The Jerusalem Post recently named the 50 Most Influential Jews of 2016. The periodical allowed readers to vote on the most influential Jewish community members. The results influenced the final decision.
It was no surprise to find Adam Milstein on the list. Milstein is National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, a group that he co-founded in 2007. The Israeli-American Council is America’s fastest growing Jewish organization. A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, the mission of the IAC is to unite and engage the Israeli-American community. The IAC encourages activism, philanthropy, and a sense of community while actively supporting the needs of Israel.
Along with his wife Gila, Adam Milstein founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation educates young adults on their Jewish roots, allowing them to connect with and advocate for Israel. Igniting pride in Jewish youth is an important cause for the Milsteins; the couple has three daughters and three grandchildren.
Milstein joined forces with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson to organize the first Campus Maccabees Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 50 pro-Israel associations met to discuss putting an end to anti-Semitic groups on college campuses.
Born in Haifa, Israel and raised in Kiryat Motzkin, Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. After serving his mandatory service, Milstein attended Technion where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.
After marrying and moving to the United States, Milstein pursued his Master’s degree in business administration and began his career in commercial real estate. He is now a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a commercial real estate firm that acquires, rehabilitates, and manages industrial and commercial real estate.