Sun, May 15th 2016

Boston's Eitanim, focused on designing projects in the community. We had the honor of hosting Ilan Segev, Co-chair of IAC Boston who presented the IAC’s mission statement followed by a presentation about project management in the community. The students then designed projects that corresponds with the organization’s goals.

Sun, May 15th 2016

IAC Mishelanu partnered with CSUN Hillel and the CSUN Veteran Association to commemorate Yom HaZikaron with a Soldiers Speak panel on campus. 30 students came together to memorialize the fallen through prayers and listening to the stories of their peers who served in the IDF and the American military.

Sun, May 15th 2016

IAC NJ activity in Jersey City this week was all about the Hebrew Alphabet. The families enjoyed welcoming the Shabat together, hearing a story and be creative about letters with arts and crafts.

Sun, May 15th 2016

A must read op-ed by Chairman of the Board, Adam Milstein

Sun, May 15th 2016

The Eitanim group in NJ met this week and planned the Eitanim session at the IAC Conference in Washington DC, while learning how to manage a project

Sun, May 15th 2016

1,000 community members attended the ceremony, both Israeli and Jewish Americans. During the ceremony we heard personal stories of loss and grief by Israeli and Jewish American families and had Zofim and local adults and Israeli singing groups perform. This event was organized in partnership with the Israeli Consulate, The Israeli House and IAC...

Sun, May 15th 2016

The Las Vegas community enjoyed a happy and cheerful Yom Haatzmaut street kick off party, organized by volunteers and IAC team. Israeli music, Israeli dancing, Israeli food and having each other was everything we needed to celebrate Israel's 68th birthday and get us all ready for the Celebrate Israel Festival.

Mon, May 9th 2016

In partnership with IAC Sifriyat Pijama B’America, teachers at Columbus Jewish Day School developed and led an enriching story time event for 15 families. Eran brought to life the SPBA book, “שבעה עכברים עורים Seven Blind Mice” through hands on and interactive activities where the children learned colors and numbers in Hebrew, the important...

Mon, May 9th 2016

Students and community members came to the Jewish House at UCLA, the Bayit, to hear 92-year-old Bill Harvey talk about his experience in the Holocaust. He brought pictures of his family, newspaper clippings of his story, and bundles of letters he’s received over the past 10 years from people he’s touched with his compassion and outlook on life...

Mon, May 9th 2016

This week, IAC Boston held a very special “Meetchabrim” evening, bringing together leaders from the Jewish Israeli and American communities for a panel with Barry Shrage, president of CJP (Boston's Federation) , IAC CEO, and Gidi Grinstein, President of the Reut Institute and a round-table discussion of how we can work towards connecting the...

Mon, May 9th 2016

Read this excellent op-ed by Adam Milstein

Mon, May 9th 2016

This week our partner organization, the Israeli-American Nexus, had two big successes, backed by the Israeli American community. First, the City Council of West Hollywood voted unanimously to support the California Anti-BDS bill. They are the first city in California to officially support the Anti-BDS bill and next week the City of Beverly...

Mon, May 9th 2016

This week IAC NY held A Breakfast with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. Over 130 guests listened to the Ambassador provide an in-depth analysis of the challenges, and opportunities, facing Israel and the daily activities of Israel’s Mission to the UN. The entire event was planned and sponsored by IAC Council Member.

Mon, May 9th 2016

Over 250 participants from across the Jewish and non-Jewish Los Angeles community joined IAC for "Zikaron Basalon". Holocaust survivors shared their personal journey in a very intimate setting. Participants of all ages got the chance to ask questions and discuss issues facing the Jewish people including how we as a community can both remember...

Mon, May 9th 2016

IAC Mishelanu hosted the first-ever Mimouna at USC with Hillel, ‘SC Students for Israel, and StandwithUs. Sappir, our student leader, planned the event with the leaders of the other student groups. 50 students attended, including 18 IAC Mishelanu students from USC, UCLA, and CSUN. They experienced a traditional Moroccan Mimouna with mufletot...

Mon, May 9th 2016

300 people attended an event co-hosted by IAC Beyachad in honor of Israel’s 68th birthday. Participants watched "A wing and a Prayer", a documentary telling the story of World War II pilots who risked their lives in order to prevent a second Holocaust. The program included a discussion with Boaz Dvir, the writer, director, and producer of the...

Mon, May 9th 2016

Beit Mindrash program met in Metro West to discuss the relationship between Yitzhak and his sons. The program is an initiative of IAC Gvanim alumni and is supported by the IAC and the Federation of Metro West collaboratively.

Mon, May 9th 2016

30 Israeli American children, teens, students and adults came together for a meaningful evening to connect to their roots as jewish People, to think together how to pass our story to the next generations and to remember the holocaust. Participants heard the testimony of holocaust survivor Anita Karl and had a discussion about our responsibility...

Mon, May 9th 2016

IAC New York, Boston, and D.C. council and staff members analyzed the transformative IAC Strategic Plan and started to map the role of their region within our vision, mission, purpose, values and new business plan.

Mon, May 9th 2016

The Hatikvah IDF Officers Mission joined a Yom HaShoah dinner and ceremony co-organized by CJP, IAC Boston, ZOFIM ,Israeli Consulate, Israeli House, and Temple Emeth. The officers shared their personal stories about what it means to be an Israeli young adult often placed in very challenging circumstances and the ceremony included singing and...

Mon, May 9th 2016

IAC Meetchabrim expands to middle aged single Israelis. After attending the IAC ENGAGE seminar in April, an IAC Florida volunteer organized a gathering and discussion with 20 community members. Participants discussed needs and visions within their community. We look forward to supporting the new initiatives of these community members.

Mon, May 9th 2016

Orchestrated by IAC Mishelanu and our volunteer student leaders, students listened to Dr. Elane Geller, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors still with us, describe her experience and answer questions. Dr. Geller was just 4 years old when the war started. She has an incredibly optimistic outlook on life and was so happy to be able to share...

Wed, May 4th 2016

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לפני שלוש שנים נחתתי בניו יורק עם בן זוגי ושני ילדיי, אז בני 10 וארבע. הגענו הנה לשליחות כדי לחבר את הקהילה היהודית לישראל ואם לדייק יותר, כדי לייצר דיאלוג בין יהדות ישראל ליהדות התפוצות.

היציאה לשליחות היתה אחרי מספר שנים לא מבוטלות של עבודה בתחום של...

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

The Israeli-American Council along with Shevet Chen and over 75 other volunteers joined together at the Unique Bakery in Tarzana to assemble Passover friendly food boxes for Shai-li, a local IAC Grant recipient, to be distributed to families in need. For over 3 hours the community worked together to make sure that no family would be left...

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

IAC Eitanim SV had their meeting this week with space IL co-founder Yonatan Weintraub. Students created an app to educate younger kids about the Israeli space project. The session was broadcasted live on FB, you can watch it here

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

In the spirit of bringing different parts of the Israeli American community together, nearly 200 Israeli-Americans who identify as secular, and those who identify as modern Orthodox, gathered together in a beautiful front yard of Bnei Akiva to celebrate a tradition all Jews have in common – the tradition of Shabbat. Bnei Akiva shlichim led...

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

The IAC Parents Network met for a lecture by social worker Tamar Rozen about the pressing topic of Growing up in the era of social media. The parents could discuss and share their concerns especially as they relate to teens who are new immigrants to the US.

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

IAC Eitanim Seattle had their meeting in Microsoft offices to speak with Microsoft General Project Manager Zohar Raz. Students got a task to plan a day in IAC national conference 2016. They talked about the role of a project and product manager and how they can best carry out their innovative tasks.

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

80 people celebrated Shishi Israeli in Fair Lawn NJ with participation of Tzofim teens who took on themselves to organize activities for the young children while the adults enjoyed a session of communal Jewish text study

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