Adam Milstein is a prominent real estate investor who has left a great mark in the industry. As the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, he left a great mark with his outstanding portfolio which has over $2 billion worth of properties owned and managed by the firm. On the other hand, Mr. Milstein is a well-recognized philanthropist I the Jewish community.
Adam was born in the year 1952 in Haifa, Israel. He grew up in Kiryat Motzki and in 1971; he enrolled to join the Israeli Defense Forces where he served in the Yom Kippur War. After the war, Adam acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics. After completing his Masters, he moved to the United States and worked as a sales agent for commercial real estate properties.
While working at Hager Pacific Properties, Adam was introduced to philanthropy by one of his workmates who suggested they should get into it together. Since Mr. Milstein was not only interested in making money, but also leaving behind a legacy, he decided to start the Adam and Gila Family Milstein Family Foundation with his wife. This foundation was aimed at empowering and supporting other pro-Israel organizations, as well as activities.
Since Mr. Adam Milstein was an active member of the Jewish community, he was aware that the Israelis in Israel, as well as those in the United States, need philanthropic aid. In Israel, most of the amenities are offered freely to the public; therefore, there are no charities. Adam came up with the idea of creating an organization to encourage philanthropy as this would help in fortifying the bond between the U.S and Israel. He is ow the chairman of the Israel- American Council. This is a non-profit organization based in the U.S that serves more than 500,000 Israeli-Americans.
The Israeli-American Community (IAC) has come together to make an identity and root their lives in the United States while connecting to their heritage, as well as their Jewish identity. This community helps the younger generation to keep in touch with the Jewish heritage and identity and also learn the language of Israel; Israel and Hebrew.