Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the California based Israeli-American Council. Their mission is the support of Israel, the Jewish people and the relationship between Israel and the United States. Due to the leadership of Adam Milstein the organization is growing faster than any other Jewish organization in the United States.
Adam Milstein was born in 1952 in Haifa and moved to California with his wife Gila in 1981. He found success as a real estate agent eventually becoming a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation was established in 2000 and gives young Jews encouragement to identify with their roots. Adam Milstein is a Jewish philanthropist and a member of the board for numerous key Jewish organizations who teach the leadership skills necessary for Jewish and Israeli American students in high school.
It took decades of working with over 100 non-profit organizations for Adam Milstein to learn the true meaning of philanthropy. He had to discover the practices that would ensure his investments made an impact. He believes philanthropy is a labor of love and finds satisfaction in his work. He has grown with the organizations he supports and allows them to focus on their work. Adam Milstein cautions against spreading yourself too thin. He believes in concentrating on the issues that trigger his passions and sticking with a few causes since this allows for a much greater impact.
Adam Milstein contributes his money, connections, talent, expertise and time to the causes he believes in. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is about connecting to other like minded organizations to multiply the effect of his philanthropy. Adam Milstein understands that there is no exact science to philanthropy because each and every cause is unique. He simply finds what he loves, gets involved, keeps his focus and makes a tremendous impact.