Thu, Jun 20th 2019
LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Thursday is World Refugee Day. And according to the United Nations page devoted to this commemoration, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. I am one of those people. In 1948, when I was 6 months old, my mother risked everything to...
Fri, May 17th 2019
A month of events will provide “a platform for people of all backgrounds and perspectives to radiate love into their communities and show their support for Israel,” according to the Israeli-American Council. BY JACOB KAMARAS (May 17, 2019 / JNS) Israelis, Israeli-Americans and supporters of Israel...
Thu, May 23rd 2019
Naty Saidoff is founder and principal owner of Capital Foresight, a debt acquisition and commercial real estate holding company. (May 23, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced on Thursday business leader and longstanding philanthropist Naty Saidoff as its new chairman. Saidoff is...
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...
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
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...
Mon, Feb 25th 2019
It seems that the Jewish people are currently living in the best of times and in the worst of times, to borrow the famous phrase from Charles Dickens. On one hand we are seeing the most flourishing time in Jewish history. Two large and thriving Jewish communities in Israel and North America living...
Thu, Nov 1st 2018
We are in the midst of a moment where the Jewish family must unite. (January 11, 2019 / JNS) Like many Israeli Americans, my family grew up in Israel, and we moved to the United States for what we thought would be a few years. We soon realized that we didn’t understand how to live in the Diaspora...
Wed, Jan 30th 2019
By: Adam Milstein In the last few years, our Israeli-American community has grown dramatically in size and impact. The IAC has a wide range of programs reaching hundreds of thousands of people in tens of states, an annual conference with thousands of attendees, and a sister advocacy organization...