Born in Haifa, Adam Milstein once served in the Israel Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War. He moved to the United States in 1981 to pursue an MBA in the University of South California but never went back to Israel. He ventured into commercial real estate business where he is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties till this day.
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In 2007, Adam Milstein co-founded the Israeli American Council in Los Angeles and is now the national chairman of the board. The council has grown all over the United States and helps Americans with Jewish origin to preserve their heritage and connect with Israeli roots. He dedicates much of his time promoting Israel and Jewish culture through charitable courses. He spends most of his time in non-profit activities together with his wife, Gila.
Through the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, Adam Milstein and his wife are actively involved in charitable activities such supporting pro-Israeli organizations as well as helping high school students attend the America Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference annually. He believes that the Israeli Americans are best placed to be spokespeople for the State of Israel. They face the challenge of funding for their non-profit business because it’s difficult to find sources and keep the flow of funding.
Adam Milstein and his wife Gila always work hard to ensure that the causes they support succeed which mostly include providing social and material resources through their foundation. They have set up a donor forum to make funding for the pro-Israeli course easier. The forum allows organizations to have 15 minutes of presentations over lunch to pitch their courses which in turn accelerates the funding process. A committee pre-screens the organizations that are allowed to present before the donors. The donor forum method has been single-handedly pioneered by Mr. Adam Milstein, and it wouldn’t be a big surprise if others followed it because in many cases he has always led and others followed.