Adam Milstein is becoming an important figure in Israeli-American relations, and is a staunch defender of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies. In fact, Milstein and Netanyahu both were featured on the Jerusalem Post’s “Top 50 Most Influential Jews” list for 2016 with Netanyahu listed at number 2 and Milstein at number 39. Milstein has spent most of his career in the real estate profession, but more recently he’s spent much of his time working with the Milstein Foundation. He’s been actively involved with influential Israeli groups such as Stand With Us, Israeli-American Council (IAC), American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and various Hillel non-profits.
Adam Milstein is a dual citizen of Israel and the US and even a former soldier. His parents moved to Israel back when the modern nation became recognized by the US as having the right to exist in 1948. Young Adam traveled around the country as a young boy because his father was a building framer who relocated often. Adam Milstein joined the Israeli army when the time came for him to do mandatory military service, and he joined then Commander Ariel Sharon’s division that invaded Sinai during the Yom Kippur War. Adam returned home when his service time expired, and married Gila Elgrably not long after.
Adam Milstein first went to college at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, and upon graduating from there spent several years working alongside his father in construction. He later moved to the US where he completed his MBA and entered real estate management. He is currently a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties in Los Angeles. He started the Milstein Foundation in the year 2000 in an effort to promote Israel’s rights and strengthen relations with the US, but also to support Jewish non-profits through active philanthropy, path life impact, and philanthropic synergy. Those three aspects mean that Milstein and his family are actively involved with every group the foundation supports, they reach out to various age groups in their audience to educate them, and form unity with other Jewish philanthropy leaders in the US and around the globe.