Adam Milstein spoke at a conference in Washington D.C. hosted by the Israeli-American Council just a few months ago, and amidst all the speeches, panel discussions, interviews and dance celebrations, he said he was delighted to see certain things among the young people there. Many of them were excited not only to engage in political discussions, talk about things going on in Israel but also about how much they loved their heritage. Milstein says he’s very optimistic because of this and believes even with all the things that have happened in the modern world, the call of Israel even from past days is as strong as ever.
Adam Milstein believes that as long as Jewish-Americans and Israelis support Israel’s leaders and do so unconditionally, the nation will remain a force for good in the world. He certainly knows that not every decision they make is perfect, but if all Jews accept it as such, they will find common ground on things they do care about. He also notes how Jews throughout history have always had the ability to think outside the box and bring ideas to the table that nobody before has thought of. It’s one reason why many of them over the years have had success in business and finance and have also graduated from prestigious universities.
Adam Milstein is a graduate of the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. He served in the battalion commanded by Ariel Sharon during his time in the Israeli Defense Forces and helped defeat Egypt in the Yom Kippur War. His professional career has consisted of managing billions in client assets in real estate and accumulating one of the largest commercial property portfolios as managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties.
Philanthropy is fundamental to everything Adam Milstein does as he’s said that it provides structure even his day-to-day business tasks, but also because it allows him to connect with other Jewish-Americans and also give them insight into events happening back in Israel. He’s been chairman of the IAC for over 10 years, and also is the co-chair of the Milstein Family Foundation with his wife Gila. The foundation is also a partner of Jerusalem University, American Society for Yad Vashem, Bizrael, Mason Hillel and Jewish International Fund.