Adam Milstein is 39th out of 50 in the list of the world’s most influential Jewish leaders. He co-founded the Israeli-American Council, IAC, in order to educate and encourage the Jewish people in the U.S. and teach them of their roots. He is a supporter of Israel and their relationship with America. If it weren’t for Adam Milstein, recognition of the Jewish population would not be as visible as it is.
Milstein wrote an article in the Jerusalem Post and stated that before IAC, the terms ‘Israeli-Americans’ or ‘Americans of Israeli descent” were not used or acknowledged. Adam Milstein and his wife are active philanthropists in their quest to uphold the Jewish population, one of the oldest nations in the world.
Adam Milstein grew up in Haifa, Israel, but moved with his wife and three daughters to California to further his education. Today, he is the managing co-founder of Hager Pacific Properties and sits on the board the AIPAC National Council, StandWithUs, Stand By Me, Israel on Campus Coalition and Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funders, Network and Birthright Israel as well as IAC.
Under Adam Milstein’s leadership, the IAC has been called the fastest growing Jewish organization in the U.S. Milstein practices active philanthropy in the organizations that he is affiliated with saying he feels “lucky” and honored to be considered a philanthropist.
Adam Milstein walks daily in what he calls the “3 steps to being an Effective Philanthropist,” which he wrote in a recent article in HuffPost.
- Philanthropic work is a lifetime labor of love.
- Stay focused, but find synergies.
- Put your mouth where your money is
Milstein states that a good philanthropist writes a check, but the best philanthropists get involved and participate, contributing their time, talents and professional knowledge to advance the mission of non-profits.