Jewocity: 5,000 spots open for Sifriyat Pijama B’America, the IAC free Hebrew-language children’s book program

February 20, 2014 -     Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 2014 – The Israel-American Council (IAC) has opened Sifriyat Pijama B’America’s (SP-BA) registration for the 2014-2015 school year. There are now 5,000 spots available for families to join the highly popular free Hebrew-language children’s book program on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to

Israel Hayom: Israeli American Council aims to boost Israel from the US

November 20, 2013 -     Adam Milstein, the Los Angeles businessman who was among the founders of the Israeli American Council, says the goal of the group is to contribute to the Israel-U.S. relationship and strengthen the Jewish and Israeli identities of future generations. Milstein described how the IAC was founded and listed reasons why it has succeeded while other sim

The Times of Israel: Why we set up the Israeli-American Council

November 7, 2013 -     In 2006, during the Second Lebanese War, Ehud Danoch, Israeli Consul General of Los Angeles at that time, was organizing a support rally for the State of Israel. He confirmed the attendance of political leaders, such as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and he reached out and invited the close to

Israeli Leadership Council changes name

March 13, 2013 -     When the chief executive officer of the Israeli Leadership Council announced at the group’s March 10 gala that the nonprofit’s name is changing to the Israeli American Council (IAC), the reaction from the 900 people in attendance was modest. As animations of the group’s new logo flashed on screens around the Beverly Hilton ballroo

AISH: Reaching Israelis in America – Adam Milstein is using Hebrew to stem the tide of assimilation amongst Israelis living in America

May 26, 2012 -     Adam and Gila Milstein initially moved to the United States from Israel with their two youngest daughters over 30 years ago. Their plan was to stay for a couple of years to allow Adam to complete his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. When he graduated he started working to pay off his

Jewish Journal: Ahad Ha’am 2.0: Hebrew Literacy for Israelis in America

May 24, 2012 -     by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein Ahad Ha’am, a great Zionist thinker and icon, knew that one of the keys to creating a thriving Jewish culture in Palestine, and among assimilating Jews in Europe, was reviving the ancient Hebrew language. While Hebrew had been relegated to books of law and philosophy for centuries, Ahad Ha’am and his contemporar

SP-BA: Keeping Israelis Jewish by Meredith Jacobs of the Washington Jewish Week

May 2, 2012 -     Two area day schools are the local hosts for an innovative new family program aimed at connecting Israeli families living in the U.S. to the American Jewish community. Sifryat Pijama B'America is the brainchild of L.A. businessman and philanthropist, Adam Milstein. Based on the PJ Library program, modern Israeli children's books, published

Celebrate Israel Festival

April 19, 2012 -       Celebrate Israel Festival's mission is to bridge between communities by celebrating the State of Israel and educating through music, arts and culture.   This spectacular 15,000-person celebration took place on April 29th at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center to celebrate Israel's 64th independence day. The day started with a 1.5-mi