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 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...

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

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

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...

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...

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!

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...

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...