More than ever today we need role models. Role models that are making a positive difference in our world. Role models that are giving their lives to help promote peace and harmony around our world. Role models like Adam Milstein of Encino, California. Recently, the Jerusalem Post recognized Adam Milstein as one of the 50 most influential Jewish figures in our world today. Listed at number 39, Milstein was recognized for his tireless work as a philanthropist, activist and national leader in such organizations as StandWithUS and the Israel on Campus Coalition. Adam is also active in other organizations such as Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, and the AIPAC National Council. Milstein’s life goal is to strengthen the Jewish people, the State of Israel and its relationship with the United States of America. He is involved in raising funds to further Jewish education, the betterment of the Jewish community and in promoting a Pro-Israel stance both here in the US and all over the world.
Adam was born in Haifa, Israel, the son of Eva and Hillel Milstein in 1951. His father was active in Israel’s independence war as a combat soldier. In 1971, Adam joined the Israeli Defense Forces and served during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Following the War, Adam married Gilla and in 1981 moved to the United States where he obtained his MBA degree from the University of Southern California. Since that time Adam has been a successful real estate developer and he and his family reside in Encino, California.
When Adam was notified of his recognition he had this to say:
“I am humbled and honored to be selected by the Jerusalem Post for this list, alongside so many remarkable leaders of the Jewish people. I am grateful to my wife, Gila, to the IAC and the many organizations in the Jewish world that we are privileged to partner with to make a difference. This award is a testament to the historic accomplishments of the Israeli-American community in recent years.”
Today, we need positive role models. We need Adam Milstein.