Adam Milstein is a philanthropist, an investor in the real estate and a Jewish community leader. As a native Israeli, Milstein served in the Israeli Defence Forces. This was during the era of Yom Kippur War. In 1978, he graduated from the Technion. In 1981, he moved to the U.S. to further his studies. He joined USC where he obtained an MBA. He then started his career in the real estate industry in California. Milstein later started his firm where he is the managing partner. The firm is known as Hager Pacific Properties. It deals with private commercial investments in the real estate sector.
As a philanthropist, Milstein has invested a lot of money and time into initiatives that are supposed to ensure that that the Jewish culture and values are never eroded. He is the chairman of the Jewish based organization in the United States known as “Israeli-American Council.” His role on the matters of Jewish interests does not stop there. He is on the boards of several other organizations that include; AIPAC National Council, Jewish Funders Network, Hasbara Fellowships, the Israel on Campus CoalitionAISH Los Angeles, and AIPAC National Council. In his push to attend to ore matters of Jewish nature, together with his wife, they started an organization known as SifriyatPijamaB’America. It provides free Hebrews book to Jewish students in the United States. It is estimated that the Israeli-American community living in the U.S is more than 15,000.
To effectively support the Jewish welfare initiatives through all the organizations as mentioned above, Milsten and wife established the Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation has taken three lever approach towards implementing their philanthropic initiative. One is active philanthropy, where the foundation offers monetary support to these organizations. This is done through funding projects and programs being implemented. Two, there is life path impact. This principle is supposed to ensure continuity of its programs from dealing with young people to their adulthood. Thirdly, is the philanthropic synergy. This principle is meant to bring together the initiatives and programs funded by the foundation so that they can have more impact.
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