Adam Milstein Changing Perceptions and Maintaining Identity through Philanthropy

Adam Milstein is one of the most accomplished philanthropists and business leaders from the Israeli-American community. He gained recognition because of his efforts to strengthen relations between the US and Israel, uphold the Jewish culture and identity, and developing his home country.

In 2000, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation began with an objective of helping fellow Israelis understand and uphold their identity. As such, the foundation provides opportunities for people to learn the Jewish history, language, and culture and pass the knowledge to other generations. Also, the Foundation partners and supports various organizations and programs that have a similar mission. For Adam, philanthropy does involve not only monetary donations but also active involvement in advocacy and volunteering time and other resources. He prefers building long-term relationships with partnering organizations to ensure desired outcomes. Adam Milstein also volunteers his knowledge and expertise, assists in creating significant connections and recruiting talents.

Using the life pact impact approach, Adam ensures that the programs will engage the Israeli community at each stage of their lives. Most of the projects undertaken by foundation target young adults and children as he hopes to reconnect them to their Jewish roots and culture. The Sifriyat Pijamana B’America project imitates an Israeli program that provides Jewish books written in Hebrew for children. Through the Family Foundation, Adam also supports campus movements to advocate for pro-Israeli courses. The pioneer annual Campus Maccabees Summit organized in 2015 was a result of the joint efforts of Haim Saban, Sheldon Adelson, and Adam Milstein. The summit addressed pro-Israeli hate and antisemitism experienced in campuses.

Adam Milstein is the chairman and founder of the Israeli-American Council and sits on the boards of the Jewish Funders Network, Birthright Israel, StandWithUs, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the Israel on Campus Coalition. The Jewish Telegraphic Association listed Adam Milstein among the 25 Most Influential People on Jewish Twitter in 2016. Adam Milstein commands a following of over 83,700 people on twitter. Together with his wife Gila, Adam received Humanitarian of the Year Award of 2015. For more info about us: https://www.milsteinff.org/who-we-are/ click here.

Adam Milstein aspires to inspire others through his work. Being an immigrant, he is passionate about educating others about his roots.