Adam Milstein: Devout Businessman of Renowned Philanthropic Achievement

Adam Milstein is a man who is not only highly regarded for his accomplished goals as a businessman, but for his philanthropic pursuits and contributions within the Jewish community as well. Prior to encompassing the leadership role that he has among society today, Milstein set out on a journey early within his life to seek out opportunities that would bestow him the characteristic of nobility. Within his mind, he knew that he wanted to be of service to others by being a positive role model and fighting for change in the world.


Adam Milstein was born and raised in Haifa, Israel as the son of a real estate developer and homemaker. Throughout the course of his childhood, Milstein and his family often relocated whereby Milstein had the distinctive privilege of residing within several communities within the State of Israel. Nevertheless, out of the deep-rooted cultural appreciation Milstein adapted from his collective of societal experiences, he became inspired to honor and defend his country by joining the Israeli Defense Forces when he was just 19 years of age. As a member of the forces, Milstein served in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 whereby Israel claimed military victory. Succeeding the war, he made the decision to attend the Israel Institute of Technology in 1978 where he was able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Business Management. Moreover, after earning his degree he married and he and his wife Gila moved to the United States in 1981 where Milstein continued to pursue his education to receive his MBA at USC. Yet, just as his father had made a living as a real estate developer, he too felt naturally inclined to establish a career within the field.



Over time he utilized his education and acquired experience from working as a sales agent to manifest the opportunity to become a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties—privately-owned real-estate investment firm located in Encino, California. However, in addition to the responsibilities he held for overseeing the finance and disposition matters as managing partner of the company, he felt unfulfilled in his capabilities to assist the Jewish community and desired to take on philanthropic projects. In 2000, Adam Milstein and his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation as a means to promote the longevity of culture and leadership among those in the Jewish community by way of educating, professionally training, and connecting the Jewish American population to their Jewish heritage. In addition to heading his own nonprofit organization, Adam Milstein sought to make an even greater impact upon the Jewish community by reaching out and connecting other pro-Israel nonprofit groups as the leader of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). As chairman on the board of the IAC, Milstein leads a network that comprises over 250,000 Israeli-Americans that unite to end the spread of anti-Semitism and fortify relations between the United States and the State of Israel.

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