His mother is from Mexico and his father Argentina, but Adam Milstein’s parents felt a powerful call to “come home” soon after the modern State of Israel was established in 1948. Hillel Milstein and Eva Milstein married in Israel in 1950. Adam Milstein was their first son, born in Haifa in 1952.
Like his father, Adam Milstein would serve in the Israeli military and both would serve during times of war. The elder Milstein was a sailor during Israel’s war of independence. Adam Milstein would take part in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Milstein fought in Egypt with forces commanded by Ariel Sharon, participated in the crossing of the Suez Canal and the historic surrounding of the Egyptian 3rd Army.
Also like his father, Adam entered the real estate business after his military service, but not before earning a Bachelor of Science degree at Technion. He studied business and economics.
The year 1974 was a significant one for Adam because that was when he married Gila Elgrably. The couple moved to the United States in 1981. There Adam furthered his education by earning an MBA from the University of Southern California. Adam Milstein parlayed his top-flight education and powerful work ethic to achieve considerable success in the field of real estate. Today he serves as a managing partner with Hager Pacific Properties, an Encino-based firm that is focused on working with industrial, retail, office and multi-family properties.
One of the most significant and singular achievements of Adam Milstein is the establishment of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF). This organization works with students and young professionals with the goal of stimulating the bond and connection between America and Israel while also inculcating a sense of Jewish pride among people with Jewish roots. The group enthusiastically advocates for the State of Israel and its people.
Adam Milstein is also co-founder of the Israeli-American Council — it’s the fastest-growing Jewish organization in America today. It serves more than 250,000 Israeli-Americans across the country. Its mission is preserving and strengthening Israeli and Jewish identities for future generations. Milstein serves as National Chairman of the Israel-American Council.