Adam Milstein, founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation announced, on March 20th, 2017, the deadline for public voting ends March 29th. The public has ten days to vote, with only two days left to select their favorite videos about Israel that are entertaining, educational, and inspiring. The winner of the Grand Prize and other winners is scheduled to be announced on April 30th. Last year’s grand prize winner received hundreds of thousands of views for video, Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel.
The 2016 winning video was featured on the Jewish Journal, Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, and other publications and organizations. The winners of the 2017 contest will receive a total of $20,000, with the grand prize winner receiving $8,000 in cash. Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and 12Tribe Films Foundation sponsored the Inspired By Israel Video Contest. The judging panelist comprises of independent professionals and philanthropists, including Michael Dickson, David Suissa, and Gila Milstein. Adam Milstein is enthusiastic about the contest and the selection of 10 video applicants from over 80 individuals and groups.
Adam Milstein founded the Milstein Family Foundation with the mission to strengthen the Jewish people by educating young Jewish millennials about Israel. He co-founded Israel-American Council (IAC) which has more than 250,000 members. The organization held its first conference in 2014 with about 650 members in attendance. By 2016, over 2,000 members attended the conference that was held at its Third Annual National Conference. Jewish leaders continue to promote IAC and recruit new members to become members for growth throughout the U.S.
Mr. Milstein serves as Chairman on IAC Board of Directors and other organizations, including Birthright Israel and StandWithUs. He also serves on the board for Jewish Funders Network, and AIPAC National Council. Adam Milstein was born in Israel and moved to the United States to attend the University of Southern California, receiving a master’s degree. He entered the real estate industry and became a partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a private commercial real estate investment firm.