Adam Milstein: Man on a Mission to Eradicate Anti-Semitism

Within the Jewish community, Adam Milstein is perceived as being a leader and pioneer to the Pro-Israel cause. While growing up throughout his youth as a native of Israel, he began assuming a role of leadership within his cultural community at the age of 19 when he joined the Israeli Defense Forces to fight in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Following his term of service within the war, he earned his Industrial and Business Management degree in 1978 from the Israel Institute of Technology and then proceeded to move to the United States with his family in 1981. Upon coming to the U.S., he chose to reside in the state of California where in 1983 he graduated with his MBA. Nonetheless, it was after earning his second degree that he began to pursue the business of real-estate.

As a newcomer to the real-estate industry, Adam Milstein started out working as a sales agent. However, after having invested years of dedicated service within his profession, he was promoted to the title of being a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties in Encino, California. Within the business of real-estate, Hager Pacific Properties is recognized as being a privately-owned firm that undertakes investment in several real-estate industries across the U.S. (warehouses, office buildings, apartment buildings, etc.) and assists in the development of vacant properties. Furthermore, as one of the company’s managing partners, Adam Milstein is more than well-equipped in business knowledge and experience to oversee the property management, disposition, and financing obligations of the firm.

In addition to handling business affairs within his career, Adam Milstein spends the rest of his time participating within and establishing philanthropic projects to support the Jewish community. Yet, of all his active involvements that regard fighting the societal issues that arise from the global spread of anti-Semitism, one of his main projects was founding the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Based out of Los Angeles, California, the nonprofit foundation was created in 2000 upon the purpose to preserve the cultural identity of American Jews by educating and training the youth to become professionals and to self-identify with their Jewish ancestry in the State of Israel. Milstein’s second biggest commitment involves his service as a chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC)—another nonprofit organization based out of Los Angeles, California that supports over 250,000 Israeli-Americans. The main objective of the IAC is to fortify cultural affairs between the United States and the State of Israel for the sake of the livelihood of future generations.

“The Greyhound Diaries” Gives Doug Levitt an Overall View of the U.S.

Multimedia artist Doug Levitt believes the vast majority people of the U.S. are being shortchanged when they embark upon an election year as the idea that a single candidate for President can bring about a major change on the way the U.S. performs for all its citizens is a false one. Traveling by bus to develop “The Greyhound Diaries” provided Levitt with a new outlook on politics and how they affect the vast majority at the sharpest end of U.S. society, which is ironic as the initial journey that inspired Doug Levitt on his more than decade long bus journey was one to campaign for the Presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004.

Although he was faced with the politics of poverty and social injustice when beginning his journey that would become “The Greyhound Diaries”, Levitt states the project has actually depoliticized him in many ways as the outcome of an election matters little to those living in the heart of the U.S. In a bid to get a complete overview of how the people of the U.S. are feeling about life in many different ways, Doug Levitt believes his project, “The Greyhound Diaries” should act as a barometer as the Greyhound bus line along serves over 2,000 destinations; the artist states this compares to Southwest Airlines 72 destinations across the country to show the bus is still the most popular form of transport for those living in poverty across the U.S.

Doug Levitt has been searching for the truth about many different aspects of life for a number of years, including his time spent as a student of the scientists Carl Sagan during his undergraduate studies at Cornell University. Although Doug Levitt seemed to have reached a high level of success as a journalist based in London for many major networks he was pulled back to artistic pursuits following the death of his father; Levitt began playing with a band in the U.K. and later returned to the U.S. where he has based much of his work in Nashville to work with a number of respected musicians on “The Greyhound Diaries” project.