2017 MFF monthly newsletter
  Home  |  Who We Are  |  Our Mission  |  Who We Support Grants  | Newsroom | Contact
"A picture (or a meme) is worth a thousand words." -Confucius


With summer in full swing, we are so excited to announce the launch of the first-ever Milstein Meme competition! The competition launched on Friday, July 28, and users from around the world will upload their very best pro-Israel memes. And, anyone can vote on their favorites starting Thursday, August 3.

This newsletter also includes an article Adam penned to illustrate the dangers of the rising New anti-Semitism, and how we can work to combat it. We share details about a new app—ACT.IL—that helps anyone become a pro-Israel social media activist, as well as a video and accompanying article, where Adam details his philosophy for effective philanthropic giving.

We also featuring a new trailer from Virtually Israel, a cutting-edge VR program that allows anyone to experience Israel from anywhere in the world, and its impact on one of the MFF’s extraordinary partners, Hillel 818, which supports college students in the San Fernando Valley in California.

With sincere love and admiration for Israel and the Jewish people,
Gila and Adam Milstein  

Pro-Israel Milstein Meme Competition
Register today and upload your best pro-Israel memes!
It's finally here! The first- ever  Milstein Meme Competition !
Show your love and appreciation for Israel and the Jewish people by uploading original memes today! And, starting August 3, anyone can vote to show their love and support for the funniest and memes.  Winners will receive $2,000 in cash prizes! 

  The contest ends on August 10, so tell your friends and spread the word!

The 20th century began with a series of pogroms targeting Jews that swept across Eastern Europe and Latin America, the most infamous of which was in Kishinev, Russia.

What was the lesson that Bialik and others took from Kishinev? The Jewish People can’t rely on others to protect us. We must fight antisemitism head-on. 

We must make clear that anti-Semitic ideology often masquerades itself in a more politically correct form of anti-Israel hatred. We must push anti-Semitism out of the mainstream and into the shadows where it belongs.

Written by Adam Milstein
Originally featured in  The Jerusalem Post
Act.IL – Online Community for Israel!
ACT.IL is a first-of-its-kind online social media platform that serves as a one stop shop for Israel supporters who want to help positively influence international public opinion and fight the de-legitimization of Israel.

Download the app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or go to the ACT. IL website to become part of the ACT.IL community.  
Watch Video Interview: 
Three Secrets to Being an Effective Philanthropist
Philanthropy isn’t an exact science. Every organization is different; every cause is unique. By finding something you love, staying focused, and getting involved, you can make a bigger impact than you could ever imagine.

Written by Adam Milstein
Originally featured in The Huffington Post
Virtually Israel 2.0
Now, you don’t need to leave the couch to visit Israel. Check out Virtually Israel for a Virtual Reality experience you’ll love as much as you love Israel.
Through cutting-edge technology, Virtually Israel helps bring Israel to life for anyone, anywhere in the world, who wants to explore Israel. This one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality experience showcases historic and lesser-known attractions across Israel—from the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City, to Tel Aviv’s beaches and boardwalks, to the Dead Sea.

Partially sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundaiton
Featured Grantee: Hillel 818

Most students in the San Fernando Valley can’t hop on a plane and go to Israel tomorrow. But, thanks to a new program, now they can come close. With the Virtually Israel VR experience, Hillel 818 is turning Israel’s most famous sites into students’ favorite sights.

Virtually Israel’s virtual reality goggles transport students around the world from their campus to Tel Aviv’s port, the Old City of Jerusalem, and more.

Thanks to the support of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, Israel advocates on campus have regular access to these  goggles, which help to engage their peers in a unique way. With the goggles, Jewish participants view the land of Israel in multiple dimensions—and by showing them a taste of Israel, students are signing up to see the real thing through Birthright. These goggles are also a highlight at popular events, enjoyed by students from all faiths and backgrounds.
Hillel 818 serves over 6,000 Jewish students on campus at California State University Northridge, Pierce College, LA Valley College, and throughout the San Fernando Valley. 

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.