In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Egyptian Army made a successful crossing of the Suez Canal and advanced almost unopposed deep into the Sinai Peninsula. Israeli forces were thrown back on their heels – but they stiffened their resolve and launched a counter-offensive that would drive back the Egyptians.
Under the command of Ariel Sharon, the Israelis exploited a seam between two Egyptian armies. In one of the most stunning military victories in history, the Egyptian forces were surrounded.
One of the young soldiers serving under Sharon’s command was Adam Milstein. He was just 19 years old but had done his part to protect the country he loved.
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa in 1952. His parents immigrated to Israel shortly after the country was founded in 1948. His mother hailed from Mexico and his father was a native of Argentina. The call of the Jewish nation brought then home. After the war, Adam entered study at the Israel Institute of Technology where he earned is bachelor’s degree in business and finance. He then followed his father into the real estate business. In 1974 Adam married Gila Elgrably in Haifa. The couple moved to the United States in 1981 to pursue opportunity.
While in the U.S., Adam furthered his education, earning a master’s degree in business from the University of Southern California. He then launched himself fully into the world of real estate. Today Adam Milstein is a managing partner with a major real estate operator based in Encino, California – Hager Pacific Properties, a company with assets of some $2 billion.
Adam Milstein is also a founder of the largest and fastest growing Jewish advocacy group in the United States, the Israeli-American Council, with more than 250,000 members to date. Adam Milstein has also given back much to his fellow American and the people of Israel through the foundation he established with his wife, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This organization sponsors young people to assist them with education and professional careers.
From Israel to America, Adam Milstein has made a significant mark in the modern history of his native Israel and his adopted country, the United States.
When people take the time to help others, it changes the lives of the people who are helped. It has become extremely hard in the world today for many people both young and old. In many ways, it is hard to make it in the world without some layer of help. Help is more than providing the basics to people such a shelter and food. Help is needed in so many different ways. While more help is needed today, the channels for help have become more difficult to gain access to for many people who actually need help.
A significant concept that has been used for many years to provide help to people is philanthropy. The ability to offer help to people has been provided through the efforts of philanthropy with the ability for people to support charities and the missions of charities. Many people support the efforts of charities through financial contributions and volunteering time. Both ways are powerful measures that can help many people.
When people take the time for philanthropy, the people who are helped multiples. The people who are directly helped by the philanthropy receive help. However, many times other people are indirectly helped by the initial efforts of the philanthropy. This makes any help provided continue to move and help additional people.
A man who has made philanthropy an important part of his life is Adam Milstein. In his life, he has been a champion of helping people with all types of needs. Adam Milstein helps many with financial contributions made to various charities. However, his efforts go way beyond financial contributions. Adam Milstein helps build organizations. He is a leading figure in the Jewish community where he has established organizations to help people inside and outside the Jewish community.
The philanthropy efforts of Adam Milstein have not gone unnoticed. He has been applauded for his efforts with many awards for his caring and generosity. He was recently acknowledged as one of the most influential philanthropists in the world, which is an awesome accomplishment.
Adam Milstein has made helping people a part of his life. He has many talents and skills that he uses to make the lives of other people better inside and outside his community.