Adam Milstein is the co-founder of Israel-American Council which is based in California. His mission is to support and strengthen the Jewish people, the State of Israel and the relationship between the US and Israel. Adam Milstein has led the Israel-American Council, also abbreviated as IAC, to become United States’ fastest growing Jewish Organization. Born in 1952 in Haifa, Adam Milstein relocated to California in 1981 together with his wife, Gila. He went on to become a real estate agent and is currently the Managing Partner at the Hager Pacific Properties. The company is specialized in retail, industrial, multi-family and office properties.
In 2000, Adam Milstein and his wife started the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. The aim of the organization is to encourage young Jews in order for them to connect with Israel by identifying their Jewish roots. Adam Milstein organized the 1st Campus Maccabbees Summit held in Las Vegas in June 2015. With over 50 organizations convened at the summit, it aimed at harnessing the full strength of the community of pro-Israel in order to conquer hate groups that spread rumors and antisemisism to college campuses regarding the Jewish State. Adam Milstein has acquired a reputation as a prominent Jewish philanthropist and he is a member of a number of big organizations such as Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, Stand By Me, Jewish Funders Network, AIPAC National Council, Birthright Israel, and Israel on Campus Coalition.
Since the inception of the Israeli-American Council, it has been able to expand to ten regional councils and has active volunteers across 27 states of the US. The organization also offers many different innovative programs which engage Israeli-Americans of all ages. On an article written by Adam Milstein in a Jerusalem Post op-ed, no one dared to use the term Israeli-Americans before IAC was founded.