Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Our partner organization IAX, continues its leadership role in pushing forward the anti-BDS bill in California. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of Asm Bloom’s anti-BDS legislation and specifically requested that the language which was stripped out of the bill be restored. There were many parts of our...

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

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

IAC Boston & IAC Las Vegas were honored to co-sponsor the 1st Annual International Catchball Tournament that took place in Las Vegas, with teams from Calgary-Canada, Boston and Las Vegas. IAC’s network has no borders and the teams are looking forward to include more IAC communities around the country for next year’s Catchball tournament....

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

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

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

Following recent incidents of Anti-Semitism in Newton Public Schools, Merkaz IAC hosted a panel on combating Anti-Semitism and racial injustice with Mr. Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, Mr. Ilan Segev, Co-Chair of IAC Boston, and Robert O. Trestan, Regional Director of ADL. It was decided that the panel is a beginning of a joint process of Mayor...

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

In what has become an IAC Los Angeles tradition, the community came together to celebrate the harvest festival of Shavuot Israeli style. More than 2,500 people, and 14 different organizations, celebrated at the new IAC Shepher Community Center and enjoyed the many engaging activities.

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

IAC Eitanim held their final session this week. Meeting with their special guest, Micha Reiss, one of the worlds most renowned brand masters (National Geographic, ESPN and many more) they discussed the meaning and the depth of the concept of branding beyond the surface of the logo. The students raised the bar by designing a 3-D mascot to the...

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...

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

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

The IAC was honored to take part in a special Anti-BDS Summit organized by Ambassador Danny Danon at the United Nations and our CEO had the privilege to bt the keynote of one of the sessions. Read here the full speech...

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

IAC Eitanim DC finished their last session of the year, discussing how to design their Eitanim mascot! The various groups debated what was the most preferable design and agreed on shared principles. One of the students concluded:  ''it gave me information and perspective about Israel that I didn't know before, and provided real hands-on skills...

Wed, Jun 22nd 2016

300 Jewish kids from 4 Day Schools in LV come together for the 1st Annual Event celebrating Lag B'omer.  This community initiative is called ONE COMM-UNITY and its purpose is to bring together Jewish children from orthodox background to Jewish secular background and discover that they have more in common than they thought they ever did.  IAC...

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

750 of Israeli-Americans and Jewish-Americans in Boston celebrated Shavuot together. Our theme was ‘Shavuot at the Moshav’ with the Israeli Caravan of the Tzofim as the main performance. The celebration was organized by IAC Boston, Tzofim and JCC Newton, who were the hosts. The event was prepared and run by community volunteers under the lead...

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

Merkaz IAC hosted a Vintage Style Party organized by volunteers from the community. Over a hundred women from the entire community donated their clothes to be sold at the party. All the revenue went directly to an IAC Boston volunteer program called ‘Noar Israeli’, which is run by two of our Gvanim alumni.

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...

Sun, Jun 12th 2016

Today we are shocked, saddened, and horrified to learn of the worst mass shooting in American history, with 50 people brutally murdered and 53 injured after a terrorist opened fire at the crowded Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

On behalf of the Israeli-American community, we condemn this act of terrorism in the strongest terms....

Thu, Jun 9th 2016

On June 8th, four Israeli civilians were killed and six were wounded when two Palestinian terrorists disguised as Orthodox Jews opened fire on a crowd in a horrific attack at Tel Aviv's Sarona Market. It is the latest act in a wave of terrorism directed at Israeli civilians.  Since September 2015, 35 people have been killed and more than 465...

Tue, Jun 7th 2016

The following remarks were delivered by Shoham Nicolet, CEO of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), at the “Ambassadors Against BDS” summit organized by Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on May 31st, 2016.

I want to thank and congratulate Ambassador Danon for organizing this historic event. It is a testament to his truly...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

In Denver, over 100 Israeli-Americans celebrated Hatmaut with few stations for a face painter, arts & craft and a painting class, simply the clown showed up and entertained the guest with his balloon twisting techniques. IAC Beyachad sponsored the event that was led by our volunteer leader.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

This week, our partner organization the Israeli-American Nexus worked with the City of Beverly Hills, one of the world’s most affluent and well recognized cities, to officially endorse the California’s anti-BDS legislation. This high level endorsement garnered unanimous support from the council and the Mayor stated for the record, “if you take...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

Los Angeles held the largest Israel's Independence Celebration outside of Israel. This year’s festival featured pavilions celebrating the Jewish people’s connections to Ethiopia, Morocco and Eastern Europe, a world marketplace, kosher food and more. More than 75 local organizations and businesses were represented at the festival along with 25...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

Silicon Valley  Eitanim participants practiced social enterpanurship and focused on designing projects in the community. We had the honor of hosting Eyal Baruch,  Sr. Program Manager at Ruckus Wireless who presented the key points of a project management. The students designed social projects that will be submitted later to the Palo Alto JCC...