Adam Milstein: Influential Jewish Figure

Based on a recent article posted, Adam Milstein has been recognized as and influential Jewish figure by the Jerusalem Post. Milstein was the 39th person chosen out of the 50 people selected each year.

Along with being a leader of many well-known organizations, such as the Israel on Campus Coalition, Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships and the AIPAC National Council, Milstein is also a philanthropist and the Chairman and Co-founder of the Israeli-American Council. For decades Adam Milstein and his family have believed in the fortitude of both the State of Israel and Jewish people around the world.

According to Aish, the son of Hillel and Eva Milshtein, Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel. Both his parents immigrated to Israel in their early adulthood. His was a real estate developer and a combat sailor in Israel’s independence war, while his mother worked at home. Following in his father’s footsteps, Adam Milstein became a military man by joining the Israeli Defense Forces and serving in Yom Kippur War.

A few years later in 1978, he graduated from the Technion with Bachelor of Science degree. Adam Milstein majored in economics and business. Once again he followed his father’s example and joined him in the expansion of their real estate developments. Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably and they have two daughters: Merav and Lyron. In 1981 they moved to the United States from Haifa. Once there, Milstein enrolled at the University of Southern California and earned his Master of Business Administration degree.

Adam handles the accounting and financing at Hager Pacific Properties (HPP), where he is a managing partner. Along with HPP, Milstein is an important member of the Israeli-American Council, one of the fastest-growing, American organizations.

Milstein and his wife are also founders of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which help Jewish people connect with their roots and culture, and the Sifriyat Pijama B’America, an organization which donates free monthly books written in Hebrew to families across the United States. In the past year Adam Milstein helped organize a Campus Maccabees summit and was named one of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life”, by