Live from Jerusalem! It’s Avraham Avinu!

So by now, if you are a member of AACI, you have received a letter in the mail. And if you receive our free enewsletter, or if you are like us on facebook, or follow us on twitter, then you may know that Avraham Avinu was recently sighted in our Jerusalem office in Talpiot.

Here are some highlights of his visit.

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AACI is the home for English Speakers in Israel with offices in Jerusalem, Netanya, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva and Haifa.
AACI Jerusalem – Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center Pierre Koenig 37, corner of Poalei Tzedek 2 (across from Hadar Mall) Talpiot, Jerusalem
Buses # 10, 21 & 49 stop on Pierre Koenig across from AACI; 71, 72, 74 & 75 stop at Tzomet Habankim, a 10-minute walk away.
(02) 566-1181 for more information about any programs or to register.
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Motzash Open Mic Nite at AACI

On Saturday, November 6 for Motzei Shabbat, AACI Jerusalem held it’s second Open Mic Night in the auditorium of the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center in Talpiot. This event, co-sponsored by Rusty Mike Radio and Nefesh B’Nefesh, was an opportunity for olim and Israelis in their 20s and 30s to meet and mingle, all while listening to a great variety of music, poetry and comedy by local artists.

Snacks were provided and an excellent selection of natural, handcrafted beer was sold by Lone Tree Brewery of Gush Etzion.

Elana Kutscher (AACI) and Rachel Kaufman (Nefesh B’Nefesh) lined up a stellar schedule of over 20 acts. Local acts included KolTure Shock, an a capella choir; Yerachmiel Ziegler, musician; Aryeh Bernstein, MC of the night and poet, among many others.

A particular crowd pleaser was Mo Kamioner, a stand-up comedian and oleh chadash with the uncanny ability to make light of a situation that many Anglos deal with trying to live in Israel: setting up a phone line with Bezeq!

With over 20 performers and over 250 people in attendance, AACI hopes to make Open Mic Night a bi-annual occurrence!

special thanks to Katie for her debut guest blog post.

Funky magic at the AACI

The Great Shmoolonzo (he's the one on the left:) )

The main program hall of AACI was packed with over 100 people who came out to celebrate the 4th of July here in Jerusalem. Grandparents, grandchildren, parents and children – not only different age groups but different nationalities too – were mesmerized by Shmoolonzo the Great’s interactive magic show. Despite living in Israel, new and veteran olim alike seem to maintain a strong connection to their American roots. Or at least they’re open to an excuse to watch an exciting magic show.

The last magic student of the great and venerable Doctor Wang Master Magician wows the AACI.