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Adam Milstein- Protector of the Jewish heritage

Adam Milstein is the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, one of the established real estate companies in the United States. It is estimated to have real estate property worth over $1 billion. He joined this company after completing his MBA at the University of Southern Carolina. The company has been a source of the wealth that he is now utilizing in philanthropic initiatives.

Adam Milstein the founder and chairman of the Israeli-America Council, an organization that engages in various programs that aim at strengthening the ties between Israel and the United States. IAC is one of the largest Jewish affiliated organizations in the world. Currently, it has over 500,000 members from all over the world.

Milstein together with his wife Gila has a family philanthropic foundation known as Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This philanthropic foundation has been at the center of numerous pro-Israeli initiatives. They have a record of working with over 100 organizations who share in the same interests as them. Every year, Milstein is spending over $1 million that goes to philanthropic activities.

Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation sponsor the education of young Jews living in the United States among other activities. They are particularly concerned about the education of the young Jews about their origin and heritage as Jews. Young Jews born in the United States some time fail to identify with their real identity due to the environment in which they grow up in. Now, Adam Milstein is supporting their education and even requesting them to spread the lessons even to their peers in school.

Milstein is passionate about the protection of the Jewish identity. He is focused on uniting Jews living abroad and those back in Israel. The unity of these two communities is significant in winning the battle against the challenges that the Jews face. Anti-Semitism is still a huge problem among the Jews, and it can only be defeated by all Jews coming together to defeat agents of impunity.

Adam Milstein believes that the future of the Jews lies in the ability to raise a strong generation of Jews who will be proud of who they are and who won’t allow anti-Semitism to thrive.

McDonald’s and the OSI Group

David McDonald started his early life in the Northeastern parts of Iowa. He Graduated in 1987 from the Iowa State University. He is has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and is also a recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Soon after graduation, he began a fruitful career with OSI industries, Chicago. He rose through the ranks to become President and Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group, LLC. He also, at one time, served as the Project Manager of the same company.

OSI Group, which is a global leader in food processing, recently celebrated two decades since establishing its first food processing operation in China. Its presence in the Chinese economy was witnessed during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 where the company successfully supplied over 110 tons of beef, pork, chicken, dehydrated onions and eggs. Since this operation, OSI China has been a major supplier to many food companies including Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Yum, Starbucks, Subway, and Saizeriya.

The David McDonald OSI Group has a global network with offices and plants spread all over the world. Even though the company is international in stature, it also has local management teams that are designed to understand the local situation within their area of operations. The company has its headquarters in Aurora and is a leading supplier of value added protein products like patties and sausage links. It is a private company that is spread over 17 different countries with over 50 facilities at its disposal.

The company is expanding rapidly and recently did a groundbreaking exercise in Poland and plans to open an additional seven new processing and production facilities around the world. Recently, the company acquired Baho Food, a Dutch company that manufactures deli meats, snacks and convenience foods. McDonald’s views the acquisition as one that gives OSI Group a broader presence in the European market. He feels that Baho’s products and brands are complementary to those of the OSI Group.

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