Adam Milstein is working hard to bring his dream of unifying Jewish-Americans and expat Israelis to reality and one way he’s doing it is through the Israeli-American Council where he serves as Chairman. This organization sponsors community events in cities across the US and also hosts conferences where issues surrounding Israel and Judaism are discussed. The Israeli-American fall conference of 2017 was deemed a great success and Milstein was pleased with how young teenagers and college students responded to the lectures and getting to know Israeli businessmen. He also noticed that many of them started friendly conversations with people who had different political views than their own and spoke of the importance of Israel. He believes that the nation of Israel is in fact the “glue” that can bring Jews of diverse backgrounds together.
Adam Milstein believes first that Israel is where the Jewish identity comes from and standing with it is how Jews will find togetherness and looking out for each other. He also wants people to know that Israel may not be perfect and some Jewish-Americans may have disagreements with what its politicians and military leaders may want, but at heart loving and accepting Israel is much more important than that. And then he also wants Jewish-Americans and Israelis to think outside the box and look at other points of view on culture and philosophies, and to utilize the entrepreneur within.
Adam Milstein is a real estate investor who helped found Hager Pacific Properties in Los Angeles. Prior to that he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and also worked in building framing in Israel with his father and brothers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the Technion Institute of Technology and a master’s from University of Southern California. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila have been active philanthropists since moving to the US with their three daughters, but they took it to another level after starting the Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. Along with their support of the Israeli-American Council, they sponsor college activist groups like Hasbara Fellowships and Hillel International, and they also have a Hebrew language curriculum and literature guide for families. Click here