Adam Milstein loves Jewish traditions and is working hard to preserve them and pass them on to future generations. He’s an outspoken defender of Israel’s statehood and territorial rights, and is actively involved public affairs. Milstein’s work has been primarily accomplished working through the Milstein Foundation, the foundation he and his wife Gila started to promote their causes. As part of the Milstein Foundation beliefs, Adam and Gila are active philanthropists who are personally involved in all non-profits they support. They also embrace path life impact, or going after various age groups and educating them in appropriate Jewish roots and traditions.
His parents had immigrated to Israel from Latin America, and his dad even served in the navy during the first independence war. Young Adam often traveled around the country because his dad was a building framer whose job had him relocating frequently. When Adam was old enough, he enlisted in the Israeli Army during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, and even had the privilege of serving directly under future Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He returned home where he married Gila Elgrably not long after the war, and in the meantime he enrolled at the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology. After completing his studies there, he joined his father in framing buildings for various properties.
Adam Milstein completed his education after relocating to the US, where he got his MBA at the University of Southern California. He became a qualified real estate advisor at Hager Pacific Properties, overseeing financing and property management facets of the firm, and later became Managing Partner. Adam Milstein started the family foundation in the year 2000, and has been dedicating much of his time to non-profit groups such as the Israeli-American Council (IAC), Birthright Israel, Students Supporting Israel (SSI), and Hasbara Fellowships. He was recently named at number 39 on the Jerusalem Post’s prestigious list of the “Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2016.”