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Sylvan Adams

There’s more than one way to be a philanthropist, and Sylvan Adams’ way is quite possibly, the most fun.


Before becoming Israel’s unofficial “hype-man,” Sylvan Adams had an extraordinarily successful career as a real estate developer. After making Aliyah from Canada, Sylvan was determined to make Israel famous for more than the conflict and controversial headlines. From Madonna concerts to European bike tours, Adams tells Gil how he longs to show the world a new side of Israel. With his signature passion and enthusiasm, Sylvan is relentless in his desire to connect people and build bridges.

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storymark is hosted by Gil Galanos. Our Producer is Elie Bleier. Our Associate Producer is Rebekah Sebastian. Our Editor is Zev Levi.

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