Mon, Apr 25th 2016

IAC NJ is strengthening its activities in the area of Jersey City and engaging young families with Shabat program for parents and toddlers. The program fills a need of socializing with other Israelis and American Jews and infusing Jewish values into the children's lives.

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

IAC Gvanim group met with Netaly Ophir from the Reut institute and engaged in a ad imaging discussion about the hybrid identity of second and third generation Israelis and the important role of our Gvanim leaders in creating opportunities for this generation to find their place in the American Jewish community

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

This week, our partner organization, the IAX, moved anti-BDS legislation forward in the California Assembly with unanimous support from members of the Judiciary committee. In the coming weeks, the bill will advance through the rest of the Assembly committees, to the Senate, and eventually to the Governor to become law. This is a historic piece...

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

This week in Boston, kids and parents joined us for the third kids movie and activity led by community volunteers – this time, for Pesach! After watching the story of the Exodus, we prepared Seder plates.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

The IAC Las Vegas 2nd Annual Gala was a great success. In the first gala we had almost 200 people, and this year even the rain didn't stop 300 people from attending this wonderful event at the home of Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson. We honored American Actor Jon Voight for his ongoing support to the State of Israel. Lt. General Shaul Mofaz...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC collaborated with 3 other organizations for the Good Deeds Day .This day included collection of toys, clothes, house item, food, and much more. The community members sorted out the items that were donated, prepared sandwiches, and loaded cars of the items to local shelters and food banks.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

This week I was invited by the Ruderman Foundation to speak with Knesset Members representing different Israeli political parties. The title of the meeting was: "Not 'Yordim' anymore - The Israeli American Community as a Strategic Asset". I told the IAC story, discussed our relationship with the organized American Jewish community, and shared...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

Mishelanu students got together to learn how to make Shakshuka!!! Shakshuka is one of the most popular breakfast dishes in Israel that is made with tomato sauce and poached eggs. Beteavon!

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

Israeli and American toddlers got together on Friday to welcome the Shabbat with song and play. This program, an initiative of a Gvanim graduate that helps strengthen the Jewish identity and bridge between the Israeli and American Jewish communities.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC NY celebrated its very 1st Annual Gala, at City Winery in NYC. 300 of some of the most influential members of the Israeli and Jewish American communities celebrated the success and achievements of the IAC NY Region, in a night full of community, support and sense of togetherness. National board members and other council members joined the...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

Over 250 Boston children and adults gathered for ‪#‎GoodDeedsDay. Activities included preparing sandwiches for the homeless, visiting two nursing homes and spending quality time with the elderly, preparing spring gifts for senior citizens, and packaging goods for Israeli lone soldiers. All the activities were planned and led by community...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC Eitanim Boston held its 3rd session, focusing on the current wave of anti-Israel activism on college campuses. We had the pleasure of hosting CJP ( Boston federation) President, Barry Shrage, and Avner Golov, the head of IAC Advocacy. The teen leaders participating created various strategies for fighting BDS when they get to college.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

25 American Jews and Israelis gathered together to discuss what does Israeli Independence Day celebrations mean to them.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

This week, the Israeli-American Nexus (IAX) – the advocacy partner organization of the Israeli-American Council – played a leadership role pushing the California Combatting-BDS Bill through significant obstacles in the CA legislature. The IAX team took the lead weeks ago working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to draft the bill's...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC DC,  in partnership with Shevet Gilad, lead he Good Deeds Day, brining together more than 250 people. Families learned about doing good and contributing to the community and prepared blankets for Hospice patients.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC DC had the third IAC Eitanim session where the teens learned from Michal Rokah, an Israeli- American event planner, how to plan a great event. They then designed their upcoming retreat at the IAC's national conference.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

The IAC Eitanim Los Angeles Chapter launched its third session last week with a focus on the IAC 2016 National Conference. The participants learned the analytical skills needed to plan the IAC Eitanim track for the Conference. Our very own Deputy CEO, guided the students throughout the entire process.  Students used Project Management app “...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

Over the past few months, the IAC and the Moatza, evaluated the potential of merging the two organizations, building on mutual vision and goals and understanding that working together (rather than in parallel route) can leverage impact for the Israeli-American community in NY. This week both Moatza and IAC have signed a mutual agreement that...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

120 of IAC community members gathered together at Temple Sinai to be inspired by Tsufit Grant who shared with us her show “Sliding Doors”. Some tears, some laughter and a lot of BEYACHAD.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

In our largest simulation to-date, the IAC-IDC Situation Room trained 110 leaders including 80 students across two events in Los Angeles. The volunteers took part in a 2 hour simulation, replicating the process of creating and promoting social media campaigns to defeat BDS and promote Israel’s efforts in fighting terror. The simulations were...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

This week we launched the 'empty nesters' club, a social club initiated by our IAC Engage activities co-lead by community activists. The first session introduced community members with the story of Nitza and Zeevi Rosenweig who survived Katrina in New Orleans.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC Lead proudly hosted former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villariagosa at a beautiful, private residence of a lead member in Brentwood. The Mayor shared his experiences of being the leader of the city of Los Angeles as well as offering valuable advice for what it takes to be a prominent member of the community. After the engaging lecture the...

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC together with Shavua Israeli and Pico Union gathered 270 people to watch the remarkable Rami Kleinstein’s intimate piano concert at he Pico Union Project.

Sat, Apr 16th 2016

IAC Gvanim Boston participants were introduced to the theory of adaptive leadership through a mini seminar led by Boson Regional Director, and with group discussions led by Boston Council members and special guest, IAC CEO that shared the IAC's adaptive leadership challenges. The session concluded with an interesting Jewish text learning of a...

Sat, Apr 9th 2016

150 adults and 50 young professionals joined a conversation with reporter and author Ben Dror Yemini about the BDS movement and how to confront it in campuses and in real day life. The event was the first public cooperation between the IAC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the JCRC, signifying the importance of public activism...

Sat, Apr 9th 2016

With Israel Apartheid Week rampant on college campuses, the IAC-IDC Situation Room’s latest campaign #UC4youself is off to a hot start. The team staged apartheid style signs in Tel Aviv, and filmed Israelis reactions. The viral video already has over 75,000 views in the first 4 days, and the #UC4Yourself campaign is turning heads and capturing...

Sat, Apr 9th 2016

The IAC and JCC supported the launch of a new volunteer-led project called "the Shevet project". The project aims to help women after giving birth in the community. The picture below is a capture of some of the responses to the launch of the initiative.

Sat, Apr 9th 2016

40 volunteers from IAC Care and the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles took part in a joint, amazing community Passover Seder at Bnai David Judea and Temple Beth Am. The volunteers facilitated two separate Passover Seders for elderly members of the Jewish community. Both events were a smashing success serving over 400 attendants hot meals and...

Sat, Apr 9th 2016

The new and one of a kind Joint Venture between the IAC NJ and the Kaplen JCC in Tenafly was announced to 45 leaders in the community. IAC will launch our newest Israeli American center, working within, and in full collaboration, with the JCC. IAC is sending a clear message - we are part of the larger Jewish Community. "From Isolation to...

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