AACI - Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (Organization)

From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)

Introduction:


AACI, a voluntary, non-profit organization, was established in 1951 to help North American immigrants acclimate to Israeli society and to build strong ties between North American Jewish communities and Israel. AACI’s services are available to all English speakers. The organization is composed of numerous on-going projects providing support and services to English-speaking immigrants in Israel, including The Shira Pransky Project, which provides translation services to Kol-Zchut for healthcare-related content, in addition to other resources aimed at helping English-speakers navigate the Israeli healthcare system.

AACI operates throughout Israel, with offices in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beer Sheva and Netanya (Beit Oleh America).

Organization details

Fields of activity:
Immigrant support
Address:
AACI-Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center

37 Pierre Koenig, corner of Poalei Tzedek

Talpiot, Jerusalem
Telephone:
02-5661181
Establishment date:
1951

Topics and Rights Dealt With By the Organization

AACI provides a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of its membership whether new immigrants or English-speaking long-time residents:

  • Professional counseling on Aliyah and Klitah (absorption)
  • Employment Resource Center
  • Emergency, mortgage and small business loans
  • Support groups
  • Advice Sessions: tax, banking, translation and more
  • Legal consultations
  • Healthcare navigational support
  • Blood bank privileges
  • The AACI Cohen Library for the Visually Impaired
  • Senior Outreach
  • Social and cultural programs, lectures and more