Thu, Apr 18th 2019

We're hiring: IAC Regional Director-Atlanta.

  • Lead the Atlanta regional office to develop the strategic plan and work plan which implements the IAC’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and goals on a local level.
  • Work with the local IAC Atlanta Council on strategic direction of IAC Atlanta, fundraising plan and sustainability...
Tue, Apr 9th 2019

Dear Community,

On behalf of our children, teens and our entire Jewish American and Israeli-American community members, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and philanthropy which allow us to grow and achieve our mission.

The IAC is proud to be operating in 58 communities across the United States and...

Tue, Apr 2nd 2019

Yael, Rani and our children: Lee (21), Stav (21), Amit (18) and Uri (11)

By: Yael Setty

Twenty years ago, I opened a new door in my life, one that led me to America. However, for my husband Rani and I, the door to Israel remained open as we tried to live like Israelis in the United states and raise children to learn...

Tue, Apr 2nd 2019

יעל, רני והילדים: לי (21), סתיו (21), עמית (18) ואורי (11)

מאת: יעל סטי

לפני 20 שנה פתחתי בחיי חלון חדש , חלון לחיים באמריקה. חלון שקשה לסגור אותו, חלון של נסיון לחיות כמו ישראלית בארצות הברית, לגדל ילדים שיחוו את שתי התרבויות השונות, ילמדו את השפה העברית ויחגגו את החגים היהודים.

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Wed, Mar 20th 2019

By Shawn Evenhaim

Like most Israeli-Americans, my family  grew up in Israel, and we moved to the U.S. for what we thought would be a few years. We soon realized that we didn’t understand how to live in the Diaspora like our Jewish American friends. After we had our firstborn, it became clear that we weren’t returning to Israel...

Wed, Mar 20th 2019

מאת: שון אבן חיים

כמו רוב הישראלים-אמריקאים, אשתי ואני גדלנו בישראל ועברנו לארה"ב, מתוך מחשבה שזה יהיה רק לכמה שנים. במהרה הבנו שאנחנו לא יודעים איך לחיות בתפוצות כמו החברים היהודים-אמריקאים שלנו. אחרי הלידה של ילדנו הבכור היה לנו ברור שאנחנו לא חוזרים לישראל בקרוב. זה למעשה אמר שאנחנו צריכים להשקיע...

Wed, Mar 6th 2019

המשפחות מאחורי הקלעים:

נעים להכיר אנחנו משפ' קרמני מלאס וגאס: ד"ר מרים סינה, ד"ר בן קרמני והילדים – ביאנקה, ביילי ואלכס

מאת: ביאנקה קרמני

הסיפור המשפחתי שלנו מיוחד, וקצת שונה משל רוב המשפחות בקהילה שלנו. שני ההורים שלי נולדו באיראן. אבא הגיע לארה"ב בעקבות לימודים ואמא נאלצה לבחור...

Wed, Mar 6th 2019

מאת: נטעלי אופיר-פלינט

בהשאלה ממשפטו של  צ'ארלס דיקנס "היה זההטוב בזמנים, היה זה הרע בזמנים", נראה כי העם היהודי חי עכשיו בזמן הטוב ביותר, והרע ביותר.

מצד אחד, יהדות העולם נמצאת בתקופת פריחה. שתי הקהילות...

Wed, Mar 6th 2019

By Bianca Kermani

My family’s story is a bit different from the stories of most of the families in our community. Both of my parents were born in Iran. My father, Ben, came to the United States to study. My mom, Maryam, was forced to escape from Iran in when she was 16 years old. Still in high school, she immigrated to Israel all by...

Wed, Mar 6th 2019

The competition’s challenge put teens in the driver’s seat to innovate solutions for engaging college students in pro-Israel advocacy.

BY JACOB KAMARAS

(February 27, 2019 / JNS) You’re a prospective college student. How do you navigate Jewish life and the pro-Israel community when you arrive on campus? With so many different...

Mon, Mar 4th 2019

By Shoham Nicolet

The Pew Research Center’s much-discussed study on U.S. Jewry revealed that the next generation has fading connections to Jewish organizations and the State of Israel.

How do we reverse this trend? What is...

Mon, Feb 25th 2019

It seems that the Jewish people are currently living in the best of times and in the worst of times, to borrow the famous phrase from Charles Dickens. On one hand we are seeing the most flourishing time in Jewish history. Two large and thriving Jewish communities in Israel and North America living in relative prosperity and security (even...

Mon, Feb 18th 2019

By Noa Peri-Jensch

For most people in Las Vegas, the snow this past weekend was a rare excitement. Yet, for the Jewish community, excitement quickly morphed into concern when a large swastika was etched into the freshly-fallen powder on Sunday night at Arbors Paseo park in Summerlin. I was appalled to learn that in that same...

Thu, Feb 7th 2019

By: Danit Arad

My husband, Ron, and I first arrived in the United States in 2004, after Ron was accepted into a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). We packed our suitcases and flew to Boston with our two small children (our youngest two months old), for a new adventure. We truly believed, like many other...

Thu, Feb 7th 2019

נעים להכיר אנחנו משפ' ערד: דנית, רון וארבעת ילדינו מניו ג'רזי 

הגענו לארה"ב בשנת 2004 בעקבות לימודים של רון ב- MIT. הגענו מלווים בשני ילדים קטנים (הקטן היה בן חודשיים), ארזנו מזוודות, עלינו על מטוס לבוסטון והאמנו, כמו רבים אחרים, שאחרי שנה נעשה את הדרך חזרה לישראל. שנה התארכה לשנתיים, הצעות...

Wed, Jan 30th 2019

מאת: אדם מילשטיין 

במהלך השנים האחרונות, הקהילה הישראלית-אמריקאית גדלה בצורה משמעותית, הן בגודלה המספרי והן בכוח ההשפעה שלה. ל-IAC מגוון רחב של תוכניות המגיעות למאות אלפי אנשים ופועלות בעשרות מדינות ברחבי ארצות הברית. לכנס השנתי של הארגון מגיעים אלפים ובאמצעות ארגון אח לקידום מדיניות, הפועל בוושינגטון וברחבי ארה"ב,...

Wed, Jan 30th 2019

By: Adam Milstein

In the last few years, our Israeli-American community has grown dramatically in size and impact. The IAC has a wide range of programs reaching hundreds of thousands of people in tens of states, an annual conference with thousands of attendees, and a sister advocacy organization that is successfully bringing bipartisan...

Thu, Jan 24th 2019

Great news! The 2019 IAC National Conference is returning to sunny Florida!

בואו להיות חלק מחוויה של קהילה אחת מחוף לחוף, עם ישראל בלב, וישראליות ברוח

Join us for another unforgettable experience with thousands of Israeli and Jewish American community leaders, young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students for 4 days of Israel...

Wed, Jan 23rd 2019

בט"ו בשבט האחרון התכנסנו כולנו, משפחת ה-IAC, לחגוג יחד בפעם הראשונה סדר ט"ו בשבט קהילתי במתכונת ארצית.

ט״ו בשבט הוא חג שמסמל התחדשות והתעוררות מהקור של החורף. אמנם בחלק ממחוזותינו, עדיין שורר קור, אבל ההתחדשות שלנו כקהילה לא תלויה במזג אוויר. דווקא בשיא הקור, וכשהשמיים נראים אפורים, ההזדמנות...

Wed, Jan 23rd 2019

This year, in honor of Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, the Israeli-American Council put down new roots. We came together as one large Jewish family to celebrate a first-of-its-kind National IAC Shishi Israeli Tu Bishvat. Over forty communities and campuses across the country united for weekend-long festivities and tree-planting...

Sun, Jan 20th 2019

A weekend of programs marking the holiday will unite 40 communities and college campuses around the country.

(January 17, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli-American Council (IAC) will put down new roots across America for a first-of-its-kind, national “Israeli-style” event this weekend marking Tu B’Shevat, also known as the “New Year for Trees...

Tue, Jan 8th 2019

Our story is the story of Israelis who came to America. Many did not plan to stay. Most remained deeply connected to Israel as they became proud Americans. Today, their families represent about 10% of Jewish America. The Israeli American Council (IAC)’s story is a story about trailblazers who coined the term “Israeli-American” and founded a...

Mon, Dec 3rd 2018

Speaker of the House-Elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) expressed the need for bipartisan support of Israel during the 2018 Israeli-American Council conference in Florida on Dec. 2.

Pelosi and Schumer were part of a discussion with key IAC supporter and philanthropist Haim Saban, where...

Mon, Dec 3rd 2018

Speaking at Israeli-American Council conference, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein also says it is "high time" haredim accept compromise on IDF draft law • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi emphasizes importance of maintaining bipartisan U.S. support for Israel.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said on Sunday that it was his hope that in the future...

Sun, Dec 2nd 2018

Pence and Edelstein met at the Israeli American Council in Miami on Friday.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein thanked US Vice President Mike Pence for changing the Arab world's attitude toward the US-Israeli alliance. 

"The attitude of the Arab world towards Israel is changing, thanks to the Trump government," Edelstein said....

Sat, Dec 1st 2018

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA — 
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says Washington’s pressure campaign against Iran is working, with Tehran increasingly losing its ability to support regional proxy militias.

Pence touted U.S. efforts to press Iran to end its perceived malign activities in a Friday speech to an annual conference of the Israeli...

Fri, Nov 30th 2018

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Vice president Mike Pence wowed a crowd of some 3,000 people at the annual convention of the Israeli-American Council being held at the Hollywood Diplomat Hotel.

“Let the world know this: America stands with Israel,” Pence said to loud cheers.


He made much of President Trump ordering the U.S. embassy...

Tue, Nov 13th 2018

Over the past two days, the Hamas terrorist organization launched a horrific attack on Israeli civilians from the Gaza Strip, firing more than 400 rockets targeting cities and communities in the Southern part of Israel. 

In these attacks, one person was murdered, many were severely injured, and numerous homes were damaged. Tens of...

Thu, Nov 1st 2018

We are in the midst of a moment where the Jewish family must unite.

(January 11, 2019 / JNS) Like many Israeli Americans, my family grew up in Israel, and we moved to the United States for what we thought would be a few years. We soon realized that we didn’t understand how to live in the Diaspora like our American Jewish friends. Still...

Sun, Oct 28th 2018

The Israeli-American Council is horrified by the tragic news this morning of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where innocent people were murdered in cold blood and others were injured, including numerous police officers. 

Our community mourns the loss of our brothers and sisters who were savagely killed on a...