Adam Milstein Included In Prestigious Anthology
It is being called the most comprehensive Zionist collection ever published. The volume is titled, “The Zionist ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland.” It includes the names of more than 170 Jewish people who have shown extraordinary vision and leadership. Included among those elite 170 names is Adam Milstein.
Mr. Milstein is an Israeli-born American who immigrated to the U.S. in 1981. He launched a successful career in real estate development and investment based in California. He achieved enormous success and used the resulting personal financial resources he gained to give back to the people and nation he loves.
In the new publication, Adam Milstein offers an essay called, “Israeliness Is The Answer.” The piece was originally published in the Jerusalem Post. In it, he observes that too many young people have come disconnected from their Jewish faith. He said that the future of israel and all people of Jewish heritage is to get back to their roots.
As part of that effort, Adam Milstein supports a program called Birthright. This takes young American Jews on a 10-day trip to Israel so that they can absorb the culture of the Jewish Homeland in a personal way. It imparts what Adam Milstein calls “Israeliness” — a solid connection to their identity and a sense of importance in their place in the world.
Milstein was born in Haifa in 1952. Both his parents were early immigrants to the newly minted Jewish state in 1948. Adam Milstein grew to manhood and was conscripted into the Israeli Defence Forces at age 19. That was just in time for him to serve in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and experience which had a lasting effect on the young Milstein.
After coming to America with his wife, Gila, in the early 1980s, Adam Milstein never forgot about his land of origin. For Milstein, his identity as a Jew and Israeli have been the prime foundational elements of his entire life.
In addition to co-founding the Israeli-American Council, Milstein also established a private foundation, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, to provide aide and support to people of Israeli-Jewish heritage.