Sat, Aug 10th 2019
חברים יקרים, The State of California is planning to institutionalize an anti-Semitic curriculum in our public high schools. This curriculum, if implemented, would systematically discriminate against Jewish-American and Israeli-American students as an ethnic minority. Our community has less than one...
Mon, Aug 5th 2019
In the past 24 hours, horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio have claimed the lives of at least 29 people and left more than 50 injured. It appears that at least the attack in El Paso was a hate crime in which an evil and deep-seated bigotry drove this shooter to the most...
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...
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...
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...
Mon, Jul 9th 2018
Many are talking about a growing gap between the next generation of American Jewry and the State of Israel. Yet, bridging the gap requires more than generic calls for dialogue. The solution must involve bold, innovative, and inspirational ideas – and then translating these ideas into creative...
Thu, Apr 19th 2018
Hello, and welcome. I am Shoham Nicolet, the Co-founder and CEO of the IAC. We are thrilled to have so many great leaders of our country gathered here for this special event to mark Israel’s 70th Birthday. But before that, Israel’s Independence Day begins tomorrow evening. The day before...
Fri, Oct 27th 2017
When the Israeli Leadership Council was founded in 2007, we focused on engaging mostly Israelis residing in the US. Our activity was conducted primarily in Hebrew. We developed programs to bring our community together, mainly around our shared culture, heritage, language and love for Israel. Our...