The Southern California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (SCICC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to fostering bilateral business, trade and investment opportunities between Southern California and Israel.

With its extensive, dynamic network of companies, business executives and political leaders, the SCICC has served as a facilitator of joint venture programs between the two countries for over twelve years.

Through networking events, mentorship programs, investment forums, educational seminars and industry-specific meetings, the SCICC contributes to stronger business alliances between Southern California and Israel.

The SCICC is an essential gateway for individuals and companies of all sizes who currently conduct business in Southern California and/or Israel; plan to initiate or expand into these areas; seek strategic trade and investment partners; or simply want to stay informed about their respective business and investment climates and opportunities.

Board of Directors

The 2009 Board of Directors is in formation. Persons interested in joining the Board in Southern California or participating in the advisory Board in Israel should contact one of the following Members:

Jason Ciment
Executive Board Member
Email: jason@ladezign.com

Jason is co-founder of LaDezign.com where he offers companies and non-profit organizations web design and search engine optimization (SEO) services. For 11 years, his creative team of expert designers and in-house web programmers has offered:

  • Website Design
  • E-commerce Store Platform
  • Content Management Systems Software
  • Web Development Programming

Jason is a graduate of Yeshiva University (B.S.) and Fordham Law School.

Jacob Segal
Executive Board Member
Email: jsegal@investorsresearchgroup.com

Mr. Jacob Segal, Principal of Investors Research Group (IRG) is an active investor/advisor to Southern California based companies with sales in the $ 3- 20 million dollar range. His investment experience includes transactions with companies in the airport concessions business, financial service marketing, wire and cable manufacturing, radio programming distribution,medical devices and bakery equipment. Mr. Segal is and has been an investor in Creative Host Services, Thaya Communications, Suede AM Pack, American Equity Trust and Rhythm Radio. Additionally, Mr. Segal participated in the acquisition, management and disposition of over $200 million in real estate investments including apartment buildings, shopping centers and office buildings. Mr. Segal received his BachelorĂ¢??s in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his MBA from UCLA.
Investors Research Group (IRG) is a private investment group that invests in Southern California based companies with sales in the $3- 20 million dollar range and in real estate investments in the $2- 20 million dollar range.
Ben Drillings
Advisory Board

Dr. Drillings graduated from New York Chiropractic College and studied Physical Education and Exercise Physiology at C.W. Post College in long Island University. In 1998, Dr. Drillings established two vocational schools for Integrative Medicine and the A2Z Health Wellness Centers in southern California. Dr. Drillings founded The American Israeli Medical Association (AIMA) bringing together investors,p rofessional firms, executives, medical doctors, and academics to share ideas, expand networks between Israel and the United States, and share their knowledge about the current trends in the biotechnology and medical industry. In addition, he serves as the West Coast delegate for Israel Medical Association – USA Chapter.
Dr. Drillings is a regular participant at international conference related to medical tourism and biotechnology innovations. He organizes conferences related to the health industry and medical innovations from Israael.
David Gardner
Co- Founder and Chair
Email: david@ktalegal.com

David Gardner has more than 45 years experience practising as an international lawyer in England and California and now as an Advocate in Israel. He specializes in U.S Immigration and Naturalization law with the Law Offices of David B Gardner in Los Angeles (www.americanimmigrationlaw.com). He also practices as a Senior Lawyer with Kan- Tor & Acco in Ramat Gan Israel, focusing on corporate Immigration to the United States, complex visa issues and private client immigration to Israel including Aliyah. He oversees pre-immigration tax and estate planning, trusts, real estate and related relocation services. David has organized numerous programs dedicated to promoting business in and with Israel. He is a co-founder and continuing member of the Executive Board of the Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce. He is the founder and Chair of the Pacific Southwest Israel Business Council facilitating Israel economic education in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii,Utah and Wyoming. He is a past president of Congregation Bnai David Judea in Los Angeles and was awarded the honor of Cavalierri for legal services to the Italian Government.

Members Benefits

Becoming a member of the Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce is an excellent and cost-effective way to get the networking and exposure you need for your business to generate more revenue and supports SCICC's mission to promote business relations between Israel and Southern California.  Click here to join now and support the SCICC in promotig Israeli businesses!

What does the SCICC offer?

  • Creates a network and establishes alliances between Southern Californian and Israeli companies, business leaders and government officials;
  • Hosts events featuring distinguished speakers from the American and Israeli economic, business and political arenas;
  • Hosts focused seminars on issues specifically affecting your business;
  • Facilitates one-on-one meetings for potential trade and investment partners;
  • Organizes Bi-national trade missions and industry-specific business exchanges;
  • Answers direct inquiries and requests for information and offers referrals;
  • Facilitates strategic alliances, technology transfers, trade links and joint ventures between Southern Californian and Israeli Companies.

Why should you join the SCICC?

  • Strategic Marketing through exposure on the SCICC website, on promotional material and at events;
  • Networking through introductions to key business and political leaders and access to Chamber members;
  • Business Development through identification of emerging technologies;
  • International Growth through preliminary screening and evaluation of potential joint venture partners, products and technologies and information on issues of relevance to bi-national trade;
  • Cultural awareness and counseling on conducting business in Israel;
  • Corporate Entertainment through privileges at Chamber events;
  • Industry specific business exchanges/ trade missions;
  • Educational programs, seminars and conferences.
  • Click here to join now!