Adam Milstein had a simple upbringing. His mother, Eva, was a homemaker who immigrated from Mexico; and his father, Hillel, was a real estate developer who immigrated from Argentina. Shortly after arriving, his father served as a combat sailor during Israel’s independence war. In 1950, the couple got married in Haifa, Israel.
After Adam and his siblings were born, the family moved to Kiryat Motzkin. Adam spent his childhood in Motzkin until he was 18. As required, Adam began his mandatory service in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces). During the Yom Kippur War of 1973, he was assigned to the Ariel Sharon’s army Division.
After serving, he applied to the Technion. During those years, he married Gila Elgrably. After graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics, he worked with his father in real estate construction and development.
A few years later, Adam moved his entire family to the U.S. While attending the University of Southern California, some recruiters attempted to hire him. Having his own experience, he didn’t think too much of their offer. Eventually, he decided to go out on his own. Within three years, he was a successful sales agent and investor in commercial real estate.
With a successful business under his belt, Adam Milstein has focused his efforts on philanthropic work. He’s co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. His foundation focuses on supporting numerous other organizations focused on strengthening the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and U.S. – Israel relations.
Adam is also a part of organizations that offer services directly to the Jewish community. His other foundations offer consulting and partnership development and host fundraisers to support Jewish education programs. Adam Milstein is a strong voice in the Jewish community.
Milstein uses three key principles to guide his philanthropic arms: active philanthropy, life path impact, and philanthropic synergy. Milstein, his wife, and their organization’s staff are all dedicated to every facet of their mission. They actively seek out other organizations with their shared goal to unite as one strong force.