While society may seem more tolerant than ever, prejudice is still alive and rampant in many areas of the world. Racism, sexism, xenophobia and religious discrimination are still prevalent and pose a growing threat. One successful real estate investor is actively fighting hate and prejudice through his activism and philanthropic work.
Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American real estate investor and managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties. Having been born and raised in Israel, Adam Milstein moved to the United States in 1981. Passionate about his Israeli heritage and Jewish pride, Milstein and his wife started the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. The foundation is an organization that sponsors education for young professionals to connect with the State of Israel and better identify with their Jewish roots. Adam Milstein has also co-founded the Israeli-American Council, a group that has become the fastest growing Jewish organization in America. Taking advabtage of current technology, Milstein recently started The Adam Milstein Podcast, a radio show that airs conversations with artists, policymakers and elected officials.
Being empassioned about Jewish culture and active in the community, recent acts of anti-semitism have hit Adam Milstein very hard. Modern anti-semitism is coming from various groups, including radical Christians on the far right and anti-Israel groups on the far left. Milstein is particularly concerned about growing hostility towards Israel coming from young progressives on the Left who disguise their anti-semitism as intersectionality with Islamists. This hatred for Israel and the Jewish community is often presented as politically correct behavior, but is actually a new form of anti-semitism.
Adam Milstein wants society to take notice of the recent hate crimes and behavior towards the Jewish community. He encourages taking a stand for Israel and its people, rather than letting anti-semitism rise again as it has throughout history.