Adam Milstein: Setting the Example for Cultural Advocacy

Adam Milstein is indeed the type of individual who does not deviate from a particular plan of action once he sets his mind on a goal to achieve it. As an accomplished businessman, he understands the value of time and the deprivation of opportunities for success that people bring upon themselves when they fail to either fully commit to a task or rely upon others to do it for them. Nevertheless, stemming from the combination of his childhood parental teachings of love and respect for others with that of his personal experiences of societal hardships while growing up in Haifa, Israel, Adam Milstein developed an intense desire to honor and preserve his culture by pursuing options that would bestow him the financial and leadership privileges to do so.

After partaking in combat in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 following his vow to serve as a troop in the Israeli Defense Forces at 19, Adam Milstein pursued an education in Business Management from the Israel Institute of Technology. With his degree in hand, he then committed to first furthering and secondly utilizing his education upon his move to the United States in 1981. Moreover, after achieving his MBA from USC in 1983, Adam Milstein then knew that he possessed the knowledge that would allow him to execute his willpower to better the living circumstances for the Jewish community. Therefore, he began to invest within a business career that he felt most passionate about—real estate. Beginning at base level as a sales agent, Adam Milstein demonstrated his professional ability to inspire and lead others, thus, inevitably placing him in the authoritative position to oversee financial matters for Hager Pacific Properties as a managing partner for the real-estate firm. Nonetheless, with his leadership skills in hand as a businessman, Milstein began to network with Pro-Israel organizations that sought to build upon their mission to preserve the Jewish culture through educating the community and providing opportunities for occupational advancement.

Through his active membership with the organizations Hasbara Fellowships and Israel on Campus Coalition, Milstein strives to inspire pro-Israel activism and end anti-Semitism on college campuses in the U.S. Furthermore, in uniting with StandWithUs, Milstein endeavors in publicly correcting all the misinformation involving the Middle East for the sake of creating an understanding for the true nature of injustices in the region. Yet, in addition to proactively serving in these nonprofit groups, Adam Milstein took it upon himself to co-find several other as well. Milstein co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America (SP-BA) to service as a literacy program by providing monthly literature pieces to Jewish families. He co-founded the Israeli-American Council upon the intent to provide Israeli-Americans with a way to culturally connect to their homeland and even co-founded his very own Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation to promote the mission of active philanthropy amongst community leaders.

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