The Inspired by Israel video contest will soon be down to its final 10.
More than 80 individuals and groups submitted video entries to the contest, which seeks to not only inform, but educate and inspire, people about Israel. The contest is sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in conjunction with the 12Tribe Films Foundation.
People from around the world cast votes to narrow the field down and the top 10 winners will be selected by Gila Milstein; David Suissa, president of Jewish Journal/Tribe Media president; and Michael Dickson, executive director of StandWithUs Israel. Winners of the contest will be announced April 30. A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning entries.
Adam Milstein, who co-founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation with his wife, said the contest is a way show off Israel’s people, places and innovations to the world.
“Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel” was the grand prize winner in the 2016 contest, garnering hundreds of thousands of online views.
Mr. Milstein is an Israeli native who served in that nation’s defense forces during the Yom Kippur War. A 1978 graduate of Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, he immigrated to the United States in 1981 and earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California. He began a career in commercial real estate and is currently managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a privately held commercial real estate firm with holdings throughout the United States.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation seeks to safeguard and strengthen both Israel and the Jewish people by sparking pride in the next generation by giving Americans who support Israel the knowledge to advocate on behalf of the Jewish state. The foundation also works to strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance.
The Milsteins live in California and have three daughters and three grandchildren.