Adam Milstein Founded IAC To Fortify Bonds Of American Jews With Israel

As of 2017, the Israeli-American Council was recognized as the fastest growing non-profit organization that serves people of Israeli and Jewish heritage in the United States. It was co-founded by American businessman Adam Milstein who immigrated to America in 1981.

Adam Milstein was born in Haifa in 1952. Both of his parents were immigrants also — his father an Argentinian who came to Israel in 1948. His mother, a Mexican national, arrived there in the same year. The Milstein’s were eager to be a part of the new Jewish nation which the United Nations recognized 80 years go this year.

It was a difficult decision for Adam Milstein to leave Israel with his young wife, but the couple was in pursuit of new educational and business opportunities. Adam Milstein was a veteran of the Israeli Defence Forces and fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur War under General Ariel Sharon. He graduated from the Technion in 1978. He never forgot his deep ties and love of his Jewish homeland.

That’s part of the reason why Adam Millstein helped establish the IAC in 2007. He observed that many younger people of Jewish heritage and fellow Israeli immigrants to the U.S. were in dire need of re-establishing a connection to what he calls their “Israeliness.”

The IAC works diligently with young people of high school and middle school age. It encourages them to join programs sponsored by the IAC. An example is the IAC YP (Young Professionals) program. It conducts engaging, challenging and intellectual workshops designed to strengthen the passion and connection to Israel among young Jewish Americans.

Another IAC program partially designed by Adam Milstein is called IAC Mishalanu. This is focused on college campuses across the United States. Here again a number of stimulating and proactive activities that engage Jewish university students in ways that foster deeper ties with the Jewish homeland.

Adam Milstein is passionate about the concept of infusing young Jewish Americans with “Israeliness.” He believes it’s the key to a future generation of American students who can claim and maintain an ineluctable bond with the Nation of Israel.