Adam Milstein Has Helped Thousands Bridge A Cultural Divide

When an Israeli citizens moves to America, a certain amount of culture shock is part of the experience. The United States and Israel are both strong democracies based on many of the same fundamental principles, such as freedom, forward-looking entrepreneurship, and respecting the basic rights of all citizens — but just ask a recent Israeli immigrant and they’ll quickly point up some differences.

Selly Orai came to America from Israel in 2003. She discovered that Americans think it’s okay to smile at total strangers on the street, something that seemed odd and foreign to her. In Israel, one has a tendency to always “talk tough” while in America a more soft-spoken politeness is the norm. In Israel being “tough” is considered the equivalent of being “strong.” In America, you walk softly and carry a big stick.

These are just a few of the challenges that confront Israeli immigrants to America. That’s why another immigrant established the American-Israeli Council. His name is Adam Milstein. Born in Haifa, he came to America in 1981. At the time, Milstein and his wife, Gila, said that they “sat on their suitcases” every day in hopes of going back home soon.

But Adam Milstein dug in and got busy. He earned an MBA and launched himself into commercial real estate investment. After years of hard work he achieved considerable success. Today he is a partner with one of America’s premier real estate firms, Hager Pacific Properties.

Adam Milstein believed from the beginning that financial success comes with an obligation to give back. The American-Israeli Council has helped thousand of Israeli immigrants and people of Jewish heritage in uncounted ways, from getting better educational opportunities to advancing careers and building strong networking communities.

Under the leadership of Adam Milstein, the American-Israeli Council has become the fastest growing Jewish advocacy organization in the world. It currently sports 250,000 members and continues to grow.

For people like Shelly Oria, such an organization was a vital lifeline that helped her bridge the divide between her beloved homeland and new chosen home. Thanks to Adam Milstein, people like Shelly Oria have found a way to maintain a powerful dual identity that leverages the strength of both Israel and America.

Adam Milstein is a Globally Respected Pro-Israel Advocate and Investor in the Real Estate Sector

Adam Milstein is an Israeli citizen. He is an activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. In a one-on-one interview with Ideamensch, Milstein talks about his experience as a real estate investor, activist, and philanthropy. He has served in the real estate business for over three decades.

Milstein enjoys his works in philanthropy and finds them more satisfying. As an investor, he prefers to work on new ideas himself so as to achieve the desired objectives. Milstein is persistent and consistent when it comes to executing his duties. Learn more about Adam Milstein:

Milstein strives to set achievable goals and works hard to make his ideas a reality. Milstein is strong-willed and pays less attention to criticism. He is always encouraging people to take risks and believe in themselves. Additionally, he urges people to take chances and not be scared to fail since failing is part of life. Milstein is a family guy and prefers to spend time with his wife and children.

Adam Milstein’s educational background and career

Milstein studied at Technion- Israel Institute of Technology and graduated in 1978. In 1981, he and his family moved to the United States. Milstein enrolled in a master’s program at University of California, LA and graduated two years later.

He is the current top executive officer at Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein began his career in 1983 as a real estate investor in South California. He rose above ranks from a sales agent to a managing partner of the company. Before venturing into the real estate business, he had served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a soldier during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

Adam’s philanthropic activities

Having succeeded in the real estate business, he decided to establish various organizations to give back to the community. In 2000, he created Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, an organization aimed at strengthening the relationship between Israel and United States.

This organization also serves to enlighten young people about Jewish beliefs and culture. Milstein established Sifriyat Pijama B’America and Israeli-American Council. Up to date, Milstein continues to strengthen the relationship between the American Society and the Jewish community.