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AACI Netanya’s ‘Coffee and…’ series invites you to learn more about ‘Grandparenting in Israel,’

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Community Events
• May 1: The New Synagogue of Netanya together with the Young Israel of North Netanya invite all to the annual joint Holocaust Memorial Service at 7 p.m. 7 Rehov Macdonald. Speaker: Moshe Shamir. Info. Renie (09) 861-6050
• May 3: FPF Luncheon at 1 p.m., King Solomon Hotel, Netanya. Speaker: historian and traveler Marjorie Glick on “Glimpses of Pananag, Malaysia and Its Jews.” NIS 65; Non- Members NIS 80. Reservations: Anne Silverman (09) 862-2243 or Bob Maharam
• May 3: Emunah Geula Afula General Meeting at McDonald Synagogue, 3:30 p.m.
• May 9: FPF combined Yom Ha’atzma’ut dinner & FPF’s barmitzvah celebration at the Kerem Event Hall (previously Canton Chinese Restaurant), 8:30 p.m. NIS 160. Reservations: Anne (09) 862- 2243; Wendy (09) 833-8568.
• May 10: Bet Israel Service led by women, followed by Festive Yom Tov Kiddush for Yom Ha’atzma’ut. 8:30 a.m.
• May 12: Bet Israel Batya Fonda on: “In Laws.” 7:30 p.m.
• May 18: Henry Koor Judaica Library Lecture – “Judaism Under Fire – How Rabbinic Judaism Dealt With Its Critics, Dissidents and Reformers,” 8 p.m. Guest speaker Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen.The New Synagogue Social Hall, 7 Rehov Macdonald, Netanya. NIS 10 (free for sponsor members). Light refreshments. Library (09) 884-0458 mornings. All welcome.
• May 18: Keren WIZO tiyul to the revamped Israel Museum in Jerusalem with its $100-million facelift. Leaving WIZO House, 13 Rehov Macdonald, Netanya at 9 a.m. NIS 120. All proceeds to the WIZO Bar/Batmitzva Fund. Tickets: Juliette 835-4188 or 054-486-5711 or Hilary 861- 7693.
• May 24: Emunah Geula Afula General Meeting at McDonald Synagogue, 3:30 p.m..
• May 24 & 28: Herzliya Chamber Orchestra performance of “From Napoleon to Beethoven.” (Transport from Netanya on May 24 only).
• May 30: Willing Hands function at Yona Building. 10:30 a.m. Info: Belle 054-428-4386.
• May 31: Emunah Geula Afula Yom Yerushalayim Dinner & Raffle with Guest Speaker Rabbi Y. Wolicki at New Synagogue Hall.
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.
• May 1: “Coffee and….” at 10:30 a.m. Yoel Sheridan on “Emma Goldman 1869 -1940 – What a woman and what a life!” J. Edgar Hoover called Emma “the most dangerous woman in America.” Members NIS 10; Non-Members NIS 15.
• May 4: AACI Tiyul “Around Gedera The Chalutzim of Yavne & Gedera – Walk into the Future!” 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Cost: NIS 225. Lunch: Bring or buy (kosher) • May 4: Photography Exhibition entitled “The Spirit of Israel” judged and curated by Tom Langford. 8 p.m.
• May 8: “Coffee and….””Osteoporosis, Calcium and Omega 3” with Hannah Baum on the application of natural products for good health. 10:30 a.m.
• May 11: AACI & The Jewish Heritage Center at Netanya Academic College present “Yom Ha’atzmaut as a Jewish Holiday” at 5:30 p.m. with Rabbi Moshe Pinchuk, director of Jewish Heritage Center. Transport to the college by regular sherut (Shai-li #22) is NIS 5:50 each way. Pre-registration and prepayment essential. Members NIS 40; Non-Members NIS 50.
• May 12: ABC of Caregivers at Netanya AACI, 10-12 noon.
• May 15 AACI Netanya at 8 p.m. 45s to 60s Bingo.
• May 16: AACI Women’s Awareness Meeting “The Suffragette Movement and Its Ramifications – 100 Years Later On” by Jacqui Werba. 8 p.m.
• May 18: AACI Cinema Club presented by Irma Goodman of Beit Herut, who will select films on DVD not usually shown on the big screen. Time for discussion. 9:30 a.m.
• May 19: AACI Guest Lecture “A Virtual Tour of Iran” with David Nissan at 8 p.m.
• May 22: AACI “Coffee and… Grandparenting in Israel” at 10:30 a.m. with Leyla Brinner Sulema, guidance counselor & coach. Improve communication within the extended family and the relationship between Anglo- Saxon grandparents and Israeli grandchildren. Members NIS 10; Non Members NIS 15.
• May 23-30: AACI Trip to Poland • May 25: AACI Bargain Bazaar • May 26: Storytelling with Teddy at 10:30 a.m.
• May 29: AACI Netanya AGM, followed by Prof. Stefan Reif on “Insight into the Jewish Homeland 1,000 Years Ago.”
AACI Ongoing Events:
Sunday: Exercises for women with Orly Sasson. 8:45-9:30 a.m. Sunday afternoon Hebrew Literature class (call for details) Monday: Art with Gypsy Ron. 9.30-12 noon
Monday: Hebrew Conversation with Atara Hadad. 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
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)
Tuesday: Art with Gypsy Ron. 9:30-12 noon
Tuesday : Meet the Lawyer. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Translations of documents and reports. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Netanya Philatelic Association 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday: Diet, Healthy Eating & Living Group 9-10 a.m.
Wednesday: Travel Day with Sharon Bergman 9 a.m. -12 noon
Thursday: Caregivers Support Group. 10-11 a.m.
• ESRA provides regular updates about its events, support groups, volunteering and activities. Let us keep you up-to-date. Email Ingrid at our Gan Rashal office,, with your name and e-mail address.
• ESRA is looking for volunteers to form a computer committee who will consult and advise ESRA on its present and future hardware and software needs. If you have a background in information systems, or financial systems, or hardware configurations, and can spare a few hours for an occasional meeting, call Ingrid (09) 950-8371) or send an e-mail to • Esra’s professionally trained counsellors offer confidential help with loss, transitions and life challenges. One-to-one/ telephone/ group support. Counseling is free and is open to all. Contact Susan: Email or 052-698- 9088; Esra office (09) 748-2957.
• ESRA is planning the start of an English-Speaking Dementia Alzheimer Support Group. If you, as a family member, or as someone close to the family, is interested, please contact Ingrid 09-9567098.
• May 2: ESRA and the Ra’anana Moadon Hazahav invite all English speakers to a series of lectures in English. Noemi Schory will speak on “The Holocaust in films of the second generation, from historic record to personal films” at 9 a.m. Yad Labanim, Ra’anana. Register: (09) 761- 0606 Tami .
• May 14: ESRA Karmiel tiyul to Druse villages on the slopes of Mount Meron, including a walk of 4 to 5 km. NIS 60; ESRAcards NIS 50. Contact Frankie (04) 998-2871 or • May 15: ESRA Kfar Saba Open House welcomes senior reflexologist Oran Aviv who will explain how to help yourself, friends and family. 10 a.m. in the miklat at 11 Rehov Nachshon. NIS 15, refreshments. Info: Jean (09) 766-9223.
• May 8: ESRA in Tel Aviv welcomes finance writer and lecturer Suzy Kahati on the “Psychology of Money.” 10 a.m. Beit Ariela Public Library, 25 Shaul Hamelech Blvd. NIS 35 ESRAcards; NIS 30. Reservations: (09) 748-2957.
• May 4: ESRA Olim Coffee afternoon from 3 p.m. in Ra’anana. Steve Kramer will describe how to “Keep Fit after 40.” Light refreshments, all new olim welcome. Info: Linda 054 780-5290 or Jennifer 052 434- 1284.
Ongoing events
• Esravision – The TV program for English speakers in Israel: This month’s magazine: Israel’s First Arab Woman Plastic Surgeon; Agricultural Technology in Israel; The Daniel Rowing Centre Gvahim – helping immigrants realize their professional aspirations; Sentimental Journey – Guild Theatre performance; Your Health Matters: Allergies – Spring. Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 8 p.m. Find us on HOT and YES digital channels 98 (or HOT analog 25) and on METV alternate Thursdays at 3 p.m. You can also see selected items on Youtube Esravision
• ESRA Social Group for young adults with special needs: social activities, networking and support. Meetings once a month. Call Emma, 052-224- 9069 or email:
• Difficulty focusing on your work or keeping organized? 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 .com or go to aadultadhdgroup/
• A new online Internet group is starting to bring non-Hebrew speakers from the Americas, England, Australia, South Africa, etc., together. The purpose of this group is to help new olim to adjust to life in Israel through networking, advise and just having someone listen. It is also an effort to join all non-Hebrew speakers into one forum (versus dividing into AACI, ESRA, TELFED, CICLA, etc). People interested in really helping one another and wanting to unite non-Hebrew speakers and help make life nicer, please contact this group and email .
• If you are Jewish and don’t have any problems proving you are Jewish, but are having problems with local Interior Ministry not taking all kinds of official documents from your host country, contact us at .• 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 NIS 20 per person, per class. Times to be announced.
• Are you looking for cheap English books in good condition? Then come to the ESRA Charity Second-Hand English Bookshop in Ra’anana & help support ESRA’s numerous projects. Unbelievable selection of 1000s of English books in every category incl. thrillers, general, chick-lit, sci-fi, Classics, non-fiction, Jewish, Israeli authors translated, auto/biographies, self help, travel, health/cookbooks, etc. etc. & huge selection of kids’ books from tots to teens (suitable for school libraries), all at give-away prices. Sale of 100s of selected novels 3 for NIS10, 7 for NIS20, 12 for NIS30!! Buy 5 books @ NIS 8 each & get a 6th one FREE. Large selection of 2008/9/10 novels, also suitable for Bookclubs to take on sale/return. Book tokens. Happy to receive new paper backs in good condition. Open every day incl Friday 9.30-13.00. 5 Klausner St. (cnr Ahuza/Café Aroma), Ra’anana. More info and to reserve books, call (09) 748-0541.
• ESRA Netanya is looking for volunteers who would like to help out in elementary, juniorhigh and secondary schools in Netanya. The volunteer work entails sitting with small groups of pupils once a week for two hours and helping them with their spoken English. The work is important to the pupils and very fulfilling for our volunteers. Phone Ros Ben Ezra for details at (09) 834 0937.
• Would you like to become a befriender? We are urgently looking for both men and women to befriend housebound and lonely people in the Netanya, Ra’anana and Herzlyia areas. Call Glenis (054) 773- 4392 or e-mail • ESRA new pre-schoolers Parents Group led by child psychologist Dr. Ornit Freudenstein in which parents can share their experience and concerns about parenting pre-school children: eating, sleeping habits, emotional difficulties, fears, aggression, social difficulties, psychological difficulties and more. Mondays 8 p.m. To register call Judy, (09) 748-2957, mornings only.
• ESRA support and counseling service for all English speakers affected by loss and difficulties. Counselors are trained and supervised by professionals and committed to confidentiality. E-mail Susan:; 052-698-9088, or call the ESRA office (09) 748-2957.
• ESRA folk dancing and line dancing on Thursday mornings at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra’anana. Join our easy movement, folk and line-dancing class for seniors. Folk dancing 10-11:30 a.m.; line dancing for beginners and intermediate with experienced dance instructor Roni. ESRAcards: NIS 30; others: NIS 35. (09) 748-2957.
• ESRA Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 8 p.m. every Monday in Ra’anana at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St. Info: Michael Belkin, 052-240-1383. NIS 25 per session.
• Volunteers required in Ramat Hasharon – English for Schools, in which native English speakers chat to high-school pupils in preparation for their exams. Call Ingrid at (09) 950-8371.
• Volunteers required in Herzliya – English for Schools. Native English speakers chat to high-school pupils in preparation for their exams. Call 09- 957-1170, Marise.
• ESRA’s Community Cookbooks, Table Manna, Soups & Salads and Meatless Meals are on sale. NIS 50 plus postage. (09) 749-2957 or (09) 950-8371.
Ongoing Events
• AACI is forming a New Ra’anana Book Club with a Difference. We will all read and discuss the same book & meet monthly in members' homes. Call AACI (03) 696-0389 or if you are interested.
• 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 airconditioned hall. Incl. refreshments NIS 25. (09) 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.
• Sunday 9–11 a.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-12 noon; Tuesday 2-4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 noon; Thursday 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-time 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).
• 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.
• Wednesday 9 a.m. Bet Israel Women Only Israeli Folk-dancing with Hagar Leventhal in airconditioned Hall, incl. refreshments. NIS 25. 862-4345 Self-Help
• Alcoholics Anonymous English meetings in Ra’anana. For details please call Johnny 054- 927-4133.
• Alanon/Naranon meetings for relatives and friends of alcholics and substance abusers. In Ra’anana Tuesday evenings at 7:30. For further info please call (052) 614-9035 or (09) 746- 2008.
• Alanon/Naranon meetings for relatives and friends of alcoholics and substance abusers. In Netanya Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. For further info call: (052) 479-8285 or (09) 832- 1574.
• Ra’anana: Overeaters Anonymous meetings in English. Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30, Rehov Har Sinai. Contact Allyson for specific address details. (052) 655-9076.
• Alzheimer’s English speakers support group meets every month. For more information please phone Paula: (077)324- 0639.
Other Activities
• Services at Kehilat Yonaton, a Reform synagogue based in Hod Hasharon. Specially 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. Information: , 052-545-7713 • The “Hebrew Order of David International” is recruiting Jewish gentlemen. We have Lodges in Ra’anana, Netanya and Jerusalem. If you like friendship, fellowship, social activities, formal meetings and charitable work, we want you! Michael: (09) 749-3293 or 050- 594-6121 (Not Shabbat).
• Kehilat Torat Hayim: The Masorti (Conservative) Congregation of Herzliya. Spiritual leader: Rav Ary Glikin. Merkaz Yom la-Kashish, Shammai 8, Herzliya. (Corner of Shammai and Bar-Ilan streets). Friday evening service starts at 6:30 p.m. in summer. Shabbat and holiday services begin at 8:45 a.m. Shabbat morning, after the service, members invite the congregation to Kiddush. Weekly newsletter (in English and Hebrew): Hamevasser: Activities: Preparation for bar and bat mitzva celebrations. Contact Rav Glikin for information: 052-736-6386; special monthly youth Shabbatot; activities for children and youth; special holiday events; active participation on kehila committees; study groups: 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 of charge. 5 Pardes Meshutaf St., Ra’anana. Phone 052-598-7789
• Mountainbiking Group – Cyclenix – This is a social biking group riding regularly each Saturday. We also hold weekly midweek night rides. All levels of riders are catered for and it costs nothing to join. Call 050- 942-2788 or visit our Web site
• Weight Watchers, now in English! Weight Watchers group for English speakers, Wednesday mornings at 9. At the Mishkan, 2 Hapalmah Street, Ra’anana. All discussions and materials in English. More information from leader Yehudit Levine, 050-647-7395 (after 7 p.m., please)
• Anglo business networking group provides a forum for English-speaking businessmen in Israel, both established and new, to discuss and share their problems and air their new business ideas. Meets about once a month alternately in Tel Aviv and Ra’anana. Details of next meeting:
• provides free job postings in English for those seeking odd jobs, and temporary, seasonal, work at home, overseas, and foreignlanguage positions. Feel free to visit and submit your postings or answer job leads free of charge.
• The Yad Yaakov center for Jewish Education is hosting a lecture series in English: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. – “Shivat Zion in the Eyes of Ezra and Nehemiah” with Rabbi Don Peterman; Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. – Jeremiah and the Destruction of the Temple, both at 4 Kahan St., Kfar Saba. Fridays at 10 a.m. – “Footsteps through the Bible, discovering the Unfolding Redemptive History of Israel” with Rabbi Leibowitz at Ohel Moshe Synagogue, Herzliya Pituah. Info (09) 745-4126.
• Koleynu Choir meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Beit Issie Shapiro, Issie Shapiro Street, in Ra’anana. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join this mixed voice choir. Repertoire includes popular and traditional Western and Israeli music, vocal jazz, Broadway show tunes, gospel, light classics and more. Reading music is not required, just the ability to sing in tune and match pitches – and of course a commitment to learning your songs. For more information call Sharon: 050-314-5255 or Patrick: 054- 660-7464.
• Klabberjas – Kfar Saba – weekly card game. Please call: Michael (09) 749-3293 / (050) 594-6121.
• Play in our Texas hold-em poker tournaments. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday at 8 p.m. Info: 054-482-1706
• Coffee and Torah: The study of Tanach and lively discussion on its contemporary relevance, with Rabbi Stewart Weiss, Wednesday mornings, 8:15- 9:45 a.m. at Bread and Breakfast Cafe, Giron Center, Jabotinsky and Ahuza streets, Ra’anana. In English, no prior knowledge necessary. Call 052- 242-8508 for details.
• Ra’anana Masorti (Conservative) Congregation. A warm, friendly synagogue with services Thur at 7 a.m., Fri at 6 p.m., Sat. at 8:30 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzva, Community Services and Special Occasions. 8 Borochov Street, Ra’anana. For information call Colin Marks on 054-720-1911.
• YINN Table Tennis Chug. Play on Sun., Wed. afternoons, 2:30-4:30. All welcome
• Netanya Congregation Bible Class with Jordan Helfman. Mondays, 7 p.m. NIS 15. (077) 422-5272; (054) 998-0032.
• Yad Yaakov center for Jewish Studies, weekly Tanach classes: Mon 9:30-11 a.m. “Kings & Prophets” with Rabbi Peterman; Wed 9:15-10:15 a.m. “The Classical Prophets” with Rabbi Leibowitz; Wed 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Kohelet-Wisdom Literature” with Rabbi Leibowitz Ohel Moshe Synagogue, 33 Aryeh Ben-Eliezer St., Herzliya 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. Venue: Becker Family, Rehov Ahad Ha’am 21/5, Ra’anana. Further 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. Details: (09) 862-4345 / “Prayer and Song” class on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Beit Israel Masorti Congregation, with Rabbi Yisraeli. Learn how to lead and participate in prayer services, including the traditional melodies. We are egalitarian, this is for everybody. (09) 862- 4345. Torah Study and Discussion Group (English) on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., with Lenore Levin, at Beit Israel. (09) 862-4345. “Philosophical Issues in the Weekly Parsha” on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. With Rabbi Yisraeli (of Congregation Beit Israel, Masorti, Netanya) at his home, 7/2 Ichilov St. Call office for details: (09) 862- 4345.
• Weekly cultural activities: Duplicate Bridge at Beit Israel, Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. NIS 25, incl. refreshments. (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.
• AACI Tel Aviv Events held at AACI offices unless otherwise specified: 76 Ibn Gvirol (1st floor), Tel Aviv. (03) 696-0389 for information and registration. Join AACI Central e-mail program & information update list: e-mail: telaviv@ with “e-mail list” in the subject heading.
AACI Seniors
• May 4: AACI Seniors, 10 a.m. – Movie: Comedy Romance: “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town.”  with Gary Cooper. Exercise; Light refreshments, NIS 15. Beit Tami in Sheinkin Park, Rehov Sheinkin, Tel Aviv, Info: 696- 0389.
Other Events
• May 20-21: Hitachdut Olei Britannia (H.O.B.) Annual Convention, 2011 weekend at the Yitzhak Rabin Guest House, Givat Ram, Jerusalem. Guest speaker: British Ambassador, H.E. Matthew Gould. Also: Prof. David Newman of Ben-Gurion University and Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, Hebrew University. NIS 450 per person, NIS 99 single supplement. Non-members membership fee: NIS 50 (seniors, NIS 30). Booking and info: Ian Banks (02) 991-9056, 052- 438-1504 or Walking Tours White City Tours and guide Paule Rakower invite you to the tours below. Cost: NIS 60 per person, please book in advance (03) 5464917. Email: Most of these tours are suitable for the disabled. Mention your limitations:
• May 1: Hebrew workers arrived from Eastern and Central Europe to the port of Jaffa, and from there set out on their journey to the Zionist settlements. Follow part of their route and discover the area of Kikar Hamoshavot. 3 p.m.
• May 5: The “Tahana” – The new restored train station area. The story of the restoration work, including some surprising discoveries. 6 p.m. From the Yarkon river to the renewed old port of Tel-aviv • May 26: The story of the 1st Jewish Olympics, the Levant Fair, classic culture in the city and much more… 5 p.m.
Ongoing Events
• 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
• 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
• 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 or 054- 471-7314