Adam Milstein has been named as one of the World’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews. The newspaper the Jerusalem Post compiled the list and ranked Milstein at number 39. The leaders are people that have impacted the world and are likely to continue creating a positive effect. Adam Milstein was likely chosen, in part, due to his work with the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The group was established by Adam Milstein and his wife Gila in 2000 and uses its influence to encourage U.S. and Israel alliances, to advocate for Jewish causes and seeks to increase Jewish pride.
Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel, served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War and graduated from Technion with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Economics. He later received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
His career began while he was still attending Technion. He worked with his father in real estate development and business building. Following his graduation from the Iniverstiy of Southern California he began working as a sales agent specializing in commercial real estate transactions. He is currently a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties.
In addition to his philanthropic group and his career, Milstein serves on many boards. He is on the board of the Israel on Campus Coalition, the AIPAC National Council and the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, among many others. He is the co-founder and national chairman of the Israeli-American Council. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is not the only organization Milstein and his wife have co-founded. They also operate Sifriyat Pijama B’America. The group provides books, written in Hebrew, to Israeli-Jewish-American families in the United States. More than 15,000 families receive these monthly books.