Adam Milstein, 65, is an Israeli-American philanthropist and real estate investor. He was born in Haifa Israel, to Hillel Mistein, homemaker, and Hillel Milstein, who was in real estate development. Adam Milstein, along with his parents and two younger siblings, spent his early years in KiryatMotzin.
Adam Milstein was later drafted into the Israel Defense Forces where he later served in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. After the time he provided to the military, he decided to continue his education. He graduated from Techion with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics in 1978. During his later studies, he also joined and expanded his father’s business in real estate development and construction.
Shortly after his tour in the service, Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably, and later moved their family to the United States, in 1981. After many years in commercial real estate and sales, Adam and his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, where their focus was connecting and reconnecting young professionals and students with their Jewish history and educating them on the state of Israel.
Together Gila and Adam work diligently to connect with other like-minded organizations to establish partnerships in a collective effort to inform and educate youth about Jewish pride, and become advocates for Israel. They encourage advocacy within communities, schools, large groups, etc., to allow youth and students to identify with their Jewish history.
Adam Milstein and his wife were able to use their personal experiences in Israel to fuel their passion to deliver this information to youth all over. They partner with other philanthropic organizations to collaborate and mutually support the efforts of one another. They believe strongly in the success of collaboration, and it is exhibited in their joint efforts.
Though this organization continues to make an impact on students, Adam Milstein’s philanthropic efforts don’t end with the Milstein Foundation. He is a board member of Birthright Israel, StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Stand By Me and American Israel Public Affairs Committe (AIPAC) National Council. He is also the co-founder of the Israel-American Council, of which he is has also been recently named the National Chairman.