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...

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...

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...

Wed, Feb 21st 2018

Program and Education Director:
Provide leadership in all matters relating to education and educational programming for non-profit.
Create, develop and manage innovative educational content.
Control/oversee budget and grant regulation compliance with state/federal regulations.
Develop community...

Thu, Feb 15th 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,...

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...

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!...

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.

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...