Adam Milstein is a Successful Businessman and Generous Philanthropist  Adam Milstein’s Familya nd Early Years

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Adam Milstein was born in 1952 in the port city of Haifa to Jewish immigrants to the newly formed country of Israel. His father, Hillel, came from Mexico and his mother, Eva, came from Argentina. Adam is the oldest of three siblings. He has a younger brother called Joshua and a younger sister called Dalit that are five and seven years younger than his.

The Milsteins settled in Haifa and later moved to surrounding suburbs to raise their kids. Adam Milstein was enrolled in the Israeli Defense Force after completing primary education as compulsory under Israeli Law. It happened that during his drafting, the Yom Kippur War broke out between belligerent nearby Muslim nations and Israel. Adam Milstein saw combat in the Sinai where he was led by General Ariel Sharon. The General who led Adam Milstein into combat against Egyptian Armed Forces would later become an Israeli statesman and prime minister of the country.

During his time in the Israeli Defense Force, Adam Milstein met his future wife, Gila. She was a Jewish refugee from the Muslim nation of Morocco. The two got married after the Yom Kippur war ended and Adam Milstein’s mandatory military service was ending. They had two daughters in Israel. After getting married and completing military service, Adam went to college at the Technion. Located in Haifa, the Technion is also known as the Israeli Institute of Technology. Adam Milstein completed the business and economics program there. He graduated from the Technion of Haifa in 1978.

After helping his father in the construction business, Adam and Gila set out for the United States along with their two daughters. They reached the shores of the United States in 1981. Adam Milstein found work as a real estate sales agent in the USA. He also went through graduate school. He got a masters in business administration from USC.

Right now Adam Milstein works as a managing director at Pacific Hager Properties. This is a real estate development firm that buys, sells, manages and renovates residential and commericial properties. Adam and Gila spend a significant amount of their time and resources to help other Israeli American families in the USA. Together they created the Sifriyat Pijama B’America to help Israeli American families acclimate to the USA and maintain their Jewish identity. Adam and Gila are also generous donors to Jewish charities and pro-Israel groups.

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