Adam Milstein has become a much beloved philanthropist within the Jewish-American population. Adam Milstein is Israeli-American, being born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. While in Israel, he joined the Israeli Defense Force and fought in the Yom Kippur War. He and his wife later emigrated to the United States in 1981. In the United States, Adam Milstein attended the University of Southern California earned his Masters of Business Administration. After college, he joined the real estate company Hager Pacific Properties. He started out as a sales agent, but after a few decades became a managing partner of the company.
Adam Milstein became interested in philanthropy while taking to a business partner at Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein has said he wasn’t satisfied by just making money and instead wanted to build a lasting legacy, with the money he made. He and his wife decided to launch the Milstein Family Foundation, which worked to support pro-Israel organizations and activities. The Milstein Family Foundation works by following three principles: active philanthropy, life path impact, and philanthropic synergy. Milstein oversees operations. The Milstein Family Foundation helps strengthen Israel, the Jewish community and the important US and Israel relationship. The foundation also works to educate young Jewish people about their faith and provide them the necessary tools to properly advocate the strengthening of the State of Israel on college campuses, in neighborhoods, schools and with friends.
Milstein has become a very vocal and active member of the Jewish community. He soon realized that people living in the two countries lacked philanthropic organizations. Because of the lack of charities present in Israel, Adam Milstein decided to create an organization that would stir up philanthropy and strengthen U.S. Israel ties. This caused Adam to start the Israeli-American Council. It has become the fastest growing Jewish charitable organization in the country. Adam Milstein also serves on the board of several pro-Israel organizations including the Jewish Founders Network, Stand By Me, Hasbara Fellowships, and Stand With Us. His wealth and expertise in philanthropy gives him the opportunity to share insight and advice to these organizations as they continue to grow.
Adam Milstein is the proud creator of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization whose mission is to educate the youth and student leaders. The foundation pioneers in enlightening young people about the state of Israel, challenges facing the Western World, and the Jewish people. He has skills in public speaking, entrepreneurship, management, and strategic planning.
Adam Milstein career and contribution
Milstein is a real estate investor, pro-Israel advocate, and philanthropist. He was born in Israel and served as a soldier in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War. In 1978, he graduated from Technion College with a degree in Industrial and Business Management and, later on, moved to the United States. Milstein obtained his master’s degree in business administration from the University of South California. Having completed his MBA, he began his career in the real estate business.
In 1986, he served as the president of Liberty West Inc., a company owned by Hager Pacific Properties. In 2000, Milstein became the board member of the Israel Campus Coalition, a position he still holds up to date. He also serves on the Hasbara Fellowship, StandWithUs, and Israel American Council Board.
In 2006, he was called upon to serve as AIPAC’s national council member. Four years later, he helped establish Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a literacy program implemented in the United States. The program serves to educate children on Jewish history. It does so by emailing them Jewish literature and music. In 2011, Milstein was promoted to managing partner of Hager Pacific. He currently serves as the chairman of the Israeli American Council Board.
Milstein’s record of accomplishment in the philanthropy world
He supports many Pro-Israel organizations such as the American Israel Education Foundation, the Israel-American Council, ICC, UCLA Foundation, and Hillel. Milstein has won several awards for his achievement in philanthropy arena. In October 2015, he received the American Friends of Magen David Adom Humanitarian Award. In 2016, he was named among 25 most influential people on ‘Jewish Twitter.’ He was also recognized among the top 100 people influencing Jewish life positively. He also featured as a finalist for the StandWithUs award.