Adam Milstein may be known throughout California as a real-estate mogul, but what he should be remembered for is philanthropy. He is an Israeli national who served time in the military before going on to college and graduating with a degree in business and economics. He moved his family to the United States in 1981, where Milstein received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He has been working in real estate ever since.
The majority of Adam Milstein’s philanthropic activities started in 2000 and all causes are invested in the preservation of Israel. Whether it be through the teaching of Hebrew and Jewish values or his political involvement as a lobbyist, Milstein can be found teaching the world about Israel, what it stands for, what it needs and the importance of the country to the world in general.
Most notably, Adam Milstein and his wife Gila created the Milstein Foundation to strengthen Israel both internally and to the United States, along with keeping tradition by focusing on the future Jewish generations through education. In 2015, Adam Milstein was named one of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life” by The Algemeiner (a Jewish newspaper available in print and online).
Adam Milstein is also the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), dedicated to strengthening the ties between the United States and Israel. There are almost one million Israeli-Americans in the United States, so it is important that these citizens have a voice. The IAC is the largest organization of it’s type, playing an active role in education, innovation, and social activism. There are 10 IAC offices in the US, from California to Washington D.C and they are active in 27 states. The IAC focuses on both communities and individuals, helping over 2,100 people directly.
While there are many more organizations that Adam Milstein is actively engaged in, these two were focused on because they show the varying degrees to which the man is capable. From children to politics, Milstein will always be found preserving his way of life for future generations.