Recently, Adam Milstein was named to the Jerusalem Post’s list of one of world’s “Top 50” most influential Jewish figures. Adam Milstein was included among others who have reportedly made a significant impact on the world over the past year. He is also considered to be one of a group of people to potentially effect change in the future.
Milstein was slotted in at number 39 on JP’s official list. He was praised for his work as a philanthropist and activist and for his leadership skills as the co-founder and the chairman of the IAC (Israeli-American Council). He was also honored for his work with numerous other Jewish organizations, such as the AIPAC National Council, Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Stand By Me and StandWithUs.
Milstein is in good company. There are other important people on the list as well. The list includes such noteworthy individuals as Jewish leaders like Malcolm Hoenlein and Natan Sharansky, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, philanthropists Ron Lauder, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, entertainers, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot and Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Matthew Bronfman and Lynn Schusterman.
But where did it all begin? Perhaps it began where it begins for many successful people. It began with an education. In 1973 Milstein began studying business and economics at the Technion. He graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics in 1978. He studied business administration next at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1983.
He began working full-time selling commercial real estate and is now a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties and an Israeli real estate investor. With his wife, Gila, he founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. The Foundation works to fortify and safeguard Israel and all Jewish people. The Milstein Family Foundation does so by encouraging pride in the next generation of Jewish people. They also provide all pro-Israel American citizens with their expertise and knowledge to lobby for Israel and strengthen the U.S.- Israel alliance.