Adam Milstein is a brilliant Israeli American investor, activist, and philanthropist. Staying true to his Jewish heritage Milstein raises and contributes funds for various organizations that work to improve the state of the Jewish Community and their homeland of Israel.
In the early 70’s, Milstein enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Though enlistment was mandatory at the time, Adam Milstein gladly and voluntarily joined the IDF and served his country throughout the Yom Kippur War before attending the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion. Milstein became a graduate of the institute in 1978 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Milstein decided to enter the world of real estate investing and development. Even helping his father expand his business very early on in his career. Looking to further his higher education and experience Milstein moved to the United States with his wife Gila Elgrably and their two young daughters Merav and Lyron. Milstein’s family thought he was taking a huge risk uprooting his whole family for a country he’d never been to before, but for Milstein the potential payoff of the moved greatly outweighed the risks.
Milstein continued his career in real estate and managed to graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).
Milstein is co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli American Council (IAC), one of the leading Jewish organizations. Milstein has lent his expertise and skill to numerous well known Jewish organizations throughout his career.
For his work as a philanthropist, activist, and leader, Milstein was recognized by the Jerusalem Post. The broadsheet newspaper named him as one of the 50 most influential Jewish figures. Milstein earned the no. 39 spot on the list.
Milstein was truly honored to see his name on the list among Jewish leaders he’d looked up to in past years.
Milstein co-founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. An organization he and his wife created that mainly focuses on the development of the youth in the Jewish community.
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