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The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI) is mainly for North American immigrants to Israel, but you can join the AACI or participate in many of its social activities, lectures, theater performances, and tours even if you're only planning to be in the country for a month or two, or only considering the possibility of immigrating to Israel. The AACI sponsors get-togethers on American holidays, English tutoring for new Ethiopian immigrants, singles events, counseling on retirement in Israel, and legal advice, and generally promotes the well-being of the country's English-speaking community. AACI offices in Jerusalem, 6 Mane St. (tel. 02/561-7151; fax 02/566-1186), and in Netanya, 28 Shmuel Ha-Naziv St. (tel. 09/833-0950), are especially active, but there are branches throughout the country, including Haifa, Tel Aviv, and in the Negev. Check the "In Jerusalem" and the "Tel Aviv City Lights" supplements to the Friday Jerusalem Post for their list of activities. The AACI website is at www.aaci.org.il.

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