The Times of Israel: Building a community network to fight a hate network

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April 20, 2015 -     “Given your Jewish identity, how would you vote on divestment [from the State of Israel]?” Such was the question posed to Molly Horwitz this month, a junior at Stanford University, as she sought the endorsement of the Students of Color Coalition in her bid for student government. In March at UCLA, sophomore Rachel Beyda faced a similar Read More…

Jewish Journal: The Israeli-American Council (IAC) goes to Washington DC … and plans to stay

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March 5, 2015 -       From left: Congressmembers Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Israeli-American Council co-founder Adam Milstein at AIPAC conference. Photo courtesy of the Israeli-American Council       On the evening of March 1, just before a private Israeli-American Council (IAC) event for college students at the American Read More…

Kosher OC: Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: Connecting and Getting Involved in the Cause

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March 2, 2015 -     Philanthropist Adam Milstein thinks there is a problem with the culture of many Jewish and pro-Israel organizations.  Because their priority is to raise funds, each one wants to stand out as the most important, effective organization.  “Just give us the money, and we can take care of it, is the way they present themselves,” he said.  If they Read More…

JNS: ‘Active’ philanthropist Adam Milstein a growing connector in the Jewish world

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February 6, 2015 -     Posted on February 6, 2015 by Jacob Kamaras / JNS.org and filed under Features, Israel, U.S. Click photo to download. Caption: U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ, pictured at left) with Jewish philanthropist Adam Milstein at the Israeli-American Council national conference in Washington, DC, in November 2014. Read More…

StandWithUs Israel in Focus Conference funded by a generous grant from the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation

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December 1, 2014 -     The annual StandWithUs Israel in Focus conference brings together 150-200 college students from across North America as well as StandWithUs Israel Fellows (shlichim) to a weekend-long conference in Los Angeles. The conference is funded by a generous grant from the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Over three days, participants learn the ski Read More…

Is the UN Fair to Israel? – SPONSORED BY THE MILSTEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

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December 1, 2014 -     http://www.prageruniversity.com/ Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institu Read More…

Jewish Press: The Birth Of A New Force In U.S. Jewish Communal Life

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November 22, 2014 -       More than 700 Israeli-American gathered earlier this month in Washington, DC, for the inaugural Israeli-American Council (IAC) conference. Talks by politicians, deplomats, academics, busdinessmen, philantropists and media personalities, coupled with well-attended sessions on relations between Israel and the U.S. and the role Israelies play Read More…

Israeli-American Council jumps onto national stage with a splash

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November 20, 2014 -     Israeli-American Council Chairman Shawn Evenhaim, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Israeli-American businessman and IAC board member Adam Milstein. Photo by Shahar Azran At the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) three-day inaugural conference in Washington, D.C., last weekend, nearly 800 at Read More…

The Jewish FORWARD: Sheldon Adelson Is a Philanthropist Like No Other

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November 7, 2014 -     Casino Billionaire Transforms Shape of Jewish Giving GETTY IMAGES/KURT HOFFMAN     By Nathan Guttman Published November 03, 2014, issue of November 07, 2014.   Related Sheldon Adelson's Self-Defeating Meddling Tough Night for Sheldon Adelson When a storm wreaked havoc on East Coast air travel last winter, among th Read More…

JNS: Growing organization helps Israeli Americans find their voice

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October 25, 2014 -     Posted on October 22, 2014 by Jacob Kamaras / JNS.org and filed under Israel, U.S., Features. By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org The so-called “alphabet soup” of American Jewish organizations covers seemingly every communal concern and interest group. Yet despite their direct connection with the Jewish homeland and firsthand knowledge of issues Read More…