Adam Milstein is the chairman of the Israeli-American Council. The organization’s primary focus and objective is to build and strengthen ties and relationships between Americans and Israelis. Adam is tasked with improving the relations between the United States of America and the Republic of Israel. He has been able to achieve great success and has seen the institution grow and become one of the most respected Jewish institutions in the United States. Adam and his wife Gila moved to the United States in the 80s’ to continue exploring his ambition in design, building, and construction.
With a degree in business and economics acquired from the Israeli Institute of Technology, Adam Milstein enrolled for his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. Immediately after graduation, he joined the American real estate industry as a sales agent. In 1983, he partnered with Hager Pacific Properties to assist him to grow his business portfolio as well as expand his networks.
Apart from his entrepreneurial acumen, Adam Milstein is well known for his philanthropic works. He has partnered with over 100 charitable organizations with a focus on helping the Jewish communities escape the hardships of life. He is committed to ensuring they get access to better healthcare, job opportunities, and quality education. When growing up, Adam was exposed to the effects of the Yom Kippur War. The conflict taught him the need for people to stand up and speak against the problems facing the society and also showed him the importance of helping and protecting the oppressed. The lessons have shaped his charity endeavors to date.
Adam Milstein and his wife Gila are the co-founders of the Gila Milstein Family Foundation. An organization that that offers philanthropic and charitable services to several institutions with the aim of strengthening Israel, the US-Israel relationships, and the Jewish people. The services provided include Jewish continuity, partnership development, consulting, and fundraising to help programs that support Jewish education.
Adam Milstein sits on various boards associated with empowering Jews including Jewish Funders Network, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and Birthright Israel. Adam and his wife also run an organization that gives out free Hebrew books teaching Jewish values to Jewish-American families every month.