The United States has a long history of being connected to Israel. It can be stronger depending on who the president is because he typically defines the intensity of the relationship with the country.
America is the land of refuge and the U.S. supports Israel. Adam Milstein is a Jewish-American who grew up in Israel and moved to the U.S. when he was 27. Adam Milstein has found his place as a philanthropist for those with Israeli roots living in America.
Adam Milstein and his wife Gila founded the Milstein Family Foundation in 2000 to strengthen the relationship with Israel and to ensure the Jewish identity in the younger generation.
The MFF acts as an umbrella for the organization, which he invests time, energy and funds. His passion takes him into the community, and he is on the Board of Israel on Campus Coalition, the Jewish Funders Network, StandWithUs, the Hasbara Fellowships, AISH Los Angeles, AIPAC National Council and the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel.
Milstein is co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council and Gila, his wife, together support the Council. Mr. and Mrs. Milstein founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which provides books written in Hebrew, and works to instill Jewish values in Israeli-Jewish-American families. Mr. Milstein has a passion for Israel and improving that relationship with the U.S. and Jewish people in both America and in Israel.
Adam Milstein’s Early Years in Israel and California
Adam comes from a typical Jewish family living in Hoffa, Israel where he was born. He served in the Israeli Army for the required time, and when he got out, he attended Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology receiving a Bachelors of Science Degree. He married and had two children in Haifa. In 1981, he moved the family to California, and they had one more child.
Adam attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1983 with a Masters in Business Administration degree. His father was in commercial real estate, so Adam joined him as he began his career. It was several years after the Milstein Family Foundation was founded that he designed his philosophy of philanthropy, and today he remains very active in the community.