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

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...

Mon, May 9th 2016

Read this excellent op-ed by Adam Milstein

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

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...

Wed, May 4th 2016

אורלי דבוש ניצן פורסם:  21.04.16 , 15:08


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IAC Dor Chadash had a fascinated gathering with Jason Gewirtz, Executive Producer of the business network CNBC. Gewirtz  discussed his new book, “Israel's Edge: The Story of The IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot”.

Mon, Apr 25th 2016

Max Samarov from StandwithUs spoke about the BDS movement and how Eitanim students can make a difference now and on campuses. The students produced three pro-Israel videos aimed to discredit the BDS movement. IAC Eitanim is named after Major Eitan Belachsan, and during this meeting participants had the opportunity to learn about his story from...

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

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

Keshet families and kids celebrated Passover in all 3 locations in meaningful ways. Parents, kids and teachers joined together to learn deeply about the holiday and share what have been studied in class. Throughout games, songs, art workshops and rituals everyone was part of the learning process.

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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...