Sat, Sep 8th 2018

Dear IAC Family,

Every day, I see up close the community of purpose we are building. With Israel in its heart and Israeliness in its spirit, our IAC family is making waves throughout the Jewish world and changing lives all across America. 

Once a year, thousands from our community gather from coast-to-coast for the IAC’s...

Sat, Aug 4th 2018

This past September, our family relocated to New York from Givatayim, Israel. Over the last year we have built a new life for ourselves, as an Israeli family living in America. When we first arrived, we attended an IAC Shishi Israeli dinner in the Upper West Side where we made many new friends and lasting connections. This program really helped...

Thu, Jul 12th 2018

“Bridging the Divide” is an ongoing series featuring voices from Israeli-American college students around the country, who are active in the Israeli-American Council (IAC)‘s Mishelanu Program. IAC Mishelanu cultivates pro-Israel leadership on campus and provides a home...

Thu, Jul 12th 2018

“Bridging the Divide” is an ongoing series featuring voices from Israeli-American college students around the country, who are active in the Israeli-American Council (IAC)‘s Mishelanu Program. IAC Mishelanu cultivates pro-Israel leadership on campus and provides a home...

Mon, Jul 9th 2018

Many are talking about a growing gap between the next generation of American Jewry and the State of Israel. Yet, bridging the gap requires more than generic calls for dialogue. The solution must involve bold, innovative, and inspirational ideas – and then translating these ideas into creative programming with a tangible impact.

At the...

Wed, Jul 4th 2018

Dear IAC Family, 

Today we come together for the Fourth of July to celebrate the extraordinary opportunities and freedoms we enjoy as Americans. As President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on...

Tue, Jul 3rd 2018

200 teenagers and mentors from Israel and across the US came together for 5 days to reinvent the inflight experience to Israel!

During the intensive week-long Hackathon the teens worked in teams to develop an innovative, educational and original solution that introduces Israel and its culture to passengers traveling to Israel. The...

Sat, May 19th 2018

We wish you and your family a season of new beginnings, prosperity and love. May our homes and community always know peace, joy and light!

צוות ה-IAC מאחל לך ולבני משפחתך ברכת התחלה חדשה, פריחה ואהבה.
מי יתן והבית והקהילה ידעו שלווה, שמחה ואורה!

We are very excited to share IAC Keshet's newest holiday activity...

Mon, May 14th 2018

Today, in the eternal capital of the Jewish people, the United States made history.
The Israeli-American Council is thrilled to celebrate the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, which took place in a special ceremony today. We commend and congratulate President Trump and his Administration for showing visionary leadership...

Wed, May 9th 2018

Celebrate Israel, a national network of festivals bringing together our coast-to-coast community in celebration of the Jewish state, had the largest-ever Celebrate Israel festival this past weekend in Los Angeles.

We are grateful to our partner organizations across the country, whose generous collaboration was integral to the success of...

Thu, Apr 19th 2018

Hello, and welcome. I am Shoham Nicolet, the Co-founder and CEO of the IAC.

We are thrilled to have so many great leaders of our country gathered here for this special event to mark Israel’s 70th Birthday.

But before that, Israel’s Independence Day begins tomorrow evening. The day before Independence Day is Yom Hazikaron, Israel...

Sun, Feb 25th 2018

Dear IAC Family,

Today we come together to celebrate Purim and recount the story of Esther—a remarkable Jewish leader who drew on a deep well of strength, courage, and vision to save the Jewish people.

Esther’s story reminds us about the importance of building leadership in our community today. I am very proud of the IAC’s...

Wed, Feb 21st 2018

Program and Education Director:
Provide leadership in all matters relating to education and educational programming for non-profit.
Create, develop and manage innovative educational content.
Control/oversee budget and grant regulation compliance with state/federal regulations.
Develop community...

Thu, Feb 15th 2018

THE IAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2, 2018

For the first time, we are taking our signature annual event to South Florida, the heart of one of the most dynamic Israeli & Jewish American communities in the country! 

Come together with thousands of thought leaders, community members, nonprofit professionals,...

Mon, Jan 1st 2018

Dear IAC Family,

We are now at the end of a remarkable year for the IAC. During 2017, our united coast-to-coast community – with Israel in its heart and Israeliness in its spirit – has grown at an unprecedented pace, as we expanded to 16 regions. We had exciting communal events and incredible work of our regions over the past months. ...

Mon, Dec 11th 2017

In the coming days, we will gather with family and friends to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah and recommit ourselves to its message of faith, courage, and the importance of community. It is also a time to reflect on the miracles we witness every day.

As we light our Hanukkiahs, eat latkes, and recount the victories of the Maccabees,...

Fri, Oct 27th 2017

When the Israeli Leadership Council was founded in 2007, we focused on engaging mostly Israelis residing in the US. Our activity was conducted primarily in Hebrew. We developed programs to bring our community together, mainly around our shared culture, heritage, language and love for Israel.

Our key challenge was to unite isolated...

Wed, Oct 25th 2017

by Shahni Ben-Haim, San Francisco State University

As an Israeli-American who has identified more with my American side, I always had trouble finding an outlet that accepted me and incorporated Israeli culture. While I was drenched in Israeli culture at home thanks to Ema and Aba, I experienced a lack of culture once I moved out and...

Mon, Oct 2nd 2017

With the new year in full swing, we’re looking forward and super excited for our upcoming conference. Why? Well, for starters, there will be thousands of Israeli-Americans there — people who share our identity and understand who we are and where we come from. We’ll get to celebrate Israel for four days straight — with amazing Israeli food,...

Wed, Sep 27th 2017

Raised in Kibbutz Gesher Haziv in northern Israel, Meital Machulsky and her family moved to California three years ago. Today, Meital studies economics and international relations at UC Davis, and is also an IAC Mishelanu Fellow. Meital shared with us her favorite beach in Israel, what she says surprises people most about Israel, and more!...

Tue, Sep 19th 2017

Dear Friends,

We wish you and your families Shana Tova U’Metuka.  May you find sweetness and peace in the new year!

This Rosh Hashanah, we reflect on the IAC’s remarkable 10th anniversary and look forward to an even more promising future. With 15 regional offices, hundreds of trained community leaders, thousands of new active...

Fri, Sep 15th 2017

It’s almost Rosh Hashanah, a time of new beginnings, new goals, and new resolutions. To mark the occasion, we decided to ask the IAC Mishelanu team to share their dreams for 5778. Here are the Hebrew words that they hope will describe their new year! 

5 Hebrew Words to Welcome in the New Year

  צמיחה - Growth...

Wed, Sep 13th 2017

Written by Shoham Nicolet, IAC Co-Founder and CEO

Nir Caspi is a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Café Landwer, with over 70 branches in Israel and North America. He has spoken about his success in business and how...

Mon, Aug 28th 2017

While the people of Southern Texas embark on the long process of recovering and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, our community members in Houston need our support now more than ever.

To meet this need, the Israeli-American Council has created a Harvey Relief Fund, and we are asking for your donations.Together, we can help the people...

Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

Raised in Ness Ziona, Israel, Noya Dolev and her family moved to Washington when she was 12. Today, Noya studies Industrial Design at the University of Washington, where she is also an IAC Mishelanu Fellow.  Noya shared what she loves most about being Israeli American and her favorite Israeli food.

Why did you decide to become a...

Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Kobi Cohen served in combat in the Israeli Army before studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and then working on several Israeli political campaigns. Today, Kobi lives with his wife, Michal, and their two sons in Manhattan, and serves as the Northeast IAC Mishelanu Manager. We spoke with Kobi about the...

Fri, Aug 18th 2017

Last weekend’s events in Charlottesville have appalled the Israeli-American community. We join our fellow Jews, Israelis, and Americans in forcefully condemning the hatred, bigotry, and violence that took place. In a decent society, there is simply no place for racism, neo-Nazism, and anti-Semitism.

The IAC will continue to speak out...

Fri, Jun 2nd 2017

Congratulations Nevada!
The 20th U.S. State to Join the Fight Against BDS

Moments ago, the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, signed a bill into law which will ensure that state agencies will not do business with companies that participate in the discriminatory boycott,...

Wed, Mar 8th 2017

The Israeli American Council’s Mishelanu program (IAC Mishelanu) provides a unique venue for Israeli-American students to explore their distinct identity and build community among others with the same background. The program recently convened for its third annual conference, which drew nearly 400 students from across the country. One of them...

Tue, Feb 28th 2017

In recent weeks, many members of the Israeli-American community and the Jewish Community have been affected by a wave of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish institutions across the United States.

Toddlers attending pre-school at Jewish Community Centers have been shuffled in and out of their classrooms because of repeated bomb threats....

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