Adam Milstein: Promoter of Israeliness

April 11, 2018 -     BY RYAN TOROK | PUBLISHED APR 11, 2018 | JUST ASKING Photo by Ryan Torok. Adam Milstein is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties but is probably best known as the co-founder and chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), a national organization that engages Israeli Americans through a variety of programming, including annual Read More…

Milstein Fellows – Their AIPAC Story: Part 3

April 6, 2018 -     By attending the AIPAC conference, it gave me an insight into Israel of which I was never exposed. For the first time in my life, I became involved in politics. Now that I have experienced the Policy conference, I will now act differently in a way that will help strengthen the United States – Israel relationship. This conference showed me all of Read More…

Milstein Fellow – Their AIPAC Story: Part 2

April 6, 2018 -     AIPAC is more than just a conference. To me, AIPAC stands for passion, for life-long friendships, and for leadership. Having attended the conference last year, I was inspired to become a more active pro-Israel advocate on my campus, UC Berkeley. After attending several protests and standing up for Israel in many different ways, I decided to attend Read More…

Milstein Fellow – Their AIPAC Story: Part 1

April 6, 2018 -     This was my first time being at the AIPAC Policy Conference, and to me, it was one of the most significant experiences in my life. The reason being is my family history, and how I grew up. My parents and older sister are from the former Soviet Union, specifically Minsk in Belarus. They left to Israel in 1989, shortly after my sister was born. They Read More…

Diaspora Jews Will Rise to Meet Our Challenges With Israel in Our Hearts

April 5, 2018 -     Jewish history teaches us that it takes great leaders to overcome major challenges. At the turn of the century, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, founder of Revisionist Zionism Ze’ev Jabotinsky, World Zionist Organization president Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first female prime minister Golda Meir, and Hadassah founder Henrietta S Read More…

Toronto day school students place second in AIPAC contest

March 16, 2018 -     By Lila Sarick, Staff Reporter  March 16, 2018 From left, David Roizenman, Zach Weisleder and Ryan Render pitch their idea for a game at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. A team of students from TanenbaumCHAT took second place in a contest to design innovative approaches to pro-Israel advocacy, beating 30 university teams. The Read More…

Why I’m Optimistic About the Jewish Future in America

February 28, 2018 -     Jewish history teaches us that it takes great leaders to overcome major challenges. At the turn of the century, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, founder of Revisionist Zionism Ze’ev Jabotinsky, World Zionist Organization president Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first female prime minister Golda Meir, and Hadassah founder Henrietta S Read More…

You Can Now Experience Israeli Tour Spots On Virtual Reality

January 31, 2018 -     If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit major Israeli tour spots, you can now experience some of them through virtual reality tours on the Virtually Israel 2.0 website. A project of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and the MERONA Leadership Foundation, Virtually Israel 2.0 features the following videos: Beaches Bible Land Muse Read More…

Pride and Courage: Gifts for our Children in 2018

December 26, 2017 -     This month, we recounted the heroic story of the Maccabees, the Jewish rebel group that lived in the Land of Israel in the second century BCE, which makes clear that we must have pride, courage, and passion to fight for our survival and freedom as a people. During the time of the Maccabees, the Land of Israel was dominated by Greek armies. Many Read More…

Israeli Americans can be the glue that builds a stronger Jewish community

December 18, 2017 -     The Israeli-American Council’s Fourth Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C., held last month felt like a long-overdue family reunion. Enveloping warmth and a powerful sense of togetherness, the love for Israel was infectious, radiating to and from all the participants. In the corridors of the Washington Convention Center, teenagers spo Read More…