Having been born and lived in the State of Israel for most of his childhood and young adult life, Adam Milstein has dedicated his life to helping pro Jewish nonprofit causes in the United States. Adam and his wife Gila Milstein founded the Israeli American Council a decade ago. He serves in the council as the board chairperson. As part of his roles as chair of the board, Adam has been able to lead to the establishment of a dozen subsidiaries of the council in different regions of the United States. The Milstein couple is also the brains behind the Milstein Foundation that works to help Jews living in the United States get in touch with their Jewish heritage and partake in knowledge about the Israeli State. The main aim of the Milstein Foundation is to ensure that the American Israeli population is able to pass on their Jewish heritage to their future generations which may be born and raised in America.

How do the Milsteins get funding for the nonprofit organizations?

This couple has so far been able to help more than a dozen pro-Israeli as well as pro-Jewish nonprofit organizations get established. Doing so has not been easy as it requires a myriad of donors to step in and do the funding. The two recognize how difficult it is to get donors to support these causes so to curb the challenge; Adam and Gila Milstein established a donor forum. The forum works to bring together well-wishers, organization heads, and philanthropists who eventually end up working together in various causes. All the organizations have to do is present their cause in the best way they can and convince the humanitarians to fund their cause.

Who is Adam Milstein?

Adam Milstein was born in Israel where he was raised and attended school. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial and Business Management from the Israel Institute of Technology. In 1981, he and his wife Gila moved to the United States where he went on to attend the University of California from where he has an MBA.

His first job was as a sales agent in the commercial real estate. He then landed a managing partner role in Hager Pacific Properties. The father of three and grandfather of three as well has raised his family in California, USA but seeks to stay in touch with his roots.