Meet Adam Milstein, the Philanthropic Israeli-American Activist
Adam Milstein is a popular figure around the philanthropy scenes. He established the Gila and Adam Milstein Foundation, together with his wife, with the aim of offering philanthropic services to organizations that improve relationships among Jews and Americans in Israel.
Adam is also the founder of Sifriyat Pijam. The organization supplies stationery and other necessary reading materials to Hebrews who share religion knowledge and values to the over 15,000 Jews living in the United States. Adam aimed at using the organization to help students appreciate and learn about the Jewish culture.
As a philanthropist, Adam is guided by two pillars. Firstly, Adam believes in synergy. He says that involving other people in his philanthropic causes eases access to funds as well as new ideas to execute plans.
Secondly, Adam always takes a proactive role in all his organization’s projects, programs, and policy making. Together with his wife and team, Adam spends virtually 100 percent of the time allocated to philanthropy on the ground working alongside other team members.
About Adam Milstein
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, a small city in Israel. His parents are Hillei Milstein and Eva Milstein. Adam’s family would later move to Kiryat Motzkin and Kiryat Yam where he spent his early years. In 1971, Adam enrolled in the Israeli Army where he served in the Yom Kippur war of 1973. The Sharon’s army division, which Adam was a part of, also made tours around the Suez Canal to surrender the Egyptian Third Army Division.
In 1974, Adam met his wife Gila while still in the military. Seven years later, he quit the army and joined the Israel Institute of technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. In 1983, Adam and his wife moved to the United States where he enrolled at South California University in Los Angeles and graduated with an MBA.
Outside philanthropy, Adam Milstein works as the managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. The real estate company is involved in rehabilitating, renovating, and selling of industrial, retail, and family properties. Adam’s duties include sourcing, planning, recording and accounting for the company’s finances. click here