Born in 1952, Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American businessman, community leader, and philanthropist. He made his fortune by working in the real estate sector and is currently a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties which deals in commercial real estate. Adam Milstein began work in the real estate sector back in Israel, where he was born, by helping his father in his real estate business after graduating from the Technion in 1978. In 1981 he immigrated to the USA together with his wife. He joined the University of Southern California where he graduated with an MBA in 1983.
Having made his fortune in the real estate sector, Adam Milstein committed to give back to the community through philanthropy. He is the national Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, which he co-founded. The council aims to ensure Israeli-Americans are connected so that the next generation does not forget its roots. Through its leadership council, the IAC promotes a productive and continuous relationship between Israelis in the USA and Israel through empowerment, activism, and philanthropy. Adam Milstein is also the President of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation which is committed to educating young professionals about the challenges facing Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Western World today. The Foundation does this on U.S. campuses where it also educates student leaders on the said challenges. The foundation aims to combat extremism and anti-Semitism by creating synergies between Pro-Israel and Pro-democracy organizations.
Additional Philanthropic Work
Additionally, Adam Milstein promotes his philanthropic work by working with other organizations. He is the co-founder of Sifriyat PijamaB’America (SP-BA), a literacy program in the USA for Hebrew and Jewish families. The program mails high-quality Hebrew Jewish literature to children across the country. He also works with other not for profit and Pro-Israel organizations such as StandWithUs, The Israel Project, Hasbara Fellowships, Nahal Haredi, Chabad Israel House, and Alpha Epsilon Pi, among others. To bolster his efforts in his pro-Israel campaign, Adam has published both books and online articles to reach a wider audience. Through his online presence and his philanthropic work, he has been recognized as one of the most influential people on “Jewish twitter.”