The Drive of Adam Milstein

Preach what you practice, teach what you believe is right and fundamental to the existence of the community you are born to and are a part of. With a motto to make lives of those belonging to the State of Israel especially the Jewish community good and worthwhile, Adam not only wants to see the Jews and the Israeli State thrive but also wants them to assert their pride and flourish. He wants them, not only to advocate their rights but also fight for them.

Adam Milstein is the son of Eva and Hillel Mishtein. Eva was a homemaker and Hillel Mishtein a real estate developer. Adam spent his early days in Kiryat Motkin. He served in the 1973 Yom Kippur War after joining the Israeli Defense for his mandatory services. He then completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Technion in 1978 where his major was in Business and Economics. He married Gila Elgrably in 1974 and they had their first child Merav in 1976. Later while completing studies at the University of Southern California, he decided to support his father in the expansion of the family-owned real estate construction and development business. It was at that point that he moved to the United States to settle and support the Israeli-American Community.

Balancing one’s time between work and family commitments could well be learned from this man who managed to marry while in college. He laid the foundation stone of the renowned Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF) in 2000 while serving as a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. He was a full-time employee taking care of accounting, financing and disposition. He later co-found Israeli-American Council (IAC) where he took charge as the National Chairman.

In 2015, Adam brought together over fifty organisations to stand as one, spearheading the movement in order to defeat the bludgeoning forces spreading hate and disrespect for the Israeli Community at college campuses. In 2016, he was named amongst the ““Top hundred Persons Positively Influencing Jewish Life” and also secured the rank of “Top twenty-five activists on Twitter” for the efforts he has been putting in uplifting the Israeli-American Community.