Adam Milstein is a highly successful real estate developer based in Southern California. Outside of his business activities, he is best known for his charitable work and philanthropy and, along with his wife, runs the the Adam and Gila Mistein Family Foundation.

Life

Born in Isreal in 1952, Adam Milstein served in the Israeli military and fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Adam Milstein was married in 1974, and immigrated to the United States in 1981, becoming active in business after receiving a business degree from the University of Southern California. Currently, he lives in Encino, California.

Activism

Adam Milstein is one of the founders of the Israeli-American Council, and he is on the boards of numerous other organizations that promote the well-being of the Jewish people and a friendly relationship between Israel and the United States. In general, Milstein encourages young Jewish people to feel pride in their heritage and aids them in performing active philanthropic work; this means that he believes in the “sweat equity” concept of giving time and effort and not just money to make the world a better place. He is known for bringing a sense of creativity and energy to his activism, as demonstrated by the recent meme competition he sponsored where participants created pro-Israel memes.

Foundation

Essentially, the focus of the Adam and Gila Mistein Family Foundation is to do what it can to ensure that Israel remains a strong and prosperous state with strong bonds to the United States. Adam Milstein has a special passion for helping young Jewish people in the United States and elsewhere feel proud of their roots and to identify with Israel. His foundation works with young people from the time they are children to adulthood, and participants move from one program to the next as they grow up.

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