According to the Jerusalem post, Adam Milstein makes the cut in the world’s top 50 most influential Jews. Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the California-based Israeli-American Council (IAC), an organization that serves to reinforce the ties between the State of Israel and its Jewish nationals living in America, as well as the relationship between the two states of Israel and the US. Under the leadership of Adam Milstein, IAC has been recognized as the fastest growing Jewish group in the US.
Since its launch, Israeli-American Council has spread out to 10 regional councils, with reliable volunteers in over 25 US states and a variety of creative programs to connect Israeli-Americans countrywide of all ages. IAC Eitanim is a good example of such programs, given that it imparts practical leadership skills to Jewish American groups and Israeli-American students.
Adam Milstein was born in the town of Haifa in 1952. In 1981, he and his wife, Gila, migrated to California where he created a real estate business empire. Milstein and his wife are blessed with three daughters.
Currently, he works at Hager Pacific Properties as the managing partner. Basically, the company focuses on retail, industrial, residential and office properties. In 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Milstein launched the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization that inspires young Jews to connect to their Jewish origins and support the state of Israel.
In June 2015, Milstein and co-organizers Adelson and Haim Saban brought over fifty pro-Israel organizations and groups in a summit held in Las Vegas to discuss strategies on how to defeat the activities propagated by anti-Israel campus organizations. The conference gave itself the nickname, the Campus Maccabees Summit.
Mr. Adam Milstein engages in several philanthropic activities. He is a board member of several important organizations such as Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs and Hasbara Fellowships, in addition to Birthright Israel, Jewish Funders Network, AIPAC National Council and Stand By Me. According to Milstein, he feels privileged to be a humanitarian and the have the golden chance to make a positive impact on the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Thanks to the launch of the IAC, the Jewish people born in America have proudly embraced their Israeli-American identity while at the same time maintaining connections with their Jewish birthplace, Israel.