A video contest called “Inspired by Israel” was announced by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The Foundation does this with the 12Tribe Films Foundation as partners in the venture. To enter the contest, contestants have to submit videos about Israel. The videos should educate, entertain, and inspire those who watch the videos. Cash prizes amounting to $20,000 will be distributed to winning videos. This includes a Grand Prize of $8,000. February 1 is the last day for people to register for this contest. March 6 is the last day the videos can be submitted. The public votes on the videos online until March 29th. April 30th is the date winners are announced.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF) was founded in 2000 by Adam Milstein and his wife Gila. The purpose is to strengthen Israel, and its ties with the United States. The foundation hopes to ensure the identity of the Jewish people as well as the affinity to Israel of the future Jewish generations. The MFF supports a number of organizations including Jewish & Israel Education and Israeli-American & Jewish Community Services.
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel and spent his early years in Kiryat Motzkin. Since Israel has conscription, in 1971 Milstein joined up with the Israeli Defense Forces to satisfy his mandatory service requirement. He was still in the service when the Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973. After his military service Milstein enrolled in the Israel Institute of Technology also known as the Technion. In 1978 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business and in economics. While still in college, Milstein joined with his father in order to expand their real estate and development business. Milstein married Gila Elgrably in 1974 and soon had two daughters. In 1981 the family moved to the US.
Adam Milstein became a managing partner of the Real Estate firm Hager Pacific Properties. He oversees the financing and accounting for the business. Hager Pacific Properties engages in acquiring and developing real estate properties. Soon Milstein and his wife Gila were able to establish the foundation that bears their name.