What Adam Milstein’s Israel Video Competition Is About

Adam Milstein has been a remarkable Jewish-Amerian real estate investor who has raised financing for various property purchases and structured deals between various clients at Hager Pacific Properties. But he’s dedicated much of his spare time to philanthropy involving unifying the Jewish community and rallying people behind the nation of Israel. One way he does so is through a video competition known as Inspired by Israel that the Israeli-American Council along with 12Tribe Films hosts.

Contestants film and produce their own videos on how the nation of Israel has impacted and changed the world. The winners have often been commended by Jewish leaders including the mayor of Jerusalem NirBarkat. Last year’s winner was “Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel” while this year’s winner was “New Immigrant,” a story about how a young girl came home to Israel. It’s really stories like that one that are what Adam Milstein’s Family Foundation is about.

Adam Milstein is Israeli-born himself and has been a part of the nation’s establishment in the modern Middle East. He served in the Yom Kippur War when Israel’s forces brought the surrender of Egypt. It was upon completing his service that he married Gila Elgrably who had also served in the war, and the Milstein’s have three daughters and several grandchildren. Adam Milstein’s real estate career began in project management in his father’s construction business, and after completing his bachelor’s degree at the Technion and his master’s at USC, he helped found Hager Pacific Properties.

As President and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, Milstein has especially targeted young college students to promote activities in support of Israel on college campuses. But he also works with other businessmen and political donors and is often involved with AIPAC. The Milstein Family Foundation seeks to bring families closer to their Jewish heritage by teaching Hebrew and providing children’s Jewish literature.

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