The IAC Merkaz at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, located in Rockville MD, provides a vibrant hub for our local Israeli-American and Jewish American community members to gather and connect to one another, their Jewish identity and to Israel.

On December 2016 the Israeli American council – Washington DC and the Bender JCC of Greater Washington announced a mutual joint venture and the beginning of a new collaborative way. As part of the joint venture, the IAC ‘face lifted’ the library within the JCC to create a great space for programing, meetups and casual hang outs. The space includes an active Hebrew library and a play area for children hanging out with parents and care givers. It also provides us a space for meetings and lectures that can be used for the benefit of the community. 

Our center thrives by our community volunteers. Here are the activities from the community by the community:

1. Time Out Club  Creating events for the empty nesters and adult community.
Team Leader: Issac Balely 

2. Culture Club  Creating events for the community relating to art, music and culture.
Team Leader: Kinnert Rand

3. Hebrew and Library Initative  please visit our Hebrew library page.
Team leaders: Tami Pinto & Dorli Bachar

The IAC Merkaz is located at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington: 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

We can't wait to see what other activities and community initiatives will be held here... stay tuned!

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Anat Kaufman