As a native to the State of Israel, Adam Milstein took on cultural experiences throughout his childhood that ingrained him with the spirit to prevail against any negative force that sought to prohibit the natural freedoms of the Jewish people. When he was 19 years old, Milstein vowed to defend his nation by joining the Israeli Defense Forces whereby he fought in the Yom Kippur War and helped lead Israel to victory. But instinctively, Adam Milstein was aware that future generations of the Jewish population would have to encounter battles that would be much more mental than physical. Therefore, he decided to enroll in school to get an education to not only prevent him from being a victim of circumstance, but to also unlock opportunities for him to be of assistance in uplifting the Jewish community.
Upon earning a degree in Industrial and Business Management in 1978 when he was in Israel and getting his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1983, Adam Milstein worked within the real-estate industry as a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties. Currently, Milstein’s duties as managing partner to the privately-owned investment firm entail overseeing all financial and disposition matters involving the company. Moreover, with his business endeavors having reached a level of fulfillment, Adam Milstein sought to pick up where he had left off earlier in life to become a committed humanitarian. In 2000, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation was founded on his behalf to aid members of the Israeli-American community with tools (education, occupational training, etc.) that would allow them to become successful leaders/role models to other young people within society. Nonetheless, as chairman in the Israel-American Council (one of the largest Jewish organizations in the nation), Adam Milstein sets goals that contribute to the spread of positivity, unity, and cultural appreciation within the Israeli-American population. Cultural ties between the United States and the State of Israel are upheld by the IAC as their primary objective whereby Milstein further contributes to the organization by fostering membership growth within the council across the nation.