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ADAM MILSTEIN

A PROUD ISRAELI-AMERICAN ACTIVE PHILANTHROPIST

By: Hadas Sella, Executive Director of The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Originally on Times of Israel When you read this, you might realize this story is about you. Please forgive me. I have the utmost respect for you and your work. However, this lesson is just too valuable not to share. Last month, I was approached by a group of professionals who had a simple yet brilliant idea: They needed $150,000 in order to create a high-quality program that would be taught to three million high school students every year. They told me that their team had the  Read More…

Original Post: The Huffington Post Seventy years ago, in the wake of the Holocaust, the Jewish people took a vow: Never Again! After the Nazis murdered six million Jews, we came to recognize that we only have ourselves to rely upon for our defense. In today’s tumultuous world, the sole guarantor of Jewish safety is a strong Israeli military. Jews around the world facing mortal danger can count on the State of Israel to protect them. This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of the July 1976 Raid on Entebbe, when Israel demonstrated what Never Again really means. After an Air  Read More…

Original Post can be found in The Jerusalem Post Never again. That was the sacred vow made by the Jewish people over the past 70 years in the wake of the Holocaust. Following the murder of six million of our brethren by the Nazis, the Jewish people have come to recognize that we have only ourselves to rely on for our defense. When the going gets tough, no one else will come to fight for us. And in today’s tumultuous world, the sole guarantor of Jewish safety is a strong Israeli military. Jews facing mortal danger in any corner of  Read More…

Original Post on The Huffington Post by Adam Milstein Like many with hyphenated identities, Israeli-Americans have proven to be uniquely capable bridge builders. In recent years, the Israeli-American Council (IAC), and its partner advocacy organization, the Israeli-American Nexus (IAX), have been able to tap into our community’s unique fluency in both the Israeli and American cultures to build unprecedented partnerships between the people and governments of Israel and the United States. As Chairman of the IAC, I take great pride in the many ways that we are bringing together our two countries by sharing solutions that address our mutual challenges. This  Read More…

The original post is on Times of Israel. Written by Hadas Sella, MBA, Executive Director of The Adam & Gila Milstein Family Foundation My job is to say “no” about 90% of the time. It’s not that easy — there are so many great projects out there: projects that help diverse communities in Israel; projects that are tempting to support because they have so much impact; projects that speak to me, personally; and simply projects that could help people who’ve had tough luck and are struggling financially. Projects of all kinds find their way to my email inbox because I run the  Read More…

Original post can be found on the Huffington Post Blog  This month (May 2016), I authored a piece in the Jerusalem Post focused on one of the most pressing challenges facing the Jewish people in America today: how to connect our next generation to their Jewish heritage, instill in them a sense of pride in their Jewish identity, and connect them to their Jewish homeland. In recent years, this has been a frequent subject of conversation and a source of controversy, with the now infamous 2013 Pew Research Center study, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” showing a serious decrease in Jewish affiliation  Read More…

The original post can be found on the Jerusalem Post Jewish and pro-Israel communities should be on the offensive when it comes to fighting BDS, chairman of the Israeli-American Council Adam Milstein said at the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference. “BDS is a movement to eradicate the State of Israel, pure and simple,” Adam Milstein told the audience. He said the movement is becoming a source of renewed anti-Semitism in the United States. “You have to fight fire with fire. We can’t be silent, we can’t be politically correct,” he added. “There is no way we can have a dialogue and a  Read More…

Authored by Hadas Sella on the Times of Israel Blog When I was an MBA student at UCLA, I had the privilege of hearing business leaders’ two cents on success and how to do well in life—professionally and personally. Two things that—without exception—every leader mentioned were passion and hard work. Ursula Burns (Chairman & CEO of Xerox), Bob Iger (Chairman & CEO of The Walt Disney Company), Indra Nooyi (CEO & Chairperson of PepsiCo) and more all said that they were passionate and hardworking. Without both qualities, they wouldn’t have achieved what they had. Not everyone who follows their passion succeeds.  Read More…

Alarms are going off. American Jews – particularly Millennials – have become less connected to their faith and to the State of Israel. According to the now infamous 2013 Pew Research Center study, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” approximately one-third of American Jews between 18 and 29 years old describe themselves as having no religion at all, and two-thirds do not have a strong connection to Israel. In a study published by Brandeis University last year, fewer than half of Jewish college students could correctly answer even the most basic questions about the Jewish state. This is stark contrast to  Read More…

Original post can be found on the Times of Israel blog The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation proudly supports AIPAC’s Campus Allies Mission, which enables non-Jewish, pro-Israel political activists and student leaders to visit Israel for the first time. This journey to the Holy Land gives participants an unforgettable experience and teaches them about the importance of the United States-Israel relationship, and Israel’s strategic, social, and security issues. Participant Deryn Sousa shares how the Mission brought three separate strands of her life into harmony. You can read her post below.  I have always been pro-Israel. As a child, I was interested in the “Holy Land,” rather than the  Read More…