30 -10:30am. Henry Koor Judaica Library - Sun to Thu 9:30am-noon. Judaica Collection 9,000 books & 800 Torah tapes, in Eng. Ongoing cultural program & newsletter for members. New Synagogue, 7 Macdonald Street, Netanya. (09) 884-0458. Bet Israel communal breakfast - Tue, 8am. after Shacharit. Free. Parshat Hashavua at 9am. 19 Y. Hanassi, Netanya. Bet Israel weekly Torah study & discussion group - Wed, 9am. Improve Hebrew reading skills at 10:30am. Hod Hasharon Kehilat Yonatan - Egalitarian congregation. Alexander Muss High School's synagogue at the Mossenson Youth Village. Religious, educational & social activities. Fri 6pm. Rabbi Boyden (09) 746-3447; [email protected] Herzliya Conservative Congregation. Bar-Ilan & Shamai, Merkaz Yom Lakashish building. Fri 10 minutes before sunset. Sat 8:45am. Youth activities, bar/bat mitzva, communal & holiday activities. Chava (09) 956-2626; ESRA Aid to the Blind - Can you spare some time to help the blind in Netanya? Celia (09) 861-8625. ATTAD Aid to the Aged in Institutions - Weekly visits from Netanya to homes & daycare centers to entertain the elderly. Tue mornings. One hour a week. New volunteers warmly welcomed. Enid (09) 861-7848; Stanley (09) 834-1116. Young AACI NAMI (North Americans married to Israelis) (ages 30 - 40) in Kfar Saba & Ra'anana - Cultural events, lectures, discussions & trips. Tahl [email protected] mailto:[email protected] Reiki circle for Eng speakers in Zichron Yaacov area. All levels. Free. Lizzi 0545-875901; Lizzi_Shaw ESRA Herzliya art class Sun 4:30 - 7pm, beginners & advanced(09) 950-4788. ESRA Herzliya short story discussion group & music group. Cookie (09) 954-0757. HODveHADAR Masorti Synagogue in Kfar Saba. Egalitarian minyan. Fri 20 minutes past candlelighting; Sat 9am. Mon minyan 6:30am. Bar/bat mitzva program. 4 Hahish. (09) 766-2485. Lilach, the Society for the Right to Live & Die with Dignity - To join & receive the Living Will in English, call Ruth Lee (09) 741-2652. ESRA Hod Hasharon needs volunteer English tutors. Judy (09) 767-2452. Hannah's nursery - Huge selection of plants. Proceeds to ESRA.0507-538422. Genealogy: JFRA Israel library at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner, Ra'anana. [email protected](09) 745-0456. Alanon/ Naranon support group for relatives & friend of alcoholics & drug abusers. Tue at 7:30pm. 0544-627427; (09) 746-2008;(09) 748-3807. Scrabble/anagrams group in Ra'anana. Mike / Marianne(09) 772-7469. Eng storytelling Kfar Saba ages 3-5. Debbie (09) 765-0282. ESRA Bookshop - Thousands of Eng second-hand books. Sun - Fri 9:30am - 1pm. 5 Klausner, Ra'anana. (09) 748-2957. ESRA Knitting Circle, Tue 10am. Need wool to knit for needy children. Beit Hanoar, Rehov Ahuza, Ra'anana. Wendy (09) 774-3176 Holyland Hash House Harriers - "Runs" every Sat. summer 4 pm; winter 3 pm. Runners/walkers welcome. Family oriented. Avi (09) 767-1029;0544-453106; [email protected] Andy. (09) 955-2744; 0546-416222. TA & CENTRAL Jaffa volunteers program - Volunteers needed to help groups of 2 to 3 children aged 10 to 12 with English at Jaffa primary schools. Once a week for hour and a half in mid-afternoon. Materials and on-hand guidance provided; no experience necessary. Marc (07)733-06788. AACI has moved to new premises: 76 Ibn Gvirol (1st floor), TA (opposite Kikar Rabin). (03) 696-0389. AACI Seniors meetings - Every Wed at 10am. Weekly exercise class and Parshat Hashavua. Beit Tami on Sheinkin Street on the Park, TA. (03) 696-0389. Free guided walking tours in Eng - Tel Aviv University Architectural and Art Tour - Mon/s at 11am (except holidays). Meet at Dyonon bookstore, university campus entrance (Entin Square - intersection of Haim Levanon and Einstein streets.) Learn about the Israeli architecture on campus - styles, changing perceptions, international influences, stories of buildings & architects, environmental sculpture & landscape design. No need to book in advance. Association for Tourism Tel Aviv-Jaffa (03) 516-6188;(03) 516-6317. Free guided walking tours in Eng - Old Jaffa. Wed/ at 9:30am (except holidays). Meet at Clock Tower, Jaffa (across from the police station). The tour includes the the Flea Market, archeological sites, the view of Tel Aviv from the Crest Garden (Gan Hapisga), tour of the renewed alleys of Old Jaffa. No need to book in advance. Association for Tourism Tel Aviv-Jaffa (03) 516-6188; (03) 516-6317. Free guided walking tours in Eng - Tel Aviv White City: Bauhaus Capital of the World. Sat/s at 11am. Meet at 46 Rothschild Blvd, corner of Shadal. In the center of Tel Aviv, see beautiful 1930s buildings & balconies that have been preserved and/or enhanced. No need to book in advance. Association for Tourism Tel Aviv-Jaffa(03) 516-6188; (03) 516-6317. A great way for coin collectors to meet and get together - ESRA - Support for children with special needs. Herzliya. Ruti0525-017165. Creative writing group - Open to all genre, all levels. Prof. Jerome Mandel. Central Tel Aviv. 0544-399092; [email protected] ECGI chugim - For go, chess, strategy games. The Educational Centre for Games in Israel. 32 Hatabor, TA. Wed from 4pm. 0544-717314. Play4Elderly Projects - How to play with the elderly. The Educational Centre for Games in Israel (ECGI). 32 Hatabor, TA. 0544-717314. TACT (Tel Aviv Community Theatre) - Tap dancing class. Madeleine0545-322988. Modern Orthodox mohel performs brit-mila. 0542-130266; [email protected] AACI Reach Out committee visits English-speaking housebound people in Gush Dan area. Seeking new members. If there is anyone housebound who'd like to be visited, call (03) 529-1707 & leave a message for Sylvia. AACI Senior Reach Out Committee - Reach out to members unable to leave their places of residence. If you're a new member or new in the country, we'd like to meet you & help you feel at home. Pola (09) 775-6622; Jean(03) 657-2951. ESRA mother & toddler group - Six months - two years. National Park in Ramat Gan. Madeleine(03) 635-0080; ESRA (09) 950-8371. Storytelling for adults - Oppenheimer English Storytelling Center, at a new location in TA. To listen, learn & tell, call Dvora (03) 741-2254; for material, e-mail [email protected]:[email protected] East West House - Multicultural nonprofit music center in Jaffa, mixing East & West musical idioms. Program: (03) 683-8129; [email protected] TACT (Tel Aviv Community Theatre) - Acting, set building, producing, directing or helping backstage. Madeleine 0545-322988. Overeaters Anonymous - Mon 7-8pm (Heb & Eng). 27 Prof. Shor, apt 13 (between Jabotinsky & Pinkas). TA. Allyson 0547-794155. Petah Tikva residents, keep in touch with what's happening in your community through e-mail list for Eng speakers. Yad Sarah - Rental of medical equipment for nominal fee. 37 Zamenhof, TA. Mon - Thur 9am-1pm. Mon & Wed 5pm-7pm. Fri 9-11am. (03) 523-8974. Kehilat Beit Tefila Yisraeli - Egalitarian synagogue. Kabbalat Shabbat with live music, poetry, traditional texts. Alternate Fri evenings. Alma Hebrew College, 4 Bezalel Yaffe. Judy (03) 672-8042. AACI requests members' e-mail addresses if they wish to receive the E-Magazine (5 times a year ). e-mail - [email protected] with subject AACI E Magazine. AACI billiards - Introductory lesson free. 124 Ibn Gvirol, Tel Aviv. Members NIS 25; Non-members NIS 35. Must register. (03) 696-0389. AACI Bowling Club - Every 2nd Mon of the month. 124 Ibn Gvirol (downstairs). 2 games + shoe rental NIS 30 (+ NIS 5 registration fee - one time only). David (08) 975-1763 (9 & 10pm). AACI for literature lovers - How to analyze literature. Call to find out what we're reading. Members NIS 60; NIS 70 others. Four times a month in Ramat Gan. Refreshments. Michal 0545-918467. Employment service for AACI members - To find online job resources & send resumes via e-mail. Must have an e-mail address that uses Yahoo/Google, etc. (03) 696-0389. AACI translation service for members. Mon 10:30am - 12:30pm. Appointment (03) 696-0389. The Camera Club - Third Tues evening. Lectures, critiques, workshops. Group shows, trips. Photographic & art workshops. TMB Photographic Center, 45 Ha'aliya, TA; Fri 10am - noon with models & instructors. (03) 687-5638,0522-294115. Kehilat Ohel Avraham (Massoret Israel) in Mercaz Rishon Lezion, 16 Mohilver St. Tefila Fri 5:30pm. Winter/6:30pm. Shabbat 9am. Egalitarian services & classes in bar/bat mitzva, Torah, Talmud, Kabbalah, self-esteem, parenting, finding your soul-mate/kosher sex, how to be successful. Heb 0503-588699; Eng/Sp (03) 950-7414; Russ (03) 950-1139. Mother & baby (6-12 months) group in Petah Tikva area. 0547-876123. Course in drawing & painting in Eng. Fun, hobby or academic. Sderot Yehudit, TA. Arkadiusz (03) 604-9096; 0542-363227. Stamp exchange club - Collectors over 21 exchange duplicates with other collectors. No money involved. Stuart (03) 751-5725; [email protected] Etza - Israel Self-Help Center for guidance, support, & referral to self-help groups & organizations. 14 Menachem Begin, Ramat Gan. (03) 751-8334. Problem with Drugs? We can help. Narcotics Anonymous Eng meetings in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem. Hotline: 0542-117452. ESRA Tel Aviv - Acting workshop. Wed 7pm. (03) 560-9745. ESRA Tel Aviv - Knitting & Crochet Social Circle, Ramat Aviv. Thur 10am. Shirley (03) 604-0485; Noelle (03) 524-8319. ABC - Israel (Association of Bank Customers) - Consumer group to combat the exploitation of the banking system. To join: [email protected];; Arthur (09) 741-5279; Beau (03) 561-0716. Jewish Mysticism & Learning Center - Beit Yehuda, 33 Sheshet Yamim, Ra'anana; & 36 Dizengoff, TA; 0527-637595. Carlebach minyan in Tel Aviv - Pekiin St., near Jabotinsky & Dizengoff. Kabbalat Shabbat & Shaharit. Shimon 0577-546545. Alei Gefen mixed classical chorus seeks serious singers, sight readers. Weekly evening rehearsals. Preparing for concerts in Israel. No fee. Sylvia (03) 517-1858. Group in TA for victims of Israeli legal system & consumers who feel ripped off. 0506-505148; (08) 673-4086. Kabbala lectures, weekly parsha discussion in Tel Aviv & Ra'anana. Most participants traditional/not observant. Mon 8:30pm, Tel Aviv; Chanan (09) 740-3963; 0545-439005; Michelle (03) 602-4181; 0547-686527. Jewish Genealogy Petah Tikva branch - Jewish Family Research Assoc (JFRA Israel). Gilda (03) 933-8085; e-mail: [email protected] Educational Center for Games in Israel Newsletter. Available in English. e-mail [email protected] Helena 0544-717314. MPH Group (Meditation for Peace & Harmony) - Courses in meditation & spiritual development. Sheila Samson Center of Enlightenment, POB 3380, Savyon 56540; (03) 534-6835. AACI Internet Web sites to find a job -; for pre/post aliya info: AACI Mother & baby group for toddlers (age 3). Jeanne (03) 516-9660. Play group, age 2 in north TA. Linda (03) 604-5844. Mommy & Me, TA area. Babies 0-6 months. Mara 0522-453753. AACI employment counseling for members - 9:30am - 1:30pm (Wed). (03) 696-0389. Learn Polish - Beginners & advanced. Arkadiusz (03) 604-9096;0542-363227. REHOVOT Ballroom dancing - Group in Rishon/Rehovot area for ages 50-70. [email protected] ESRA - Eng book reading group. Second Tue of the month, 8:30pm. All welcome. Rosalie (08) 949-4851. Adat Shalom-Emanuel (Conservative) - Shabbat services Fri 5:30pm; Sat 9am. Rabbi Yosef Kleiner's lectures Suns/Thurs, call for details. Rabbi Kleiner tel/fax (08) 946-9180. Office hours: Sun, Tues, Thurs 5-8pm; Mon & Wed 10am-1:30pm. e-mail: [email protected] HOB - British Immigrants Association. Monthly meetings. Stephen (08) 936-1753. HOD ISRAEL needs volunteers (with car & goodwill) biweekly, deliver food supplies to Rehovot families. Wed afternoon/evening. 052-237-4026; (08) 947-2793. OTHER LOCALES Find Your Why - Motivational club for aspiring entrepreneurs. Free service. Volunteer leaders in the Haifa, Sharon/Netanya & Tel Aviv/Central. [email protected] Emotions Anonymous in Ashkelon. Osnat (08) 673-1258; Moshe(08) 673-4086. La Leche League Israel - Support for breastfeeding mothers. Babies, expectant mothers welcome. Monthly meetings throughout the country.1-700-700254. Hitchadshut: Zionist Movement for renewal of Jewish spirit & improvement of the life of the Jewish people. Social activities, lectures & debates, excursions & meetings, volunteer projects. 0544-402308. Scopus: The Center for Matchmaking in the Jewish World for singles age 20-45, across the observance spectrum. (02) 532-8435; [email protected]; website, www.scopus.org Submissions for FYI must be typed or written clearly in English. Include name of organization, event type, date, time, location, cost, telephone number for readers & number for clarifications. When sending event list, state geographical area. They must arrive by Sunday 11am for listing in that week's Friday issue: [email protected]