Adam Milstein is a devout humanitarian who came to be classically characterized by individuals both inside and outside of the Jewish community as being a man with a heart of gold. Rather than choosing to ignore the cultural issues of his community and reflect an inconsideration for the well-being of others, Adam Milstein chose to take the road less traveled by assuming a personal responsibility to address these concerns and devising creative solutions. In efforts to assist the Israeli-American population in acquiring certain lifestyle freedoms and necessary resources, Milstein not only sacrificed his life to combat in war, but he has led from within several Pro-Israel organizations to enforce a positive societal change.
It was the Yom Kippur War of 1973 that Adam Milstein served in at 19 years old upon joining the Israeli Defense Forces to honor his country. After the war, he worked hard to receive his Industrial and Business Management based degree in 1978 from the Israel Institute of Technology and then relocated to the United States in 1981 with the intent to carry out his philanthropic objective. As a new resident to the state of California, Adam Milstein seconded his first degree with his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1983 and hence began his mission with his supportive educational tools in hand.
After working diligently in the real-estate industry as a sales agent for quite some time, Adam Milstein obtained the very dutiful position of managing partner for the well-established real-estate investment firm Hager Pacific Properties. Nevertheless, with his business platform in place, he immediately joined several Pro-Israel nonprofit organizations (Israeli-American Council, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, etc.) and invested into creating his own foundation—The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Co-founded by both his wife Gila and self in 2000, the foundation Milstein enables Milstein to have a direct connection to the Israeli-American community via the provision of Jewish education, health and medical resources, policy research, and occupational training.
Yet, of all of the foundation’s services, one of the most influential aspects upon society is perhaps its involvement in combating Anti-Semitism. According to reports, there has been a worldwide surge in the spread of Anti-Semitism and formed hate groups that has prompted Milstein to make combating the issue a primary objective of the foundation. The foundation works with students across college campuses in the U.S. to inspire Jewish cultural awareness in order to stop the formulation of hate groups and violence before it even begins.