Adam Milstein was ranked number 39 as the most influential figures in the Jerusalem post. The ranking was based on the impacts these people has had on other people’s lives and the potential they have on making a difference in the future. Adam Milstein is the son of Eva Milshtein and Hillel Milshtein. His mom was a homemaker while his dad was a real estate developer.
He followed the footsteps of his dad to become a real estate developer by becoming a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a company dealing with real estate development. Outside his line of work, Adam Milstein is well known for his giving heart as he donates generously. Adam Milstein is married to Gila Milstein, and together they have three daughters. Adam Milstein lives in Encino, California and is the founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation together with his wife.
According to the business wire (Los Angeles), Adam Milstein was chosen because of the role as the leader in establishing the Israel-American Council as well as due to his generosity in helping the underprivileged. He was not alone in this list as other prominent people were mentioned in this list. Amongst the most influential Jewish figures were Benjamin Netanyahu, Ron Lauder, and Lynn Schusterman. Adam Milstein is the leader of various Jewish organizations such as Hasbara Fellowships as well as Birthright Israel and AIPAC National Council. Upon being notified that he had been appointed in this list, Adam Milstein acknowledged it as an honor and was happy that he was making a difference in this world especially to the Jewish Community. He was quick to acknowledge the role that his wife had played.
He further stated that the acknowledgment is a testament of the impacts that Israeli-Americans have made in the recent past. Adam and Gila formed the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation with several objectives and which they have been able to accomplish. For instance, during the initial establishment, the two wanted to strengthen and at the same time safeguard the Jewish heritage. Something that had not been done before. The second aim was to bring the Israelis in the US together hence the establishment of Israeli-Americans. For more information about the story, you can click here.