Adam Milstein is a man who wears several hats. But the most prominent is probably his work as a pro-Israeli activist.Through the foundation he started with his wife Gila- the Adam Milstein and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, the real estate investor and philanthropist has put a lot of effort in strengthening the relationship between Israel and America, as well as the way the Jewish People are viewed by the rest of the world.
Prior to his migration to America, Mr. Milstein served in the Israel Defense Forces. He then enrolled for a BSc. In business and economics and later graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr. Milstein also has a wealth of experience in real estate where his career as a real estate agent was shaped.
Adam Milstein’s philanthropic work goes beyond financial support and incorporates creative ideas. In July 2017, his foundation announced a competition meant to collect memes supporting the Israeli cause.The competition dubbed Milstein Meme cooptation was capped with a grand cash prize of $2000.
Adam Milstein asserts that his efforts to empower the Jewish community particularly in America were influenced by the need to help Israelis conquer the various barriers they faced in America and beyond. By partnering with like-minded organizations and individuals Milstein advances Jewish interests in areas such as Jewish education, generational continuity and pro-Israel advocacy. He is also acknowledged for his hands-on approach which draws from his work as a successful entrepreneur.
In 2017, Mr. Milstein was named one of the World’s Most Influential Do-Gooders in a list of 200 philanthropists. The poll was conducted by London-based publication Richtopia and was based on social media influence. Milstein is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and sits on the boards of other organizations such as Jerusalem U, StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships among others. Milstein is extending his outreach through the Adam Milstein Podcast where he engages elected officials and policymakers, artists and other influential members of the society.
The Jewish community has greatly benefited from the efforts of Adam Milstein and his foundation. His approach to tackling issues head-on has seen him participate in discussions that concern security and border matters in Israel with a positive impact.