MERONA Leadership Foundation Significantly Expands Virtual Reality Video Program
This week, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, in partnership with MERONA Leadership Foundation, launched Virtually Israel 2.0—quintupling the number of free Virtual Reality (VR) videos of Israel’s most popular sites—in response to enthusiastic support from a variety of viewers across the country. The launch is highly anticipated after a video teasing the expansion of the program went viral.
Through cutting-edge technology, Virtually Israel helps bring Israel to life for anyone, anywhere in the world, who wants to explore the country. This one-of-a-kind free Virtual Reality experience showcases historic and lesser-known attractions across Israel—from Jerusalem’s Old City and the Tower of David, to Tel Aviv’s beaches and startup offices.
“People love this experience because it shows the beauty of Israel,” philanthropist Adam Milstein said. “Through this amazing technology, people can experience the Jewish State without even leaving their living room. I am very proud to expand this program and ‘bring’ more people virtually to Israel.”
The 360-degree videos are hosted on YouTube and Facebook, and can be viewed in 2D on any platform, and in 3D using VR viewers such as Google Cardboard or Samsung VR gear. The YouTube videos can be viewed in 4k (the highest resolution possible), and the Milstein Family Foundation also partners with a variety of groups around the world, that are interested in screening the videos at maximum resolution.
There are 11 videos available: Beaches, Bible Lands Museum, Dead Sea Scrolls, Independence Hall, Jerusalem & the Dead Sea, Sarona Market, Startup Nation, Taglit Innovation Center, Tel Aviv & Jaffa, Tel Aviv Balloon Ride and Tower of David Museum.
About the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: The MFF works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish People and the Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride and courage in the next generation, providing pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate for the State of Israel, and bolstering the critical U.S.-Israel Alliance. Learn more at: http://milsteinff.org/.
About MERONA Campus: MERONA Leadership Foundation’s mission is to support pro-Israel activists of all backgrounds, on campuses and beyond, by providing programming, professional guidance and funding for student-led initiatives while collaborating with pro-Israel nonprofits and engaging pro-Israel community leaders.