BOSTON — The Los Angeles-based Israeli-American Council (IAC), the largest Israeli-American organization in the United States, has opened a regional office in Boston. Some 15,000 Israelis are estimated to live in or around Greater Boston.
Na’ama Ore, the newly appointed IAC Boston Regional Director, brings extensive experience from the non-profit world, most recently working for Clalit, Israel’s largest public health service provider. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
“We are thrilled to bring the Israeli-American Council to Boston,” said Rachel Chafetz. “Our vibrant and dynamic community has long awaited substantial and relevant programming on this scale, and we are excited to connect to the national Israeli-American network.”
The IAC currently helps support 30 organizations related to the Israeli-American community in the United States, and runs a variety of community programming. Among its projects are Celebrate Israel, the largest Jewish festival in North America; Sifriyat Pijama B’America, the largest Hebrew outreach program in North America; IAC BINA, a program for young professional Israeli-Americans; MISHELANU, a young leadership group on American college campuses; and TZAV 8, which organizes community activists to participate in demonstrations and pro-Israeli activities.
For more information about the IAC, visit israeliamerican.org.