Adam Milstein has been partnering with 12Tribe Films, StandWithUs, and various pro-Israel foundations to host a video competition that started in 2016 known as “Inspired by Israel.” The competition’s mission is to encourage contestants from around the world to show through film production what Israel means to them. Out of 80 contestants, 10 finalists are chosen and the prizes awarded are $20,000 in total giving with the Grand Prize being a large $8,000 award. Last year’s winner was “Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel,” and this year’s Grand Prize went to Sivan Felder and Batsheva Shachnovitz’s “New Immigrant” film. This competition is only one way that Adam Milstein endeavors to strengthen the Jewish American community and nation of Israel through action and philanthropy.
Adam Milstein has made his name in the real estate industry through the investments he’s made with Hager Pacific Properties. He cofounded this company after graduating from USC and he’s taken on property management and acquiring financing. The company manages billions in assets and has extended its holdings from California into Texas and Illinois. Adam Milstein has admitted to sometimes going out on his own to acquiring assets and bringing the company to where it is, and he has helped foster some of the largest real estate deals in modern times.
Prior to becoming a real estate investor, Adam Milstein was in building construction along with his father in Israel. His father had moved to Israel in 1948 and had fought in the war of Independence before taking up the building trade. Adam is the oldest of three and served in the Israeli Defense Forces in addition to working construction. He also completed a bachelor’s degree in business at the Technion and ran a business selling art.
He and his wife Gila have four daughters, and they have all been active with the Milstein Family Foundation. The Milstein’s are passionate about the Hebrew language and have put together a publication on it through Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Adam Milstein also formed a coalition of Jewish religious and educational leaders through the Israeli-American Council, and is also active with Hasbara Fellowships, Israeli on Campus Coalition, Birthright Israel, Hillel International, and AIPAC.