Adam Milstein is an outspoken patriot for the nation of Israel in the US, having lived in Israel for many years and learned the ancient traditions of the nation. Not only has he sought to bring awareness to political struggles and security issues facing the nation, he’s also been looking to restore ancient Hebrew texts and teachings for younger generations of Jews. He has promoted these efforts through the Milstein Foundation, and this foundation has three cores it embraces.
The first is active philanthropy, by which Adam Milstein and his wife Gila are not only giving money to the groups they support, they are personally involved with them. The second is path life impact, by which the foundation specifically targets various age groups to educate them in Jewish heritage and customs. The third is philanthropic synergy, by which Adam’s foundation seeks to partner with other philanthropists and community leaders to achieve a common goal for the support and welfare of Israel.
Adam Milstein is the son of two immigrants who moved to Israel not long after it became a nation-state in 1948. His father became a building framer and his mother a homemaker, and Adam spent time learning the family business growing up, and traveling around various cities in Israel. Adam served in the military during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and was part of the force that invaded the Sinai Peninsula. After that war was over, he returned home and enrolled at the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology. He pursued a career in business and real estate, and after marrying Gila Elgrably he started working alongside his father for several years.
In 1981, Adam Milstein and his family relocated to the US where he finished his MBA at the University of Southern California, and then began his career at Hager Pacific Properties where today he is a Managing Partner. Milstein has spoken at many pro-Israel public policy conferences and gatherings, and he has helped launch various committees including the Israeli-American Council (IAC), Stand With US, and Birthright Israel. He also supports social groups such as Stand By Me and Jerusalem U.