Adam Milstein writes a lot on philanthropy and social issues that Jewish-Americans deal with, and an article he wrote for the Times of Israel was about how creativity mixed with courage and pride are necessary especially today. Antisemitism is a major concern because today it is no longer just alternative right groups like neo-nazis who’ve been a part of it. It’s also come from the radical left and from people with ties or sympathy for the Muslim brotherhood or groups like BDS. These groups are not just militant terrorists; they’re also behind various activist groups at universities and have engaged in boycotts intended to harm Israel. But Adam Milstein says if Jews are ready to use journalism and organize in creative ways, he believes they can beat antisemitism. He says his fellow philanthropists Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson are at work on this very thing right now.
Up until he turned 29, Adam Milstein lived in Haifa, Israel and his accomplishments included serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, getting his bachelor’s degree at the Technion and working in building framing and construction tasks with his father. He decided to move to the US later to get his master’s degree, and he went into real estate after completing it. He’s responsible for acquiring bank loans and investor capital and other property management aspects as managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a private real estate investment firm based in Los Angeles. After establishing his business career, Milstein began focusing a lot more on philanthropy and journalism.
Adam Milstein wants his philanthropy to be authentic, so he doesn’t just give financially to Jewish non-profits but is also involved in all of them on a personal level. The Israeli-American Council, where he is currently president and chairman is the primary base of his activism, and the largest audience it serves are campus groups. The activities conducted at these philanthropies include video production contests, trips to Israel, and forums where Israeli-Americans get a chance to connect with Israelis from Israel. In addition to the Times of Israel, Milstein also is an author at the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and JNS.org.