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,...

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, Sep 19th 2017

Dear Friends,

We wish you and your families Shana Tova U’Metuka.  May you find sweetness and peace in the new year!

This Rosh Hashanah, we reflect on the IAC’s remarkable 10th anniversary and look forward to an even more promising future. With 15 regional offices, hundreds of trained community leaders, thousands of new active...

Fri, Sep 15th 2017

It’s almost Rosh Hashanah, a time of new beginnings, new goals, and new resolutions. To mark the occasion, we decided to ask the IAC Mishelanu team to share their dreams for 5778. Here are the Hebrew words that they hope will describe their new year! 

5 Hebrew Words to Welcome in the New Year

  צמיחה - Growth...

Wed, Sep 13th 2017

Written by Shoham Nicolet, IAC Co-Founder and CEO

Nir Caspi is a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Café Landwer, with over 70 branches in Israel and North America. He has spoken about his success in business and how...

Mon, Aug 28th 2017

While the people of Southern Texas embark on the long process of recovering and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, our community members in Houston need our support now more than ever.

To meet this need, the Israeli-American Council has created a Harvey Relief Fund, and we are asking for your donations.Together, we can help the people...

Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

Raised in Ness Ziona, Israel, Noya Dolev and her family moved to Washington when she was 12. Today, Noya studies Industrial Design at the University of Washington, where she is also an IAC Mishelanu Fellow.  Noya shared what she loves most about being Israeli American and her favorite Israeli food.

Why did you decide to become a...

Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Kobi Cohen served in combat in the Israeli Army before studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and then working on several Israeli political campaigns. Today, Kobi lives with his wife, Michal, and their two sons in Manhattan, and serves as the Northeast IAC Mishelanu Manager. We spoke with Kobi about the...

Fri, Aug 18th 2017

Last weekend’s events in Charlottesville have appalled the Israeli-American community. We join our fellow Jews, Israelis, and Americans in forcefully condemning the hatred, bigotry, and violence that took place. In a decent society, there is simply no place for racism, neo-Nazism, and anti-Semitism.

The IAC will continue to speak out...

Fri, Jun 2nd 2017

Congratulations Nevada!
The 20th U.S. State to Join the Fight Against BDS

Moments ago, the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, signed a bill into law which will ensure that state agencies will not do business with companies that participate in the discriminatory boycott,...

Wed, Mar 8th 2017

The Israeli American Council’s Mishelanu program (IAC Mishelanu) provides a unique venue for Israeli-American students to explore their distinct identity and build community among others with the same background. The program recently convened for its third annual conference, which drew nearly 400 students from across the country. One of them...

Tue, Feb 28th 2017

In recent weeks, many members of the Israeli-American community and the Jewish Community have been affected by a wave of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish institutions across the United States.

Toddlers attending pre-school at Jewish Community Centers have been shuffled in and out of their classrooms because of repeated bomb threats....

Sat, Feb 25th 2017

Dear IAC Family,

This past weekend, 400 Israeli-American and Jewish American students and campus advocates made history by gathering to learn, engage, and teach at the 3rd IAC Mishelanu National Conference; making it the largest Jewish-American student conference.  The conference, growing more than 50% over last year, reflects the...

Sun, Dec 25th 2016

Dear IAC Family,

As the holiday season begins, the year 2017 brings some new challenges to our community and even more exciting opportunities. Now, more than ever, we must unite in support of Israel, while continuing our work within the Jewish American community to fortify our children’s connection to Judaism, the State of Israel and...

Fri, Dec 23rd 2016

The Israeli-American Council is troubled and deeply disappointed by the U.S. President's decision to abstain from voting on an anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council today

For many years, America has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel as it has faced shameful discrimination and bias at the UN. Today we saw a disturbing...

Fri, Nov 25th 2016

Dear IAC Family,
Fires are raging across the State of Israel. For four days, more than 200 fires have burned across the country – spanning from Haifa to Jerusalem to southern communities. Tens of thousands have been evacuated, many have been hospitalized, and countless homes and trees have been destroyed. Hundreds of thousands more are...

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...

Fri, Oct 28th 2016

Dear Friends,

The IAC Family is excited to share this report on the IAC’s growing impact across the nation with our community. To Download the full report please click here. We have come a long way since our formation in 2007...

Tue, Sep 27th 2016

A giant of our time, Israeli leader Shimon Peres (z”l) passed away at the age of 93. Israeli-Americans join millions around the world in mourning and saluting one of the most beloved, visionary, and respected Israeli leaders in history. 
Peres devoted his life to the people of Israel and realizing the dream of Zionism, serving as Israel’s...

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...

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