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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Last week we held three follow-up sessions of Meetchabrim ‘Bridging Forum’ which consisted of leaders from the Israeli-American and the Jewish-American communities. Each session focused on a different pillar of the IAC mission and voted on an initiative that will create bridges between the two communities next year. They include having ‘Shishi...

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

130 community members gathered together for  Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner enjoying singing and dancing with an Israeli Berklee local student band.  Teens entertained the kids with Israeli games. (video attached)

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

IAC Nadlanist program conducted its first event of the year based on the TV series Shark Tank, in which selected contestants presented their real estate, home improvement and development ideas to a panel of investors including. The event was hosted at the new IAC Shepher Community center with over 150 Israeli-Americans from the real-estate...