2018 MFF monthly newsletter
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Dear Friends,

! ט"ו בשבט הגיע, חג לאילנות

It's a new year for the trees, who take strong roots in the land, just as the Jewish people take strong roots in our connection to the land of Israel.
In our first newsletter of 2018, we include an incredible innovation competition open to high school seniors and college students, who can receive up to $15,000 to turn their pro-Israel ideas into powerful reality!

We also touch upon Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was last Saturday, and we encourage you to watch the incredibly moving footage of the historic flyover of Auschwitz by three Israeli F-15 Eagles.

Also, we share Virtually Israel , an interactive way to view Israel in virtual reality from the comfort of your couch.

Finally, we are proud to feature StandWithUs' Israel In Focus Conference, a MFF-sponsored organization and partner.
With sincere love and admiration for Israel and the Jewish people,
Gila and Adam Milstein
$15,000 is only an idea away...

Students, it's time to let your creativity and your love for Israel combine, and send us your most innovative pro-Israel on-campus initiatives!
Our Innovation Competition deadline is only A WEEK AWAY, Friday 2/9!
High school and college students can submit their ideas here:  https://goo.gl/forms/LWrEDEz9TBsB5r8B2
Three finalists will present their ideas at our Milstein Student Reception at the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference, Sunday, March 4!
See you there!
Eagles Over Auschwitz - Holocaust Remembrance Day
To commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day that took place on Saturday, January 27, be inspired by the 2003 footage of the historic flyover of Auschwitz-Birkenau by three Israeli F-15 -Eagles.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit major Israeli tour spots, or if you want to revisit your favorite ones, you can now experience 360-degree, hi-def, 3D videos of Israel’s most incredibly places with 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 nearly a dozen VR videos that let you experience Israel’s natural wonders, vibrant culture, and ancient history—from the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv’s beaches, to hi-tech centers and bustling shuks, to the Tower of David and Bible Lands Museum!
Featured Organization: StandWithUs'
Over 500 high school and college students and community members learned, shared, and strategized with experts on best ways to share Israel's story and combat anti-Semitic campaigns, at the StandWithUs annual " International Conference , " held January 19-22 in Los Angeles.
Participants learned best practices in confronting challenges and making positive changes on campuses, in communities, with legislation and legal action, and through religious institutions. Keynote speakers included MK Sharren Haskel and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, author of "Harpoon." International students—who came from Mexico, Canada, the UK, and more—also attended a separate track to combat issues specific to their countries.

 Attendees left inspired, empowered, and re-energized to continue the vital work of educating their communities about Israel and standing up to anti-Semitism. 

The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is proud to have sponsored this informative and impactful event.
The Mission of  The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation  ("MFF") is to strengthen the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People, and its special ties with the United States of America; and to ensure the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and future Jewish generations.