Adam Milstein often talks about how the history of the Jewish people is important for everyone to learn, and how the virtues shown by heroes of the past are still applicable today. There are many characteristics that have been defined by Jews over the years, but in his recent article at the Times of Israel blog, Milstein says the pride and courage of Jews have been shining the brightest. Pride is defined by Israeli-Americans and Jews supporting Israel to the fullest and placing their identity in the nation. Courage has become important with antisemitism manifesting itself in many places, but with young Jews proclaiming their heritage and stating they’re proud to be a part of it. Milstein also believes Jews have the ability to think outside the box and get things done that advance the cause of Judaism.
Adam Milstein has influenced many with his philosophies on Israel’s welfare as an author at the HuffPost, the Jerusalem Post, the JTA and Times of Israel. He grew up in Haifa, Israel and has both military and business experience having fought in the Yom Kippur War and graduated from the Technion. His career has been largely in real estate both on construction sites in Haifa where he and his father worked framing buildings, and later as the Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties in California. But he values philanthropy most of all and he and his wife Gila have taken the stance of active philanthropy as part of the Milstein Family Foundation.
Part of the mission of Adam Milstein in philanthropy has been to change the narrative of Israeli-Americans being outcasts and having an important role to strengthen the Jewish community of America. People that he and Gila meet with include Jewish religious leaders, college professors, campus activist leaders, charity organizations and even political donors like Sheldon Adelson. One of the main organizations that have advocated on behalf of Jewish America on a large scale is the Israeli-American Council where Adam Milstein serves as Chairman and President, and underneath this organization has been StandWithUS which has hosted a video competition on being inspired by Israel. Milstein is also the founder of a family Hebrew learning course known as Sifriyat Pijama B’America.