Adam Milstein is well-known in the Israeli American community. Born in Haifa, he was drafted into the Israeli Defense Forces and served in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. In 1981, Adam Milstein and his wife, Gila, immigrated to the United States.
When he arrived, he threw himself into his studies at the famed University of Southern California. Milstein completed an MBA, and found himself disillusioned by the job offers he received. He knew that they were no better than the offers undergraduates were receiving. Frustrated by what he saw as a lack of opportunity, Adam Milstein decided to go into business for himself.
It was a momentous decision and one that changed the course of his life. Adam Milstein became a real estate broker in one of the best real estate markets in the world. In no time at all, he’d achieved his American Dream. Adam and Gila Milstein shifted their focus slightly. In addition to the working world, they became deeply involved in the world of philanthropy.
As proud Israelis, they sought to help American Jews deepen their connections with the Jewish homeland. They hoped that not only would this deepen people’s understanding of their faith, but also encourage greater friendship between the two countries. Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships and the Israel on Campus Coalition are all causes dear to the Milsteins’ hearts.
Adam Milstein is also proud to act as Chairman of the Board for the Israeli American Council. This is the fastest growing Jewish organization in the world. Co-founded by Milstein, the IAC runs programs for people of every age. These include everything from Hebrew immersion courses for young children, to leadership development programs for young professionals.
In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Adam Milstein is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. He also a devoted father, husband and grandfather.