Wed, Jun 5th 2019

בניו יורק התקיים בסוף השבוע ערב ההתרמה השנתי של ארגון ה- IAC,  הפועל בקרב הקהילות הישראליות-אמריקאיות לחיזוק הקשר האמריקאי לישראל, בשיתוף הקונסוליה הישראלית-האמריקאית. לא מפתיע שהשנה קיבל מוריס קאהן אות כבוד על העשייה שלו למען ישראל. מנכ"ל IAC, שהם ניקולט, אמר ש"קאהן הוא...

Thu, May 23rd 2019

Naty Saidoff is founder and principal owner of Capital Foresight, a debt acquisition and commercial real estate holding company.

(May 23, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced on Thursday business leader and longstanding philanthropist Naty Saidoff as its new chairman.

Saidoff is a co-founder of the IAC and...

Fri, May 17th 2019

A month of events will provide “a platform for people of all backgrounds and perspectives to radiate love into their communities and show their support for Israel,” according to the Israeli-American Council.

BY JACOB KAMARAS

(May 17, 2019 / JNS) Israelis, Israeli-Americans and supporters of Israel worldwide had circled May 8-9,...

Mon, May 6th 2019

לורי פלטניק

 

העם היהודים הם אנומליה. האם אנחנו דת? לא. אנחנו יכולים להיות יהודיים מבלי להיכנס לבית כנסת בחיינו. האם אנחנו גזע? לא. היהודים מגיעים בכל כך הרבה צורות וצבעים. האם אנחנו לאום? במשך 2,000 שנה לא הייתה לנו מדינה משותפת. עם? כן אבל אני מציעה שהזהות שלנו עמוקה וחזקה יותר מזה.

אנחנו...

Wed, May 1st 2019

 “When you hear a witness, you become a witness” Elie Wiesel (Z”L)
 
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the IAC delegation, along with 10,000 people from around the world, marched from Auschwitz to Birkenau to commemorate Holocaust victims, to honor their memory and vow to stop anti-Semitism. The IAC marched to remember and to...

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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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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

We are very excited to share IAC Keshet's newest holiday activity kit, a creative and interactive Shavuot experience for the whole family. 
Click here to download the free IAC Keshet Shavuot...

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...

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...

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, 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,...

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,...

Tue, Nov 22nd 2016

IAC to open its 11th regional office nationwide, working with the Federation to engage and integrate Israeli-Americans and the Jewish community in Phoenix 

Phoenix, AZ – Today, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced a major joint venture agreement that promises to enrich Jewish life in...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

100 Israeli-American and Jewish children attended Chalutzim graduation at the IAC center. Over the course year, the children learned how to speak, read, and write in Hebrew as well as learn about Jewish traditions and Israeli culture. This is the second year the IAC has sponsored this program along with the Israeli House.