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...
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...
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...
Thu, Feb 7th 2019
By: Danit Arad My husband, Ron, and I first arrived in the United States in 2004, after Ron was accepted into a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). We packed our suitcases and flew to Boston with our two small children (our youngest two months old), for a new adventure. We...
Sat, Aug 4th 2018
This past September, our family relocated to New York from Givatayim, Israel. Over the last year we have built a new life for ourselves, as an Israeli family living in America. When we first arrived, we attended an IAC Shishi Israeli dinner in the Upper West Side where we made many new friends and...
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 for Israeli-American students...
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...
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 )