Adam Milstein is a renowned philanthropist and real estate investor who was born and raised in Israel. He enrolled in the Israel Defense Forces in 1971 and served during the Yom Kippur War. In 1978, Milstein graduated from Technion with a Bachelor of Science in business and economics. He later married Gila Elgrably and moved to the United States in 1981.
While in the US, Adam Milstein received an MBA from the University of Southern California before joining the commercial real estate industry. Milstein is currently in charge of accounting, financing, and disposition at Hager Pacific Properties where he is a managing partner. The firm is a commercial real estate investor specializing in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and repositioning of properties.
Adam Milstein co-founded the Israeli-American Council to strengthen the relationship between the people of US and Israel. The non-profit organization also aims to preserve and strengthen Israel and the Jewish. Established in 2007, the IAC has become the fastest growing Jewish organization in America. Milstein is currently the Chairman of the organization.
Together with his wife, Milstein also founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF). The organization was established in 2000 to uphold and strengthen the Israel State and Jewish People. It does this by educating students and young professionals to understand their Jewish roots and be proud of it. It also unites them with the state of Israel and provides them with the knowledge to advocate for Israel and Jewish people. The MFF also supports other organizations including Jewish & Israel Education, Israeli-American & Jewish Community Services and Connecting non-Israeli Americans with the State of Israel among many others.
Adam Milstein also maintains membership of other Jewish groups, including Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, AIPAC National Council, Stand By Me and Hasbara Fellowships. He is also the co-founder of Sifriyat Pijama B’America, an organization donating Hebrew books to US Israeli-Jewish-American families. Recently the Jerusalem Post named Milstein one of the 50 most influential Jewish Figures. He was listed no. 39 of individuals who have impacted the world and have the potential to create change in future. Adam Milstein was also named among the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the world by Richtopia in collaboration with social media ranking system.