Adam Milstein recognizes the importance of learning one’s roots

Adam Milstein is an Israeli real estate investor among other things. He holds a position as managing partner to Hager Pacific Properties, a company which owns and manages hundreds of properties across the country. Even with his notable and successful career in the real estate industry, Adam Milstein has also worked to become one of the most active and well-known philanthropists in the Jewish community.

Milstein is deeply involved with the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, whose goal is to strengthen Israel as well as help young Jews get in better touch with their roots. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is run by Adam Milstein and his wife, Gila, and due to his extreme dedication to community and philanthropy, Adam Milstein’s name was recently added to the Philanthropists & Social Entrepreneurs Top 200.

Milstein is very outspoken when the situation involves protection of Jews and the oppressed, and as his wife is an immigrant to the U.S. from Morocco, he understands the view of the marginalized and is an advocate for them. Adam Milstein also speaks about the necessity of Jewish people being more connected to their culture and religion.

The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation recently held a competition for pro-Israel memes, which stretched to six continents and over a span of two weeks brought in over 300 entries. A voting process was done and the final winners were chosen by a panel of seven college and high school student activists. Of 18 winners, $2,000 was split between them.

Some of the winners had memes that were focused on the love and pride of Jewish people in Israel, such as emphasizing the brother and sister-like community amongst the Jews. Adam Milstein was quoted as saying that the contest was “incredibly successful,” and that the “images submitted were funny, entertaining and often poignant”.

As a sophomore at U.C. Davis and member of a Jewish sorority, Dana Benavi said that she loves looking through the memes on Facebook, and that they help to lighten the mood back on campus.