Adam Milstein is a man who just instinctively knows how to fill the role of an impartial leader. Born a native to the State of Israel, he sought to rectify the numerous injustices that were placed upon his culture from outside nations. Within his devised plan to defend Israel, he initially became a member of the Israeli Defense Forces at 19 to fight in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. However, when the war was over, Milstein began pursuing alternative actions that would permit him the ability to be of great service to Israel minus the need for war. Being the intuitive individual that Milstein was bred to be, he made the very conscientious decision to go to school to receive the proper education he knew would serve as the ultimate tool for both personal success and societal change.
In 1978, Adam Milstein earned his Business Management degree from the Israel Institute of Technology—a degree that was soon to be followed by his MBA in 1983 from the University of Southern California after making the bold decision to move to the U.S. from Israel in 1981. Under the paternal influence of his father who supported his family through his career as a real-estate developer, Adam Milstein too made the choice to apply his business education within the field of real-estate. As a newcomer to the industry, Milstein started gaining his experience as a sales agent—a position that justifiably turned into that of managing partner after much hard work was invested.
With his professional career of being a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties (California based real-estate investment firm) being the first half of his two-part goal completed, Adam Milstein then had the knowledge and the skill set to build and oversee a program that would enable him to ameliorate conditions for the Jewish community. Nevertheless, with the ultimate philanthropic goal in mind, Adam Milstein and his wife Gila made the joint decision to create the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000 to function as a nonprofit organization that provides the essential resources needed for the promotion of equal opportunities and the growth of the Israeli-American community. Included within the numerous services of the foundation are the provisions of cultural education, medical assistance, occupational training, community service, and a positive influence in the fight to end Anti-Semitism. Yet, most importantly, Adam Milstein created the foundation to allow members of the community to have the ability to self-identify with their culture through the preservation of relations between Israel and the United States. By opening doors through the foundation, Milstein has given people within the Jewish community an additional means to become leaders.