A Philanthropist Driven to Instill Pride
Adam Milstein is driven to instill pride in the Jewish people. He is a passionate speaker about the importance of Jewish people to gain a deeper connection to and pride in their culture. He delivers his message through speeches, blogs, and videos. He is an active philanthropist funding organization that address the needs o the Jewish people in both United States and Israel. In a post in the Times of Israel, Milstein explained his point of view: “There is nothing more powerful than understanding who you are and taking pride in where you came from.”
Addressing the Needs of Fragmented Jewish Communities
As an Israeli living in the United States, Milstein saw how isolated and fragmented the Jewish communities in America had become. He observed that young Jewish adults were adrift and not anchored in their Jewish identity. He was drawn to support organizations that addressed these conditions. With the partnership of his wife, Gila Milstein, he founded the Milstein Family Foundation. Guided by Milstein’s beliefs, the foundation was instrumental in supporting the growth of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and Students Supporting Israel (SSI).
Israeli-American Council Now a National Organization
The IAC serves adults, families, and children by providing programs, events, and educational materials. Its mission is to strengthen relationships between Israeli Americans and Israel as well as foster communication and understanding between the Israeli-American and Jewish American communities in the United States. Launched in 2007, by 2014 the IAC was a national organization with over 50,000 members.
Students Supporting Israel on College Campuses
Like the IAC, the work of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), founded in 2012, is to improve how well North Americans understand Israel as a nation and provides community for students who feel isolated by their support of Israel. Adam Milstein’s early support of SSI helped to strengthen the pride and courage of young Jewish leaders on the many college campuses where SSI operates.
Milstein and the Eight Gifts for the Next Generation
Pride, Courage, Persistence, Knowledge, Innovation, Belief in the Impossible, Brotherhood, and Passion. These are the gifts Adam Milstein has given to Israeli-Americans and Jewish people through his philanthropy and advocacy. Milstein challenges others to join him in passing on these gifts. “Let us give and inspire all eight of these gifts…. Together we can write a new chapter in the ancient story of the Jewish people.”
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