Meet Adam Milstein: He’s the Co-Founder of the Israeli-American Council.
Hailing from Haifa, Israel, Adam Milstein came to the United States with his wife and children in 1981. He was able to earn an MBA in 1983 from UCLA in the short time he was in the U.S. Milstein eventually worked his way up to managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties.
Besides his working life, he also supports his Jewish community as well. It was noted that the good deeds of his friend inspired Milstein, so he decided to give back to his community. Milstein decided to found the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation with the Sifriyat Pajama B’America to help spearhead a unification between the Israeli and American community. Milstein has been driven to forge a closer relationship between the Jewish community in the U.S. and the Israeli-American community.
Regarding his full educational background, Mr. Milstein did receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Business Management from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1978. He attended the university from 1974 to 1978. Adam Milstein served in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War.
In a recent article in the Times of Israel, blogger, Jacob Maslow noted that Adam Milstein is regarded as the preeminent leader or “torchbearer” regarding cultural Zionism in the book, The Zionist Idea. Adam Milstein is discussed in Gil Troy’s book along with other Zionists of influence like Saul Singer, A.B. Yehoshua, Rachel Sharansky Danzinger, and Sharon Shalom. Adam Milstein is noted as someone who is making a real impact on cultural Zionism by energizing and reassessing the place of Zionism in the world.
The Israel American Council (IAC) is an organization that Adam Milstein helped co-found. Mr. Milstein is also the Chairman of the Board. The IAC is one of the quickest growing organizations that focus on American Jewish causes. And the IAC has even hatched many programs that connect individuals to the culture and tradition of the Jewish culture.
Mr. Milstein also serves on the board of many organizations that are Pro-Israel like Hasbara Fellowships, Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), and also Stand With Us.