2018 MFF monthly newsletter
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Dear Friends,
This past month we remembered the victims of the Holocaust. We honored those who died defending Israel and we celebrated 70 years of an independent Jewish state in our historic homeland. Celebrating Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom Ha’atzmaut connects us to the homeland of the Jewish people, the state of Israel.

We are filled with pride at Israel’s incredible accomplishments over her 70 years of independence—not just surviving existential threats, but thriving on the world stage in business, technology, art and culture.

We are pleased to share a video displaying this pride. Students on 160 college campuses across the country hosted “birthday parties” for Israel to #Celebrate70. We also are sharing a video about Israel’s accomplishments from 21see, part of the fantastic Israel21c media group.
Enjoy reading the Jewish Journal’s insightful interview with Adam, which touches on how Israeliness is transforming Jewish life and culture in America.
Lastly, we're proud to feature Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), an extraordinary partner that inspires American college students to see Israel as a source of pride and empowers young people to stand up for Israel on campus.
We thank you for all that you do to advance our shared mission — and look forward to partnering with you in the months ahead to strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
With sincere love and admiration for Israel and the Jewish people,

Gila and Adam Milstein
Gila and Adam
Adam spoke with Ryan Torok of the Jewish Journal to discuss why charity plays an important part in his life, how the IAC has nurtured a culture of philanthropy among Israeli Americans, the importance of “Israeliness,” and the dangers facing Israel today.

By Ryan Torok
Published in the Jewish Journal
Adam (left) in the IDF's basic training, 1971
Happy Birthday Israel! 70 years is a major accomplishment.

MFF is proud to support an initiative led by AEPi called Celebrate70 . This month, campuses across the nation celebrated Israel's birthday. Millions of college students across the country will engage with a coalition of pro-Israel organizations to mark the Jewish State’s 70th birthday with Tel Aviv beach party-style celebrations at more than 160 university campuses across the U.S. and Canada.
The events were from April 2-26 and showcased the energy and pride coming from the Jewish state and its supporters, engaging and inspiring students who have little or no knowledge of Israel. The events provided a powerful counter-narrative to a campus discourse in recent years that has been driven by Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolutions, anti-Semitic assaults and displays, and the suppression of pro-Israel student’s free speech.
70 Years of Innovation: Milestones in Israeli History
Join us on a journey through the last 70 years to discover how Israel has become one of the most creative and innovative countries in the world!

Via Israel21c
Featured Organization: ICC
Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) is a coalition of over 20 national pro-Israel groups who work together to inspire American college students to see Israel as a source of pride and empower them to stand up for Israel on campus.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, ICC deployed rapid response teams to campuses during 20 BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement) initiatives, provided micro-grants to support 445 pro-Israel initiatives at 137 campuses, alerted students and partners to 1,164 anti-Israel events across 148 campuses, hosted two Field Professional Retreats with over 100 participants from 20 organizations, and oversaw 50 Grinspoon Fellows across the country.

Adam Milstein is a founding member of ICC's Board of Directors. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation supports ICC's work by leveraging the capabilities of numerous organizations that are part of the Foundation's philanthropic network.
For more information, visit www.israelcc.org , or follow ICC on Facebook , Twitter , or Instagram .

The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is proud to sponsor this impactful organization.
The Mission of  The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation  ("MFF") is to strengthen the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People, and its special ties with the United States of America; and to ensure the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and future Jewish generations.