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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merkaz IAC hosted our annual Tikun Leil Shavuot event. Israeli-Americans and Jewish-Americans gathered for a night of study. The main speakers were three rabbis that are affiliated with different synagogues and Jewish organizations in our community (Chabad, Orthodox & Reform). After the lectures, the attendants further discussed the texts...

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

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...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

In Kansas City more than 450 people-Jewish and Israeli-Americans joined the Yom Haatzmaut celebration! With Falafel, Israeli singer and more. IAC Beyachad co-sponsored together with the Jewish federation and lead by our volunteer leader

Sun, May 22nd 2016

This week IAC Beyachad co-sponsored  the Yom Hatzmaut in Houston Texas with around 450 participants, mainly families with kids. IAC Beyachad volunteer leader help organized the event the collaboration of the local JCC.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

Thousands attended Celebrate Israel in Tenafly NJ at the largest Yom Haatzmaut celebration ever produced in the area. All partners and granted of IAC NJ attended the event, created and offered activities for participants and performed on stage. More than 100 community members, kids and adults, performed and more than 20 organizations partnered...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

IAC Florida started a new lecture series, “Identity and Belonging,” for Israeli-American parents. Developed and lead by orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Kornfeld and psychotherapist Dr. Neta Peleg-Oren, who is also a council member, the program will focus on the 2nd generation, who were born and raised in the U.S, to strengthen their Jewish identity....

Sun, May 22nd 2016

150 students and teachers participated in the re-enactment of the Boat, Exodus. They boarded buses that took them to the Baltimore Harbor. On the bus they were greeted by a Mossad agent from Palestine who told them about the risk and ultimate realization of their dream, once they got to the Promised Land. When they arrived at the harbor, the...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

This week IAC Beyachad co-sponsored in the first time Yom Hatzmaut in Madison. With Lots of fun, interesting conversations and so much good food the 40 adults and 25 children, the small community had an amazing time celebrating Israel. The event was sponsored by the IAC and led by our IAC Beyachad volunteer leader.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

3000 community members joined us for Israel’s 68th Independence Day celebration. We enjoyed an afternoon full of family entertainment. An uplifting "March of Flags” in support of the State of Israel carried by representatives from local Jewish organizations and featured over 35 local organizations and vendors in our street market....

Sun, May 22nd 2016

IAC DC Engage volunteers held their first 'playdate in Hebrew' meetup in the DC area, as a result of engagement activities.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

This week in the small Israeli-American community of Omaha, Nebraska had their own celebration of Yom Hatzmaut with 21 participants.  IAC Beyachad sponsored a get together for with Israeli Food and deserts while the community watched together the celebration in Israel.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

This week over 200 participated had an amazing time in Yom Hatmaut in Salt Lake City. IAC Beyachad co-sponsored the event that was let by our volunteer leader in Salt Lake City.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

Over 2,000 people participated in 3 events at the Celebrate Israel Festival Weekend in Boston. The first was ‘Blue & White’ Young Adults Party. On Saturday 1,000 people celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut together at a concert of Mashina. On Sunday we had the third and most meaningful of our Celebrate Israel events – the Family Event. More than 600...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

The last session of Toddler Shabbat in Jersey city took place this week. In the picture the instructor and the families are lighting the Shabbat candles together.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

This week in Eitanim, students had the opportunity to work with David Brog, Executive Director of Macabbes Task Force and learn first-hand about BDS and Debating Skills.  We were very proud of the progress the students had made over a short period of time in their ability to articulate and advocate for Israel.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

With 700 people celebrating together, IAC Beyachad co-sponsored Yom Hazmaut celebration in Minneapolis that led by IAC Beyachad volunteer leader.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

IAC DC co-sponsored the Embassy of Israel Independence Day celebrations, with more than 1,000 dignitaries from around the country and Israel. Ambassador Ron Dermer thanked the IAC for their commitment for a strong and united Israel-US relationship.

Sun, May 22nd 2016

IAC council members hosted Israeli philanthropists Benny Levin, co-founder of NICE Systems and Amir Halevy, Senior Partner at the law firm GKH, for an IAC salon parlor meeting discussing the rise of Israeli philanthropy and encouraging a culture of giving amongst Israelis and Israeli-Americans. This event was made possible by partnership with...