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  • TIMELINE: A history of the Israeli-American Council

    By Jared Sichel

    May 18, 2015 | 5:15 pm

    2006 — Israeli Consul General in Los Angeles Ehud Danoch invites two local prominent Israelis, Danny Alpert and Eli Marmour, to foster an Israeli-American community in Los Angeles, in part to show support and solidarity during times of war in Israel.

    2007 — The Israeli Leadership...

  • L.A. set to celebrate Israel, Jewish community

    April 18, 2013 | 11:12 am

    This year’s Celebrate Israel Independence Day festival will feature plenty of stars when it takes place on April 21, but only one has plans to actually spend time in outer space.

    It’s not quite the Apollo 11 spacecraft — which took Neil Armstrong to his lunar landing — but the...

  • Israeli Leadership Council changes name

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 8:37 am

    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...

  • Israeli-Americans make good on giving back

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:34 am

    On May 6, instead of sleeping late and spending the Sunday morning at home, Vered Nagar shlepped her son and daughter from Tarzana to the boardwalk at Venice Beach to help the homeless.

    “They were reluctant about doing it at first,” Nagar said, watching her 9-year-old daughter,...

  • Sagi Balasha: the new head of the Israeli Leadership Council

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 5:07 pm

    To help explain what it’s like to be the CEO of the Israeli Leadership Council (ILC), Sagi Balasha, who took on the role in September 2011, offers a comparison to his previous job at Beit Hatfutsot, a small museum in Tel Aviv (once known as The Diaspora Museum, now The Museum of...

  • Sold-out concert garners 24,000 Hours of community service pledges

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 22, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    “When the ILC told me they planned to sell 6,000 tickets to this concert, I was skeptical,” Israeli media mogul Haim Saban said onstage at the Israeli Leadership Council’s “Do Something for Someone” community concert on Nov. 20. “I thought it was too tall an order.”

  • On fire

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 8, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    The old stereotype of Mizrahi music — an Israeli genre created by immigrant Jews from North African and Arab countries — was of teary, sorrowful love ballads: tales of lost loves, broken hearts and dashed hopes. You could say Mizrahi music was Israel’s version of country music....

  • Israeli-American leaders gather at third ILC gala

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 23, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    “A strong Israeli-American community makes Israel stronger,” Gabi Ashkenazi, the recently retired chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), told the crowd gathered for the third annual Israeli Leadership Council (ILC) Gala on March 20.

    In the ILC’s nearly five-year...

  • Young leaders get the lowdown in 10-minute talks

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 15, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    As he took the stage on Feb. 23, Mark Rothman, executive director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, had just one question.

    “Where’s my timer?” he asked.

    You have 10 minutes: That’s the first rule for speakers at BINA-LA, a monthly program for young...

  • ILC Brings Down the Hilton House

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 15, 2009 | 3:56 pm

    The Israeli Leadership Council turned the glitzy Beverly Hilton International Ballroom into a rockin’ Israeli dance club at their inaugural gala Wednesday, May 13. The fledgling ILC, barely two years old, has quickly sprouted into an Israeli community powerhouse, a sort of...

  • Photo essay: Mayor Villaraigosa in Israel

    June 16, 2008 | 4:22 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa inaugurated a state-of-the-art computer learning program in the besieged Israeli town of Sderot Friday, June 13.

    Leading a delegation of community leaders and politicians, Villaraigosa presented the computers to Sderot residents so that they...