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...

Sun, May 22nd 2016

IAC Eitanim Seattle strategized new and innovative ways to defeat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The students had a conversation with UC Berkeley graduate and sanctions researcher, Nir Maoz about how BDS manifests itself in today's society. After analyzing the underlying issues and arguments revolving around BDS, IAC...

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...

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 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

This week volunteering families for the community came to the Merkaz IAC and organized packages to lone soldiers in Israel. The packages were collected during Good Deeds Day, and will be shipped to Israel next week by an Israeli that donated the shipment! This initiative is in partnership with ‘Banji’s House for Lone Soldiers in Ra’anana and...

Sun, May 15th 2016

IAC Keshet's 1st and 2nd graders discussed the Israeli flag this week while looking at flags designed by the Israeli artist Yitzhak Yoresh. They were curious about the Mazah and pretzel flags and were asked to think and create a flag that answers the question: What is Israel for me? For some of them, the only connection was the Jewish star they...

Sun, May 15th 2016

More than 150 people joined Yom Hazikaron ceremony in Kansas City. The even was sponsored by the IAC, and lead by Israeli American volunteers as part of IAC Beyachad

Sun, May 15th 2016

The Israel Remembrance Day ceremony of IAC NJ at the Kaplen JCC in Tenafly attracted 700 people. The event also brought together the young generation, of the Tzofim and Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movements, along side with 23 community members who organized the ceremony.

Sun, May 15th 2016

The IAC NJ collaborated with a IAC Gavnim NJ graduate who established a lecture series on Israeli Culture. The kickoff event took place this week and 80 people are signed up for the series.

Sun, May 15th 2016

On Thursday evening hundreds of Jewish-American and Israeli-American young adults celebrated Yom Haatzmaut in a ‘Blue & White Party’. The famed Israeli DJ, was in charge of great Israeli music! The party is part of IAC Boston's 3 Celebrate Israel events this weekend, all in partnership with Boston’s Jewish federation, the CJP

Sun, May 15th 2016

On Yom Hazikaron, IAC NJ, produced and presented an exhibition in honor of victims of terror of the last 8 months, since the beginning of the last terror wave in Israel. The exhibition received much interest in the community and at a request of a large local synagogue was moved to be further exhibited there.

Sun, May 15th 2016

300 people came together for a meaningful Yom Hazikaron ceremony at the Park East Synagogue Ballroom on the Upper East Side.The ceremony was led by IAC Dor Chadash stirring committee members, Mishelanu students and partner organization.

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

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

During Yom Hazikaron both Israel Hayom and the Jerusalem Post told the tory of IAC Eitanim

Sun, May 15th 2016

The Las Vegas community gathered to honor and remember all the fallen soldiers and terror victims. The afternoon was organized by community volunteers and organizations that came together with IAC to also pay respect to the families in our community that have lost their dear ones. Sing a long, organized  with the help of volunteers, followed...