Adam Milstein is an active philanthropist who runs the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, also known as the MFF, with his wife and is cofounder of the Israeli-American Council. He and his wife are also the cofounders of Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Milstein’s philanthropy focuses largely on building a strong Jewish community throughout the world that is also closely identified with Israel.
The purpose of the MFF is to strengthen Israeli-U.S. ties. It also aims to work with young Jewish Americans to strengthen their connection to Judaism and Israel so they can be strong advocates for the country and their religion, and it supports many pro-Israel organizations. The MFF has created contests to encourage and promote Israel and Israeli-focused activism, funds cultural events and other activities on college campuses and helps with social media campaigns.
The Israeli-American Council build relationships throughout the United States with Israeli-Americans and also helps them maintain strong ties to Israel. Its activities include encouraging young Jewish professionals, promoting Jewish heritage and culture and building a Jewish identity among children. Sifriyat Pijama B’America provides monthly books in Hebrew for thousands of Israeli-American families throughout the country.
Adam Milstein sits on the boards of a number of charitable organizations as well. These include the Jewish Funders Network, Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, Israel on Campus Coalition and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee National Council. In 2017, Adam Milstein was named one of the “200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World” by the London publication “Richtopia.”
The foundation for the philanthropy and activism of Adam Milstein is a belief that Zionism and a strong Jewish heritage can be cultivated in communities throughout the world. His organizations work to strengthen a Jewish sense of identity and connection to Israel regardless of where families are located, and in doing so, to strengthen Judaism worldwide.