Jewish philanthropist and businessman, Adam Milstein, was honored by the Jerusalem Post as one of the top 50 influential Jewish figures in the world in October 2016. This recognition was made thanks to Adam’s philanthropic endeavors in the past one year and his ability to effect change for many more years to come.
In a tweet, Adam reiterated that his family foundation would continue to embrace effective philanthropy and fund projects with a positive impact on the lives of the Jewish community globally. He added that his family foundation has continued to build strong synergies with other like-minded organizations, his home country of Israel as well as the Jewish community. Learn more about Adam Milstein: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-milstein/its-not-just-about-israel_b_8861508.html
Adam Milsteins’ was the 39th name in the list largely thanks to his role as the co-founder and chair of Israel American Council (AIC). He is also involved with other organizations including Stand By Me, AIPAC National Council, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, and Israel on Campus Coalition.
Other Jewish leaders on the list include Benjamin Netanyahu (current Prime Minister of Israel), Sen. Sheldon Schumer, Elena Kagan and Ruth Nader Ginsburg (Supreme Court justices), and other philanthropists.
Adam said that he was humbled and honored by the nomination. He added that he was grateful to his wife, the AIC, and the entire Jewish community.
Adam Milstein was born and raised in Israel. His mother, Eva Milshtein, was a homemaker while his father, Hillel Milshtein, was a successful real estate developer. After finishing his high school, Adam was recruited into the military before joining Technion to study business and economics. He married Gila Elgrably and had two daughters with her. The family moved to the United States of America in 1981.
Before moving to the US, Adam helped run his father’s real estate development business. After graduating from college, he became a real estate sales agent. In the US, he secured a job at Hager Pacific Properties. Today, Adam is an active philanthropist who pioneers the issues of the Jewish community. He runs the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation that sponsors needy Jewish students and allows them to understand and appreciate their rich heritage.