Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American real estate investor and philanthropist. He is co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, a company that provides community services to a variety of entities, in an effort to consciously build international relations between the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and the United States. Adam Milstein’s community outreach missions consist of consulting, fundraising and partnership development, in an effort to assist programs in the fields of Jewish education and the advocacy of the Israeli movement. Adam Milstein’s concept of effective philanthropy are backed by three unique principles:

  1. Active Philanthropy: Milstein, along with his family foundation, believe in the investment of essential time, expertise, and financial support for every organization, and project that they actively support.
  2. Life Path Impact: Adam Milstein consistently searches for and develops organizations that continuously attempt to reach their target audiences throughout the stages of life. By implementing services and projects tailored for the progression of an individual from childhood to the different phases of adulthood, his foundation is able to sustain an engaging experience with their target population.
  3. Philanthropic Synergy: Adam Milstein provides sufficient funding and guidance to help philanthropic organizations enlarge their potential effect, by developing long- lasting synergies with various other non-profit entities, that share a common goal.

Since its founding in 2000, Milstein and his wife Gila have been able to provide a stepping stone for the education of young professionals among the Jewish culture. Milstein is also the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council, which is the fastest-growing Jewish organization in America. Milstein and his wife also are co-founders of SifriyatPijamaB’America, an organization that provides books in Hebrew to almost a 100 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the United States, free of charge. As of 2016, Milstein was named one of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.” As an active philanthropist, Adam Milstein has etched himself among the best in his respective field.

Adam Milstein- A Bridge Between Nations


Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1952. His parents had immigrated to Israel from Mexico and Argentina, respectively, and had married in 1950. Their son Adam Milstein would grow up to be an important voice, speaking for their new country in an often-hostile world.

With his two younger siblings, Yehoshua and Dalit, Adam Milstein spent most of his early years in the city of KiryatMotzkin. In 1971, he enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces and served in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. This was a conflict that resulted when an alliance of Arab Muslim nations attempted to seize control of the Sinai peninsula and the Golan Heights from Israel. The war received a lot of international attention because it was, in part, an extension of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States backed Israel, while the Soviet Union backed the Arab states. In the end, the Arab nations were completely defeated, in spite of having superior numbers and the backing of a superpower. This lopsided victory tells us that the Israeli forces must have been made up of some exceptional fighters, of which Mr. Milstein was one. He fought in Egypt under the command of then-general Ariel Sharon, participating in the most dramatic moments of the conflict.

After doing his mandatory service in the IDF, Adam Milstein enrolled in the Technion, which is the Israeli Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics in 1978. Shortly after this, he went into real estate, where he prospered greatly. In 1981, he and his family moved to the United States, where they have also prospered in real estate. he received a Master’s Degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1983.

Throughout all this, he has remained a passionate activist advocating for the interests of his birth country. He and his wife started the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization which seeks to connect young Jewish people with their roots and heritage in a positive and educational way. He is founder and chairman of the Israeli-American Council, and is involved in a number of other Israel advocacy groups such as StandWithUs, Israel On Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funder’s Network, Birthright Israel, and numerous others. He has used these connections to combat anti-Israel propaganda at all levels of society, serving as a bridge between two nations that were destined to share a common historical bond and more