Adam Milstein is the son of Hillei Milstein and his wife, Eva Milstein. He was born in Israel in a city called Haifa, but his family later moved to Kiryat Motzkin and Kiryat Yam where he spent his formative years. Adam Milsten joined the Israeli Army in 1971 and participated in the Yom Kippur war in 1973. Among those assigned to Sharon’s army division was Adam Milstein and they traversed the Egyptian’s Suez Canal to surrender Egyptian’s Third Army division.
Milstein holds a Business and Economics degree from the Israel Institute of Technology where he enrolled after serving in the Army. Adam met his wife Gila in 1974, and together they have three daughters and grandchildren. The couple moved to the United States in 1981 and in 1983, Adam joined South California University in Los Angeles and graduated with an MBA.
Adam’s philanthropic activities
Adam is a philanthropist who believes in these three principles;
- Synergy – he believes in partnering with other like-minded contributors to increase their funding and guidance to organizations.
- Active involvement – Adam believes in being involved fully in any program, project, and team that they support. Together with his foundation, they spend a significant amount of time and expertise in their support activities.
- Life path impact – he seeks funds to help organizations support the different stages of life for their target audience.
Together with his wife, Adam runs a foundation named Gila and Adam Milstein Foundation. This organization’s main mandate is to provide charitable and philanthropic services to many organizations to strengthen relationships between Jewish people and the U.S in the Israeli state. He is also the co-founder of Sifriyat pijam. This group supply books on a monthly basis to Hebrews to teach Jewish values to 15,000 Israel-Jewish who live in America. The primary focus of the foundation is to equip students with the knowledge about culture and make them be proud of it. He is also the co-partner of Hager Pacific Properties which is involved in real estate development. Adam also sits on several boards most of which are for charitable purposes and foster healthy relationships between the Israeli and Americans.
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