As a leader of many Jewish organizations, Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American businessman and philanthropist who has made his mark in helping to strengthen the critical U.S.-Israeli alliance.
Born in 1952 in Haifa, Israel, Adam Milstein is the oldest child of Hillel and Eva Millstein. He spent his early years in Kiryat Yam and later in Kiryat Motzkin.
In 1971 he entered the Israeli Army for his compulsory service, and in 1973 he served during the Yom Kippur War. Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably in 1974 and enrolled in the Technion, graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.
They moved to the United States in 1981, and two years later he received a Master of Business Administration degree after enrolling in the University of Southern California. Soon after he went to work as sales agent in commercial real estate.
Adam Milstein’s career ventures are varied and numerous. As a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, which focuses on rehabilitating and restoring retail, office, and industrial properties, he oversees the firm’s financing, disposition, and accounting.
Mr. Milstein also sits on the boards of several organizations, including Hasbra Fellowships, Birthright Israel, Stand By Me, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the Israel on Campus Coalition.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation was founded in 2000 by Milstein and his wife, Gila. This organization supports academic interests of students who want to identify and advocate with the State of Israel, as well as offering them the opportunity to demonstrate their Jewish pride.
In October of 2016, Adam Milstein was honored as one of the 50 most influential Jewish figures to have made an impact in the world over the last year by the Jerusalem Post.
And earlier this year, the publication Richtopia, along with social media ranking system, Rise, named him as one of the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World, joining other prominent philanthropists on the list, such as Mark Zuckerberg, J.K. Rowling, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Warren Buffett, and Elton John.
Rainbow34 December 17, 2017
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