Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American activist and philanthropist who has excelled in the American real estate industry. Adam Milstein fled to the United States in 1981 shortly after completing his compulsory service in the Israel Defense Forces. His relentless efforts at Technion in Israel earned him a bachelor’s degree before enrolling for his MBA in USC in 1983. Milstein’s career began as a sales agent at Hager Pacific Properties and worked his way up to become a managing partner. Adam Milstein’s passion for philanthropic work was inspired by a colleague who encouraged him to give back to society.
Mr. Milstein’s philanthropic mission is centered on strengthening the Jewish American community and the State of Israel. He is famous for his accomplishments as a thought leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. His philanthropic work was inspired by the need to empower the Israeli citizens living in the United States and encourage them to identify with their Jewish roots. As a result, Adam teamed up with his wife, Gila, to start a humanitarian organization, the Adam, and Gila Milstein Foundation. Through this organization, Adam Milstein sponsors several programs that help young Israeli professionals to understand their Jewish identity and connect with the State of Israel.
The efforts of Mr. Milstein have been hailed not only by the Israelites but also the Americans. His organization, the Israeli-American Council, is one of the fastest growing Jewish Organization in the U.S. The foundation has distributed over 75 grants to various charitable organizations. In 2015, Adam Milstein teamed up with Sheldon Adelson and Haim Shaban to organize the Maccabbee Campus Summit that brought together dozens of agencies to harness support to defeat anti-Semitism and lies that demonized Israel.
In 2016, Milstein featured in the list of top 100 people positively influencing the lives of Israeli-Americans. Andrea Lavin, a worker in an organization that Milstein supports, describes him as an astute philanthropist dedicated to helping strengthen the Jewish community. Adam Milstein champions Israel and strives to strengthen bilateral ties between Israel and the United States. He stands firm in the fight to counter defamation against Israeli-Americans.