StandWithUs Congratulates Our StandWithUs/Santa Cruz Chapter Chair Gil Stein
Standwithus.com, January 15, 2014
StandWithUs congratulates our StandWithUs/Santa Cruz chapter chair Gil Stein, who was just announced as CAMERA’s 2014 Letter-Writer of the Year!
This year alone, Gil has had 83 letters published, most locally but also in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
While most law school grads were studying for the Bar Exam, Gil Stein bought a one-way ticket to Israel where he spent the next ten years of his life. There he met his wife, who had been brought from Morocco to Israel by the Mossad. With their two boys, they moved to California in 1984. Gil passed the Bar Exam and began his new career as an attorney, earning honors and the respect of his colleagues.
Concerned about anti-Israel propaganda in his local community and at the local university, he began to speak out and write responses to the misinformation being spread about Israel. Gil has been the local chair for StandWithUs/Santa Cruz for nearly a decade. He wrote letters and op-ed pieces to local newspapers and has appeared as a guest on several local talk shows. He became involved with CAMERA’s International Letter-Writing Group, AIPAC, and other pro-Israel and Jewish organizations.
Gil lives with his wife, Mimi, in Aptos, California. He passed on his love of Israel to his children. One of his sons lives in Tel Aviv and the other works as a filmmaker for StandWithUs.
Gil’s honor will be officially awarded at CAMERA’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.