Milstein Family Foundation Newsletter
This year, the Jewish High Holy Days—Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—are fundamentally different: radicalization in America is on the rise as extremist groups that were once considered fringe, gain popularity. These groups are taking advantage of these challenging times including the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming presidential elections, and civil unrest to unleash violence against Americans and hatred toward Jews. Riots and looting, as well as an increase in antisemitic incidents are taking place all over the country, including in cities with a significant Jewish population.  
The far left, radical Muslims, the far right, and Black Supremacists are gaining funding and influence, and are utilizing their new powers to spread racism, bigotry, and antisemitism in America. These radical groups threaten to destroy the values, structures, and institutions that make America so exceptional.
This year we must change our mindset from fighting Jew hatred to fighting hatred toward America, from “business as usual” to “time is of the essence”, from defense mode to going on the offense, from finding shelter and hiding, to standing up and taking action to secure the future of our loved ones.
Adam's new article, Defining Antisemitism as a Jewish Problem is a Lose-Lose Proposition, warns that without getting Americans engaged in combating racism, bigotry and Jew hatred, we will continue to lose the fight against antisemitism, but it will continue to be challenging to engage Americans if they think antisemitism is just a Jewish problem. In a recent interview on One American News Network, he further explains why antisemitism is an American problem and how we can effectively combat it.  
As we look toward a new year, we should also do more to support those in our community who need our help. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand By Me, a nonprofit led by Gila that provides care and services to Israeli-American cancer patients and their families in Los Angeles, is unable to hold its annual fundraising event. Your support is needed more than ever as Stand By Me continues to provide services such as food deliveries, remote support groups led by certified psychologists, and more to its patients. Gila and the Stand By Me family —patients, families, and volunteers— would be immensely grateful if you consider donating. Help Stand by Me to continue to fulfill its mission, so no one in our community faces cancer alone. 

This month learn about the Philos Project, a dynamic leadership community dedicated to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Near East. With active chapters in North America and around the world, the organization helps fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and antisemitism globally.

Even though there is more bad news more than usual, we still want to wish you and your family a Shana Tova U’Metuka, a joyous and sweet New Year. 

With sincere love and admiration for the State of Israel and the Jewish people,
Gila and Adam Milstein
Defining Antisemitism as a Jewish Problem
Is a Lose-Lose Proposition
Adam Milstein's article was first published in Jerusalem Post on August 16, 2020.
Presenting antisemitism as a Jewish problem has been a lose-lose proposition because it has not spurred effective action against Jew-hatred. Our thousands of years of history in the diaspora substantiates the fact Jews alone cannot defeat antisemitism. To be successful we need our American allies to fight with us, and for that to happen they need to realize antisemitism is first and utmost an American problem.

If we are serious about the threat, and have the courage to stand at the forefront of this fight, time is of the essence. Our history and increasingly dangerous reality show that the inalienable rights afforded by the American Constitution cannot be taken for granted. We need to fight against our detractors today so that tomorrow we and future generations can continue living freely and proudly. We must fly into the future as brave eagles and stop playing sacrificial canaries.

Stand By Me
"With a warm heart and open arms, Stand By Me is the extended family in support of its brothers and sisters on their road to recovery." 

- President, Gila Milstein
Stand by Me is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009 in order to provide daily support to Israeli-American cancer patients and their families in Los Angeles.

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Combating Antisemitism in America:
Adam Milstein on OAN
Watch Adam's interview on One American News Network, where he discusses how we can proactively combat rising antisemitism in America and protect our nation from the radical movements spreading it.
The Philos Project
The Philos Project is a dynamic leadership community dedicated to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Near East. Founded in 2014, Philos offers educational resources, immersive travel programs, and networking and advocacy opportunities that help Christian leaders understand and engage with important Near East issues. Philos also supports innovative projects that help advance liberty and justice on the ground. 
The Milstein Family Foundation has been an active partner in Philos’ fight against those seeking to delegitimize Israel through the BDS movement, as well as our fight to combat antisemitism. 
To learn more about Philos’ important initiatives online, in the U.S., and the Near East, visit, and please consider donating to support our efforts.
MFF is proud to support the Philos Project.