Thu, Sep 1st 2016

Written by Shoham Nicolet, IAC Co-Founder and CEO

If you look hard enough at a challenge, you can often find an opportunity.

This was the task facing the founders of the Israeli-American Council almost ten years ago, when we set about organizing Israeli-Americans into one cohesive community for the very first time....

Sat, Aug 13th 2016

We are excited to announce that our board has approved changing the name of our partner organization from the Israeli-American Nexus, to the Israeli-American Coalition for Action (IAC for Action). This new name reflects our goals, our vision, and is a clear connection to our Israeli-American Council community; as partner of the Israeli-American...

Sat, Jul 16th 2016

We are saddened and shocked by the news of yet another terrorist attack in France. Today, July 14th, at least 73 people were killed and more than 100 injured when terrorists drove a motor vehicle into a crowd in Nice, France, that was celebrating Bastille Day.

We condemn this act of terrorism in the strongest terms. Whether...

Sat, Jul 2nd 2016

Today our community received the tragic news of the passing of the legendary Jewish leader and hero Elie Wiesel.

Holocaust survivor, author, Nobel Peach Prize winner, and outspoken activist, Wiesel died at the age of 87.

His passing is an enormous loss to the Jewish people and for our world. He was the living moral compass of our...

Fri, Jul 1st 2016

Trends outlined in reports like the Pew Center study, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” have raised a series of urgent questions for the world of Jewish philanthropy.

At alarming rates, young people are disconnected from their Jewishness and especially from the Jewish State. We thought that Jewish Millennials presented a challenge for...

Thu, Jun 30th 2016

Today we are shocked, saddened, and horrified to learn of the brutal murder of Hallel Yaffa Ariel – a 13-year old Israeli girl with American citizenship – who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist as she slept in her bed in Kiryat Arba, Israel.

On behalf of the Israeli-American community, we condemn this terrorism attack in the...

Thu, Jun 30th 2016

Today was a very important day in the development of our company. We finally got to pitch our ideas to someone with experience and get feedback about our company. The pitch went well and was overall pretty successful. We got to meet some of the investors that will review our company tomorrow. Overall today was a very good day that was both fun...

Wed, Jun 29th 2016

Today was a really fun and successful day! My team worked hard on building our presentation and pitching it to many different mentors and counselors. We got some great advice and feedback and we are feeling nervous but more prepared for the demo day tomorrow!

Tue, Jun 28th 2016

Today we finished our research and are successfully making a prototype. All our fields are doing major work and accomplishing our goals. Marketing is doing well in making advertisements and product development is almost finished with the product. Our logo has been figured out and the website logic is halfway complete. Research has gathered the...

Tue, Jun 28th 2016

During our three-hour Hacking session, our group (a.k.a H2O4U) has had to overcome many challenges, while still enjoying the process of working with our teammates and finding out more about each other. A highlight from our day was finishing up our logo (created by Ela and Jan), that accurately represents our idea and the company’s goals and...

Tue, Jun 28th 2016

The Israeli-American Council is shocked and horrified by the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of more than 36 people yesterday at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Whether terrorists target innocents at a concert hall in Paris, an airport in Istanbul, a nightclub in Orlando, or a market in Tel Aviv, the international community and all...

Mon, Jun 27th 2016

We started today with absolutely nothing done, not even an idea, and at this point we have started the Social Media Revolution of MyMayim. Today is truly a demonstration of how much work a group of people can get done in just a few short hours once they have learned to trust each other. In the first hour we were very confused and did not know...

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...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

The IAC is proud to escort and to be the sponsor of this week's official California delegation to Israel which explores the country from north to south discovering unique solutions in the water and agriculture technology sectors. Read Adam's blog post to learn more.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

IAC Dor Chadash hosted Power to the User at Lifion- ADP Labs. An event featuring ten startups from the Israeli tech eco-system in New York. 200 young professionals people came to learn about the bustling Israeli tech scene in NYC, network, mingle, and test the companies newest products. Keynote speakers On Freund VP Engineering at WeWork, and...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Together with the Jewish Federation and JCRC, the IAC mobilized the community to participate in a solidarity gathering at Max Brenner in Maryland following the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv this week. A member of the community, Dikla Hazony, shared the story of her beloved cousin, Ido Ben Ari Z”L, who was the first victim from the attack.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Last week we celebrated Unity Day in Boston. The event began with a short clip showing Israeli-American and Jewish-American children from Boston sharing their connections to Israel. The clip was filmed and edited by local volunteers - watch the clip. The main speaker was...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Thousands attended Celebrate Israel in NYC, a partnership of IAC and UJA-Federation of New York. The festival was part of the Unity Day and for several hours Terminal 5 turned into Israel for the many families who attended the event. Watch this interview about the impact of CI and the IAC...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Over 30 Israeli-American young professionals met with Gilad Meiri, an expert in outdoor cooking who became the founder of a internet-of-things startup, who taught them the basics of poike cooking while sharing successes and failures in the high-tech world and his experience with social-entrepreneurship.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

A group of dedicated mothers from Queens organized a tween gathering with the support of the IAC Keshet team to introduce to the families IAC Eitanim program and to engage them for next year program. The mothers that met through our meetchabrim gathering few months ago put together a cooking class and facilitated a discussion about the...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

IAC Boston’s tweens program, Noar Israeli, concluded a year of activities with a pool party! More than 50 tweens celebrated together the end of the year, and enjoyed educational activities in Hebrew. Noar Israeli is a program that was initiated, designed and run by two of our ‘Gvanim’ alumni with the guidance and support of our staff.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Over 140 members of the community experienced an Israeli style Shabbat dinner, celebration of Shavuot and Israeli sing-along. The event would not be possible without the huge help of our IAC Engage community volunteers, our IAC DC Council and sponsors who made it possible. The night was concluded with a community cheese cake competition.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Over 320 people attend the BBQ and bonfire, which included fun for both adults and kids.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

IAC Beyachad had a great Shavuot event with 35 kids and just over 60 participants in total. The kids had a great time baking and doing arts and crafts.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

With thousands in attendance, Celebrate Israel is the largest celebration for Israel in the State of Florida. This year the main stage entertainment was Chico & the Gypsies, and Mashina. Throughout the day, all who attended was provided a true Israeli experience with over 60 local organizations, artists, and businesses.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

The topic of the last Eitanim's session of the year was ‘Design a Mascot’ and the focus was marketing. We met with Assaf Swissa, Creative Director at Superdigital and the person in charge of the digital marketing of Julian Edelman, Patriot’s football star. Assaf gave the participants tips and ideas about branding, while also explaining how he...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Our partner organization, Israeli American Nexus, organized coalition to visit Senator Herzberg's office with Israeli Americans, Jewish American, Persian Jews and Mishelanu students from CSUN and UCLA.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Last week we had our monthly screening of our “Movie Club” for Israeli-American and Jewish-American families with young children who watched the movie “The Ugly Duckling” (הברווזון המכוער) in Hebrew, followed by an art-project activity for Shavuot.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

150 community members showed up all in white for a Shishi Israeli - Shavuot Kibbutz Style with Bicurim parade, folklore dancing and accordion music.  Connecting our local Holocaust survivors with the young next generation was the highlight of the evening.

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Over 100 participant, more than 15% American, Joined together for a dual language Tikun Leil Shavuot. The initiative, led by over 20 lay leaders, most of them IAC Gvanim graduates, took place at the Kaplen JCC in Tenafly. For over 5 hours the participants heard Rabbi Danni Segal, participated in unique workshops and sang Shavuot songs. The...

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