Sat, Apr 27th 2019

The Israeli-American Council is horrified and devastated by the news that today – the last day of Passover – an evil man burst into the Chabad of Poway in Northern San Diego County and opened fire, killing one and injuring at least three. 

These murders did not occur in a vacuum. They are the product of age-old hate that continues to...

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...

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, 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...

Thu, Apr 19th 2018

Hello, and welcome. I am Shoham Nicolet, the Co-founder and CEO of the IAC.

We are thrilled to have so many great leaders of our country gathered here for this special event to mark Israel’s 70th Birthday.

But before that, Israel’s Independence Day begins tomorrow evening. The day before Independence Day is Yom Hazikaron, Israel...

Fri, Oct 27th 2017

When the Israeli Leadership Council was founded in 2007, we focused on engaging mostly Israelis residing in the US. Our activity was conducted primarily in Hebrew. We developed programs to bring our community together, mainly around our shared culture, heritage, language and love for Israel.

Our key challenge was to unite isolated...