Some people might recognize Mr. Adam Milstein as the distinguished real estate investor. He has been extremely successful as a managing partner of Hagar Pacific Properties, with an estimation of more than 2 billion dollars in various properties nationwide. While being a real estate mogul is definitely impressive, Adam Milstein’s acts of benevolence for the Jewish community are extraordinary.
In the year 1952, Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel as the son of a real estate developer and a homemaker. His father and mother had immigrated to Israel when the state was in its infancy. In 1971, he joined the Israeli Defense Forces; he was there for the Yom Kippur War. After service to his country, he enrolled in Israel Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Economics and Business.
After marrying his wife in 1974, and moving to the United States, Adam Milstein studied at the University of Southern California and obtained his Masters in Business Administration. The year was 1983. He started employment as a sales agent for Hagar Pacific Properties and eventually became a managing associate.
Adam Milstein became familiar with the idea of philanthropy work there and would have intense conversations with his business colleagues about being a part of this type of activity. According to him, he did not just want to make money; Adam wanted to make a difference with his earnings. He and his wife had lengthy discussions about it and came up with a plan to start a foundation to focus on the needs and advancing the causes of their beloved Israel. This was the origins of the Adam & Gila Milstein Family Foundation.
The organization is at the forefront of providing Jewish students and professionals with materials to connect as well as learn more about their cultural lineage. The non-profit foundation works to fight against the hatred of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. They also provide tools so Jewish people will have the opportunity to learn the Hebrew language that is part of their heritage. Adam Milstein has dedicated the rest of his life to placing Jewish issues front and center, while making a positive impact.
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