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Doe Deere: From homeless to CEO

Born in Russia, Doe Deere like many in the world, saw the United States as the land of opportunity. Doe Deere recalls spending her youth watching American movies, music and marveling at mastering the English language. At the age of 17, her dream seemed to be coming true, her mother had decided to take her sister and her to the United States to finally realize and live the American Dream.

Doe Deere and her family would move to America’s largest city, New York. Doe recalls the quote, “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” and her goal was to make it. Unfortunately, the dream would be derailed due to her mothers accounting credentials be held back. This would force her mother to take on low paying jobs such as housekeeper, eventually, they overbearing pressure of bills became too much and Doe and her family moved into a homeless shelter in Manhattan and waiting in line at churches just to have something to eat for the day.

In 1999, a local social worker named Dorchen Leidholdt found Doe and her family, Leidholdt was a social worker pressed on aiding immigrant families who’ve fallen on hard times. With her help, Doe’s mother was able to finally find a career in accounting, her sister would go on to graduate from Colombia Universit with honors, and Doe, after Leidholdt had seen her sketches, was guided into the Fashion Institute of Technology. She recounts her struggle as an important time in her life where she learned valuable teachings in regards to staying strong and fighting through the bleakest of times.

In 2008, Doe Deere would finally see her American dream come to fruition in the form of her newly founded company “Grime Crime”. The company would become a huge success employing 35 employees and sending a message to the women of the world to stay strong and be themselves. Doe Deere thanks America for everything she gave her and reminds people that Americans don’t always start off as American, and maybe one day that immigrant will be someone that adds to the greatness of America.

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Adam Milstein and the Future of Jews in America

Adam Milstein, an Israel Native, is one of the greatest managers in Hager Pacific Properties. He is currently in charge of the company’s financing, disposition and property management. Adam has been in the United States for close to 40 years now, having moved here with his family in 1981. Two years after relocating to the US, he graduated with an MBA from UCLA. After that, he joined the real estate business as a sales agent. Through these years, he has managed to work his way up the ladder to become a managing partner in one of the biggest privately owned real estate investment firms in the country.

Adam as a philanthropist

Adam Milstein’s inspiration to give back to the community was triggered by the actions of his friend and colleague. That is why he has been working hard to help and support members of his community, specifically the Israeli-American community. With the support of his wife, he was able to start a foundation called Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation as well as Sifriyat Pijama B’America. These two foundations play a major role in promoting unity among the Israeli-American community. The foundations are also used to promote the Jewish culture to help children in this community identify with their culture.

In addition to this, Adam Milstein is a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council. This is the foundation that pushes for a tighter bond between the American Jewish community and the Israeli-American community. Generally speaking, he is a strong community leader and an active philanthropist, whose main aim is to strengthen the bond between the Jews and the States of Israel.

His thoughts on the Jewish future in America

Adam Milstein is quite optimistic about the future of the Jews in America. That is why his foundations engage and inspire his community’s next generation to be courageous leaders who will fight anti-Semitism and support the Jews in America and their Jewish homeland, which is in Israel. He has stated his hope and optimism in the emergence of high-caliber leaders among his people.

Adam also believes that the new generation in America is the one that will shape the future of the Jewish people back at home.

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