Adam Milstein fought for Israel as part of the Israeli Defense Forces. In the 1973 Yom Kippur war, he followed General Ariel Sharon in pushing the Egyptian army back across the Suez Canal and into Egypt.
When Adam Milstein came to America from Israel, he had two goals. The first was to complete his education. This he accomplished by earning a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.
His second goal was to take full advantage of the business opportunities in the United States. He accomplished this by becoming a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a privately owned commercial real estate investment firm with over two-million dollars worth of property under management.
When he told his then teenage daughters that he wanted them to marry Jewish men, they pointed out that Milstein himself lived a secular life. Upon hearing this, Adam Milstein immediately set out to make changes.
He and his wife Gila founded the Milstead Family Foundation, active in connecting young Jews from around the world with their Jewish heritage. The Foundation supports many Jewish and pro-Israeli organizations.
Among them is a pro-Israeli umbrella organization called the Israel on Campus Coalition. The Coalition was created to unite, empower, and inspire Jewish college students to see their heritage as a source of inspiration and enable them to counter anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli activities on campus.
A second campus organization, StandWithUs, teaches Jewish students about their history and traditions and works to strengthen their ties to Israel.
Hasbara Fellowships offer college students a chance to visit Israel, meet with and receive instruction from high-level Israeli officials and learn to promote and defend the state of Israel on their individual campuses.
The Israeli-American Council was created by a small group of Jewish leaders, including Adam Milstein and his wife Gila. This group instilled into it three founding principles: to strengthen future generations of Israeli-Americans, of Jewish Americans, and the connection between Israel and the United States. Youtube channel