LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, the Jerusalem Post recognized Adam Milstein as one of the 50 most influential Jewish figures who have made an impact in the world over the last year, and have the potential to effect change in years to come.
Milstein was elected no. 39 on the list for his leadership as Co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and his work as a philanthropist, activist, and leader in many other prominent Jewish organizations, including StandWithUs, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, Stand By Me and AIPAC National Council.
Also on the list are political leaders like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan; philanthropists Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Ron Lauder, Lynn Schusterman, and Matthew Bronfman; Jewish leaders like Natan Sharansky and Malcolm Hoenlein, and entertainers, such as Gal Gadot and Sarah Silverman.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected by the Jerusalem Post for this list, alongside so many remarkable leaders of the Jewish people,” Milstein said. “I am grateful to my wife Gila, to the IAC and to the many organizations in the Jewish world that we are privileged to partner with to make a difference. This award is a testament to the historic accomplishments of the Israeli-American community in recent years.”
The Milstein Family Foundation advances a mission built on two pillars: strengthening the Jewish people and their homeland, the State of Israel. “By embracing the principles of active philanthropy, funding projects with an eye to their life-path impact, and looking to build synergies between organizations, the Milstein Family Foundation will continue our work to strengthen the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” Milstein said.
About the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: The Milstein Family Foundation works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish people and the Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride in the next generation, providing pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate for the State of Israel, and bolstering the critical U.S.- Israel alliance. Learn more at: http://milsteinff.org/.