Adam Milstein is the Managing Partner of one of Los Angeles’s largest Jewish-American owned real estate investment companies, Hager Pacific Properties. He’s also President of the Israeli-American Council and an author for the Jerusalem Post, and he wrote an article recently about who is promoting anti-Semitism around the world. He works to combat both anti-Israeli speech and anti-Semitic activities on college campuses and to encourage support for his native land through his philanthropy events.
According to Adam Milstein, a major source of today’s anti-Semitism is coming from radical Islam in conjunction with people on the progressive political left. For Milstein, it’s important that young Jewish college students and community leaders be aware of these people and have a plan to counter it. Milstein specifically mentioned Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as having alliances with certain anti-Israeli propaganda groups. Milstein himself doesn’t consider himself to be on either side of politics, though one of his recent philanthropy supporters is Sheldon Adelson, a conservative donor.
Adam Milstein comes from Israel and was born just four years after its establishment in 1948. He served in the Israeli military during the Yom Kippur War, and afterward pursued his bachelor’s degree at the Technion. He also married Gila Elgrably not long after and for a few years he worked with his father in building framing and real estate investing. He then got his MBA from University of Southern California and went full-time into real estate brokering and helped launch Hager Pacific Properties along with David Hager and Robert Neal. Milstein is in charge of financing major commercial and residential property purchases.
Adam Milstein is head of both the Milstein Family Foundation and the Israeli-American Council. He and Gila don’t just give financial support to the groups they support, but are also actively involved in the group’s activities. Groups that are affiliated with the Milstein Family Foundation include Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Hillel International, Jerusalem U, and AIPAC. The Milsteins also help connect Jewish families to their roots through a Hebrew learning program that also has bedtime stories for children and more