Adam Milstein is a native of Haifa, Israel in which he was born somewhere in the first half of the 1950s. He, however, spent most of his childhood at Kiryat Motzkin together with the family. In 1971 he was recruited into the Israel Defense Forces and subsequently defended his country in during the Yom Kippur war. Adam Milstein obtained a degree in economics and business from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He helped his father expand his real estate business in Israel.
In 1974, Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably with whom they had two daughters. Together with their daughters, they moved to the United States in 1981 where he furthered his studies up to 1983 when he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He then ventured into the field of business as a sales agent at Hager Pacific. Together with Gila, they got a third daughter. Adam Milstein has since made it to the list of the most successful business people in the United States.
He is also a philanthropic figure. His observation inspired Adam Milstein’s philanthropy that there was a need to empower Israelis living in the U.S. to get to understand their Israeli-American identity. Principally because of this observation as well as other issues that were faced by the Jewish people living in the U.S. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila Elgrably cofounded a charity organization that they called Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. His desire is always to make the relationship between the State of Israel and the U.S. stronger for the benefit of the people of Israel.
The foundation sponsors programs meant to help Jewish citizens and upcoming professionals to connect comprehensively with the state of Israel and understand their identity as Jews. Adam Milstein is also one of the founders of the Israel-American Council. His efforts have been recognized both in Israel his homeland and in the U.S. which is his current country of residence. In 2015, Forbes featured Israel-American Council in the list of the fastest growing American-based Jewish organizations. Adam Milstein’s efforts are bearing fruits, and he is set to be one of the most recognized figures in Israel.