Adam Milstein is a well known philanthropist and activist, as well as a businessman, real estate mogul, and speaker. He was born in Haifa, a city in northern Israel. He studied at and graduated from the Technion. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as part of his mandatory service. In 1981, he moved to the United States with his wife Gila. He studied at the University of Southern California, where he earned his MBA. He got his bachelor’s from the Technion.
After graduating from the University of California, Adam Milstein went into the real estate industry. He started off as a sales agent at Hager Pacific Properties. Over the years, he worked his way up the rankings. He is now the managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. Hager Pacific Properties owns a portfolio of over two million dollars worth of real estate and apartments across the country. Hager Pacific Properties focuses on acquiring and repositioning commercial and residential properties.
While working at Hager Pacific Properties, Adam Milstein discussed philanthropy with a friend, and he was inspired to start his own philanthropic foundation. He also learned about the practice of giving maaser, which means that you give a tenth of your earnings to charity. Adam Milstein therefore, in 2000, started the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. As the name suggests, he started it together with his wife, Gila. Another charitable organization that he started at the same time is called Sifriyat Pijama B’America.
Sifriyat Pijama B’America is a foundation that offers books in Hebrew to Jewish and Israeli children and families living in the United States. These books help them connect with their roots and their traditions. There are over fifteen thousand families that take part in the Sifriyat Pijama B’America program.
Seven years later, Adam Milstein started the Israeli American Council. The Israeli American Council focuses on strengthening the ties between the two countries of Israel and America. In addition, it focuses on strengthening the ties between the Jewish communities in Israel and America, and the communities in Israel and America in general. It has reached over one hundred thousand people over the years.
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