Adam Milstein is always busy in the Los Angeles community and traveling across the nation to work with Jewish leaders and policymakers. But he also finds ways to bring Jewish-American families together through projects at the Milstein Foundation, founded by him and Gila Milstein about 17 years ago. The Milstein Family Foundation embraces three principles to help bond Jewish Americans with other groups. With active philanthropy, every group that the foundation supports is a group that Adam and Gila are involved with on a grassroots level. With path life impact, the Milsteins work to educate people on their Jewish roots and help foster a love for the nation of Israel. And in philanthropic synergy, the Milsteins contact religious leaders and community organizers to bring unity through activities.
Adam Milstein’s business is in real estate investing, and he cofounded one of the highest valued firms based in Los Angeles known as Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein had become a commercial real estate broker upon finishing graduate school, and he and his friend David Hager had soon raised enough capital to start their own company. In the coming years Hager Pacific Properties purchased billions in commercial and residential property holdings across California, Texas, Illinois and recently Wisconsin. Prior to founding the family foundation, Adam Milstein lived in Israel and his Twitter.
Adam Milstein’s time in Israel goes back to when the nation was first recognized as independent from Arab control in 1948, the year his parents immigrated there. Adam is the oldest of three sons, and his father worked in the property development and construction trade. Adam Milstein fought in the Israeli Defense Forces in 1973 when they defeated Egypt in the Yom Kippur War. He met his wife Gila while serving and married her upon returning home. He began his educational career in 1975 when he studied at the Israeli Technology college and finished with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics, later finishing his grad studies at USC. In addition to the Milstein Family Foundation, Adam Milstein is Chairman and of the Israeli-American Council, and is a partner with other student groups, family advocacy groups and pro-Jewish public policy organizations and Adam’s lacrosse camp.