Doe Deere’s original name was Xenia Vorotova, and she was born in Izhevsk, Russia. She had dreams that the United States was a place where dreams come true. She adapted this opinion from music, movies and magazines about America. When she turned 17, Doe and her family, which included her mother and younger sister moved to the United States looking for something better. They decided to take a chance on New York.
With the population of New York being massively bigger, it was a place that they had to get used to. They new they would have to work their way up from the bottom up as it was a very competitive place. They quickly found out that with their mom’s life savings and insane work ethic was not enough to keep the small family ahead. Taking up odd jobs and doing what they could to make ends meet, this life took its tole on the family. Eventually the family had to move into a homeless shelter in Manhattan. 6 months of living in a homeless shelter was hard on the family. It was during this time that Doe took to day dreaming about being a fashion designer and starting documenting her dream. Through all of this they kept working hard and saving money. The small family was starting to lose hope.
Finally, in 1999 they were introduced to Sanctuary for Families. A non-profit legal organization that helped female immigrants. Here is where they met Dorchen Leidholdt, an inspiring woman who worked as a lawyer and feminist. It was this lady who helped Doe’s mother obtain her first job as an accountant in the states. She also assisted Doe on getting into the Fashion Institute of Technology– which was backed by her sketches from the shelter. Later on she helped Doe’s little sister into Columbia University where she attended on a full scholarship and graduated with honors.
By 2000, the family moved out of the shelter to the Lehman Projects. Not an ideal place to live but a step up from the shelter. Doe and her sister even had their own rooms. It was then that Doe realized that what they had been through as a family taught them to stay together through the hard times and pushed them towards success even more. After going through these hardships, Doe found her passion as an entrepreneur. She started her own makeup business Lime Crime. She states that she couldn’t have reached success in wanting the “American Dream” without the trials that her and her family experienced.
Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American businessman and a philanthropist. Most of his philanthropic works aim at supporting the Jewish people and Israel as a whole. He is also the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, with his wife, Gila. The foundation was founded in 2000, and it supports Pro-Israel establishments such as the Israeli-American Council (IAC), Hasbara Fellowship, American Jewish Committee, and Christian United for Israel among other organizations. Mr. Milstein is the chairperson of the Israeli-American Council.
Adam Milstein was born and raised in Israel where he attended school. During the Yon Kippur War, Mr. Milstein served the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and in 1978 he graduated from the military Technion. He moved to the United States of America in 1981 and attended the University of Southern California (USC) where he acquired his MBA. He started investing in the real estate domain after his graduation and he is currently a managing partner at a real estate investing company called Hager Pacific Properties. He manages the company’s financing, outlook, and management of its property. Mr. Milstein has been working in the real estate industry since 1983.
The investor and philanthropist is also an author, and has a blog site called “Times of Israel.” He recently wrote a blog titled “Diaspora Jews Will Rise to Meet Our Challenges with Israel in Our Hearts.” Throughout the blog, he acknowledges that Israelis have been faced with different challenges from time immemorial and it took the courage of able leaders to maneuver through these challenges. Furthermore, Adam Milstein asserts that the challenges facing Israel now can be taken care of by able leaders among the Jewish people living in the Diaspora. According to Milstein, the Jewish American leaders should encourage and teach their people about the Jewish culture and ensure that the Jewish generation thrives. Adam Milstein has kick started this initiative by meeting with future pro-Israel activists and leaders to discuss Israeli concerns. Adam Milstein lives an everyday social life just like ordinary citizens. Adam and Gila have three children and three grandchildren. Adam’s background depicts that a person can thrive well in the business domain while at the same time impacting positively on the society.