Mon, May 6th 2019
Lori Palatnik The Jewish people are an anomaly. Are we a religion? No, you can be a Jew without ever entering a synagogue. Are we a race? No, Jews come in so many shades and colors. Are we a nation? For 2,000 years we had no common country. A people? Yes, but I propose our identity is even deeper...
Wed, May 1st 2019
“When you hear a witness, you become a witness” Elie Wiesel (Z”L) On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the IAC delegation, along with 10,000 people from around the world, marched from Auschwitz to Birkenau to commemorate Holocaust victims, to honor their memory and vow to stop anti-Semitism. The IAC...
Sat, Apr 27th 2019
The Israeli-American Council is horrified and devastated by the news that today – the last day of Passover – an evil man burst into the Chabad of Poway in Northern San Diego County and opened fire, killing one and injuring at least three. These murders did not occur in a vacuum. They are the...
Thu, Apr 18th 2019
We're hiring: IAC Regional Director-Atlanta. Lead the Atlanta regional office to develop the strategic plan and work plan which implements the IAC’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and goals on a local level. Work with the local IAC Atlanta Council on strategic direction of IAC Atlanta, fundraising...
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019
Yael, Rani and our children: Lee (21), Stav (21), Amit (18) and Uri (11) By: Yael Setty Twenty years ago, I opened a new door in my life, one that led me to America. However, for my husband Rani and I, the door to Israel remained open as we tried to live like Israelis in the United states and raise...
Wed, Mar 20th 2019
By Shawn Evenhaim Like most Israeli-Americans, my family grew up in Israel, and we moved to the U.S. for what we thought would be a few years. We soon realized that we didn’t understand how to live in the Diaspora like our Jewish American friends. After we had our firstborn, it became clear that we...
Tue, Jan 8th 2019
Our story is the story of Israelis who came to America. Many did not plan to stay. Most remained deeply connected to Israel as they became proud Americans. Today, their families represent about 10% of Jewish America. The Israeli American Council (IAC)’s story is a story about trailblazers who...
Wed, Mar 6th 2019
The competition’s challenge put teens in the driver’s seat to innovate solutions for engaging college students in pro-Israel advocacy. BY JACOB KAMARAS (February 27, 2019 / JNS) You’re a prospective college student. How do you navigate Jewish life and the pro-Israel community when you arrive on...
Wed, Mar 6th 2019
By Bianca Kermani My family’s story is a bit different from the stories of most of the families in our community. Both of my parents were born in Iran. My father, Ben, came to the United States to study. My mom, Maryam, was forced to escape from Iran in when she was 16 years old. Still in high...
Mon, Mar 4th 2019
By Shoham Nicolet The Pew Research Center’s much-discussed study on U.S. Jewry revealed that the next generation has fading connections to Jewish organizations and the State of Israel. How do we reverse this trend? What is the secret sauce for engaging Jewish youth? Our organization’s answer lies...
Thu, Jul 12th 2018

“Bridging the Divide” is an ongoing series featuring voices from Israeli-American college students around the country, who are active in the Israeli-American Council (IAC)‘s Mishelanu Program. IAC Mishelanu cultivates pro-Israel leadership on campus and provides a home...

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Thu, Jul 12th 2018

“Bridging the Divide” is an ongoing series featuring voices from Israeli-American college students around the country, who are active in the Israeli-American Council (IAC)‘s Mishelanu Program. IAC Mishelanu cultivates pro-Israel leadership on campus and provides a home...

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Wed, Oct 25th 2017

by Shahni Ben-Haim, San Francisco State University

As an Israeli-American who has identified more with my American side, I always had trouble finding an outlet that accepted me and incorporated Israeli culture. While I was drenched in Israeli culture at home thanks to Ema and Aba, I experienced a lack of culture once I moved out and...

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Mon, Oct 2nd 2017

With the new year in full swing, we’re looking forward and super excited for our upcoming conference. Why? Well, for starters, there will be thousands of Israeli-Americans there — people who share our identity and understand who we are and where we come from. We’ll get to celebrate Israel for four days straight — with amazing Israeli food,...

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Fri, Sep 15th 2017

It’s almost Rosh Hashanah, a time of new beginnings, new goals, and new resolutions. To mark the occasion, we decided to ask the IAC Mishelanu team to share their dreams for 5778. Here are the Hebrew words that they hope will describe their new year! 

5 Hebrew Words to Welcome in the New Year

  צמיחה - Growth...

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Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Kobi Cohen served in combat in the Israeli Army before studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and then working on several Israeli political campaigns. Today, Kobi lives with his wife, Michal, and their two sons in Manhattan, and serves as the Northeast IAC Mishelanu Manager. We spoke with Kobi about the...

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Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

Raised in Ness Ziona, Israel, Noya Dolev and her family moved to Washington when she was 12. Today, Noya studies Industrial Design at the University of Washington, where she is also an IAC Mishelanu Fellow.  Noya shared what she loves most about being Israeli American and her favorite Israeli food.

Why did you decide to become a...

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Sat, Feb 25th 2017

Dear IAC Family,

This past weekend, 400 Israeli-American and Jewish American students and campus advocates made history by gathering to learn, engage, and teach at the 3rd IAC Mishelanu National Conference; making it the largest Jewish-American student conference.  The conference, growing more than 50% over last year, reflects the...

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Sun, May 15th 2016

A must read op-ed by Chairman of the Board, Adam Milstein

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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!

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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...

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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...

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