Adam Milstein is a successful real estate investor, philanthropist, and community leader. The Israeli-American served in the IDF when he was living in Israel and even fought for his country during 1973’s Yom Kippur War. Milstein and his family decided to move to the United States in 1981. He enrolled at the University of Southern California, and the graduated with an MBA in 1983. Before that, Adam Milstein has been awarded a degree in business and economics from an Israel-based university.
The businessman joined the real estate industry by serving as a sales agent but was later promoted to serve Hager Pacific Properties as a managing partner. The company is privately held and runs different industrial and commercial real estate properties that are located in Southern California. It has been buying and re-establishing business and industrial buildings. Adam Milstein’s responsibilities at the firm include planning, accounting, and financing. His peers have acknowledged an excellent entrepreneur and business leader.
Milstein began taking part of charity undertakings by working with his colleagues. He business partner taught him about ma’aser rishon, which is a Jewish practice that involves giving 10 percent of an individual’s earnings to charity work. The philanthropist later decided to establish Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. His wife Gila also owns a charity organization that is called Sifriyat Pijama B’ America, and it has been offering books that enable Jewish children to learn more about their tradition. The foundation’s activities have benefited over 15,000 families.
The philanthropist has been striving to the give back to the Israeli-American community in different ways. In 2007, he was among the co-founders of the Israeli-American Council, which has been working to ensure that the United States and Israel have strong ties. By 2012, the IAC has worked with more than 100,000 Israeli Americans. Adam Milstein has acted as a board member of various charity foundations that include Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, Jewish Funders Network, AISH Los Angeles, AIPAC National Council, Hasbara Fellowships, and many others. He owns the Milstein Family Foundation, which has been offering an annual contribution of $1 million towards Jewish education programs, enhancing pro-Israel advocacy, and improving non-profit organizations.
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