Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American who’s accomplished many things in business, social activism, philanthropy and journalism. Primarily his career has been in real estate brokering at the California-based firm Hager Pacific Properties. But lately he’s been in the news for work done at the Israeli-American Council, an organization that hosts events designed to promote Israeli traditions and values, and it works in conjunction with many other organizations like StandWithUs, AIPAC and Birthright Israel. This last November the annual fall conference at IAC was hosted in Washington D.C. and was full of live panel discussions, speaking events which included Adam Milstein and several other community leaders, and entertainment for all attendees, and Adam Milstein’s lacrosse camp.
An ongoing theme of the IAC Conference has been how the nation of Israel can be the connecting force that brings the Israeli-American Community together because as Milstein wrote in his Jewish Telegraphic Agency column, speakers that came to this event had political views from the far left, centrist and far right. He believes in three things that can hold Jewish-Americans and Israeli-Americans together. The first is “Israeliness” which means pride in the Jewish heritage, religious values, Hebrew language and other deep cultural identity aspects. The second is loyalty to Israel that means although it may not be a perfect nation, the Israeli-American community will do all they can to fight for its interests including advocating for laws in the US that favor it. And third, Adam Milstein says the ability of Israeli-Americans to bring new perspectives and forming stronger alliances with the deeply rooted Jewish-American community, and follow his Twitter.
Before becoming Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, Adam Milstein lived most of his childhood and early adult life in Israel and even is a former soldier of the Israeli Defense Forces. He also is a graduate of the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and holds a Master’s degree from USC. He is also married to Gila Milstein and has three daughters. He’s been largely responsible for raising funds for major acquisitions at Hager Pacific Properties, and in addition to the programs he’s started at the IAC, he also helps run a Hebrew learning program with his wife at the Milstein Family Foundation which teaches young children famous stories from Israel, and https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/adam-milstein/.