Adam Milstein is a prominent American-Israeli leader and current Chairman of the Israeli-America Council. He is also a managing partner at the Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate company with an asset value of 2 billion dollars. Despite his success in the sector, he makes time to address issues that affect the Jewish community.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation mentor and support young professionals and students to connect with their Israeli roots. The foundation has provided scholarship and learning opportunities for students to learn their heritage. He recently made it to the list of the Top 200 Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs. The students are also encouraged to learn Hebrew language and past religious and cultural traditions.
Adam established the Israeli-America Council to build the relations between the Israel and U.S. Adam Milstein openly shares his thoughts and perspectives on the issues that affect the Israeli community. He migrated to the U.S from Israel, while his wife is originally Moroccan immigrant living in the U.S. They use their experiences to address issues, create dialogues, and provide solutions.
Adam Milstein also champions for minority rights through publications and digital platforms. Together with his wife, they encourage other members to use their resources to impact the community positively. Unlike other philanthropists, he engages with the community at a personal level. He is always seeking alternative approaches to further his philanthropic work.
In July, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation called for submission of memes for a pro-Israel competition. The competition aimed at showcasing the diverse cultural practices, perspectives, and attitudes towards Israel. It is a fresh means of approaching cultural dialogue as it allows the participants to show their love for Israel in a relaxed and funny manner. The competition attracted participants across the globe. The contestants submitted entertaining, educative, hilarious, and provocative images that are representative of the world’s view about Israel.
The winning memes showcased love and pride for the Jewish people, states, and institutions. Contestant brought out the value of family, women, and oneness. Nevertheless, some of the images were poignant and sarcastic. Adam Milstein believes that this approach is more appealing to the younger generation as it provokes actions and participation.