Israeli? Israeli-American? American? Why Speaking Hebrew Matters

October 2015, citing statistics from the Reut Institute, the Israeli-American Council and the PEW report about Israeli-Americans, Jewish identity, education and Israel connection this article explores the important of Hebrew language for Israelis, Israeli-Americans and Americans too.  Written by Jennie Starr, Founder/CEO at Tarbuton Israeli Cultural Experiences in San Diego, CA. Read in English: @ Times of Israel  or at @eJewish Philanthropy Read in Hebrew: @Shavua Israeli (scroll to p. 27)

Israeli-American Council Survey on Israeli-Americans 2013

While no surprises really in the behavior patterns of Israeli-Americans studies, the Israeli-American Council concluded in this 2013 research report that Israeli-Americans behave differently before 10 years in the U.S. and after 10 years in the U.S. There are some interesting conclusions: Under a third of Israelis in U.S. send children to Jewish day schools, but 85% would participate more if the activities were Israeli cultural programs and/or in Hebrew 17% intermarriage for children of Israelis living in the U.S. for over a decade, double the rate of their parents’ generation. In… Read More

Machaneh Kachol Lavan

Launched by the IAC (Israeli-American Council) this camp is run in CA and in NY for Hebrew speakers.  An overnight camp for several weeks, the Machaneh offers outdoor sports, water activities, and more. Machane Kachol-Lavan provides a solid ground for integrating second generation Israeli-American children, ages 8-15, through engagement using high quality activities about Israel, Judaism, Leadership, Tsofiut, the Arts, Sports and General Knowledge. Machane Kachol-Lavan is a program of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) in partnership with the Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI). For more information about the Israeli-American Council (IAC) visit: http://www.israeliamerican.org