Adam Milstein is a real estate investor, Jewish activist, philanthropist and author for several news organizations including the Times of Israel. One of his articles was recently published there on pride and courage and what those mean for Jews living in both Israel and abroad, and one thing he hopes all Jews believe is that Israel should be embraced and supported unconditionally. Milstein has worked with Jewish-Americans of all political backgrounds and he understands political opinions will differ, and he himself doesn’t believe that every action Israel takes is always morally right. But he says that Israel is the source of Jewish identity and unity, and Israel must be strong so that Jewish communities around the world are strong, so that’s why he encourages everyone to show their love and pride in the homeland.
Adam Milstein grew up in Israel and started out in the construction and development industry working with his father. He also served in the Israeli Defense Forces as required for every young man who reaches 18, and a few years into his service he served in the battalion that defeated Egypt in the Yom Kippur War. He studied business and economics at the Technion Institute of Technology in the years after his service, and he decided to go to grad school at USC in 1981. After completing his MBA, Adam Milstein started making money in commercial property sales as a broker, and several years later he and David Hager formed a large investment firm known as Hager Pacific Properties based in Los Angeles.
Adam Milstein always had an interest in keeping Israeli-Americans connected close to home because back when he first moved to the states, most people back in Israel would look down on those who left the homeland. But thanks to support groups that he started through the Milstein Family Foundation, many Israelis have come to recognize the work that expatriated Jews do around the world and consider them now to be an extension of their family. Groups that the Milstein Family Foundation partners with include the Israeli-American Council, AIPAC, Hillel International, StandWithUs, The Israeli-American Education Foundation and Hasbara Fellowships.
Adam Milstein is one of the most prominent Israeli-American activists in the United States. Adam Milstein resides in southern California and was originally born in Haifa, Israel. He got married to Gila Elgrably in 1974 and in 1981 he and his family moved to America. After earning his MBA he became a sales agent in the real estate industry. Within a few year he founded his own company, Hager Pacific Properties, and now owns real estate across the nation. His specialty is to buy a property, fix it up, and then fill it with tenants while his company manages the property.
Adam Milstein serves as a leader for a number of Israeli-American organizations. Among the most prominent of these it the Israeli-American Council which he co-founded. He is this organization’s chairman of the board and in this position he helps to guide organization’s overall strategy. He has a seat on the board of many other nonprofits as well such as StandWithUs, the AIPAC National Council, and Birthright Israel’s Los Angeles Board among several others and more
A number of years ago Adam and Gila Milstein established the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. They use this foundation to teach younger Jewish people about their shared history. They also teach them about the importance that Israel plays in their lives and why it’s such a vital country for them. They also fund many Pro-Israel nonprofits with this foundation. Among many others they support Hillel, Taglit-Birthright Israel, the Washington Institute, Christians United for Israel, and AISH HaTorah.
Adam Milstein is also an author who has published many articles in newspapers and other publications. Many of his articles defend Israel and explain why that nation is so important for Jewish people around the world, not just the ones that live there. In some articles Adam Milstein also expresses his views on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. He opposes this movement and explains why he thinks supporters of it are very wrong in his opinion. In his personal life Adam and Gila have three children, all daughters. They also now have a granddaughter as well as two grandsons and more
Adam Milstein is one of the most well known Jewish philanthropists and activists. Besides being a highly successful real estate mogul, with years of experience that eventually culminated in him being appointed as the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a firm that has millions of dollars’ worth of portfolio in the United States, he also gives up a large bulk of his time and money to support his fellow Jews.
Adam Milstein works on promoting Jewish pride. He believes that pride and courage are essential for the continuation of the Jewish people. In an article that he wrote for the Jerusalem Post (by the way, the Jerusalem Post ranked Adam Milstein among the top fifty influential Jews in the world, together with people like Chuck Schumer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sarah Silverman, and Benjamin Netanyahu), he explained why this is so.
Adam Milstein explains that forces have been rising from all sides to oppose Israel and to fight the Jewish people. There are people from the radical left, who are overtaking the college campuses and starting BDS movements across the country. There are people on the radical right, who are organizing white supremacy marches in places like North Carolina. There are those on the side of radical Islam, which seeks to wipe Israel off the map and eliminate the Jews.
To combat this, Jews have to stand up. Winston Churchill said that failure is not fatal, and that it is the courage to continue that matters. This is how the Jewish people have survived for thousands of years.
We need to build up the courage to continue. Jewish students on college campuses need to have the courage to stand up for Israel and for their Jewish identity. Jewish people have to have the courage to stand up against antisemitism. There is only one way to get courage, and that is by having pride in who you are and what you do. That is why we need to instill pride in Jewish people about their Jewishness.