Adam Milstein is one of many Jewish Americans that have impacted the world through innovative ideas and patriotism towards their motherland of Israel, and now he wants to hear from others about what Israel means to them and the people they believe are changing the world. So he and his wife Gila are hosting “Inspired by Israel,” a video competition event that the Milstein Family Foundation, 12Tribe Films and StandWithUs have put together. Last year the video “Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel” took home the $8,000 grand prize and was posted on several notable Israeli media sites. At this time Adam Milstein, his wife Gila and several other judges are reviewing 80 entries and allowing others to vote on them at IsraelVideoNetwork.com before narrowing the entries down to 10 finalists.
Adam Milstein was born in Israel in 1952 and has spent his career in the military, building construction and is currently a real estate broker at Hager Pacific Properties. He helped start this company not long after obtaining his MBA from the University of Southern California and becoming interested in commercial real estate investing. He’s helped finance acquisitions and presided over property administration of hundreds of commercial and residential properties in Illinois, Texas and California. But Milstein is probably most known for the philanthropies he and his wife Gila have started through their family foundation.
The Milstein Family Foundation’s target groups include Jewish American families, community leaders and political activists. The three core values of the Milstein Family Foundation including being actively involved with every group they support, impacting all target groups at each stage of their life and bringing together leaders to reach common goals. Through Sifriyat Pijama B’America the Milsteins have helped families learn the ancient Hebrew language and various customs of the Jewish heritage.
Adam Milstein is also the Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, a group that works to maintain unity between Israel and the US through various community events. Other foundations he has chaired include StandWithUs, Hillel International, Israel on Campus, Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships and AIPAC. He made the Jersualem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews just this last year.