sheila counselingThe AACI klitah (absorption) counselors offer support, guidance and information to new immigrants to Israel, those who have been in Israel for many years, and those interested in making aliyah. The klitah services staff is composed of dedicated professionals who are trained, supervised and constantly updated on all of the intricacies of Israeli bureaucracy, including banking, education, employment, healthcare, housing, taxes, and more.

Since joining AACI, the Shira Pransky Project has provided the klitah counseling staff with comprehensive and up-to-date support regarding the Israeli healthcare system, one of the more complicated and critical topics on which they provide guidance and assistance. The Shira Pransky Project provides all of its resources and expertise to AACI’s counselors who offer personalized advising services to those in need.

AACI’s professional counselors are available to meet with new olim and AACI members by appointment. They are also available by telephone and in some areas on a drop-in basis.

You may read more about AACI’s klitah counseling services by clicking here.

Feel free to contact AACI for more information and to make an appointment by clicking here, or by contacting your regional AACI counselor:

Sheila Bauman –
AACI – Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman Family Center
Corner of 37 Pierre Koenig/2 Poalei Tzedek, Talpiot
POB 53349, Jerusalem 91533
Tel: 02-566-1181
Fax: 02-5661186

Yanina Musnikow –
Beit Oleh America Netanya-AACI
28  Shmuel  Hanatziv, Netanya,  4228132     
Tel: 09 833 0950
Fax: 09 862 9183

Yanina Musnikow –
94/a Allenby Street
Tel Aviv 65814
P.O.Box 56112, Tel Aviv 61560
Tel: 03-6960389
Fax: 03-6960401

Yanina Musnikow –
AACI Northern Region
c/o Information Center
131 Sderot Hameginim Haifa
Tel: 03-6960389
Fax: 03-6960401

Miriam Green –
Matnas “Yud Aleph” Community Center
11 Mordehai Namir St.
Shchunat Yud Aleph, Beer Sheva
Tel: 08-643-3953

2 thoughts on “Klitah Counselor Support

  1. Hi,
    I will arrive in Israel on a alyiah visa in Febuary.
    My first adress will be in Tel Aviv.
    Upon arrival I will have to sign up for a health fund.
    Which of the three is best represented in Tel Aviv and easiest to communicate with in English?

    • Mazel Tov on your upcoming Aliyah! We can suggest the following criteria for choosing a Kupat Cholim:
      Geography – In Tel Aviv every kupat cholim is well established, so you don’t need to worry about lacking access, but sometimes even small details can make a difference to you. For instance, you may want to find out which kupah has the absolute closest branch to your residence, or in a commercial center that you will be frequenting.
      Personal recommendations – While we don’t have the ability to make an experienced recommendation for you, those with personal experience in the local kupot are truly your best resource. Do you have friends or family in the area? Are you involved in any community groups, even virtual (like facebook)? People with positive experiences in their kupah, or with particular doctors or clinics are really the best resource for a recommendation.
      Specific needs – If you have been referred to a specific doctor, or have a condition that needs attention, then it’s worth exploring if the person or institution you will be interacting with works best with a particular kupah. Generally, all of the kupot offer adequate support for any condition you might need to deal with, but if you come in with specific preferences, then you can narrow down which kupah you want.
      Some people are tempted to think that this decision is based on the difference between services offered by the Kupot. The truth is, there is very little difference in the coverage and offerings. The decision criteria I have described above are more about convenience and experience.

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