Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel. He was the son of Hillel Milshtein and Eva Milshetein. His mother was a homemaker who had left Mexico for Israel in 1940,his father a real estate developer from Argentina immigrated later. Hillel moved to Israel in 1948 shortly after the Stat of Israel was founded.
Adam Milstein joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1971 to complete his mandatory service. He served in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. After completing his military service, he enrolled in Technion graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in economics and business. He joined his father as a real estate developer.
Adam married Gila Elgrbly in 1974 before moving to the United States in 1981. There he received a Master of Business Administration in 1983 from the University of Southern California. After college he worked as a real estate agent selling commercial real estate with his father. Eventually forming the Israeli-American Council to help others.
In 2016 Adam Milstein was added to the list of The Top 50 Most Influential Jews. This honor was given to him as a result of his tireless work as a philanthropist and leader in many important Jewish organizations. Milstein has worked to bring positive changes in the world for people of Jewish ancestry. Among the organizations are the StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, Hasbara, the Israel on Campus Coalition, and many others. Milstein, co-founder and chairman of the Israeli-American Counsel was named
#39 on the list of Influential Jews because of his efforts to bring real change around the world.
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