When it comes to using modern technology and online tools to support causes and create powerful messaging, videos are one of the best ways to do that. That’s why Adam Milstein, the founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council has advocated for using them in his competition, “Inspired by Israel.” This competition has been put together by a coalition named StandWithUs and it’s all about using video creativity to show how important Israel is the world. The competition is in its third year currently and its last two winners were “Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel” and “Olah Chadasha (New Immigrant).” The contest has had Jews from all over the world enter it, and some of Israel’s top-ranking leaders have commended it.Investor
For Adam Milstein, supporting Israel runs deep in his family because his family settled there after the land was designated for Jews is in 1948, and he lived there for the first 29 years of his life. His younger days included serving in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War, working on construction sites as a building framer and studying at the Technion Institute. Adam Milstein earned his master’s degree after moving to the US and helped start a real estate broker firm based in Los Angeles known as Hager Pacific Properties. This firm has over $1 billion in commercial and residential estates in its portfolio, and Milstein’s job as Managing Partner includes procuring financing for the firm and its clients and managing major transactions between parties.
Adam Milstein co-founded the Milstein Family Foundation in 2000 and the Israeli-American Council in 2007. As a philanthropist, his goals are primarily to build open channels between longstanding Jewish-American communities and newer generation Israeli-Americans whose voices have not been heard as much, and to unite both groups in supporting Israel completely. As Milstein has said repeatedly, Israel may not be perfect in all of its decisions, but its prosperity is essential to the Jewish identity. Along with StandWithUs and the “Inspired by Israel” video competition, Milstein and his family also support Hillel International, Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC, Birthright Israel and Stand By Me.