Adam Milstein is an influential Israeli-American activist dedicated to aiding the Jewish people and strengthening international relations between the U.S. and Israel. He is also a successful real-estate investor and a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate investment firm based in California.
Milstein was educated in both Israel and the United States, receiving a degree in Industrial and Business Management from the Israel Institute of Technology before graduating with an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business in 1983. He began his career as a real estate agent in California, and also served as the President of Liberty West, Inc., a related entity of Hager Pacific, from 1986 until December of 2000. Since 2011, he has been a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific in Encino.
But Adam Milstein is probably best known for his philanthropy, which is particularly focused on aiding Jewish people in both the U.S. and Israel. In 2000, Milstein and his wife, Gila, co-founded the Milstein Family Foundation, which sponsors education for students of Jewish descent while helping them identify with their heritage and connect with the state of Israel. Adam and Gila also co-founded Sifryat Pijama B’America, a non-profit organization that provides free Hebrew books each month to Jewish-American families. Milstein also co-founded the Israeli-American Council, which is dedicated to strengthening relations between Israel-Americans and the State of Israel, and he was named National Chairman of the Council in 2015.
Adam Milstein is also a board member of various Israeli activist groups, including the Israel on Campus Coalition, Birthright Israel and StandWithUs. Adam Milstein is extremely politically active and has written pieces above several Israeli-American issues, most notably a number of opinion pieces arguing against the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which he believes is harmful to both the U.S. and the State of Israel. See This Article for additional information.
In 2016, Adam Milstein received recognition for political and philanthropic efforts. He was listed as one of the Top 100 People Positively Impacting Jewish Life by the Jewish newspaper Algemeiner, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency also named him one of the 25 most influential Twitter activists.