Adam Milstein was born in Israel in 1952. Both of his parents immigrated to Israel during the early days of the country following its establishment in 1948, his father coming from Mexico and his mother from Argentina. His father served as a combat soldier during the war for Israeli Independence and later worked as a building framer.
Adam Milstein followed in his father’s footsteps of serving in the Israeli armed forces, and he fought in Ariel Sharon’s army division during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Following his military service, Milstein earned a degree in business and economics at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, graduating in 1978. Adam Milstein worked with his father during and after his studies at the Technion to expand the family’s real estate and construction business, learning valuable lessons along the way.
In 1981, Adam Milstein, along with his wife and children, moved to southern California where he studied at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and earned a Master of Business Administration degree. Next came a highly successful career in real estate development in California.
Adam Milstein is known for his generosity to the causes he supports. In general, he is passionate about developing ties between Jewish people living in the United States and those in the State of Israel as well as creating networks among Israeli-Americans.
He co-founded the Israeli-American Council, which has many programs and initiatives to unite the roughly half-million people, like Milstein and his family, who came to America from Israel and now consider both countries to be their homes. He is also a strong supporter of the education organization Stand With Us, which has the mission of standing up for the State of Israel and the Jewish people when they are demonized or misrepresented with an emphasis on working with young people in high schools and on college campuses.
Furthermore, along with his wife, he founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which gives to a wide variety of charities and causes. In particular, the foundation focuses on supporting people who are battling cancer.