Sat, Mar 26th 2016

The 2nd Gvanim cohort of IAC Boston held its final session about the American Jewish community. Participants learned from many local leaders, including Barry Shrage, President of CJP, Rabbi Art Green, Dean of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College, Rabbi Mark Baker – Director of Gann Academy Jewish High School, Arene Braverman, Director of...

Sat, Mar 26th 2016

A week of celebrations was taking place in New York with Keshet kids and families in our 3 locations. Purim parties, plays, conversations and meetings took place. Our Keshet committee met in the upper west to discuss ways parents can give and support the IAC and in Brooklyn parents organized dinner to all families and a huge celebration with...

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

20 incredible Israeli and American Jewish teens met this week for the first Boston Eitanim session. They had the honor of meeting with Matan Zamir, Israel's Deputy Consul General to New England. Matan explained about current efforts of the Israel Foreign ministry and perceptions of branding Israel, following teens creating their points of view...

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

Boston Israeli Kids Movie Club 20 families joined together this week at Merkaz IAC Boston for the 2nd movie screening and activity for little kids. They enjoyed snacks, crafts, and watching Kaspion all led by community volunteers.

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

IAC FL had 2 "Hagiga Ivrit" events in the IAC Community Center and in Temple Beth El in Boca Raton. Both events were a success, kids participated in a ‘Dira Lehaskir’ story time and show (staring the kids!) and after made an arts and crafts projects of how do they see their home.

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist spoke at the March 6 fundraiser helping guests understand why it is important to celebrate Israel as an independent country. Nearly 100 people attended donating $35,000 (!!) for Celebrate Israel.

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

This week another Keshetot semester has started with 45 families that register for a full semester. Keshetot is the only tot program in New York that is being held in Hebrew. We have two locations for the program: Brooklyn and Queens.

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

IAC New York Gala is on its way. The gala will tell the exciting and groundbreaking work IAC is doing around the area. Please join us April 12th for a meaningful evening that is all about community, education, friendship and growth. Enjoy our gala video promo

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

IAC Eitanim launched this week in Washington DC with Jewish and Israeli –American teens ranging from 8-11th grade. The teens come from diverse creative and leadership backgrounds, including: an inventor of an electric skateboard, a teen movement treasurer, a Jewish Day School class president, a cancer survivor, a Zofim counselor, a creator of a...

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

110 Community members and volunteers joined together last Sunday at Midbar Kodesh Temple to create 125 Mishloach Manot for Soldiers and Seniors. Kids also enjoyed Purim activities and Story time! The event was a partnership of the IAC with SP-BA, Midbar Kodesh Temple and IAC Care.

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

The IAC participated in the Israel Career Fair at the University of Southern California as part of the Cal-Israel Innovation Expo.  Along with companies such as: Houzz, Onward Israel, Beehive and many more, students were exposed to the Israeli economy and had an opportunity to learn more about the IAC community engagement and current employment...

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

Los Angeles held its opening “Game it up” session with 18 talented high school students. Led by a volunteer mentor from IAC LEAD and a student from IAC Mishelanu, the students worked together in groups with the goal of creating a tool that could help high school seniors apply to colleges and choose the right university for them. The event...

Sat, Mar 12th 2016

IAC New York started this week with a meaningful follow up IAC Meetchabrim gathering to promotecommunity initiatives. Volunteers that represent many different age groups and areas came to decide what are the 3
projects the New York community needs.

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

This IAC DC facilitated a Meetchabrim community event in Rockville, MD earlier this week with 45 community activists! The community members got to know each other, and came up with 5 community initiatives that will be lead and organized by and for the community. This joins a similar effort that is taking place in Washington DC.

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

Every week over 20 community members meet and discuss the Parasha in a many pluralistic perspectives. This initiative is led by a Gvanim Alum and a Meetchabrim volunteer.

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

A Meetchbrim volunteer organized a women gathering at Queens with 75 participants! The evening was amazing. The women danced, ate and talked about where we want to see the community in a year.

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

320 people celebrated at Shishi Israeli in the upper west side in Manhattan. The evening's theme was our community origins and diversity. Shabbat Service was filled with songs from Yaman, Iraq and Kurdistan. Food was a reflection of so many places, tastes and colors. Shira Betzibur was a true celebration of who we are as one...

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

IAC Nadlanist program conducted its first event of the year based on the TV series Shark Tank, in which selected contestants presented their real estate, home improvement and development ideas to a panel of investors including. The event was hosted at the new IAC Shepher Community center with over 150 Israeli-Americans from the real-estate...

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

This past weekend, 300 Israeli-American students (double that of last year) from over 90 college campuses across 14 states came together for a fascinating weekend of Israeli culture, Jewish identity, diplomacy and campus engagement. Throughout 16 breakout sessions, 4 plenaries and 1 evening...

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

130 community members gathered together for  Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner enjoying singing and dancing with an Israeli Berklee local student band.  Teens entertained the kids with Israeli games. (video attached)

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

BINA Israeli wine tasting event took place at an open air bar in LA City and held more than 120 (sold out) young professional Israeli-Americans. A professional sommelier from one of the best wineries in Israel presented the Israeli wines together with a discussion about the special nuances and qualities of the Israeli wines in addition to the...

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

IAC Florida hosted over 100 guests in Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El for a lecture from Bassem Eid, Palestinian human rights activist where he spoke about Israel's positive civil rights record and explain the effect of the BDS movement on Palestinians. 

Fri, Mar 4th 2016

IAC Dor Chadash celebrated with a magical evening of Israeli music, jazz and deep conversations about peoples' journeys experiences.

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

IAC Mishelanu has experienced 100% growth since last year — doubling its number of participants and establishing a presence on 94 college campuses in 14 states. In honor of the 2nd Annual IAC Mishelanu National Conference, taking place this weekend, Shoham Nicolet's...

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

This week the IAC hosted the first webinar with Israeli-American and Israel-supporting academics around the US, to be briefed about anti-Israel activity among university faculty and to begin training and collaboration to strengthen the Israel-supporting academic network on US college campuses. Representatives from BioAbroad, Scholars for Peace...

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

IAC Eitanim students in Seattle met for the first time. After a competitive challenge the students heard from gamification expert Mor Haba from DigiPen College. In the 2 hours that followed, students worked nonstop designing a game, website, and mobile application that gamifies the college search and prepares student for their session....

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

IAC LA LEAD held its first revolving tables event of the year with more than 60 attendees. The speakers rotated from table to table and through an open and casual conversation got to share their stories of success. The event connected IAC Lead members with inspiring community leaders from different fields including entertainment, philanthropy,...

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

Shishi Israeli was the first community-wide event at the IAC Shepher Community Center and it was the second sold-out Shishi Israeli, doubling its size with over 200 people. A traditional Kabalat Shabbat, kids entertainer led music and sports activities for younger kids while the adults enjoyed a live sing-a-long (Shira Be’Tzibur).

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

We are excited to announce the formation of IAC's 10th Council - IAC Seattle. We are welcoming the 9 new Council Members to the IAC Family, and we are looking forward to empower another Israeli-American Community.

Fri, Feb 26th 2016

A community led initiative that sprung from a Meetchabrim meeting. A Potluck dinner hosted at a local temple, where every guests brings a dish and becomes involved in the event. The local Tzofim provided activities for the children while the parents enjoyed a quality sing along session. Everything from A to Z was planned and orchestrated by the...

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