Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Adam Milstein says he is more optimistic than ever about the future of Israel, Jewish people in America and Jewry around the world. He says history proves that when Jews have faced the most daunting challenges, inspiring and forceful leaders have always arisen to meet those challenges head on — and they win.
Adam Milstein knows something about facing enormous odds and fighting your way through adversity. At age 19 he entered into military service with Israeli Military Forces and fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Milstein was with the forces of General Ariel Sharon in one of the most hard-fought battles of the 20th Century, the Israeli counterattack into Egypt.
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa in 1952. Both his parents were immigrants to the newly minted State of Israel in 1948. His father hailed from Argentina and his mother from Mexico. Both wanted to join in the building of a new Jewish nation.
After the war, Adam Milstein completed his education at the Technion. He then made the fantastically difficult decision to immigrate to the United States. He and his young wife, Gila, arrived on American shores in 1981. The desperately homesick couple dealt with the pain of leaving their beloved homeland by getting down to work.
Adam Milstein entered the field of real estate development and worked his way steadily up the ladder of success. Leveraging his MBA from the University of Southern California, he applied his natural acumen for business and a desire to build something better. Today he is a managing partner in one of the nation’s premier investment firms, Hager Pacific Properties of California.
Success in business for Adam Milstein was a vehicle to support that which he truly cared about — the state of Israel, his adopted country of America and people of Jewish heritage around the world. Milstein co-founded the Israeli-American Council in 2007. This organization which supports Jewish-American-Israeli people has grown into the largest organization of its kind. The IAC has had enormous impact in improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jewish people globally.