Mon, May 6th 2019

Lori Palatnik

The Jewish people are an anomaly. Are we a religion? No, you can be a Jew without ever entering a synagogue. Are we a race? No, Jews come in so many shades and colors. Are we a nation? For 2,000 years we had no common country. A people? Yes, but I propose our identity is even deeper and more profound.

We are a...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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)