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Iranian Chess Ref Refuses to Return to Iran After Appearing in Photos Apparently Without Hijab

A chess referee told Reuters she is afraid to return to her native Iran after a photo circulated of her apparently not wearing a...

JNF Fundraiser, IAC Picks Saidoff, Art Exhibit

American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU), which raises awareness and funds for Hebrew University in Jerusalem, honored leading trial attorney Brian Panish, founding...

Philanthropist Naty Saidoff Becomes New IAC Chairman

The Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced on May 23 that real estate investor and philanthropist Naty Saidoff will become the new IAC chairman. Saidoff is a co-founder...

What’s Happening: ‘30 Strangers,’ Love Shabbat, YULA’s ‘Orphans’

FRI APRIL 5 “Dinner for 30 Strangers” Join the Chai Center for “Dinner for 30 Strangers,” a four-course Shabbat meal in an elegant setting, with an...

IAC Celebrates Israel’s 70th Birthday with Over 60 Members of Congress

The Israeli-American Council (IAC) hosted a celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary on April 17 with over 60 members of Congress from both sides of...

Adam Milstein: Promoter of Israeliness

Adam Milstein is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, but is probably best known as the co-founder and chairman of the Israeli-American Council...

You Can Now Experience Israeli Tour Spots On Virtual Reality

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit major Israeli tour spots, you can now experience some of them through virtual reality tours on...

Food, money and Jews

The issue of all issues in the nonprofit world must surely be how to attract donors to your cause. Every day, thousands of good...

The shape of things to come: Jewish L.A. in 30 years

In commemoration of the Jewish Journal's 30th anniversary, Jewish leaders discuss their hopes and predictions for the next 30 years of L.A. Jewish life. Melissa...

Adam Milstein: Leading by example

Adam Milstein is among Los Angeles’ most visible Israeli-American philanthropists.

At Israeli-American Council’s second national conference, more people and less politics

As about 1,300 Israeli Americans convened from Oct. 17-19 in Washington, D.C., for the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) second annual national conference, anxiety and anger over the recent wave of Palestinian stabbings in Israel was a much-discussed topic during a weekend that was otherwise less flashy, less political and more formal than the group’s flashy inaugural conference a year ago.

IAC goes to Washington … and plans to stay

On the evening of March 1, just before a private Israeli-American Council (IAC) event for college students at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C., it was difficult for two of IAC’s co-founders, Shawn Evenhaim and Adam Milstein, to walk more than a few feet without being approached by attendees.

Israeli-American Council jumps onto national stage with a splash

At the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) three-day inaugural conference in Washington, D.C., last weekend, nearly 800 attendees and Washington journalists witnessed the high-profile entrance on to the public stage of what was, until recently, a quietly expanding and well-funded Los Angeles group created with the comparably modest vision of providing educational, cultural and religious resources for Southern California’s large Israeli-American community.

Student committee votes 10-0 to delay confirmation of Jewish UCLA student to Board of Regents

A University of California student committee further highlighted Thursday how California has become the flash point for the Israeli-Palestinian debate on American campuses, requesting that the confirmation of Avi Oved—a Jewish, pro-Israel student—to the Board of Regents be delayed until September.

Tensions flare on UC campuses amid allegations against Jewish, pro-Israel student

The University of California Student Association (UCSA) held an emergency teleconference on July 1 to consider allegations by the former leader of a pro-Palestinian student group that call into question the relationship between a pro-Israel UCLA student, who was recently nominated to the University of California Board of Regents, and local philanthropist Adam Milstein.

Israeli Leadership Council changes name

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 ballroom, polite applause briefly drowned out the clink of silverware against plates.

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