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Jan 8, 2019, 10:20 PM
The Five Elements of IAC Communities
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...
Jul 9, 2018, 9:26 PM
Young Jewish Americans are not the problem; they are the solution
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...
Jan 18, 2018, 9:13 PM
Why our community must fight BDS
As I travel across the country, I’m frequently asked why the IAC is engaged in the fight against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. What is the connection between building a coast-to-coast community with focus on the...
Oct 27, 2017, 6:45 PM
Building the IAC: from a local Israeli organization into a National American Jewish Movement
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,...
Oct 20, 2017, 1:59 AM
Five Ingredients in Alon Mor’s Recipe for Success
Alon Mor is the founder of Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a fast-casual dining establishment featuring Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine with over twenty national locations. Alon describes his journey from Haifa foodie to Colorado restauranteur, and the five key ingredients for his...
Sep 28, 2017, 9:28 AM
The IAC and Politics
The Israeli-American Council (IAC) was born in 2007 as a local organization in Los Angeles with a dream of becoming a nationwide movement. Our organization’s co-founders had spent enough time in the United States to understand that we could...
Sep 27, 2017, 12:18 AM
Five Questions with Ilana Golan, Entrepreneur and Mentor
Below are five questions and answers with Ilana Golan, a successful entrepreneur and mentor who has made it her life's work to inspire start-up founders and students alike to pursue their dreams without a fear of failure. In many ways,...
Sep 13, 2017, 4:51 AM
Five lessons Nir Caspi learned as an Israeli-American
Nir Caspi is a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Café Landwer, with over 70 branches in Israel and North America. He has spoken about his success in business and how his ‘Israeliness’ is an asset to middle school and...
Apr 1, 2017, 8:58 AM
Address to United Nations for Ambassadors Against BDS Summit
Below are the remarks delivered by IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet at the United Nations during the Ambassadors Against BDS Summit. BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is an organized network of dark forces – based entirely on a big and ugly...
Mar 1, 2017, 1:35 AM
My Mishelanu Community
The Israeli American Council’s Mishelanu program (IAC Mishelanu) provides a unique venue for Israeli-American students to explore their distinct identity and build community among others with the same background. The program recently convened for its third annual conference, which drew...
Shoham Nicolet is the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), the fastest-growing Jewish organization in the United States.