Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. He is a philanthropist, a real estate investor and one of the managing partners of the Southern California-based company Hager Pacific Properties. He manages the business’ accounting, disposition and financing. The company purchases, rehabilitates, and repositions industrial, office, retail and multi-family properties.
Perhaps it all truly began when Milstein completed his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. It was then that he attended the Technion while also working in his father’s real estate business. In 1978 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.He and his family moved to the U.S. in 1981. Two years later, he had completed his master’s in business administration at the University of Southern California. He took a position as real estate agent.
Milstein and his wife Gila founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF) in 2000. It’s an organization that sponsors the education of both young professionals and students to educate them about their Jewish roots. He also co-founded and currently chairs the Israeli-American Council. The council is one of the largest Jewish organizations in the U.S.
Adam Milstein has other duties as well. He is on the boards of Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders Network, Stand By Me, StandWithUs and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Council. He and his wife Gila co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which supplies free books in Hebrew every month to over 70 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the U.S.
Last June, he teamed up with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson to put together the inaugural Campus Maccabees summit. The summit included over 50 organizations to rally the strength of the numerous pro-Israel community. Their goal was to abolish hate groups that spread lies and anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses.
Adam Milstein publicly speaks out about several issues. He is especially opposed to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Movement. He has even written a number of editorials concerning the movement’s threat to Israel and Western nations.
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