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.

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

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 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 9th 2016

Israeli American families gathered to enjoy a performance of a children's entertainer Yuval Hamevulbal. He sang the songs they all knew and brought the spirit of Israeli culture in a fun and educational way. IAC Chicago was proud to be a sponsor along with the Chabbad Israeli center in Skokie, IL. And the Israeli house in Chicago.

Sat, Apr 9th 2016

45 community members attended three dinners in at volunteers apartments across Manhattan. Participants enjoyed delicious local dinners and sipped Israeli wine while participating in a moderated discussion about the roles and responsibilities of Israelis living abroad both towards the state of Israel and their local communities.

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