Every new century brings new challenges to Jews and Israel, and activist leader Adam Milstein says those challenges need to be met with all Israelis and Jews coming together and being united in the cause. Parents can encourage their children to follow the footsteps of the heroes who saved Israel from perilous times such as the Maccabean leaders were in the ancient times, or those who resisted Hitler’s power in WWII, or even the commanders who defeated six different Arab armies in the 1948 independence struggle. The virtues that Milstein hopes are instilled in young children are pride, courage and creativity.
To Adam Milstein, pride means Jews are proud to display their patriotism and heritage whether it’s bumper stickers, flags or celebrating a bar mitzvah. Courage is also a must if the day should come that Jews have to take up arms to defend the homeland, a struggle that’s gone on since it became a modern nation and one that will continue even as hostile radical Islamic forces like Iran and ISIS continue to be a threat. But just as the Maccabees used guerilla warfare techniques and strategic cunning to defeat their enemies, Milstein says that same kind of thinking should be used today when Jews need to overcome mainstream opposition.
Adam Milstein was Israeli-born but moved to the US as a young adult pursuing his education and career. He had earned his bachelor’s degree while still in Israel and attended USC to get his MBA, and after weighing his options, he decided to go into real estate brokering. After working for one brokerage firm, he and a colleague decided to start their own known as Hager Pacific Properties. Milstein has made millions of dollars in the real estate business, but he’s given much of it to Israeli activism.
Adam Milstein decided after moving to the US that he was going to be involved with different groups across the Jewish-American community so that instead of feeling isolated, they would feel as important as they would in the homeland. So in 2000 he and his wife Gila launched their family foundation, and seven years later started the Israeli-American Council. Other groups they support include Hasbara Fellowships, AIPAC, Jerusalem U and Birthright Israel. Milstein also writes for many Israeli newspapers and reached number 39 in the Jerusalem Post’s list of top 50 influential Jews.
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When it comes to getting things done efficiently and effectively, it seems like there is only a hand few of individuals who personify this notion perfectly. These individuals just have a way of being progressive in their day to day lives. One of these extraordinary beings is known as Eric Pulier and his weapon of choice is technology. The Teaneck, New Jersey native is now an important figure in many different fields of work. Eric Pulier is known as a technologist, investor, guest speaker, entrepreneur, and an all around likeable kind of guy. What makes him stand out from the crowd? This is fairly easy to answer because Pulier has a way of taking the smallest of ideas and then turning them into a reality.
He’s used his smarts across a broad range of industries such as education, healthcare, and finance. Pulier was chosen to build the “Bridge To The 21st Century” platform, which was for Bill Clinton’s 2nd Inauguration. Of course the multiple day event went off without a hitch as it was broadcasted across numerous news networks. Many members of congress, celebrities, and other politicians attended the celebration as well. Eric Pulier is a natural philanthropist at heart and he’s won many philanthropic awards throughout the years. In 2010 he was the top billed honoree at the “U.S. Doctors For Africa” event in New York City.
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