Adam Milstein Announces a 10-day Voting Period
On March 20, 2015, people across the globe started voting for videos that had featured on “Inspired by Israel” Video Contest to select ten entrants that will be displayed to a panel of judges. Over 80 people and groups entered the competition by making videos that entertain, enlighten, and inspire people concerning Israel. The winning videos are set to receive cash prizes amounting to $20,000 and Grand Prize worth $8,000. Adam and Gila Milstein collaborated with the 12Tribe Films Foundation to sponsor the contest.
The public voting will end on March 29. A team of independent professionals will be responsible for selecting the top ten prizes. The independent professionals will consist of Gila Milstein, David Suissa, the president of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, and Michel Dickson, StandWithUs Israel’s executive director.
Adam Milstein’s statements
Speaking after announcing the 10-day voting period, Adam Milstein said that the video content was a dynamic and innovative way to educate the world about amazing places, people, and inventions of Israel. He added that voting was the best way to pick the videos that had inspired many people.
Adam Milstein, a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, sat down for an interview with Ideamensch on December 9, 2016. In the interview, the Jewish American philanthropist discussed at length about his personal life as well as his entrepreneurial journey. Adam is also a respected community leader. Adam left Israel after serving in IDF, especially in the period of Yom Kippur War. In the U.S., Adam joined the University of Southern California for his master’s degree. He is actively involved in the Jewish-American Council, an organization he co-founded. Together with his wife, Gila, Adam funds the Sifriyat Pijama B’America
How Hager Pacific Properties came to be
Adam came to America from Israel, in 1981, in pursuit of higher education. Adam explained that even after working hard to acquire an MBA in entrepreneurship, recruiters still underestimated his ability. Ironically, all the job offers he got were paying less than what undergraduate students used to make those days. These job-seeking frustrations forced Adam to take on life by himself, joining the commercial real estate industry as a broker in 1983. After three years in the industry, Adam was able to establish himself as a real estate investor. It is from there that Hager Pacific Properties was born.
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