It can definitely be said that the world would be much better off if it had more compassionate and proactive leaders like Adam Milstein. His kindness, generosity, and concern for the well-being of members of the Jewish community demonstrate the type of characteristics that people in the world need to inherit in order to allow society to advance to a level of sustained maturity. In becoming the esteemed cultural advocate and devout businessman that he is today, Adam Milstein not only remained dedicated in spirit to devise plans to positively impact the Jewish community, but he also possessed the courage needed to help defend his country by sacrificing the safety of his life in combat.
Having been a child who grew up with very humble beginnings in Haifa, Israel, Adam Milstein knew right from the start that he was going to be the difference to make a difference for others in his community. At 19, he vowed to protect Israel when he joined the Israeli Defense Forces and fought in combat in the Yom Kippur War that took place in 1973. However, after serving in the war, Milstein then knew that he wanted to pursue a business education and work in the field like his father who was a real-estate developer. Therefore, he enrolled to study business at the Israel Institute of Technology where he graduated with his Business Management degree in 1978 and then secondly with his MBA in 1983 from the University of Southern California after he relocated to live in California in the U.S. in 1981.
After landing a job in real-estate as a sales agent and investing hard work to transform his job into a career as a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties (private real-estate investment firm located in Encino, California), Adam Milstein knew that there was no better way to celebrate his success than to share his prosperity with others by creating opportunities for aspiring professionals within the Jewish community to take advantage of. Nevertheless, in creative unison with his wife, Adam Milstein co-founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation to serve the Israeli-American populace with educational, occupational, political resources. As an integral part of the foundation’s mission, Adam Milstein strives to inspire others to adopt the concept of active philanthropy to serve as an extension of help themselves to someone else and to unify these resources to promote philanthropic synergy to maximize resources and benefits for everyone.